Learning and Participation Officer, Opera


£25,480 per annum, full-time (5 out of 7 days (40 hours) per week)
Permanent Contract

The purpose of ROH Learning and Participation is to encourage participation and deepen learning for a wide and diverse audience. We offer people of all ages the chance to discover and question our art forms and to create their own responses to opera and ballet.

Working closely with The Royal Opera Company, the opera-focused part of our Learning and Participation programme engages people with opera and dramatic singing.

Reporting to the Learning and Participation Opera Manager the responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Opera Manger to plan activity from conception to completion, undertaking all logistics, planning and administration.
  • Working closely with all internal departments and external contractors to ensure all operational requirements are delivered and high quality service levels met.
  • Managing the pastoral care of participants; liaising with parents, chaperones and creative teams.
  • Being the first point of contact for public and participant enquiries regarding the opera projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain more experience in learning events administration and logistics and to learn more about the workings of the UK`s busiest theatre.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • First-hand experience of working in arts education in a cultural organisation.
  • An understanding of opera and classical music and the ability to read music.
  • Strong administration and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritize and identify future workload.
  • A track record of dealing efficiently and sensitively with children/young people, parents, teachers, the general public and a wide range of external and internal stakeholders.
  • The ability to self-motivate and work effectively in a high-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication & writing skills with a high standard of English.

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 hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or 0207 212 9124 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 applications: 8.00 am, Friday 15 June 2018.

Interviews will be held on Monday 2 July and Tuesday 3 July.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.



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