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National Schools Programme Officer

Date Added
29 September 2022
Royal Opera House
London, Covent Garden and Thurruck Office
£16,200 per annum, permanent contract Part-time (3 out of 7 days (24 hours) per week)
Job Specification
National Schools Programme Officer 
£16,200 per annum, permanent contract 
Part-time (3 out of 7 days (24 hours) per week) 
Ballet and opera capture the deepest emotions and tell universal stories. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing artforms, and their power to move and excite, with as many people as we can. Our Learning and Participation programme encourages participation and deepens learning, offering people of all ages the chance to discover and question our artforms and create their own responses to opera and ballet. 
Learning and Participation (L&P) is central to ROH`s mission to enrich the cultural life of the nation. An extensive programme, based at our Covent Garden and Thurrock homes and across England, aims to inspire creativity and give people of all ages the chance to discover, question and respond to the power of our artforms. 
The L&P programme is distinctive in its scale and ambitions, involving more than 50,000 annual participants across three strands: 
An award-winning, multi-disciplinary National Schools Programme, which encompasses our role in supporting important school and pupil outcomes via our Create & Learn classroom schemes and teacher training, as well as our role as a `Bridge` organisation with specific focus in the East of England, 
talent development work through opera and ballet training networks, and 
enriching participatory events in our Covent Garden home. 
We are now looking for an experienced Officer to assist the National Schools Programme team in the delivery of the programmes providing administrative, logistical, financial and practical support. 
The responsibilities include: 
Planning and Scheduling - Supporting the planning of events from conception to completion, undertaking all logistics planning, project planning and administration 
Project Administration - Administrating, issuing and collecting and securely filing contracts; liaise with artists/creative teams to gather all technical and production requirements and collate relevant information 
Financial and Data Management - Assisting with managing project finances, processing all transactions, regularly monitoring and updating budgets and administrating weekly instructions to payroll; support National Schools Programme colleagues in the design and administration of evaluations 
Relationship Management - Be the main point of contact for the National Schools Programme and foster effective working relationships with all stakeholders. 
The successful postholder will be able to demonstrate the following: 
Demonstrable knowledge and experience in opera and/or ballet and/ or theatre design in an educational context; 
Evidence of strong administration, organisational and IT skills with the ability to prioritise and identify future workload; 
Experience of event management, able to demonstrate the ability to plan and run events from concept to delivery; 
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a range of people across the organization and externally, including teachers, artists, technicians, box office, administrative staff and members of the public; 
Excellent communication and writing skills with high standard of English; 
Ability to undertake a varied workload in a fast-paced environment, working on several projects simultaneously 
This position is based at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with some time spent in the Thurrock office. 
A full job description and information on how to apply is available on the Royal Opera House website, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select 'Apply Now'. 
The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce - in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies. 
All of our staff are expected to uphold the Royal Opera House values: respect, openness and valuing the highest standards. 
For queries please contact the HR Department at You can also contact us if you have any access needs to assist you with making an application. Interviews will be held online. 
Closing date for applications: 8am, Wednesday 5th October 
Interviews to be held on the 13th and 14th October. 
Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies please.
Application Details
Please apply via the Royal Opera House website
Closing Date
05 October 2022
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