Opera Holland Park’s small, busy marketing team is a great place to build a range of experience in arts marketing, especially in the lead up to the summer season.

As the marketing trainee you’re likely to be assisting with a variety of tasks from creating newsletters and audience surveys to working with designers on posters and flyers or interviewing audience members for post-performance reaction videos. No day looks the same!

This role is a step up in responsibility from an internship, and we hope that by working with us from January through to September, the marketing trainee will be able to take ownership of some key aspects of our communications.

The perfect candidates will be people at the start of a career in marketing, who want to build their practical skills and experience.

We’re looking for people with excellent communication skills (particularly when it comes to writing), who are fast learners, confident with technology, have a good sense of initiative, and who are passionate about developing a career in marketing.

We will be accepting applications for this role until Thursday 9 December at 10am.

Essential criteria

  • Full fluency in English
  • A high level of confidence with writing and proofreading
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • An ability to learn quickly and pick up new skills
  • Pro-active and able to work independently
  • Creative mind set and a good problem-solver
  • A passion for the arts, and an awareness of industry activity
  • Clear communication in person, both one-to-one and in groups

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite or similar design software
  • Experience with editing websites on WordPress, and an understanding of basic HTML
  • Experience managing a social media account, group, or page
  • Experience with filming and photography

Please do not be put off applying if you don’t feel you meet any of the desirable criteria – these are skills we will be happy to teach you during your time with us.


Opera is for everyone. We commit to creating opera for all people, and working with all people to create opera. We believe it is essential to nurture new and diverse talent, onstage and off. The more diverse our workforce, the stronger our community and the better able we are to achieve these aims. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people who experience racism, disabled people and LGBT people, as these groups are currently under-represented at Opera Holland Park.

We commit to offering interviews to any candidates who self-identify as disabled and meet the essential criteria.