General Manager

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“Ambitious and inspiring” The Guardian
“Combining social purpose with serious artistic endeavour” New York Times
“Streetwise has completely changed my life” Streetwise Opera performer

Streetwise Opera is seeking an experienced, dynamic and insightful General Manager to play a crucial role within the company.

The General Manager will sit at the heart of Streetwise Opera’s enthusiastic, committed team and take responsibility for managing our finances, HR and governance. This is a key role in supporting the delivery of our strategic priorities: to grow our work in five regions across England, extend progression opportunities for our performers, further develop our communications strategy and expand the diversity of our participant group and workforce.

Working with and supported by our Co-Executive Directors Susie Gorgeous and Bridget Rennie, the General Manager will play a vital part in the charity’s operations. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated arts manager to have a major impact in the development of a pioneering company working to redefine opera and who it is for.

This role is an excellent opportunity for someone ready to gain senior management experience as they develop a career as a leader in the arts.

How to apply

Send the completed Application Form to, with “General Manager” as the subject line. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. The deadline for applications is 9:00am on 4 March 2019.

You may download the Job Pack and Application Form from the links below. If you require the application form in a different format, email or telephone 020 7730 9551.

Having read the Job Pack, if you have any questions about the role, or would like to arrange an informal conversation, please contact either Susie Gorgeous or Tom Mansfield on 020 7730 9551.

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who have been homeless. Candidates who have been homeless that can demonstrate they meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be guaranteed a first round interview. Please ensure that you communicate this clearly in your application.

Data protection

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