Artistic Director

English National Opera is founded on the belief that opera of the highest quality should be accessible to everyone and was set up to be for everyone.

It is for this reason that we stage opera of the highest quality always sung in English. It is why we have ticket prices which are affordable, or free, if you’re under 18. It is why we work with local communities to bring opera to people who might otherwise not experience it.

We are looking for an Artistic Director who understands this vital role ENO has in the Opera ecology, the wider arts landscape and the country as a whole. We want someone who can build on that tradition with imagination, vigour and flair.

This person will have a passion for curating work, from the intimate to the epic, and want to stage work both inside and outside our home, the London Coliseum.

Nurturing new talent and ideas is at the core of everything we do and this person will relish that, as well as seeing diversity as a strength. They will want to collaborate with people inside and outside the organisation, both in the UK and internationally, to create the best operatic experiences imaginable.

Almost half of our audience last year were first time visitors to opera, so the ideal candidate will be as excited offering thrilling work for the first timers as they will staging work for our passionate opera fans

This appointment will be made on merit, but 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, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from BAME and disabled applicants.

Please see the attached recruitment pack for more information and how to apply.

If you wish to apply, please complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the application form and the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

As detailed in the recruitment pack, please return as separate attachments to workwithus@eno.org

Closing date: Friday 23rd August