Association of British Orchestras

Orchestra Manager

Opera North c £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience. Closing date 12 July 2021
Opera North is the award-winning national opera company in the north of England with a strong reputation for innovation and engagement.

With headquarters in Leeds, the company tours across the country. The touring programme (currently Leeds, Salford, Newcastle, and Nottingham) places us at the heart of our communities; no other single performing arts organisation offers the quality, quantity and breadth of opera and musical theatre provided on a regular basis.

Our orchestra also holds a unique place as the only ensemble in the country to have a year-round dual role in the opera house and concert hall and is widely-praised by audiences and critics alike.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to contribute to its continued development and success. Reporting to the Director of Orchestra & Chorus, the successful candidate will be a strong manager who plays a key role ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of rehearsals, concerts, tours and recording sessions in the UK and overseas.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong organisational skills and the ability to thrive under pressure to support and develop one of the great musical institutions in the country.

Salary: c £30,000 per annum, dependent on experience.
Deadline for applications: 10:00 am, Monday 12th July 2021.
Interviews to be held: via Zoom Monday 19th July 2021.
Interview Panel: Director of Orchestra and Chorus Phil Boughton, Director of Education Jacqui Cameron and Chorus Manager Howard Croft.

A second round of interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.
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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 and disabled groups who are currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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