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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 diverse groups.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Education Activity Assistant

Committed to delivering high quality work that connects with local communities and inspires the next generation, Opera North Education is looking for a well-motivated individual to fill the role of Education Activity Assistant.

Opera North Education delivered a wide range of Education projects involving 17,000 people last year. The role of Education Activity Assistant will involve providing administrative support for projects within the Opera North Education programme.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills, written and spoken, strong organisational and administrative skills, and be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail.

Salary: £16,500 - £18,000 per annum plus employer pension contribution.
Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 28 August 2017
Interviews: To be held in Leeds on Monday 11 September 2017

Education Activity Assistant Job Description

Application documents: 

Application Form | Diversity Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity & 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 or access needs with making an application.  


Head of Development

Opera North creates produces and champions world class, innovative and progressive opera, music and arts education programmes, and aspires to provide transformative experiences for audiences, for the communities of which we are part, for the children we educate, and for the next generation of artistic talent.

We are an award winning national company based in Leeds, rooted in the north but international in outlook, bringing significant social and economic capital to the city and region. Next year we will celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and continued success in building diverse audiences and widening participation in opera, music and the arts.  

With turnover of circa £16m, the company’s business model relies on striking a balance between significant public sector funding (currently 65%) and the remainder, coming from box office and contributed income, making Opera North the largest funded organisation in England permanently based outside London.

There is real potential to grow and diversify the audience, forge new and creative commercial and stakeholder partnerships, including the HE sector, and to expand education and social impact. However, there remains an increasing need to build private sector support, and build the company’s financial resilience.

The new Head of Development will be a critical part of a new strategy to become more entrepreneurial in seeking out earned income and public, corporate or philanthropic support.

Salary: Competitive
For further details and to apply, please visit: www.berwickpartners.co.uk/63299
Closing date for applications: Friday 18 August 2017


Education Teaching Artist (Clarinet)

Opera North Education is one of the leading arts education departments in the country. The team delivers a range of workshops and creative projects, encouraging young people and communities to explore the art form of opera. Opera North is proud of its northern roots and provides a valuable resource for the cultural life of the region and for the development of young talent.

An opportunity has arisen within the team for an experienced, well-motivated music educator to fill the part-time role as Education Teaching Artist (Clarinet), working primarily on Opera North’s award-winning education programme, In Harmony Opera North.

In Harmony Opera North is a Community Residency impacting on over 1100 children in full-time education and the wider community that surrounds their schools. It seeks to deliver an inclusive programme of high quality instrumental and vocal music education and performance opportunities in order that young people from all backgrounds are able to engage with the arts and, through doing so, deliver wider benefits such as increased confidence, aspiration, engagement with formal learning and an increase in parental engagement.

Solid classical music training and a demonstrably high level of musical skill and literacy are all required, supported by satisfactory DBS clearance and the ability to work across locations.

Salary: £27,926 per annum pro rata
Hours of work: 2 days a week, working Tuesday and Wednesday each week
Deadline for applications: 10am, Thurs 14 Sept 2017
Interviews: in Leeds weeks commencing Mon 9 Oct 2017

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.

Education Teaching Artist (Clarinet) Job Description

Application documents: 

Application Form | Diversity Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity & 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 or access needs with making an application.  


       

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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