Jobs

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

All advertised positions are listed here.


Current Vacancies

Internal Communications Coordinator
Production Manager
Productions Administrator
Publicist & Events Manager
Marketing Manager, Musicals and Events
Head of Department, Wigs, Hair and Make-up
Senior Manager, Productions Operations
Philanthropy Lead

Expressions of Interest

Mechanist (Seasonal)
Seasonal Project Roles

Auditions

Casting Call: Turandot - Actors
Casting Call: Turandot - Dancers
Freelance auditions for the Opera Australia Orchestra
General auditions for singers

Internships


Current vacancies

Internal Communications Coordinator
Full-time | Immediate Start

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your Marketing career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to step into a true Internal Communications Coordinator role within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Work across all facets of Marketing activities and initiatives
  • 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 successful Internal Communications Coordinator will be responsible for developing and leading on a range of communication channels and activities across their assigned portfolio. The Internal Communications Coordinator will also scope and deliver improvement initiatives whilst being process-driven, personable, and highly effective in their approach to adding value to the company by supporting effective internal communications to OA employees and contractors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with HR to develop and implement the company’s internal communications program.
  • Prepare agendas and presentations for internal communications events.
  • Research and create content to support the OA communications strategy.
  • Liaise with respective senior leaders on company-wide messaging to ensure all content creation remains consistent and aligned to OA requirements.
  • Manage companywide platforms and channels such as email and Microsoft Teams ensuring compelling and consistent content.
  • Event manage internal forums and support senior leaders in relation to these events as required.
  • Advise on new forums that target communications appropriately for all employee groups.

About you
You will have over two years’ experience in a Internal Communications Coordinator Role, or equivalent, and a qualification in Marketing, or related field. You will have also worked within a fast and ever-evolving workplace environment.

You must also have:

  • Previous experience and knowledge working alongside senior managment and executives.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise and control workload.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply with the link below.

Closing date for applications is 30 October 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.

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Production Manager
Located in Surry Hills, NSW

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 successful Production Manager will be responsible for delivering all technical requirements of delegated productions to the highest artistic and technical standards, on time and within budget, while ensuring the successful dissemination and sharing of production information to the relevant staff in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day management of all technical requirements of allocated productions
  • Negotiate and manage contracts for suppliers ensuring deliverables and work completed is consistent with Company standards
  • Ensure venue requirements (legal, statutory and WHS) are met, and clearly communicated to staff and suppliers, and ensure appropriate training is provided
  • Realise the creative team’s vision and manage all technical requirements for delegated productions in a timely, efficient, safe and cost-effective manner
  • Advise Technical Director of insurance requirements for delegated productions and collate insurance documentation from suppliers
  • Manage the technical budgets of delegated productions from delivery of concept through to manufacturing, staging, crewing, storage and maintenance
  • Develop high-level plans for season and production logistics, including transportation, bump-in, strike and storage

About you
The successful Production Manager will have over three years of leadership experience, along with over five years of technical management experience. Knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of technical theatre (e.g. lighting, electrics; sound; carpentry; welding; properties; rigging; computer drafting; or theatrical production software) is also preferred.

You must also have:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and control own workload.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

Closing date for applications is 30 October 2021.

Opera Australia advises that:

  • OA will only accept applications submitted through Opera Australia's website
  • 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.

Apply Here


Productions Administrator
Fixed Term Full Time Opportunity | Located in Surry Hills, NSW

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
You as our Productions Administrator you will responsible for supporting the Productions Unit to ensure effective and efficient processes, policy and systems. The role will assist with the day-to-day administration by coordinating the internal and external venue hire across all OA sites. You will act as the first point of contact with internal and external hirers for The Sydney Opera Centre (TOC) and liaise with external contractors and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance to the Producers in planning and delivery of special projects as required (including travel, house seat allocations).
  • Assist with the delivery of student placement and volunteer programs across all projects as required.
  • Assist with event coordination for special functions as needed.
  • Support the day to day running of the company office function for all Productions
  • Coordinate internal room allocations for Sydney and Melbourne facilities available for rehearsals, coaching’s, events, etc.
  • Provide general administrative support to the producing team including production meeting coordination and minutes.
  • Assist with cast sheets and souvenir program development.
  • Provide administrative support for auditions as needed.
  • Coordinate Sydney and Melbourne external hires including contracting, invoicing, briefing hirers and briefing facilities staff on hire requirements or where relevant setting up rooms and providing logistics support as required.
  • Provide assistance for rehearsals, coaching, events and performances at TOC and other OA venues as required.

