Insights and Events Programme Manager, Learning and Participation

£34,000 per annum, fixed-term contract (July 2018 to October 2019)

Maternity cover

Full-time (5 out of 7 days (40 hours) per week)

Ballet and opera capture the deepest human emotions. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing art forms and their power to thrill, move and excite, with as many people as we can. Three principles stand the test of time and guide us today - Excellence, Theatricality and Curiosity.

The purpose of ROH Learning and Participation is to encourage participation and deepen learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and create their own responses to ballet and opera.

Our Insights and Events Programme offers people access to the excellence of our artistic programme, providing audiences aged 18+ the chance to learn more about opera and ballet and the creative process.

This key leadership, offered as maternity cover, will work closely with the Director of Learning and Participation to lead the programme, curating, producing and event managing the scheduled events and developing the activities for the forthcoming season and beyond in close collaboration with Learning and Participation, The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of successfully programming an imaginative series of events, scheduled and delivered effectively within a busy performing arts or cultural organisation.
  • Knowledge of opera and/or ballet and the repertoire of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera.
  • Track record of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills, and writing reports and copy for publications.
  • Proven ability to establish highly effective working relationships with colleagues across an organisation, with experience of liaising effectively with artists.
  • Strong project management skills, with proven ability to conceive and deliver events to a world class standard, on time and on budget.
  • Evidence of strong leadership skills with proven ability to influence, act decisively and problem solve.

This role is based in Covent Garden and requires regular weekend and evening work.

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 or 0207 212 9631 and you can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

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

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Tuesday 29th May 2018.

Interviews will be held in Covent Garden on 8th June 2018.

Applicants must have work authorization for the UK.

No agencies.

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