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.

Sewing Assistant

Opera North is looking for an experienced and well-motivated individual to fill the role of Sewing Assistant (fixed term, maternity cover).

The successful candidate will have proven costume making experience, with experience of working for a comparable opera, ballet or rep theatre organisation. You will have excellent organisational, practical and communication skills, with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise under pressure.

Salary: £20,402.20 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Monday 19 April 2021
Interviews to be held: w/c 26 April 2021

Sewing Assistant (maternity cover) Job DescriptionApplication 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.


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