26 September 2012 at 10.17am | 5 Comments
Calling all students! And parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of students – in fact, if you know a student, now is the time to tell them about the Royal Opera House Student Standby scheme and this year’s exciting new activity. We're inviting students from all over the UK to apply to be a Royal Opera House Student Ambassador for the coming academic year.
If you already registered with our Student Standby scheme you should have received an email from us by now detailing what we're doing – however – if you are not yet registered with us why not do it today and then apply to become a Student Ambassador?
We're looking for passionate, creative and confident students who'll be brilliant advocates for the Royal Opera House in their universities this year. The first ever ROH Student Ambassadors will promote exciting productions from the Main Stage, the Alternative programme and the ROH Cinema Season throughout the year by ensuring that the Royal Opera House is represented in the right places and at the right times on and around their campus/universities. We believe that ALL students should have access to world-class productions at the Royal Opera House, whether it be in London or at cinemas nationwide and want you to be the one that helps spread the word to your fellow students.
As an Ambassador, you'll get:
- Access to discounted and complimentary tickets to Royal Opera House productions
- A fascinating insight into the inner workings of one of the world’s greatest opera houses
- The opportunity to meet and network with other Ambassadors and arts professionals
- The opportunity to get an insight into the Royal Opera House creative departments
- The added bonus of bit of CV enhancement!
Plus, the most impressive Student Ambassador will be awarded with a week long work placement at the Royal Opera House in the Summer of 2013.
Applications are open to students from across the UK – you don't have to live in London to be part of the scheme.
How to Apply
To apply to be a Student Ambassador, please send your CV and a description of why you would make a brilliant Ambassador, including an idea of how you would promote the Royal Opera House in your campus to firstname.lastname@example.org (max 250 words). Please ensure that your email application states your University, degree course and year of study. The deadline for applications is 13 October.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 17 October and must be available for interview at the Royal Opera House on 25 October. Successful applicants will be notified the same day and are invited to a Welcome Event to meet other Ambassadors and the Royal Opera House team at Covent Garden on 8 November, followed by a performance of The Royal Ballet’s Mixed Programme featuring Viscera, Infra and Fool’s Paradise. Travel expenses for both events will be covered.
The Royal Opera House Student Standby scheme is generously made possible by the Bunting Family and the Robey Family.