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Jobs and Careers with Opera North

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 equality and diversity.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Pettman DARE Fellowships

1x Music Education Project Management
1x Music Education Choral/Instrumental Delivery

DARE Fellowships provide early career professionals in music engagement with the opportunity to undertake an intensive year of practice-led research before progressing to the next stage in their career.

As a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds, over half your time is spent actively involved in the heart of Opera North Education, working with the team on either the planning and project management of music education initiatives or in developing skills in the choral or instrumental delivery of activity in schools and community settings.

This is complemented by the study of relevant Masters-level modules at the University.

In addition to experience at two of the most significant music education and higher education institutions in the country, you have backstage access to the Opera North production and performance programme and to the huge range of student activity at the University.

The Fellowship runs September 2016 – August 2017.

One Fellowship will be awarded to an EEA citizen and one to a New Zealand citizen. 

The Fellow from New Zealand will spend the final two months (July and August) in New Zealand, supporting the development of Music Education activity with New Zealand Opera and the University of Auckland.

The Scholarships are fully funded through the generous support of Professor Barrie and Mrs Maureen Pettman, through the Opera North Future Fund. The Pettman Dare Scholarship programme is delivered through DARE, a unique partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds in the UK. DARE is joined by New Zealand Opera and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

For further information, please visit the DARE website. If you have any queries, please contact  DARE Manager Lesley Patrick at lesley@dareyou.org.uk

Closing date: BST(DST) 11.59pm, Thursday 14 July 2016

Interviews (in Leeds/by Skype): w/c Monday 1 August or w/c Monday 22 August 2016


Early Years Vocal Leader

We are looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the part-time, permanent role of Opera North Early Years Vocal Leader.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working professionally, in schools and/or community settings, delivering engaging music sessions for the Early Years children aged 0-4.

The post commences in September 2016, based in Leeds, with occasional work in Opera North’s small-scale touring regions (including Hull and Doncaster).

Salary range:  £24,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience

Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Friday 15 July 2016

Interviews to be held in Leeds: w/c Monday 25 July 2016

To apply, please download the following documents.  
Please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.

Early Years Vocal Leader Job Description
Opera North Application Form
Opera North Equal Opportunities Form

Application Guidance Notes

Please return completed forms by email to appointments@operanorth.co.uk or by post to Appointments, Opera North Ltd., 46 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU 


Section Principal Bassoon

The Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced musician to fill the following position, due to the tragic loss of Sebastian New, who died in post after having been with the Orchestra for almost 25 years.

Salary: £38,380.19 per annum

Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Tuesday 23 August 2016

Auditions will be held in Leeds: Friday 23 September 2016

Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

To apply, please download the following documents.  
Please contact appointments@operanorth.co.uk if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.

Opera North Application Form
Opera North Equal Opportunities Form

Application Guidance Notes

Please return completed forms by email to helen.stephens@operanorth.co.uk (please note that application forms are also available from this address)