MUSIC. THEATRE. WALES. needs a Marketing and Communications Manager.

Fixed term contract until the end of December 2020 (part-time)

We are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates who are able to offer 3 days a week. The company is based in an attractive, modern office situated within a listed building close to Cardiff Bay station and the successful candidate will be expected to work from here.

Salary: £27-30k depending on experience (pro rata)

Music Theatre Wales is one of Europe’s leading contemporary opera companies, recognised since its formation in 1988 as a vital force in opera, presenting bold new work that is characterised by the powerful impact it makes on audiences and artists alike. We work in association with the UK’s leading contemporary music ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, with whom all our productions are performed.

In 2020, we will deliver two contrasting new works:

February/March 2020

  • Denis & Katya by Philip Venables and Ted Huffman has already proved to be an outstanding success with our co-producers at Opera Philadelphia where the work has been acclaimed as a totally new way of using opera and music theatre to engage with current social issues. Alongside this, we will run a Young People’s Consultation and Creative Project aimed at hard-to-reach young people in Newport and Mold.

June/July and Autumn 2020

  • Violet will be an equally powerful contemporary work which presents a female-centred plot that stands in stark contrast to most of the operatic canon. Composed by Tom Coult and written by Alice Birch – an outstanding and uncompromising theatre writer known for her strong females leads – Violet will give award-winning theatre director Rebecca Frecknall the chance to work in opera for the first time.

An opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Communications Manager to join our team, comprising Chief Executive, Artistic Director, Office Manager and Artistic Administrator/ Company Manager. Beyond this core team, a freelance press consultant supports the company’s work throughout the year. During production and touring phases, the company personnel expands to up to forty people, including creative teams, singers, musicians and technical staff. Music Theatre Wales is a charity and a company limited by guarantee and is governed by a board of trustees who support the company in a voluntary capacity.

We’re looking for someone who will demonstrate genuine commitment to the type of work we do and details of our track record and our future plans can be found on our website:

How to apply

Please send your application to Carole Strachan by email only

Closing date: 5pm Monday 25 November

Download the job description

Closing date: 25/11/2019