Experience

  • 1+ years’ experience in administration roles. Knowledge of databases including iPOS, ArtsVision and Tessitura is highly desirable.
  • Leadership and management skills with proven experience supervising staff and ability to motivate teams to ensure high performance and strong team culture
  • An empathy and passion for the artistic process and an intuitive understanding of the needs of creatives
  • High levels of computer literacy (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and database experience.

About you
The successful Productions Administrator will have at least one year of administration experience. Knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of theatre / productions is also preferred.

You must also have:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and control own workload.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • A strong focus on continuous improvement
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

Opera Australia advises that:

  • OA will only accept applications submitted through the linked Form
  • 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.

Apply Here


Publicist & Events Manager
Full-time | November Start

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your public relations career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to step into a true Publicist and Events Manager role within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Work across all facets of public relations and events activities and initiatives

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 successful Publicist & Events Manager will be responsible for developing implementing public relations campaigns to raise awareness of and stimulate interest in seasons, productions, events, projects and services. The Publicist & Events Manager will also write and distribute media releases, pitch stories and create interview, photo and film opportunities to publicise Opera Australia events.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement public relations campaigns to gain media coverage for seasons, productions, events, projects and services as required
  • Write and distribute media releases, pitch stories and create interview, photo and film opportunities
  • Work with Marketing to ensure media coverage and opportunities are shared on social media as appropriate.
  • Maintain excellent relations with arts, lifestyle, news and tourism journalists in Australia and key international markets.
  • Manage opening night functions, media calls, interviews, photo and film shoots, launches and red carpets.
  • Manage media, VIP and celebrity invitation lists and invite distribution.

About you
You will have over three years’ experience in a Publicity Role, or equivalent, and a qualification in Communications, Journalism or related field. You will have also worked within a fast and ever-evolving workplace environment.

You must also have:

  • Previous experience and knowledge working alongside senior managment, executives and artists.
  • You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and be able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise and control workload.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply via the link below.

Closing date for applications is 20 November 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.

Apply Here


Marketing Manager, Musicals and Events
Full-time | November Start

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your Marketing career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to step into a true Events Manager role within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Work across all facets of Marketing activities and initiatives
  • 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 Manager, Musicals and Events is responsible for implementing marketing campaigns to generate ticket sales for Opera Australia’s In-Theatre, Major Projects and regional touring projects, as well as overseeing customer service. The role is specifically responsible for the end to end marketing of the organisations major musical productions such as Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella or the Ring Cycle for example.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Marketing strategy development for all musical productions.
  • Brief the design agency and writer to create imagery and copy for marketing campaigns.
  • Design Management Work with the marketing representatives of venues, agents and other partners, to ensure that Opera Australia material is included in their marketing channels, and ensure that the material required is prepared and supplied.
  • Manage the media buying agency and brief, approve and book advertising schedules within budget.

About you
You will have over 3 years’ experience in a Marketing Manager Role, or equivalent, and a qualification in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or related field. You will have also worked within a fast and ever-evolving workplace environment.

You must also have:

  • Experience in marketing, customer service and design management.
  • Sound organisational and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura.
  • Knowledge of Opera and Musicals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a polite and professional manner.
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative.

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply via the link below.

Closing date for applications is 20 November 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.

