Learning & Participation Officer (Opera)


£25,480 per annum, permanent contract

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


As the home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, at the Royal Opera House we want many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. Our Learning and Participation programme encourages participation and deepens learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and create their own responses to opera and ballet. Our ambition is to ignite interest and passion in our artforms, open up opportunities to diversify the talent pipelines and build a culturally literate and creative nation.


We are now seeking an experienced Learning and Participation Officer to add capacity to the opera-focused part of our programme, engaging people with opera and dramatic-singing. This Officer will focus specifically on our work with adults and the community, including:


Open Up - a weekly programme bringing the creativity of our stages into our public and digital spaces, targeting new and diverse audiences and giving people the opportunity to encounter ballet and opera close up

Creative Exchanges - diversifying relationships across the health & wellbeing arts sector and embedding an inclusive culture in our Covent Garden home.

Special commissions - telling the stories of ballet and opera in new ways and widening the voices influencing our programming.


This role will assist in the delivery of the programme, providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. We would love to hear from you if you can demonstrate the following:


  • First-hand experience of working in arts education via a professional organization or in a school environment;
  • An understanding of opera and classical music and the ability to read music.
  • An understanding and demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Strong administration and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritize and identify future workload;
  • A track record of dealing efficiently and sensitively with community groups, artists, 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.


All of our staff are expected to uphold the Royal Opera House values: respect, openness and valuing the highest standards.


The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented in our workforce, in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.


A full job description and information on how to apply for this position is available below, please click Apply Now at the bottom of the page. For queries please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk. You can also contact us if you have any access needs to assist you with making an application. Interviews will be held online.


Closing date for applications: 8am Friday 24 September 2021.


Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies please.





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