Production Lighting Assistant Manager

Permanent position; 42.5 hours per week

£47,226.82 per annum

Based in: Covent Garden, London

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 part in ensuring our performances are of the highest quality by delivering technical excellence for every performance, rehearsal and event.

Our Lighting Department is committed to delivering artistic concepts and exceptional live performances whilst considering the impact of our work on the environment and sustainability. The Department is split into 4 specialist divisions; Production Lighting, Lighting Control and Visualisation, Follow Spots and Lighting Systems.

Following a recent promotion, we are looking to appoint an Assistant Manager to support one of four Production Lighting Teams, providing effective leadership for the lighting technicians, senior technicians, casuals and apprentices under their guidance. Working with a range of skilled professionals across the ballet and opera repertoire, this role will work collaboratively with the Senior Manager to ensure that productions are delivered to the highest standards.

Our ideal candidate will be a passionate, skilled professional with a pragmatic, collaborative approach and the ability to work consistently under pressure. They will be able to demonstrate:

  • Substantial technical experience in Lighting in a major producing theatre/repertory house (experience in the staging of opera and ballet productions will be advantageous).
  • A keen appreciation of both the technical and aesthetic aspects of performance, evidencing a broad range of technical skills and understanding.
  • Strong relationship management skills, with a positive leadership style and open approach to communication.
  • An understanding of CDM 2015 and other industry relevant health and safety legislation and electrical qualifications such as BS7909.
  • A passion for leading, mentoring and training others.

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 arefrom a global majority background, are female, and/or those who aredisabled,as they are currently under-represented within our Technical workforce. 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: 8am, Wednesday 17th July 2024

Interviews will be held on site at ROH Covent Garden mid-late July with the role available for a September start.

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

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