Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and a leading European arts organisation. Acclaimed for its imaginative programming and innovative productions on the main stage, Opera North also programmes its own venue, the Howard Assembly Room, with an enormous diversity of activity.

Opera North is committed to the Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices. We are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status and actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who are currently underrepresented in the workforce. To support this commitment and to help us develop our policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form.

We regret that we cannot contact applicants individually about their applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the job closing, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Section Principal Double Bass

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Section Principal Double Bass. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,331.21 per annum
Deadline for applications: Midday, Friday 31 January 2020
Audition dates: 17th February 2020 / other dates TBC
Auditions information: The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and proof of the right to work.

Application documents:
Application Form | Job Description
EDI Monitoring Form| Application Guidance Notes

To apply, please submit your application to Alexa Butterworth, Acting Assistant Orchestra Manager at alexa.butterworth@operanorth.co.uk and complete a diversity monitoring form.

Events Coordinator

Opera North is looking for an Events Coordinator to take responsibility for the planning and delivery of an exciting events programme, helping accelerate the Company’s ambitions to create extraordinary experiences every day for everyone in our region.

From backstage insight events into our mainstage productions, to gala dinners or unique pop-up events in new and dynamic venues in Leeds and beyond, you’ll be part an impactful organisation helping us tell a unique story through music and performance. You will join a Development team that works collaboratively, creatively and strategically, but always with a focus on our Company’s objectives.

It’s a full-time job with substantial evening work during performance seasons, including weekends – but we are open to requests for flexible working around this for the right person.

Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per year (depending on experience)
Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 3 February 2020
Interview dates: To be held in Leeds, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 February 2020

Application documents:
Application Form | Job Description
EDI Monitoring Form| Application Guidance Notes

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk. This is also the address to use if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs when making an application.

Marketing Officer

Join a team that is collaborative, creative and always looking for the next and best new idea! As a Marketing Officer at Opera North, no day is ever the same. You’ll be working on exciting multi-channel campaigns that involve copywriting, creating the most click-able emails, targeting paid digital adverts at different customer groups, even putting on pop-up operas to entice new audiences, and so much more. The Marketing Team is at the heart of a thriving creative organisation that aims to deliver extraordinary experiences every day for current and potential audiences and participants alike.

The successful candidate will have proven marketing experience, excellent communication and organisational skills, a positive can-do attitude, and the capacity to work flexibly and proactively in a busy working environment.

Salary: c. £ 19,000-22,000 per annum dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: 10am, Tuesday 11 February 2020
Interview dates: To be held in Leeds, week commencing 24 February 2020

Application documents:
Application Form | Job Description
EDI Monitoring Form| Application Guidance Notes

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk. This is also the address to use if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs when making an application.

Disability Confident Committed

As users of the disability confident scheme, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy will be offered an interview.

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