Create and Sing Project Manager

Create and Sing Project Manager, Learning and Participation

£31,950 to £32,500 per annum (dependent upon experience) Fixed Term Contract until August 2023

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

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.

Create and Sing is the Royal Opera House`s flagship national learning programme based on dramatic-singing. The programme provides learning resources, lesson plans and delivers CPD training to school teachers across the country. The Create and Sing Project Manager will lead on content development, lesson plans and films and nurture relationships in the music and education sector alongside ROH colleagues.

This position is to lead upon the Create and Sing programme; extending the programme`s reach to provide arts & cultural access to young people and their teachers across the UK and managing the development of new schemes of work for KS1-KS3 classes, based upon the repertoire of the Royal Opera.

The Project Manager will be a dynamic individual responsible for collaborating to develop dramatic singing schemes of work for ROH`s digital Learning Platform; managing a National Programmes Officer, creative practitioners; co-coordinating and designing teacher training days, managing school and stakeholder relationships; monitoring and overseeing the Create and Sing Programme budget and the evaluation process.

This key role will work closely with the Head of National Programmes and the National School Partnership Manager to identify and develop partnerships for scaling up the programme and the L&P Opera Manager to ensure artistic and strategic alignment to other areas of the opera learning portfolio, to talent development programmes, and the work of The Royal Opera.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the chosen candidate to bring their experience of music facilitation into schools and project management skills into one of the UK`s most dynamic theatres.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Significant experience of managing flagship arts education projects with schools
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the National Curriculum for music with particular reference to singing, singing strategies and dramatic singing
  • Understanding and appreciation of opera and its potential in education.
  • Excellent project management skills with strong organisational, administrative and time management skills and proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluent English and adept and nurturing successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Financial acumen with experience of effectively managing budgets

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 is available on our website To apply please send your cv and cover letter to and you can also contact her if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Wednesday 9th February 2022

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.