Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and a leading European arts organisation. Acclaimed for its imaginative programming and innovative productions on the main stage, Opera North also programmes its own venue, the Howard Assembly Room, with an enormous diversity of activity.

Opera North is committed to the Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices. We are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status and actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who are currently underrepresented in the workforce. To support this commitment and to help us develop our policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form.

We regret that we cannot contact applicants individually about their applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the job closing, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Section Principal Clarinet

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Section Principal Clarinet. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,330 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, 13 September 2021.
Auditions: w/c 26 September 2021

Audition Info: The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

Section Principal Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Section Principal Timpani

Committed to producing high quality work that informs, excites and entertains, the Orchestra of Opera North is looking for an experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to fill the role of Section Principal Timpani. Knowledge of the operatic repertoire would be an advantage.

Salary: £40,330 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, 13 September 2021.
Auditions: w/c 26 September 2021

Audition Info: The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

Section Principal Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk , and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Leader of the Orchestra

A founder member of the Orchestra of Opera North and now the longest-serving Orchestra Leader in Europe following 43 1⁄2 years in post, David Greed will step down at the end of summer 2022.

Opera North is therefore looking for an outstanding, experienced, dynamic and well-motivated musician to become the next Leader of the Orchestra of Opera North and help to drive the artistic future of the organisation.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Deadline for applications: 10am, 1 October 2021.
Auditions: w/c 22 November 2021.

Audition Info: The audition will consist of 2 rounds, the first of which will be screened. Those applicants invited to stay for the second round will be heard on the same day. More information about the audition process will be circulated to those shortlisted applicants. Further audition dates may be scheduled if it becomes necessary, but Opera North cannot guarantee additional dates being offered.

Leader of the Orchestra Job Description| Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to appointments@operanorth.co.uk, and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process. We actively welcome applications from members of all backgrounds and communities.

Disability Confident Committed

As users of the disability confident scheme, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy will be offered an interview.

Supporting Parents & Carers

 

Partner organisation of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts.

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