About the role
Location: Edington Street, Glasgow & performances all around Scotland
Salary: £22,000 plus benefits
We are looking for an Emerging Artist Repetiteur to work at the heart of Scotland’s largest National Performing Company.
You will work with singers as directed by the Head of Music in a variety of situations including; one to one coaching sessions, music calls and production calls and any other rehearsals which may be necessary to ensure that the highest possible performance standards are achieved. You will also spend some time throughout the contract being mentored by Senior Staff at Scottish Opera.
You may play keyboard instruments (piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, celesta, organ etc) as a member of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera in opera or concert performances.
The person we are looking for should be a recently graduated repetiteur or a repetiteur at the start of their career, capable of realising operatic vocal scores in an intelligent and musical manner.
A working knowledge of the main European languages most frequently encountered in the operatic repertoire (German, Italian and French) is also required with experience in accompanying and coaching singers, playing for opera productions, and following a conductor’s beat.
Previous Emerging Artist Repetiteurs have also had the opportunity to work as a conductor and to assist and conduct performances depending on experience.
The position is based in Scottish Opera’s offices in central Glasgow, but we perform all around Scotland, so some evening work and travel within Scotland will be required.
How to apply
Applicants should apply in writing to Iona Jack, Music Department, Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PT or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing an up-to-date CV, a covering letter detailing their suitability for the role and where they saw the vacancy advertised, and should also complete our Equality Monitoring Form.
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.
For further information including the job description, please email email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is on Friday 1 March 2024 at 11.59pm.
Auditions will involve the presentation, both singing and playing, of set operatic excerpts (advised if you are invited to interview), along with some sight-reading and language tests. Auditions will take place before the end of March 2024.
Our diversity and equality commitment
At Scottish Opera, our mission is to speak powerfully through all our work in order to entertain, inspire, surprise, challenge and delight audiences throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. We know that having a diverse workforce is essential if we are going to deliver our mission.
We are committed to promoting equality and ensuring that no one is denied opportunities or discriminated against through prejudice or exclusion due to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We particularly encourage applications from people that are under-represented in the Performing Arts and at Scottish Opera including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled people. We have supportive working practices and work towards providing wherever possible a working environment that is inclusive and accessible for those with caring responsibilities.
This diversity of thought paired with a culture of inclusion is vital for us to continue to create work that is for everyone. This makes Scottish Opera a great place to work, where people are valued for who they are.
We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equally.
Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by the Scottish Government. Registered Number SC037531. Scottish Charity Number SC019787.