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Deputy Chair of the Board

Job Description

About the role

English Touring Opera (ETO) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Deputy Chair of the Board, as part of a programme of succession planning and wider Board renewal.

There will be significant opportunities and challenges in the years ahead for the company. The Deputy Chair will play a key role on the Board as we develop our work in the post-Covid world and secure our funding into the future. The Deputy Chair will be a proactive ambassador and advocate for the Company in these next exciting years. Candidates should bring a passion for, and some knowledge of, the opera and wider arts scene. They will have experience of working at board level, be well-networked and have the experience required to play a central role in the organisation.

About ETO

ETO has a unique place in British opera as the only mid-scale touring company offering regional venues, and thousands of audience members, outstanding opera performances and impactful Learning and Participation projects, across a significant national footprint. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to touring ambitious programmes of high-quality, innovative, and exciting opera performances that engage and inspire.

How to apply

Please email your CV (max. two pages) and a covering letter (max. one page), by 10.00am on 19 April, to In your cover letter, please outline why you are applying for the role and how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate. Please include a completed equal opportunities monitoring form and quote DEPUTY CHAIR in the subject line. If you would like to discuss the role with a member of the Board, please email Holly Holt at the email address above and we will happily arrange a conversation.