Arts Administrator

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

Are you a highly motivated, organised person with a passion both for the arts, and making a difference in the lives of people who have experienced homelessness? Streetwise Opera is looking for a dedicated and professional Arts Administrator to join the team.

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning national charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas. Our productions platform the skills of our performers in a professional arena, showing that whatever life throws at them, they can achieve great things. Underpinning these, our year-round workshop programme offers a unique source of creativity in lives where everything else can be changing.

You will be a highly motivated, dynamic, organised person interested in developing a career in arts management. An excellent communicator, you will be confident handling a wide range of information, and managing relationships with Streetwise Opera’s staff, performers and partners. You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task troubleshoot quickly and efficiently.

Working across the organisation and reporting to the General Manager, the Arts Administrator is responsible for both the day-to-day running of our national workshop programme and the administration of the office. Though the role is primarily office-based, it also offers occasional opportunities to assist with workshops and events.

As an employer, Streetwise Opera offers a wide range of benefits including excellent professional development and training opportunities, season ticket loans and an employer pension scheme. You will be joining a friendly, committed and supportive staff team and have the opportunity to make a real difference to our ambitious and life-changing work.

If you would like to discuss the post, please call the Streetwise Opera office on 020 7730 9551 to speak to Tom Mansfield.

Reporting to: General Manager
Salary: £20,000
Location: Central London
Hours: Full-time
Period: 12-month fixed-term contract
Closing date: Midnight, 28 June

How to apply

Please send a completed application form to by the closing date specified above. The application form can be downloaded below. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. If you require the application form in a different format, email or telephone 020 7730 9551.

The first round of Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 July, with a second round on Friday 6 July. Please ensure that you are available on both dates.

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who have experienced homelessness. Candidates with a lived experience of homelessness who can demonstrate that 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.