Head Staff Director


Salary dependent on experience

The Royal Opera is looking to appoint a Head Staff Director. Reporting artistically to the Director of Opera, and on administrative matters to the Royal Opera Administrative Director.

The Head Staff Director leads a team of salaried staff directors, assists visiting guest directors in rehearsing new productions as well as directing revivals of existing productions.

The Head Staff Director is also part of the artistic advisory process, allocating assistant and revival directors to productions and keeping in touch with new developments in the theatre/opera world and keeping up with new trends and talent to contribute to discussions on future plans.

You will:

  • Be an established opera director with an excellent reputation for exciting new work and a great enthusiasm for what is going on in the world of opera.
  • Have an exceptional understanding of theatre practice and acting.
  • Have had experience of working with an international level opera company and have extensive knowledge of the opera repertoire.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that 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`. Please contact the Human Resources Department via hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or Tel:+442072129124 if you have any access requirements or queries.

Closing Date for applications: 8am, Friday 15th November 2019

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.


No agencies.




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