Apply Here


Head of Department, Wigs, Hair and Make-up
Full-time

  • Strong potential to learn and grow your career working at one of Australia’s iconic performing arts companies
  • Opportunity to step into a true Head of Department, Wigs, Hair and Make-up role within an experienced and supportive team environment
  • Work across all facets of the Wigs, Hair and Make-up team activities and initiatives

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 HOD, Wigs, Hair and Make-up's role is to manage the safe and smooth running of the department during the installation, rehearsal and performance periods. This position will be required to lead the team in the dressing of cast and alterations and maintenance of the wigs, wardrobe and make-up team. The role is specifically responsible for the end to end wigs, wardrobe and makeup support of all mainstage productions and as directed by Opera Australia.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Bump-in and bump-out all wigs and associated equipment
  • Follow through on origination, update and modification of all relevant show plots and the like
  • Maintenance of the wigs as designed and made
  • Aid in the maintenance of the wigs, wardrobe and make-up function by reporting on all issues as they present themselves
  • Artist hair cutting
  • “Dress” artists as is custom and practice.

About you
You will have over 2 years’ experience in a Head of Wigs / wardrobe or equivalent, and excellent organisation and communication skills.

You must also have:

  • Experience in working under pressure, using tact, diplomacy and flexibility
  • Demonstrate ability to work with creative and technical personnel and performers.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative.

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply via the link below.

Closing date for applications is 30 November 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.

Apply Here


Senior Manager, Productions Operations

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 successful Senior Manager, Productions Operations will be responsible for ensuring a high level of administrative support to the producing teams for the successful delivery of all projects and provide a high level of support to the Executive Producer in future planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the company office function to provide support to the producing teams.
  • Manage the delivery of administrative and support services to ensure the business needs of the productions, artistic and technical are met.
  • Manage projects that support the effective and efficient planning of productions with the development and implementation of new systems and processes and the streamlining of current systems and processes.
  • Manage training requirements for productions with relevant support units.
  • Support future planning requirements, including budget development and investment proposals
  • Support the management of venue relationships..
  • Support OA producers in the monitoring and addressing of complex and/or sensitive enquiries and issues to ensure timely and effective resolution.
  • Manage special event requests from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage and coordinate the collection and collation of information, prepare reports on business unit performance, and make recommendations to improve efficiency, cost management and service delivery.
  • Communicate direction and a clear vision of success.
  • Share ideas and information in a timely manner following processes.
  • Focus on the continual improvement of each member of the team and the team as a whole.

About you
The successful Senior Manager, Productions Operations will have over 2 years of leadership experience  along with over 5 years of experience in an operational position including performing company and venue management.

You must also have:

  • Extensive contract administration experience
  • Strong knowledge of budget management build and maintain strong working relationships.
  • High level IT skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to learn and implement new systems and processes
  • Strong time management

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply via the link below.

Opera Australia advises that:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia
  • Applicants must be able to comment on vaccination status
  • 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.

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Philanthropy Lead

  • Strong potential to grow your Philanthropy career working at Australia’s largest performing arts company
  • 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 Philanthropy Lead is responsible for coordinating an annual program of engagement for Opera Australia Major Donors and contributors to the Patron Program playing a key role in donor retention and cultivation.

Some Key Responsibilities:

  • Along with Philanthropy Specialists and Managers, develop annual donor engagement plans focussed on communications touchpoints and unique special events tailored for high-net-worth individuals with a shared goal of realising annual retention and acquisition targets.
  • Execution of annual donor engagement plans including event coordination, liaison with vendors, artists and Executive team ensuring event and communication activities are delivered on time and on budget
  • Coordinate accurate donor acknowledgment lists and up-to-date information for relevant Opera Australia publications
  • Work closely with the Development Director to service a small portfolio of philanthropy partners
  • Liaise with the Ticketing Team to deliver all ticketing benefits
  • Establish annual stewardship and renewal plans for portfolio
  • Provide research support to the Philanthropy Specialists and Managers with donor and prospect research
  • Manage prospect information in Tessitura and the prospect portfolio for event opportunities and communications.

About you
You will have over 3 years of experience working in a fundraising or non-for profit environment and tertiary qualifications in arts management, the humanities, communications or a related field.

You must also have:

  • Highly developed skills at managing a variety of stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising administration
  • Demonstrated experience in event coordination
  • Sound knowledge of stewardship or managing benefits
  • Highly developed Microsoft Office skills
  • Intermediate understanding of fundraising databases
  • Sound understanding of research

To discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact our HR team at hr@opera.org.au and apply via the link below.

