Artistic Director, Opera/Drama

Artistic Director, Opera/Drama

GöteborgsOperan AB is looking for an Artistic Director, Opera/Drama, who can deliver a clear artistic vision in keeping with our mission.

Deadline for application 2 December 2018

GöteborgsOperan AB is wholly owned by the Västra Götaland regional government and is one of Sweden’s biggest cultural institutions, employing 500 people. We present 400 performances and attract 300,000 audience members annually. Our repertoire combines opera, contemporary dance, musical theatre and concerts. Our mission is to bring world-class artistic performances to a wide audience.

GöteborgsOperan AB is looking for an Artistic Director, Opera/Drama, who can deliver a clear artistic vision in keeping with our mission.

As Artistic Director, Opera/Drama, you will manage the repertoire and casting of opera and musical theatre productions and concerts. You will represent GöteborgsOperan at regional, national and international level.

The position reports to the CEO.

Candidates must have an excellent knowledge of music, the performing arts, and musical and theatrical production.

A large and diverse network of contacts is essential in order to bring in interesting artists and create an attractive and varied repertoire that will appeal to new and existing audiences alike.

A close working relationship with other in-house departments is critical to the Opera/Drama department and to GöteborgsOperan as a whole.

As a manager you must be approachable, available, engaged, and committed to the artistic development of the soloists, chorus and orchestra. The position requires good communication skills and the ability to listen, communicate messages, set out objectives, and plan and manage activities.

Knowledge of and familiarity with the Scandinavian employment market and several years’ experience of managing a company with similar objectives will be an advantage. Good language skills in Swedish and/or English are essential, and other language skills are an advantage.

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Contact   

Anders Ottosson, Acting Director Opera/drama
tel. +46 31-10 80 95

Christina Björklund, CEO
tel. +46 31-10 80 15

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Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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