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.

Production Electrician

We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Electrician to join our highly- talented team of technical and production staff. The purpose of the job will be to help prepare, implement and operate performance related lighting, sound and AV equipment for Opera North productions both in Leeds and on tour.

The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively as part of the team, making sure that all activities are carried out to the highest standards of safety, efficiency and quality.

Salary: £24,954.96 per annum (excludes overtime)
Deadline for applications: 10am, Friday 13 August 2021
Interviews: w/c 23th August 2021

Production Electrician Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Deputy Head of Stage

Opera North’s forty-strong technical department has earned an enviable reputation for excellence and we are looking for a second Deputy Head of Stage to join the team.

The role will involve, supporting and deputizing for the Head of Stage, working closely with our other Deputy Head of Stage, supervising the staging elements of new and revived productions both in rehearsal and on stage during our seasons in Leeds and on tour nationally.

Salary: £40,481.16 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Friday 13 August 2021
Interviews: w/c 23 August 2021

Deputy Head of Stage Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Head of Higher Education Partnerships

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Head of Higher Education Partnerships

The successful candidate will have knowledge of both the HE and cultural sectors, excellent communication skills, and a passion for building creative partnerships.

Salary: £25,050 pro rata 3 days (£41,750 Full Time Equivalent) per annum
Deadline for applications: Sunday 8 August 2021
Interviews: Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 August 2021 over Zoom

Head of Higher Education Partnerships Job Description| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Video Production Manager

We are seeking an organised and efficient project manager to coordinate the work of the in-house Video Unit within a fast-moving environment. With a passion for telling stories through video, you will work with in-house and external filmmakers to shape and create compelling narratives around all aspects of Opera North’s work.

This is a crucial new role working with two video producers as part of the wider Communications team, to coordinate delivery of an expanded digital programme, including promotional video and behind-the-scenes storytelling, teaching resources, and livestreaming, capture and digitally native work.

Salary: £30,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: Sunday 15 August 2021
Interviews: w/c 31 August 2021

Video Production Manager Job Description| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Video Producer

We are seeking a creative and driven Video Producer for an exciting opportunity to work as part of our expanding Video Unit.

With the ability to both shoot and edit video footage, you will produce high quality short-form video content for Opera North’s digital communications and marketing channels which builds audience engagement and insight, promotes productions and drives ticket sales. You will also support the delivery of longer form content and livestreamed events, bringing technical filmmaking expertise and playing an active role in shoots at a variety of scales.

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: Sunday 15 August 2021
Interviews: w/c 6 September 2021

Video Producer Job Description| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

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Please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Section Principal Clarinet

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 Clarinet. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,330 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, 13 September 2021.
Auditions: w/c 26 September 2021

Audition Info: 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.

Section Principal Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Section Principal Timpani

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 Timpani. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,330 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, 13 September 2021.
Auditions: w/c 26 September 2021

Audition Info: 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.

Section Principal Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Leader of the Orchestra

A founder member of the Orchestra of Opera North and now the longest-serving Orchestra Leader in Europe following 43 1⁄2 years in post, David Greed will step down at the end of summer 2022.

Opera North is therefore looking for an outstanding, experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to become the next Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North and help to drive the artistic future of the organisation.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Deadline for applications: 10am, 1 October 2021.
Auditions: w/c 22 November 2021.

Audition Info: 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.

Leader of the Orchestra Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk, and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

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.

Supporting Parents & Carers

 

Partner organisation of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts.

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