Vacancy | Artistic Producer

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
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Irish National Opera is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to join the company as Artistic Producer. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Artistic Producer is a key member of the INO’s team responsible for a range of duties within the company’s artistic department.

The role has two distinct areas

  • Chorus & Orchestra Manager (50%)
  • Artistic Producer (50%)

The role will be of interest to arts professionals that already have high-level experience and who wish to be part of a growing team in one of Ireland’s largest and most dynamic artistic organisations. In addition to working closely with the Artistic Director, the work of the Artistic Producer will intersect primarily with the Head of Production and Artistic Administrator as well as the full INO executive team.

Chorus & Orchestra Manager


  • Recruit members of the Irish National Opera Orchestra and compile seating lists for players in consultation with orchestra leader and Artistic Director
  • Recruit on-stage and off-stage musicians as needed
  • Where INO works with a guest orchestra, act as principal point of contact for guest orchestra
  • In collaboration with Head of Production, agree orchestra layout for all rehearsals and performances
  • Arrange for hire/loan/transport of instruments not provided by players such as percussion, keyboard or specialist instruments
  • Oversee contracts, schedules and communication of information to INO Orchestra and guest orchestras
  • Manage the Irish National Opera Orchestra at all rehearsals, recordings and performances


  • Recruit members of the Irish National Opera Chorus in consultation with the Chorus Director and Artistic Director
  • Recruit Children’s Chorus where needed
  • Liaise with relevant third level institutions on the integration of students in Irish National Opera Chorus and other activity
  • Oversee contracts, schedules and communication of information to chorus and children’s chorus


  • Source all necessary performance materials for company activities, hiring or purchasing as necessary.
  • Negotiate hire, grand rights, and synchronisation rights agreements with relevant publishers for live performances and any recording / broadcasting or other digital dissemination of works where needed
  • Oversee the preparation of performing material – e.g., inserting cuts, bowing, rehearsal marks, transpositions etc
  • Provide full and/or vocal scores to creative team / cast / chorus / répétiteurs / stage management / production team as required
  • Provide practice parts to orchestra musicians as required
  • Prepare and distribute orchestra parts at all rehearsals, recordings, and performances
  • Ensure the return of any performance material provided at the end of a production
  • Keep INO library ordered and filed


  • Create and maintain a comprehensive database of chorus and orchestra members
  • Develop intelligence in relation to younger emerging professional singers and musicians


  • Schedule auditions for chorus (in consultation with Artistic Administrator) and orchestra on a regular basis. Provide information and feedback to applicants as required


  • Attend INO rehearsals and performances as necessary
  • Where INO productions involve children, provide support to the company’s Child Protection and Garda Vetting activities
  • Provide support to other areas of INO work as needed, particularly where artistic expertise is required

Artistic Producer

In a short time since its foundation in 2018, Irish National Opera has made a major impact on opera in Ireland by engaging a large array of artists, giving live and online audiences a wide range of offerings and by taking steps to develop the artform of opera throughout the country.

The Artistic Producer will contribute to the development of this work by:

  • Identifying performance, touring and other opportunities for INO’s projects and productions, maximising the reach of existing physical and digital work and proposing new initiatives where appropriate
  • Supporting INO’s mission to broaden audiences for opera in Ireland in two ways:
    • Increasing the presence of INO in established touring locations by developing links between touring opera productions and other INO activities (digital, education, outreach) – working towards a curated annual programme of events in regional centres that are key to INO’s touring programme
    • Expanding the geographic reach of INO’s work by developing initiatives that can bring opera to audiences in areas that have not yet been served by the company
  • Developing partnerships and seeking support from venues, festivals, local authorities, educational institutions or any other appropriate bodies
  • Acting as designated project manager for some INO projects
  • Assisting the Artistic Director in pursuing international performance and partnership opportunities for INO
  • Assisting in the planning and delivering of projects in other departments as required

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with great attention to detail. They will have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and keep impeccable records. They will show talent and capacity for building and maintaining relationships with artists and key partners.

The candidate will have a track record in working in opera, classical music or related field. They will have a passion for the arts and a desire to contribute to the growth, development and success of Irish National Opera. A knowledge of opera or the willingness to learn about the opera sector is essential.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 years experience working in the opera, classical music or related sector
  • Proficiency in music reading
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Personal accountability, high level of integrity, ability to work under pressure
  • Focused self-starter with ability to work collaboratively with teams
  • Strategic mindset

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please email your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability and experience to Executive Director Diego Fasciati at All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Closing Date: Friday 21 May 2021. Interviews will held the week of 31 May. It is envisaged that interviews will be held in person where possible. Interviews are also possible by video for candidates not currently based in Ireland or if required by public health guidelines.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Executive Director Diego Fasciati at or 087 782 0916.