OperaUpClose

Development Manager

Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: 221 The Pill Box, London, E2 6GG

Working from offices in East London you’ll be part of a small team dedicated to touring high quality opera, participation and audience development programmes across the UK and beyond.

As OperaUpClose’s activities and ambitions continue to grow, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to the new role of Development Manager to enable us to deliver our growing programme of work.

Working from offices in East London you’ll be part of a small team dedicated to touring high quality opera, participation and audience development programmes across the UK and beyond. The Development Manager will work with the Artistic Director/Chief Executive to shape our fundraising strategy, lead on application writing and reporting to trusts and foundations, and to Arts Council England. You will be responsible for fundraising for OperaUpClose’s ambitious programme, raising at least £225k per year from grants, individual giving and sponsorship.

OperaUpClose is an ambitious, inclusive, Olivier Award-winning touring opera company. We produce high quality, innovatively staged, unintimidating and affordable English language productions. We commission composers to write new orchestrations, and librettists to write new English versions of classic large-scale operas, working with exciting directors to create productions that challenge and excite and, where necessary, explode some of the sexist, racist or other outdated baggage which hampers otherwise great works of art. We produce a biennial world premiere chamber opera, and a learning and participation programme for young people.

Our mission is to show that opera is a vibrant, living artform that everyone can enjoy and be inspired by. There is a place for people of all genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and economic means as part of the audience; as performers; and behind the scenes, at our productions. We encourage people who are unfamiliar with opera to try it by strategically breaking down barriers that prevent them from doing so. We provide opportunities for existing opera audiences to engage with classic operas in new ways and discover new music and artists. We want to diversify the audience and makers of opera, which in turn will result in the most exciting, resilient and relevant artform for the future.

To Apply:

Please visit OperaUpClose’s website to download the full job description and person specification for details of how to apply.

Closing Date: 1pm on Monday 19 June 2017.