Chance to Dance Project Manager

Chance to Dance Project Manager, Learning and Participation

£30,450 per annum

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 extensive 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.

Chance to Dance is our flagship talent development programme and we now seek to appoint a dedicated Chance to Dance Project Manager to lead the programme as it carves out a bold new direction and builds a national presence. This work involves:

  • maintaining key partnerships with primary schools, dance artists, bursary children and their families, as well as regional partners and stakeholders
  • administration of schedules, meetings, events and the project budget, as well as taking on a producer role for the annual performances, managing evaluation processes and feeding into the strategic development of the project
  • communication with artists, schools, parents and staff in the Learning and Participation department and across the Royal Opera House and dance sector
  • managing in-school delivery, Easter School, annual performances, Continued Professional Development (CPD) and bursaries.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your experience of dance education and project management to one of the UK`s busiest theatre.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent project management skills with strong organizational, administrative and time management skills and proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously to meet deadlines
  • Significant experience of managing a flagship project of national significance with schools and cultural organisations
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence, act decisively and problem solve
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with fluent English
  • Strong ability to build and manage positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders in internal and external settings.

This role works on a 5 out of 7-day rota. It forms part of a large department and you will be expected to support other projects and programmes as required. These positions are based in Covent Garden but may require working in other locations of England as directed.

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 minimum essential criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available on our website. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the HR Department at

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 8.00 am, Monday 16th May 2022.

Interviews will be held in person at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 24 and 25 May 2022.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.

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