Learning and Participation Officer - National Programmes

Tuesday 4 December 2018

£25,480 per annum, full-time (5 out of 7 days (40 hours) per week)


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 offers people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms, and to create their own responses to opera and ballet.

The purpose of ROH Learning and Participation is to encourage participation and deepen learning for a wide and diverse audience. We offer people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and to create their own responses to opera and ballet. ROH have developed a school programme that gives any school in the country the opportunity to receive training and to deliver creative dance, dramatic signing and design schemes of work in their school. We want to inspire the creativity of the next generation. We want to ignite interest and passion and build a culturally literate and creative nation. The programme currently comprises of Create and Sing, Create and Dance, Design and Make and Design Challenge.

We are now looking for an experienced Officer to assist the Head of National programmes in the delivery of these programmes providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. The responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the planning of activity from conception to completion, undertaking all logistics planning, project planning and administration.
  • Assisting with the scheduling of events, booking rooms and venues.
  • Assist with managing project finances, processing all transactions, regularly monitoring and updating budgets and administrating weekly instructions to payroll.
  • Liaise with artists/creative teams to gather all technical and production requirements and collate relevant information.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your experience of arts administration and logistics to one of the UK`s busiest theatre. We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Commitment and knowledge in arts education including knowledge of current education theory and practice.
  • Evidence of strong administration, organisational and IT skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration as part of a team and to embrace a cross art form approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This position is based at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with regular time spent in the Thurrock office.

A full job description is available here

Closing date for applications: 08.00, Tuesday 11th December 2018

Interviews will be held on week commencing 17th December 2018.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.


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