Ladies Workroom Senior Technician Fixed-Term Contract

Full-time: 42.5 hours per week

£43,328.38 per annum

Based in: Covent Garden, London

Fixed-Term Contract ending 31st August 2025

Who we are:

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. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing artforms with as many people as we can, working to enrich the cultural life of the nation by growing the public enjoyment and appreciation of exceptional ballet and opera.

The role:

The Royal Opera House Ladies Costume Workroom team produces costumes for the Royal Ballet and the Royal Opera to the highest standards. We are seeking to recruit a Ladies Workroom Senior Technician on a fixed-term contract, ending on 31st August 2025.

You will work to the high standards of workshop construction and alteration processes, maintaining an excellent working knowledge of the latest developments in techniques, materials, and finishes. You will also be required to assist at rehearsals, performance, and fittings as needed.

What you`ll bring:

Our ideal candidate will be a team player with a collaborative approach to working and strong communication skills, who can evidence the following:

  • A proven track record in craft skills workrooms with a major production theatre or venue, or comparable film/TV experience.
  • Proven practical making experience and a good knowledge of costume fitting and alteration techniques.
  • A Theatrical Costume and Design course qualification to degree level, or comparable qualification/degree in a relevant craft skills area an advantage.
  • Able to accurately interpret design concepts from scale drawings, sketches, plans and verbal instruction.
  • Knowledge of traditional methods of construction, periods styles, and history of costumes an advantage.

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, Thursday 11th July 2024.

Interviews will be held in-person on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July 2024.

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

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