Head of Scheduling


Permanent Contract

The Royal Opera House, home to the Royal Opera, the Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, is one of the most prolific performing arts venues in the world. Each season we present over 300 performances of Opera and Ballet on our `main stage`, around 200 performances in our Linbury Theatre and performances delivered in partnership at other venues around the UK. In addition, our Learning and Participation team host a year-round programme of public performances, events and exhibitions both in Covent Garden and at our site in Thurrock and we deliver over 150 private events throughout our Covent Garden building. In September 2018, we will launch a reopening of our heritage building, following the Open Up project, when we will open our doors to an even wider group of people to experience what the Royal Opera House has to offer.

The Planning Team at the Royal Opera House plays a critical role in enabling and realising the ambitions of the Artistic Leadership. The Department is looking for an experienced planning professional to join us as Head of Scheduling. Reporting to the Head of Planning, you will deliver a comprehensive scheduling service to the organisation and all stakeholders. The work encompasses managing operational requirements and risk, knowledge management, collaborative teamwork and stakeholder communication, supporting a culture of continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate will be a team player, able to demonstrate these qualities:

-Substantial experience of planning or scheduling within a multi-disciplinary organisation, such as a producing house or large venue

-Experience and ability to work with multiple scheduling requirements and understand and support the priorities of the organisation

-Ability to maintain up to date skills and knowledge of best practice within the sector with sufficient knowledge and experience of the art forms

-Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, database and web-based tools, able to deliver accurate information

-Credibility and ability to act as an objective and trusted advisor, able to understand, support and communicate the needs of the Artistic and producing operations, which underpin and enable high quality performance

-Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the Human Resources Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or 0207 212 9303 and you can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing Date for applications: 4.00pm, Tuesday 29 May 2018

First round interviews will be held on: Thursday, 31 May 2018

Second round interviews will be held on: Friday, 8 June 2018

Applicants must have work authorization for the UK.

No agencies.



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