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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.

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


Job Vacancies:

Production Manager

IT User Services Manager

Events Coordinator

Publicist, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Front of House Manager, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Site & Venue Operations Coordinator, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Production Coordinator & Company Assistant, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Requests for Expressions of Interest:

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour crew


Production Manager

Opera Australia is looking for a full-time Production Manager to join the Technical Department. The department is responsible for providing all aspects of full technical support necessary to the company’s performance schedule.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the company’s Production Managers have responsibility for the delivery of individual productions from design presentation through to realisation on stage. Productions vary from revivals to new commissions. Typically, a production manager will expect to oversight six production openings a year across the two main venues.

Opera Australia Production Managers enjoy a rare level of autonomy which reflects their oversight of all resources – financial, material, labour and scheduling - applied to any production.

To apply, you must have extensive, proven experience of production management at a complex level of achievement; you will have a highly developed understanding of the performing arts, music theatre and, ideally, opera repertoire, as well as sound staff management ability.

Applications close Friday 14 November at 5pm (AEST)

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IT User Services Manager

Opera Australia is looking for an IT User Services Manager. This role is customer focused and entails creating, supporting and maintaining the company’s IT user services to a high standard. While managing the company’s mostly outsourced IT team, the IT User Service Manager strives to improve and maintain a highly reliable IT services infrastructure and will be available to step in as a technical resource should the need arise.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Determine, manage and meet customers' needs and expectations
  • Communicate information technology with customers/users and outsourced service partners.
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Plan new services and service levels and update existing ones
  • Utilise best practices of project and change management
  • Troubleshoot any issues that may arise from suppliers, either with the company's IT systems or internal customers/users.

You will possess the relevant qualifications/skills and experience in technical services, customer service and data centre management; technical understanding and analysis, cost control, project management and problem solving. You will have sufficient technical skills to learn, manage and configure such systems as a PBX (Avaya) as is necessary.

Salary range: $70,000-$90,000 + 9.5% superannuation, based on experience and qualifications.

Applications close Friday 31 October at 5pm (AEST)

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Events Coordinator

Opera Australia is seeking an Events Coordinator to contribute to the financial success of Opera Australia by the fostering of strong event relationships and supporting the Events Manager to ensure consistent and quality delivery of events across the year.

Reporting to the Events Manager and Director of Corporate Partnerships, the Events Coordinator will need to develop strong and effective relationships with the Events Committee, colleagues, event suppliers and partners. Providing creative support in the planning of each event; assisting with the concept, theme and production of events and procuring sponsored items for fundraising events are also key responsibilities.

An excellent track record in events, including planning, sourcing and coordinating;  high level of experience in using Photoshop, MS Excel and data management along with a great working knowledge of an MS Office environment; an eye for detail and a “can do” attitude and great organisational skill will make you an ideal candidate for this role.

Applications close Friday 31 October at 5pm (AEST)

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Publicist, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia is seeking a Publicist to drive publicity for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 — Aida.  This is a 20-week, in-house, full-time contract from early December 2014 – end April 2015.

Applicants will have at least 5 years’ experience leading publicity campaigns for performing arts, events, tourism and entertainment in Sydney. Applicants must have current Sydney contacts in entertainment, news, arts & travel media and expertise in social media. Knowledge of classical music/opera is an advantage.

The successful applicant will join a small, busy PR team based in Surry Hills for the duration, and will need to implement an existing plan with clear KPIs, while progressing new opportunities.

Applications close Monday 10 November at 5pm (AEST)

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Front of House Manager, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia is seeking a Front of House Manager to work on Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 — Aida.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced FOH Manager to lead the Front of House Team and audience’s event experience.

Periods of engagement:
Planning: approximately 2 days a week from Monday 5 January to Monday 20 March 2015*
Performance: Full time from Monday 23 March to Sunday 26 April 2015
De-brief: approximately 3 days taken in the week Monday 27 April to Friday 1 May 2015*

A typical work week will involve evening performance shifts 6 days a week and one day off on Monday.

* planning and de-brief dates are indicative and can be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications close Monday 17 November at 5pm (AEST)

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Site & Venue Operations Coordinator, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Site and Venue Operations Coordinator to work on Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 — Aida.

Applications close Monday 17 November at 5pm (AEST)

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Production Coordinator & Company Assistant, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Opera Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Production Coordinator & Company Assistant to join the production team for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2015 — Aida. This role will provide support and creative solutions to the Senior Site & Technical Production Manager, performing company, and creative team .

Applications close Monday 17 November at 5pm (AEST)

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Requests for Expressions of Interest:

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour Crew

Opera Australia is seeking expressions of interest from casual production and site crew to work on the 2015 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

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 of Aida 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.

See what's involved! Watch a time-lapse video of last year's site build for Madama Butterfly.

Engagements will be for varying periods throughout March, April and May 2015. If you are interested in any of the roles below, please email your CV to Julie Pritchard at jobs@opera.org.au.

Site Crew

Casual Site Crew

Production crew

Lighting

Board Operator
Lead Followspot Operator / Lighting Rigger 
Followspot Operator / Lighting Rigger

Mechanists

Mechanist

Sound

Sound Radio Mic Fitter

Wardrobe

Head of Wardrobe
Deputy Head of Wardrobe
Wardrobe Maintenance
Casual Dresser

Wigs

Wigs Maintenance
Casual Wigs Assistant