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The Ambassadors

How to apply

Applications for the 2018/2019 Season will open in the summer.

We will let you all know when to send in applications as long as you’re registered as an ROH Student. When we do, we will ask you to send your CV, a paragraph on why you think you would make a good Student Ambassador and the dates of your university’s freshers’ week to studentambassadors@roh.org.uk.

Applications are open to students from across the UK.
You don’t need to know anything about opera or ballet to be a Student Ambassador for the Royal Opera House. If you have creative ideas, are enthusiastic, self-motivated and enjoy working independently, we would love to hear from you.

As an ROH Student Ambassador you will be required to:

  • attend five training and consultation days throughout the Season at the Royal Opera House, receiving training from Royal Opera House staff and consultants on marketing, social media, arts education and opera and ballet
  • turn your own creative marketing and promotional ideas for ROH Students and ROH Cinema screenings into reality on your campus, running at least one campus event a term
  • provide us with a brief monthly report including new ideas to develop ROH Students
  • create audio and film material to build a media bank to promote ROH Students
  • contribute to the digital presence of the Royal Opera House across its many platforms
  • write reviews, blogs and articles about the Royal Opera House and ROH Students

Being an ROH Student Ambassador also gives great opportunities to:

  • access complimentary and discounted tickets to Royal Opera House productions and Student Insights
  • meet and network with arts professionals
  • learn about opera and ballet from the inside out
  • see the internal workings of an influential arts venue
  • stand out from the crowd with unusual work experience

But don’t just take our word for it:
‘Being a student ambassador was such an amazing opportunity. During the training days I learned so much about how the Royal Opera House markets their productions, and it was so rewarding to put what I had learned into practice on my university campus.’ – Charlotte, University of Kent, Student Ambassador 2016/17

‘I organized group trips to live cinema screenings, Nutcracker jumping competitions as well as trips to the Royal Opera House for students to see their first ever ballet or opera. It’s great to be a part of a group of ambassadors who share ideas on how to engage the next generation of ballet and opera lovers.’ – Elodie Lafosse, University of Surrey, Student Ambassador 2016/17

ROH Students is generously supported by the Bunting Family and Sir Simon Robey.