Create and Sing Programme Manager, Learning and Participation

£35,500 to £37,500 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Permanent Contract

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

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 offer 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 one of three Royal Opera House flagship school programmes based on dramatic singing. ROH works with schools at scale, engaging over 45,000 pupils annually. Create and Sing provides learning resources, lesson plans and delivers CPD training for schoolteachers across the country. The Create and Sing Programme Manager will lead on content development, lesson plans, live streamed lessons and films, including a national flagship live broadcast, `Create Day`. The role has access to work with professional artists from the companies. Leading on relationships in the music and education sector alongside ROH colleagues, you will be help 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 Programme Manager will be a dynamic individual with music education expertise responsible for developing dramatic singing schemes of work for ROH`s digital Learning Platform; creative practitioners; 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 other senior L&P team members to identify and develop partnerships for scaling up the programme and 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.

For further information about the Programme, please follow this link: ROH Learning Platform - Opera or watch this video: The Royal Opera House`s Create and Sing programme - YouTube

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who are from a global majority background and/or those who are disabled, as they are under-represented within our organisation. 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 and ROH information pack is attached below. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

Closing date for applications: 8.00 am, Monday 8th April 2024

First stage interviews will be held online via MS Teams on 15th and 16th April 2024

Second stage interviews will be held in person at ROH Covent Garden on Tuesday 23rd April 2024.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.

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