JOB: Director of Artistic Administration (d/l: 30.04.21)

Updated: Apr 28

Deadline for applications : Fri 30 Apr 2021 12:00pm

Welsh National Opera shares the power of live opera with audiences and communities across Wales, England and internationally – in theatres, in neighbourhoods and online.

We are currently seeking a Director of Artistic Administration to lead the development of the Company’s artistic plans, as formulated by the General Director, supporting the strategic direction of the organisation and deliver the highest quality artistic product within budget.

Reporting to the General Director, the role will be part of the WNO Senior Management Team, with responsibility for overseeing the casting and contracting of artists and creative teams and scheduling and planning of the artistic programme. The Director will work closely with the Programmes & Engagement Department and Music Departments to oversee cross-organisational priorities such as the development of young talent as well as the scheduling of activities for those departments. The Director will also take an active role in the creation of programming for WNO’s network of Hubs.

The successful candidate will have significant and proven experience of operating at senior level within artistic administration, extensive knowledge of opera repertoire, significant knowledge of both UK and international directors and singers, a track record and demonstrable experience in negotiating artistic contracts. The ideal candidate will also be an experienced leader with evidence of developing team members to their full potential and a proven ability in successfully managing people.


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