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Full Time: 32.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,242 - £28,157 inclusive per annum
The Royal Academy of Music is a stimulating and friendly environment with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 50 countries. Based in central London adjacent to Regent’s Park, we have been training musicians to the highest professional standards since our foundation in 1822. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers studied with us and we are firmly focussed on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines including classical, jazz, media and musical theatre.
We are currently looking for an experienced Opera Company Co-ordinator to provide primary support to the Director of Opera and to be responsible for the effective co-ordination and delivery of all administrative systems to support Royal Academy Opera (RAO), its staff, student and teaching/performance/assessment activities.
The role requires a highly efficient administrator to support both the educational and performance elements of RAO. Applicants will need strong communication, negotiation, organisational and prioritisation skills in order to co-ordinate a diverse and busy workload: responding to the needs of the Director of Opera and colleagues in other departments, scheduling classes, performances and events, ensuring the required people and resources are in the right place at the right time – effectively RAO’s Company Manager.
You will have a good level of general education, preferably with a relevant degree (e.g. BMus). You will be passionate about Music and the Arts, and have a successful track record in Arts Administration (this could include working in theatres) and a familiarity therefore with all aspects of opera production, from musical and staging needs to technical issues. Experience of monitoring and keeping within a tight budget is essential, as are resourcefulness and imagination. You will also have a good working knowledge of IT systems, meticulous attention to detail, a flexible approach, and a flair for working effectively as part of a diverse team.
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Completed applications must be received by 10am Monday 10th March 2014.
Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 21st and Monday 24th March 2014. It is anticipated that this role will start in August 2014 with a handover period beforehand.
Enquiries or applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
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