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

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Current Vacancies

Marketing Officer
Major Gifts Specialist

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Auditions

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Current vacancies

Marketing Officer
12-month Full-time, Maximum Term Contract | Immediate Start

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to work within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Flexible work arrangements

About us
Opera Australia (OA) is Australia’s national opera company dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and sustaining and developing the art form. OA is dedicated to delivering outstanding performances as the resident company at the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House, and through touring across the country.  OA has a range of major projects supporting the future of opera as a contemporary offering, extending the reach of its art-form to new and emerging audiences and of connecting appropriately with specific communities around the nation.

About the role
The Marketing Officer supports the delivery of Opera Australia’s marketing activity, especially in the areas of website, advertising, content, and administration. The Marketing Officer is a collaborative, strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail and experience in delivering high value projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Update website and web content using the content management system, CRM system Tessitura, and other web applications as required
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Opera Australia website by using Google Analytics, Tessitura, and other tools to provide feedback on website visitation, engagement, online sales and other metrics
  • Arrange development of content to improve search results
  • Ongoing website testing and content proofing.
  • Assist the Marketing Manager to create and distribute advertising and campaign content
  • Prepare and supply images, copy and content to venue and agencies for websites and social media, and monitor channels to ensure OA content is appearing correctly
  • Facilitate approvals and corrections on advertising
  • Work with the Marketing Content Specialist to develop the content plan for OA, partner websites and social media
  • Manage the marketing influencer program
  • Use analytics to determine the effectiveness of content and optimise content
  • Maintain organized archives of content
  • Maintain records of direct marketing activity and results and ensure that, wherever possible, marketing activity
  • includes a method of tracking result
  • Maintain records and files of marketing activity
  • Process invoices through purchase order system and complete monthly credit card reconciliations
  • Assist Marketing Team with administrative tasks as necessary

About you
The successful Marketing Officer will have over one years’ experience in marketing, or equivalent, and a qualification in marketing, communications, or related field.

You must also have:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise and control workload.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • High-level writing and communication skills
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

Please ensure to submit your CV and Cover letter.

Closing date for applications is Friday 17 September 2021.

Job Description 
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Major Gifts Specialist
24-month Full-time, Maximum Term Contract | Immediate Start

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to work within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Flexible work arrangements

About us
Opera Australia (OA) is Australia’s national opera company dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and sustaining and developing the art form. OA is dedicated to delivering outstanding performances as the resident company at the Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House, and through touring across the country.  OA has a range of major projects supporting the future of opera as a contemporary offering, extending the reach of its art-form to new and emerging audiences and of connecting appropriately with specific communities around the nation.

About the role
The Major Gifts Specialist is responsible for managing a personal portfolio of 75-100 prospects and high-level donors to maximise individual giving at Opera Australia. They will develop and implement major gift fundraising plans, manage key relationships, and will work closely with the Philanthropy colleagues in Sydney and Melbourne to ensure a seamless relationship for Opera Australia major donors.

The Major Gifts Specialist is a collaborative, strategic thinker with meticulous attention to detail and experience in delivering high value projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of up to 100 relationships with high-net-worth individuals on behalf of Opera Australia
  • Manage the successful cultivation of new relationships on behalf of Opera Australia
  • Create a range of meaningful engagement activities throughout the year
  • Develop bespoke proposals for prospects
  • Maintain accurate records on Tessitura including a plan for each prospect and donor
  • Work across the organisation to include the right combination of people in the cultivation and solicitation process
  • Work with the Development Director, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer to create unique engagement opportunities
  • Work with the Development Director to create a strategy for major gifts fundraising
  • Along with the Development Director set and achieve targets for prospect and donor meetings, proposals presented, solicitations made and income achieved
  • Provide monthly financial reports for the Development Director

About you
The successful Major Gifts Specialist will have over five years’ experience in fundraising, or equivalent, and a Humanities Qualification in Arts Administration, or related field.

You must also have:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise and control workload.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • High-level writing and communication skills
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact Justin Saba at hr@opera.org.au.

Closing date for applications is Friday 10 September 2021.

Opera Australia advises that:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia
  • OA will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Personal information: By submitting your interest, you agree to OA collecting the personal information you provide, including images and video. This information will be used by OA to contact you about your application and other opportunities that may arise as part of OA’s recruitment program.

Job Description 
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Auditions

We regularly hold auditions for singers and musicians. Apply for a general audition as a singer

Internships

We are not currently accepting submissions for internships.