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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 actively welcome applications from diverse groups.



A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the team for an experienced, well-motivated team player to fill the role of Education Junior Teaching Artist – Upper Strings working on Opera North’s award-winning education programme, In Harmony Opera North.

In Harmony Opera North seeks to deliver an inclusive programme of high quality music education and performance opportunities in order to encourage young people from all backgrounds to engage with the arts and, through doing so, deliver wider benefits such as increased confidence, aspiration, engagement with formal learning and an increase in parental engagement.

To meet the requirements of this multi-faceted role, the successful candidate will be a portfolio musician with string teaching experience. Alongside this, a focus on providing high quality music education for young people regardless of background is essential to the job. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work well within a team.

Contract Type: Permanent Part Time

Salary: £24,000 per annum, pro-rata 2 days a week
Hours of work: Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm
Deadline for applications: 10.00am, Thursday 23 November 2017
Interviews to be held in Leeds: W/c 27 November 2017

Junior Teaching Artist Upper Strings Job Description

Application documents: 

Application Form | Diversity Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Please submit your application to, and also use this address if you have any queries about the recruitment process or access needs with making an application.  


As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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