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The Royal Opera House

Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023
Based in Purfleet, Essex

Royal Opera House Bridge (ROH Bridge) aspires for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries. To achieve our aim, we believe that a high quality local cultural offer is essential.

ROH Bridge acts as a broker to galvanize and facilitate the building of sustainable cultural partnerships by co-investing in strategic activity that helps build infrastructure and sustain cultural learning opportunities over time. We measure our success through the increased number of children and young people who are engaging with creative and cultural learning experiences both in and out of school.

We are now seeking a dynamic individual to take on the role of Bridge Programme Manager for Greater Essex. You will be responsible for developing partnerships, collaborations and external relationships across that region, and for supporting colleagues in the arts, culture and education sectors through activities including brokerage, networking and training in order to address the needs of children and young people locally.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A track record of project management in an arts, culture or heritage education context and a commitment to advocating the importance of the arts, culture and heritage to children and young people.
  • Experience of working strategically to strengthen and sustain opportunities for young people to engage with cultural learning and attracting investment to such work.
  • Excellent knowledge of the current arts and cultural education and youth arts context.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a range of backgrounds and professional contexts.
  • A commitment to collaborative working, and an understanding of the needs of successful partnership working.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

Full job description 

All of our staff are expected to uphold the Royal Opera House values: respect, openness and valuing the highest standards.

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.

For queries, please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk. 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: 8.00 am, Monday 25 October 2021.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.