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English Touring Opera is recruiting an energetic, entrepreneurial and highly numerate candidate in the role of Producer. The Producer will work closely with ETO’s new General Director, Robin Norton Hale, in the planning, booking, coordination and delivery of ETO’s touring productions.

The Producer will negotiate contracts with touring venues and agents, oversee all expenditure along with the Head of Production, play a leading role in the production department and line manage the Assistant Producer. The Producer will be skilled at financial modelling and management accounting, working closely with the Head of Finance to prepare and present updated budgets internally, and for external funders.

The Producer should have experience of negotiation, and clear communication skills. This role requires a good understanding of how UK receiving venues programme their theatres and experience of managing multiple stakeholder needs and relationships at once.

ETO is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.

To apply, please send your CV (max. two pages), a covering letter (max. two pages), outlining in detail why you are applying for the role and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate, and a completed equal opportunities monitoring form to Please use the subject heading: PRODUCER APPLICATION.

If you would like to submit your cover letter & submission of interest in a nonwritten format, please submit a video or voice recording (or link to one). Please ensure these are no longer than 5 minutes.

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the link below (information will be anonymised and separated from your application and will not be considered as part of the application process).

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please email Robin Norton-Hale on to arrange a conversation.


Monday 29th August 2022, 10am. (Applications sent after the deadline cannot be considered.)


Interviews will take place in the week of the 29th August. Please indicate any constraints around your availability that week on the application form.