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 actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, including BAME communities who are currently underrepresented in the workforce.

Below are our current vacancies.

Education Accompanist

An opportunity has arisen within the Education team for an experienced, well-motivated pianist to work full-time alongside the Opera North Education choral delivery and instrumental teaching artists to contribute to the delivery of a range of education projects across the north of England.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience accompanying choirs, a solid classical music training and be able to demonstrate a high level of musical skill, technical proficiency on the piano and music literacy. This post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £25,220 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Mon 22 Oct 2018

Education Accompanist Job Description

Application documents:
Application Form | EDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

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

Finance Assistant

One of the largest creative companies in the country, Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Finance Assistant, as we embark on an ambitious redevelopment project which will see us move to a temporary home across the city in Leeds in early 2019.

Initially required to provide maternity cover and forming part of a busy finance team, the role involves providing comprehensive support, including cash book management functions, expenses and sundry payments, and cover for other aspects of finance when required.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable financial/accountancy experience, excellent organisational skills, and the capacity to work flexibly and proactively.

The role is offered on a full-time basis, but requests for part-time or flexible work will be considered where specified in the application.

Salary: c. £ 20,000 per annum dependent on experience
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Fri 2 Nov 2018
Interviews: In Leeds, Mon 12 Nov 2018

Finance Assistant Job Description

Application documents:
Application FormEDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk, and use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.

Education Orchestral Activity Manager

Through its Education department, the Company seeks to encourage people, of all ages and from all walks of life, to explore the art form of opera and the work of Opera North; in doing so it seeks to break down perceived barriers to engagement with the art form. It seeks to champion excellence in opera and related fields by, with and for young people and to use arts participation and performance to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities where we work.

An opportunity has arisen within the Education team for an experienced, well-motivated project manager to work full time within Opera North to create and manage Education orchestral programmes for children, young people and adults across the north of England.

The successful candidate will have an orchestral background and significant experience of working in a professional role in arts administration.

This post is subject to satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £25,883 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Mon 5 Nov 2018

Education Orchestral Activity Manager Job Description

Application documents:
Application FormEDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk, and use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.

Web and Digital Officer

Opera North is seeking an exceptional Web and Digital Officer to play a vital role within our Communications and Marketing team. The successful candidate will be creative, technically-minded and analytical, with a great eye for detail and a passion for digital communications.

Working closely with the Head of Communications, the Web and Digital Officer will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing functionality and development of the Opera North website and microsites. Key responsibilities include uploading accurate information and images, supporting online ticket sales, and optimising SEO. You will work closely with colleagues in the Marketing and Communications team to accurately track campaigns, report on web traffic, and contribute to the success of Opera North’s digital content strategy.

You will analyse data and generate insights to understand how users behave online and identify barriers to conversion, aiming to improve website experience and conversion rates.

Salary: £24,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Tue 6 Nov 2018
Interviews: In Leeds, w/c Mon 12 Nov 2018

Web and Digital Officer Job Description

Application documents:
Application FormEDI Monitoring Form
Application Guidance Notes | EDI Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk, and use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.

Disability Confident Committed

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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