Stage Manager - Ballet

Permanent Contract

Based in: Covent Garden, London

Salary: £52,072.02 per annum

Full time - 42.5 hours per week

This role will commence in August/September 2024

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings.

We are seeking to recruit a Stage Manager - Ballet to assist the Senior Stage Manager in effectively running and leading the Ballet Stage Management team. This post will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of ballet rehearsals and performances in conjunction with other stage management members and all relevant departments. They will ensure that all activities are carried out to the highest possible standard of safety, efficiency, and quality.

What you`ll bring:

Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic and highly organised individual with significant stage management and theatre experience who can evidence the following:

  • Substantial ballet stage management experience in a major producing theatre, preferably with experience in a repertory house.
  • Excellent orchestral score reading ability.
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret technical drawings. Excellent knowledge of mark out procedures.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety legislation relevant to theatre and able to undertake accurate and suitable risk assessments.
  • Proven experience of managing teams and projects with consistent high production standards.
  • Strong relationship management skills and clear communicator with a proactive approach to communication and good written communication skills.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then we`d love to hear from you. A full job description is attached below, along with the ROH information pack which includes details on what benefits we offer. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

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.

Closing date for applications: 8am, Friday 24th May 2024.

Interviews will be conducted in person at Covent Garden on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May.

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

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