Association of British Orchestras

Assistant Orchestra Operations Manager

The Royal Opera House £31,608 Closing date 13 June 2022
2 x Permanent Opportunities
Salary: £31,608 per annum for 40 hours per week
Based in: Covent Garden, London

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House accompanies The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet on the Main Stage under the music direction of Antonio Pappano (The Royal Opera) and Koen Kessels (The Royal Ballet).

We are seeking to recruit two Assistant Orchestra Operations Managers whose priority will be to ensure the safe and timely setup of the rehearsal and performance spaces for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as well as visiting orchestras and ensembles. They will work with the Orchestra Operations Manager on forward planning of orchestral layouts, facilities maintenance and management of the day to day working of the Orchestra Operations office.

These roles will suit candidates who can adapt to changing situations, have a level of flexibility and can work under pressure and in fast evolving situations. You must be resilient, reliable and enjoy working as part of a team.

Our ideal candidates will have:

• A proven track record in an orchestral management, technical or events project management role.
• A detailed knowledge of the working practices and demands of an orchestra.
• The ability to read music (basic level) and engage with orchestra players.
• Strong project management skills with a demonstrated level of initiative
• Proficient Microsoft Office user as well as experience with software such as OPAS, EBMS, AutoCAD
(or other equivalent event management system software).
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills and the ability to tailor communications to
relevant stakeholders.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently underrepresented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description and application is available on our website. If you have any queries or access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team.

Closing date for applications: 8am, 13th June 2022
First round interviews w/b 20th June 2022

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.

Contact details
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden,

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