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.

We create music and opera for everyone, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and sections of the community. Opera North is committed to Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices and we are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status. We are keen to encourage a diverse range of perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge within Opera North and 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.

Chorister vacancies

Opera North has vacancies for three Sopranos, one Tenor 1 and one Bass 2, based in Leeds and on tour, and which are offered on a permanent basis commencing in August 2022.

In addition to their ensemble performances in Opera North’s productions, chorus members have excellent opportunities to perform and cover principal roles alongside their chorus work. Outside the standard operatic and concert repertoire, the dramatic strength and musical flexibility of the chorus of Opera North has been fundamental to the development of the Company’s education work as well as productions of a wide range of musical theatre masterpieces, including Into the Woods, Street Scene, Kiss Me, Kate, and A Little Night Music.

Roles and covers are auditioned each season according to the repertoire and suitability of choristers in the full-time chorus.

Salary: c. £26,235-£31,335 per annum
Deadline for applications: (including a video recording) 10.00am, Monday 25 October 2021
First round auditions: Monday 8 November 2021 (London) and Monday 15 November 2021 (Leeds)
Second round auditions: Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 December 2021(Leeds)

Chorister Job DescriptionEquality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

To apply, please submit your CV and a video recording of two arias of your choice to Rachel.Mosley@operanorth.co.uk and complete our equality and diversity monitoring form. We actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Orchestra Principals & Sub-Principal

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musicians to fill the roles of Principal 2nd Flute (doubling piccolo & alto as required) and Principal 2nd Trombone following the retirement of David Moseley and Robert Burtenshaw respectively, two of the Orchestra’s founder members as well as Sub-Principal No. 3 Cello. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Principal Salary: £34,883 per annum
Sub Principal Salary: £31,251 per annum
Deadline for Applications: Midday, 1 November 2021
Audition Dates: 22, 23, 29 November and w/c 6 December 2021 plus other dates tbc.

Orchestra Principal Job Description | Orchestra Sub-Principal Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

To apply, please complete the application form above and submit to Helen Stephens, Music Secretary at helen.stephens@operanorth.co.uk and complete our equality and diversity monitoring form. We actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities.

Box Office and Reception Assistant

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate Box Office & Reception Assistant to join our team on a full-time contract. Using the Spektrix ticketing system you will develop the full potential of each customer relationship, maximising sales and fundraising opportunities, and ensuring that an excellent customer experience is provided from first contact through to attending the performance itself.

The role also includes working as part of the Reception team to provide a welcoming and efficient company reception to staff and visitors to Opera North and Leeds Grand Theatre.

Salary: £17,290 per annum
Deadline for applications: Friday 29 October 2021
Interviews: Thursday 4 November 2021

Box Office and Reception Assistant Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

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Individual Giving Coordinator

Working within the Development team, the Individual Giving Coordinator will be responsible for the stewardship and growth of the Friends, Patrons and philanthropy programmes, ensuring that we’re bringing supporters closer to Opera North’s work.

If you’re a creative thinker who would enjoy the challenge of running active fundraising campaigns whilst opportunity-spotting new income generation potential, you’ll flourish in this role.

Salary: £22,500 per annum
Deadline for applications: Monday 1 November 2021
Interviews: Monday 8 November 2021

Individual Giving Coordinator Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have further queries about the role in advance of applying, please do contact Robyn.Masson@operanorth.co.uk

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Events and Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Working within the Development team, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the events programme. You will also work closely with our corporate partners and sponsors, ensuring a high-quality experience that delivers return on investment. If you’re a creative thinker who would enjoy the challenge of working on a vibrant and varied events programme as well as supporting our work with the business community, you’ll flourish in this role.

As we open our new home in central Leeds, following the £18m Music Works capital redevelopment, you will have the opportunity to play a key part in delivering supporter satisfaction and achieving strong donor retention rates. You’ll be joining a team that works collaboratively and strategically but always with a focus on the company’s objectives, as well as playing an important part in driving income to support Opera North’s work on stage and off.

Salary: £22,500 per annum
Deadline for applications: Monday 1 November 2021
Interviews: Monday 15 November 2021

Events & Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy | Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have further queries about the role in advance of applying, please do contact Ed.Cox@operanorth.co.uk.

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Education In Harmony Manager (Maternity Cover)

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced project manager to lead our award winning In Harmony Programme within the Opera North Education programme. The successful candidate will be an efficient administrator and have experience of managing or supporting a team of people.

Salary: £26,401 per annum (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 7 November 2021
Interview Date: Monday 22 November 2021

Education In Harmony Manager (Maternity Cover) Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy| Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

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Finance Assistant (Trainee)

Working with the finance team, the Finance Assistant (Trainee) will support the work of the department as its work expands. You will undertake professional training e.g. AAT level 3 in combination with on-the-job training.

If you are looking for a job in finance, have good attention to detail, strong numeracy skills and like learning to use new software, this role may be for you.

Salary: £18,000 per annum plus formal training appropriate to the individual (e.g. AAT level 2 or 3)
Deadline for applications: Monday 8 November 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Finance Assistant (Trainee) Job Description | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy| Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

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In Harmony Instrumental Tutors

Several opportunities have arisen for experienced, well-motivated Instrumental Tutors (Violin, Viola and Trombone) to join our ambitious and creative team, delivering a year-round programme of high quality and engaging instrumental and ensemble tuition within Opera North’s celebrated In Harmony programme. Working with pupils from KS1 – KS4, the appointed instrumental tutors will lead small group instrumental lessons, co-lead ensembles and have the opportunity to develop their skills by leading more specialist areas, such as SEND and Early Years provision. The successful trombone tutor will have the opportunity to apply for a promoted ‘Phase Lead’ post.

Salary: £26,520 per annum (pro-rata)
Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 November 2021

Instrumental Tutor Trombone Job Description | Instrumental Tutor Violin/Viola Job Description| Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy| Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

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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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