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Opera Australia regularly advertises job vacancies in such as areas as artist management, orchestral management, music and language coaching, technical support, manufacturing, general administration, and education.

All advertised positions are placed on this Opera Australia website. Positions are usually advertised on ArtsHub, and often on sites such as Seek but less frequently in the press. For some jobs, professional association newsletters are also used to get the word out about vacant positions.

More information

For more information or other queries about the jobs advertised below, contact Julie Pritchard, HR Coordinator: jobs@opera.org.au.


Current vacancies:

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour Site & Venues Operations Manager


Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour Site & Venues Operations Manager

Opera Australia is seeking applications for the position Site & Venue Operations Manager for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. A career defining opportunity for the right applicant.
8 month contract position (15 September 2014 – 15 May 2015)

In March 2015, Opera Australia will build a stage to present one of the world's best-loved operas on one of the most breathtaking venues in the world: Sydney Harbour.

With the instantly recognisable sails of the Sydney Opera House and the span of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 will feature a fully-staged production with world-class artists, a purpose built stage and fireworks.  Audiences will enjoy the 26 performances from a custom made seating structure for 3,000 people from Mrs Macquarie's Point.

Opera Australia is seeking a dynamic Venue & Site Operations Manager to suport the successful implementation of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and other large scale projects delegated to the team. The role will be responsible for managing and coordinating the delivery of the site and venue operations during construction and performance timeframes, including the supporting the delivery of operational requirements for technical production, site design and the construction and dismantle of the main site structures. Key responsibilities include the development and management of the project schedule, plans, engagement and management of all operations and site infrastructure suppliers, and budget management.

Applicants must have demonstrated site management and production experience, excellent organisational skills, good communications skills, and a proven ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.

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How to apply

Applications close Friday 1 August 2014