Contracts and Music Assistant (Opera Company)


£27,000 per annum

Based in: Covent Garden, London

The Royal Opera House produces the best opera and ballet in the world. The Royal Opera, under the musical direction of Antonio Pappano and Director of Opera Oliver Mears, is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today`s leading opera composers, from our theatre in Covent Garden.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Contracts and Music Assistant to provide efficient administrative support and assistance across a range of work within the Opera Company, particularly focusing on issuing guest artist contracts and managing all Royal Opera contract records. Contracts cover both performances on the ROH Main Stage and in our Linbury Theatre. The role is also responsible for maintaining an overview of each season including preparation and distribution of musical information.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working within a performing arts environment or producing theatre.
  • Some experience, understanding and proven interest in contractual processes.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy performing and/or producing environment with strong administrative, planning, time-management and organisational abilities.
  • Experience of administrating casting auditions.
  • Good general interest in opera, theatre, and music in the UK and internationally, with the ability to read a vocal score.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage stakeholders and build good working relationships.

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 underrepresented 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 attached below. If you have any access requirements for your application or additional questions, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 27th June 2022.

First round interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th July with a final round on Friday 8th July.

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

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