Scenic Artist Apprentice

Fixed term contract (2 years)

Starting 5th September 2022

Based in: Purfleet, Essex

Are you good at painting and drawing and working with colour? Do you have an interest in visual art? A career as a scenic artist could be for you...

The ROH stages over 500 performances a year and our backstage teams are some of the best theatre craftspeople in the world. We want to give everyone the opportunity to get involved in this creative, exciting and growing industry and we think apprenticeships are great way to get started. An apprenticeship gives you the practical skills and knowledge that will underpin your professional development and access to a network of people who can guide and support you during your career.

What our apprentices say:

"I found the fact that I was able to learn and achieve a qualification whilst being paid was very useful. Also, being able to learn on-site experience is extremely important. I feel it`s more than just the qualification."

This year we will offer a Scenic Artist Apprenticeship on a fixed-term contract for 2 years, full-time (42.5 hours per week) based at our workshops in Purfleet, Essex.

This will include study towards the Level 3 Scenic Artist Apprenticeship standard.

Will I be paid?

Yes! £20,995 a year before tax, rising by 2.5% after successfully completing the first year. Apprentices are expected to use this to pay for their own travel to work and college. College fees will also be paid by the Royal Opera House.

Am I eligible?

1. You must be 18 years old or over on the start date

2. Not have completed a university degree or equivalent level qualification in the UK or elsewhere

3. Have work authorisation for the UK

How to apply:

A full job description and supporting material is available below to download. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `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.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Department at You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

For further information, you can also take a look at the Apprenticeship page on our website here:

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 7th June 2022

Sorry, this vacancy is closed.