Assistant Lighting Designers


Applications for the position of Assistant Lighting Designer are now open.

2018 Summer Season productions:

Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, etc. The Enchanted Island - a pasticcio devised by Jeremy Sams and premiered by the Metropolitan Opera

Igor Stravinsky The Rake's Progress

BYO’s Summer Season productions offer one position as Assistant Lighting Designer. This is ideally suited to a Student in the second or third year of Study on a full time Lighting Course.

There is one Lighting Designer (LD) for the summer session and the assistant works with the LD from the start of the creative process through to closing night.

The Assistant Lighting Designer’s responsibilities include:

  • attending Production Meetings and liaising with other members of the production and creative team on preparing the information required for the process in the theatre
  • working closely with the LD in preparation of the Lighting Paperwork
  • attending some production rehearsals
  • being part of the Production Team in Theatre during production rehearsals
  • in association with Assistant Directors adapting lighting for cover showings from the full-length productions

The Assistant Lighting Designer will need some availability from late July, then full-time from mid-August through to Saturday 8 September 2018.

Interviews will be held in London in April/May. Applicants should bring a small portfolio showing relevant lighting design, paperwork and (optionally) drawings.

To apply, please download an application form and return it with your CV and covering letter to

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 9 April 2018.

British Youth Opera is the UK’s premier company for training new and emerging operatic talent. It offers valuable opportunities for young singers to receive professional training in all aspects of opera through workshops and master classes, and to take part in rehearsals and performances in its annual Summer Season of opera at the Peacock Theatre in London.

BYO’s primary purpose is to offer operatic experience to those who have a serious aim of pursuing careers in opera performance, are at the start of their careers, and are new to the profession.

BYO is a training organisation; successful candidates do not pay to participate in the Summer Season (for which a contribution towards subsistence will be given).

British Youth Opera regrets that it is unable to provide feedback on interviews or auditions and reserves the right to alter the proposed repertoire.