Design and Make National Project Manager


£12,240 (£30,600 FTE), Part time (16 hours per week), 1 year Fixed Term Contract

Ballet and opera capture the deepest human emotions. The Royal Opera House wants to share these art forms, and their power to thrill, move and excite, with as many people as we can. Our Learning and Participation team offers people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms, and to create their own responses to opera and ballet.

Design and Make is an exciting long-term initiative connecting the Royal Opera House (ROH) to primary, secondary schools and colleges across England. It is part of our national programme portfolio, currently comprising of Create and Sing, Create and Dance, Design and Make which includes Design Challenge. Through high quality innovative teaching materials and rich engagement activities we inspire teachers and students to engage with our artforms and our repertoire.

The ROH is looking to consolidate the existing programmes and relationships, extend the national reach of the three programmes and develop further theatrecraft resources and programmes. We are now looking for an experienced Project Manager to oversee the delivery of all three Design and Make programmes during 2018/19 and to prepare and implement the 2019/20 programme.

The Project Manager will work with the Head of National Programmes, working closely with Head of Learning and Participation (Thurrock) and the L&P Officer National Programmes to manage relationships with participating schools and colleges, implement and disseminate material and workshops, administrate the project budget, communicate with ROH artists, workshop leaders and the Learning and Participation department and collect evaluation material and case studies for funding reports. The post holder will be involved in devising and scaling the project going forward.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your experience of arts administration and logistics to one of the UK`s busiest theatre. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working with schools and/ or further education colleges and an understanding of cultural and creative learning in a schools context.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management including planning, scheduling, project administration and processing and recording financial transactions.
  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • Experience of organising and managing events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders in a range of settings, both internal and external.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Apply Now. Please contact the Human Resources Department on Tel: +44 (0) 20 7212 9631 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing date for applications: 08.00, Tuesday 11th December 2018

Interviews to be held the week commencing 17th December 2018.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.



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