Workshop Manager

 Salary: £34,000 per annum plus benefits

 Scottish Opera’s scenic construction facility is located in our Production Studios in Glasgow.  It is the leading scenery workshop in Scotland, where all the scenery, costumes and props featured in our productions are created.  We also undertake construction projects and provide scenic services for a range of clients.

We seek to appoint a workshop manager who will be responsible for managing scenic construction requirements.  Our ideal candidate has in-depth experience of managing a carpentry workshop and of managing people.  They should be confident devising solutions to technical problems and be able to demonstrate a good understanding and experience of stagecraft and of health and safety within a theatrical context.  We are looking for someone who has good communication and interpersonal skills and who is energetic and resilient.

The role is based primarily at Scottish Opera’s Production Studios, but travel within Scotland, and some work outside of normal hours is required.

All applications should include a covering letter and a completed application form, which can be found on our  website. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK as documentary proof of this will be requested at interview. 

Applications should be sent to HR Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email recruitment.

The closing date for applications is Friday 28 April 2017.  Interviews will take place in the week of 15 May 2017.


Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by the Scottish Government.  Registered Number SCO37531. Scottish Charity Number SCO19787

Work Experience

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