Assistant Director: Technical, Production & Costume (Operational Support)

Permanent Contract
Competitive Salary

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet. It seeks to be accessible and engaging, to develop audiences across the UK and to break new ground in the presentation of lyric theatre.

Our Technical, Production and Costume Department plays a leading role in ensuring our performances are of the highest quality by delivering excellence for every performance, rehearsal and event. We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director with a focus on Operational Support to join our growing and dynamic team, working closely with the Technical, Production and Costume Director to lead over 300 permanent and 400 casual staff.

You will need to have a proven track record at a senior management level with a major producing venue or organisation. Demonstrable experience of managing a large scale, complex operation is essential, as is the ability to lead and influence in a fast paced, demanding environment.

This role requires significant organisational skills and the emotional intelligence to deliver operational support in wellbeing, safeguarding, and safety across the department and productions. You will provide support for relationships with the Producers and creative teams, and will have a demonstrable understanding of the artistic aims and the needs of creative teams in an in-house producing environment.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent experience of the production and pre-production process, with a proven track record in producer and creative engagement as well as a commitment to staff support. You will lead by example, building strong working relationships both internally and externally with our production partners.

As well as the ability to manage people, this role will also require project, resource and budget management expertise, with the ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve under pressure.

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 below. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to our Recruitment Manager via You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing date for applications: 8am, Wednesday 8th June

Interviews will take place w/c 20th June

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies please