Learning and Participation Officer - National Programmes


£25,480 per annum, fixed-term contract until August 2022


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


Ballet and opera capture the deepest emotions and tell universal stories. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing artforms, and their power to move and excite, with as many people as we can. 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 pipeline and build a culturally literate and creative nation.



ROH have developed a school programme that gives any school in the country the opportunity to receive training and to deliver creative dance, dramatic signing and design schemes of work in their school. We want to inspire the creativity of the next generation. We want to ignite interest and passion and build a culturally literate and creative nation. The programme currently comprises of Create and Sing, Create and Dance, Design and Make and Design Challenge.



We are now looking for an experienced Officer to assist the National Schools team in the delivery of these programmes providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. The responsibilities include:


  • Supporting the planning of activity from conception to completion, undertaking all logistics planning, project planning and administration. Assisting with the scheduling of events, booking rooms and venues.
  • Assist with managing project finances, processing all transactions, regularly monitoring and updating budgets and administrating weekly instructions to payroll.
  • Liaise with artists/creative teams to gather all technical and production requirements and collate relevant information.



The successful postholder will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in opera and/or ballet in educational context;
  • Evidence of strong administration, organisational and IT skills with the ability to prioritise and identify future workload;
  • Experience of event management, able to demonstrate the ability to plan and run events from concept to delivery;
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a range of people across the organization and externally, including teachers, artists, technicians, box office, administrative staff and members of the public;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with high standard of English;
  • Ability to undertake a varied workload in a fast-paced environment, working on several projects simultaneously


This position is based at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with regular time spent in the Thurrock office.



A full job description and information on how to apply is available below, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Apply Now'.



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.


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



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,Monday 29th November 2021.



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




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