Opera Centre

Job Vacancies

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:

Job Vacancies:

There are no current job vacancies.

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

Site Crew

Casual Site Crew

Production crew


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




Sound Radio Mic Fitter


Head of Wardrobe
Deputy Head of Wardrobe
Wardrobe Maintenance
Casual Dresser


Wigs Maintenance
Casual Wigs Assistant