Dutch National Opera Academy


Gepubliceerd op: 6 september 2022

Contract: 0.8 FTE
Vanaf: At short notice
Plaats: Amsterdam


A partnership of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, the Dutch National Opera Academy is a two-year master’s programme offering a wide-ranging curriculum encompassing all aspects in the training of an aspiring opera artist.
Combining the functions of both an educational institution and a production company, fully-staged productions are an indispensable feature of the DNOA’s activities. Accordingly, the students combine their individual studies with rehearsal and performance schedules that are no different to those they will encounter in the profession. The DNOA works regularly with partners such as the Residentie Orkest, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and the Bredeweg Festival to present a wide and varied programme of events each season.

While the DNOA in production modus mirrors an opera house, at the same time the study environment still provides a safe haven for exploration and development. The programme is tailored so as to enable young artists to enhance chances of success in a competitive field as they transition from full-time education to the workplace.

DNOA graduates can be found in many of the world’s leading opera houses.


As the Producer/ Coordinator you will
– work together with the Artistic Leader to oversee and realise the DNOA programme of events;
– develop an overview and manage all phases of the production process including contracting and coordination of creative teams, technical crews and other support personnel;
– be the practical, logistical and technical point of contact for the creative teams, technical personnel, production partners, as coordinating matters such as marketing and ticket sales;
– set up production schedules and arrange the logistics of material (sets, costumes etc.) and personnel including travel, accommodation etc.;
– monitor and manage all financial elements of production activities with the ultimate responsibility to deliver productions according to an agreed time frame and budget;
– in a wider DNOA context, oversee facilities and be the main point of contact/coordinator with the booking and services departments of both conservatoires with responsibility for all practical and logistical elements of DNOA activities (production and educational);
– liaise with the marketing departments of both conservatoires and oversee PR & social media;
– be closely involved in the financial and general administration of the programme while overall managerial responsibility for the production & education budgets is taken by the Artistic Leader in consultation with the DNOA board.

Wij zoeken

Candidates will be required to possess a combination of the following competences and qualities:
- efficient, creative and solution orientated;
- background/experience in theatre/production;
- strong organisational and production skills with an eye for detail;
- experience and understanding of both artistic and educational production;
- experience or affinity with communications and marketing;
- excellent computer skills and familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office programs;
- experienced team player;
- strong social skills;
- knowledge of or affinity with the world of opera, music and theatre and an understanding of - the needs of performance artists;
- flexible in your working days and times, and willing on occasion to work evenings and weekends;
- preferably a mastery of both the Dutch and English languages (both spoken and written);
- is able to provide a state of conduct (VOG, verklaring omtrent gedrag).

Wij bieden

Remuneration takes place according to the cao-hbo scale 9 (max euro 4158,97 per month on a fulltime basis), which includes a good fringe benefits package.


For further information about this post, please contact Paul McNamara, Artistic Leader: paul.mcnamara@ahk.nl.

For more information about the programme and curriculum, please visit www.opera-academy.nl.

Applications, including an extensive CV and letter of motivation, can be sent by email to vacature-cva@ahk.nl. The deadline for applications is September 19th, 2022. Interviews will be held in the week of September 26th, 2022. Startingpoint asap / for negotiation.

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam & the Royal Conservatoire the Hague strive for a balanced and diverse workforce. This will be taken into account in the selection procedure.

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