About the role
Contract: Fixed term from Monday 4 September 2023 - Sunday 1 September 2024
Hours: Full time, 39 hours a week
Salary: £22,190 per annum, plus benefits
Scottish Opera’s Costume Department is offering a trainee position to an enthusiastic person with some basic qualifications in theatre costume-making, or some experience of working in theatre wardrobe.
This position is part of our Emerging Artists programme. The successful candidate will receive training from our senior staff, and will gain practical experience in all areas of the company’s costume department: making men’s and women’s costumes in the workroom, costume care and dressing in the theatre wardrobe, costume storage and organisation in our hire department, working with a costume supervisor to create productions.
The contract is based at Scottish Opera’s Production Studios at Edington Street, at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, and on tour with the company.
How to apply
Applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org providing an up-to-date CV, a covering letter detailing their suitability for the role and where they saw the vacancy advertised, and should also complete our Equality Monitoring Form.
All candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work in the UK and documentary proof of this will be requested at interview.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 16 July 2023
Interviews will be held on week commencing 31 July 2023
Our diversity and equality commitment
At Scottish Opera, our mission is to speak powerfully through all our work in order to entertain, inspire, surprise, challenge and delight audiences throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. We know that having a diverse workforce is essential if we are going to deliver our mission.
We are committed to promoting equality and ensuring that no one is denied opportunities or discriminated against through prejudice or exclusion due to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We particularly encourage applications from people that are under-represented in the Performing Arts and at Scottish Opera including those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled people. We have supportive working practices and work towards providing wherever possible a working environment that is inclusive and accessible for those with caring responsibilities.
This diversity of thought paired with a culture of inclusion is vital for us to continue to create work that is for everyone. This makes Scottish Opera a great place to work, where people are valued for who they are.
We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equally.
Scottish Opera strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is subsidised by the Scottish Government. Registered Number SC037531. Scottish Charity Number SC019787.