Community Partnerships Manager

Opera North
Arts, Culture & Sport, Equality & Diversity, Project Management
Salary Details
£27,000 per annum
Contract Type
Closing Date
Do you have experience of working in the cultural sector? Are you committed to inclusivity and relevance? We’re looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to fill the role of Community Partnerships Manager.

Job Description

Community Partnerships Manager

Community Partnerships at Opera North devises and leads a year-round programme to reach the communities and individuals in the Leeds city region who experience barriers to arts engagement. The programme centres around relationship building, a ticket scheme (free or subsidised) for our performances, and support for new audiences in accessing transport or other accessibility needs.
In 2018 Opera North was awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status for our work with refugees and asylum-seekers, which is largely guided by the Community Partnerships team.
The Community Partnerships team advises the wider Company on emerging thinking and best practice, training opportunities and awareness of the wider context in which this work is happening.

Community engagement is a two-way conversation. As well as giving access to performances and events at Opera North, we also seek to learn from our communities, deepening our understanding of the barriers to attendance, and responding to community initiatives and requests.

The Community Partnerships Manager leads the work of the Department, ensuring activity is delivered in consultation with the Company and the communities we serve, is targeted at communities with the greatest need, and is cost effective.

We would love to hear from you if you: 

  • Have professional experience of working in the cultural sector. 
  • Have experience of project co-ordination.
  • Have experience of collating data and writing reports.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and make recruitment decisions by matching our needs with the skills and experience of the candidate. As we work to address underrepresentation in our workforce, we are particularly keen to hear from applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds or those with other protected characteristics.The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK or be ready to obtain it.

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Company Description

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.