Dancer Auditions - Nixon in China

Scottish Opera is looking for four experienced female contemporary/classical dancers for its upcoming production of Nixon in China by John Adams, to be performed in Glasgow and Edinburgh in February 2020.

Director John Fulljames
Designer Dick Bird
Choreographer John Ross
Revival Choreographer Nathan Johnston

Applicants should be technically precise with an acute attention to detail. Contact work is essential and applicants must have a strong base in this. The piece demands a wide dynamic range to draw from as well as being confident in character work. Applicants must possess a high level of improvisation and creative skills. Musicality is a must. The ability to learn quickly, a good working attitude and the ability to collaborate and work well within a huge team are essential. Applicants should be able to work well under pressure and have a good level of stamina and fitness level.

The choreography is a re-imagined contemporary version of The Red Detachment of Women, a famous Chinese ballet. It’s a politically driven propaganda work that depicts the story of a common woman who becomes a leader in a communist army. The original choreography was created during the Chinese cultural revolution in the 1960s when Mao was in power. 

The choreography will be a remount from an existing version. Dancers will be asked to learn repertoire from the original but also to engage in a creative process for the work to develop. 

Scottish Opera welcomes applications from dancers of Asian background. 

Applicants must be available for the period 6 January 2020 – 29 February 2020 inclusive.

Rehearsals: Monday 6 January 2020 – Monday 17 February 2020
Performances:
Theatre Royal Glasgow – Tuesday 18, Thursday 20, Saturday 22 February 2020
Festival Theatre Edinburgh – Thursday 27, Saturday 29 February 2020

LONDON Audition date: Sunday 11 August 2019, 10am-5pm
Location: YMCA at ONE KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS

GLASGOW Audition date: Monday 12 August 2019, 10am-5pm
Location: Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent (Rankine Hall), Glasgow G2 4PT

Salary: An all-inclusive fee of £4,000 will be payable for the period, with additional provision for return travel and subsistence at applicable rates.

Applicants should submit an up-to-date CV with a headshot and a recent show reel, and headline in email as ‘Nixon in China Dancer’ to  auditionjrd@gmail.com

Please do not send cover letters or added information within the body of the email as this will not be read.

Closing date for applications is Saturday 20 July 2019.

Stage Crew (Casual)

£26,030 - £31,053 depending on experience

Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company. We take world-class opera to all corners of Scotland, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful art form.

We are seeking Casual Stage Crew to work on our upcoming productions for the new season, commencing September 2019 and concluding July 2020.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a Theatre, Stage or Opera environment. Hours of work are variable and may be scheduled during the week, weekends and evenings, depending on departmental requirements.

The role is based at Scottish Opera’s Production Studios, 40 Edington Street, Glasgow.

Applicants should apply in writing to the HR Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email recruitment@scottishopera.org.uk

All applications should include a covering letter, CV, and a completed application form. Applications must include all relevant documents to be considered.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK and documentary proof of this will be requested at interview.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21 July 2019. Interviews will take place in Glasgow, dates to be arranged.

Fundraising Support Officer

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months
£19,623 - £23,547 plus benefits, depending on experience

Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company. We take world-class opera to all corners of Scotland, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful art form.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-organised Fundraising Support Officer with excellent communication skills to join our busy Fundraising team. The Fundraising Support Officer is responsible for generating income for Scottish Opera by supporting management and stewardship of individual donors and Friends, whilst maintaining excellent donor records.

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience, preferably in an arts organisation or similar. Excellent customer service skills are essential for this role, and experience in individual giving fundraising and knowledge of Raisers’ Edge, GDPR and Gift Aid would be advantageous.

The role is based at Scottish Opera’s headquarters in central Glasgow. Weekend and evening working are a regular part of this role and travel out-with Glasgow may be required. 

Applicants should apply in writing to the HR Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email recruitment@scottishopera.org.uk

All applications should include a covering letter, CV and a completed application form, which can be found on our website. Applications must include all relevant documents to be considered.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK and documentary proof of this will be requested at interview.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 July 2019 at 5.30pm. Interviews will take place in August 2019, dates to be confirmed.

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Human Resources Advisor

12 months’ fixed term contract (maternity leave cover) beginning September 2019

Salary £25,000 depending on experience

Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company. We take world-class opera to all corners of Scotland and beyond, ensuring that as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful art form.

We are seeking an experienced HR Advisor for our Human Resources department during a period of maternity leave. The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre, preferably CIPD qualified or be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.

You should have excellent organisational skills, communication and interpersonal skills, be positive and pro-active and able to provide an effective, generalist HR service across the full range of human resources activities.

The position is based at Scottish Opera’s headquarters in central Glasgow.

Applicants should apply in writing to the HR Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT, or email recruitment@scottishopera.org.uk

All applications should include a covering letter, CV, and a completed application form. Applications must include all relevant documents.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK and documentary proof of this will be requested at interview.

Closing date for applications is Monday 12 August 2019. Interviews will take place in Glasgow in the week commencing 26 August 2019.

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Work Experience

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