English National Opera
English National Opera is the nation’s opera company, with distinctive work and creativity at the heart of what we do. Our mission is that opera exists for everyone, to create new experiences that inspire, nurture creativity and make a difference. Our home is the London Coliseum but we regularly take opera out to those who might not have experienced it before.
We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at ENO to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and disabled people are currently under-represented at ENO.
The ENO BAME Directors Observership: Freelance Contract
The English National Opera are offering three emerging BAME directors the opportunity to observe the process of directing an opera. This includes being part of the company from the first day of rehearsals until opening night and also observing how the covers/ understudies are rehearsed. As well as gaining an insight into the day to day workings of a large national company, from stage management and company office to technical and production.
The successful candidates must be fully available for a period of approximately 8 weeks, tied in to the specific dates of a production, during our 2019-2020 season, the period is to be negotiated by the Head of Planning.
Our ambition is to achieve greater diversity in the areas of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation.
This forms part of ENO’s diversity strategy which will continue to evolve and develop over time to reach our ambition to reflect the diverse society in which we operate, in our work on stage, in our audiences and in our workforce.
The fellowship aims to offer directors from BAME backgrounds the opportunity to develop further in their career path in a supported environment.
Applicants should have some experience of directing and the skills or willingness to learn how to read music with the potential to develop further in the opera industry.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Friday 1st March 2019
Successful candidates will be invited for an interview.