Opera Australia advises that:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia
  • Applicants must be able to comment on vaccination status
  • 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.

Apply Here


Expressions of Interest

Mechanist (Seasonal)

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
Mechanist (Seasonal) will carry out duties relating to the construct and operations of staging elements. This position is integral to the smooth running of the performance and works closely with the other departments and the Senior Mechanist Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to build, set, strike and changeover opera sets
  • Carry out scene changes during performances
  • Operate mechanical components of the stage including traps, revolves, trucks, lifting equipment and movable scenery subject to training and supervision
  • Independently follow show running plots
  • Carry out maintenance and repairs of stage scenery
  • Prepare and carry out scenic cues during performances
  • Understanding of stage plan and elevation interpretation
  • Prepare and carry out scenic cues during performances
  • Notate and register scenery plots
  • Assist in the Marking out of stage scenery positions
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of scenery from trucks
  • Carry out cross-checks to ensure shows have been set up correctly
  • Carry out safety checks on scenery once it has been assembled
  • Able to use a hand tools and basic power tools as required to build and assemble Scenery
  • Attend production and staff meetings and implement requests from these meetings as directed.
  • Follow all Work Health and Safety policies and guidelines

About you
The successful Mechanist (Seasonal) will have demonstrated experiences working as a Mechanist or equivalent for a minimum of 1 year. Capable to carry out manual handling tasks and comfortable working at heights. Practical knowledge on the operation of various stage machinery and construction hand tools

You must also have:

  • Excellent organisation and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Demonstrate ability to work with creative and technical personnel and performers
  • Ability to work under pressure, using tact, diplomacy and flexibility
  • Knowledge and understanding of safe work practices.

OA advises that:

  • OA will only accept expressions of interest submitted through Opera Australia's website
  • 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.

If you would like more details on any one of the abovementioned positions, please contact HR at hr@opera.org.au

Apply Here


Seasonal Project Roles

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.

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, Opera Australia has announced its return to the stage in early 2022, including a fresh Sydney Summer Season at the Opera House, the world-class Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, a National tour and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (to name a few!). This return to the stage allows OA to continue to provide a huge range of work for arts industry practitioners and administrators across many exciting projects.

OA is seeking expressions of interest from experienced live performance industry professionals to fill a range of temporary project roles across theatre, touring and outdoor events over the next year. If you feel that your unique experience and skills would make you the perfect candidate for one or many of the below seasonal and contract roles, we would like to hear from you:

  • Child Coordinator
  • Children’s Chorus Supervisor
  • Chorus Master (National Tour)
  • Company Administrator (Seasonal Company Office)
  • Company Assistant (Seasonal Company Office)
  • Furniture, Fittings and Equipment Coordinator
  • Front of House Manager
  • Front of House Assistant Manager
  • Lift Operator
  • Mechanists (All operational levels)
  • Operations Officer
  • Platinum Club Restaurant Host
  • Props (Senior level)
  • Productions Assistant
  • Site and Communications Officer
  • Site and Technical Production Lead
  • Site and Stage Carpenter
  • Site Crew
  • Stage Management (All levels)
  • Ticket Scanner
  • Lighting (All Operational levels)
  • Wigs, Hair & Make-up (Senior level)
  • Pianist / Répétiteur
  • Medium Rigid Truck Driver (Manual) / Storeperson

Expressions of interest close 11:59pm on 13th November 2021

This is an excellent opportunity to express your interest to work with OA on some exciting new projects. Please submit one application selecting all the roles you are interested in.

OA advises that:

  • OA will only accept expressions of interest submitted through Opera Australia's website
  • 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.

If you would like more details on any one of the abovementioned positions, please contact HR at hr@opera.org.au

Apply Here


Auditions

Casting Call: Turandot - Actors

Celebrated choreographer Graeme Murphy’s classic production of this beloved opera returns to Sydney! Opera Australia is calling for Australia’s actors and dancers to audition for Turandot, a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments. Renowned conductors Christian Badea and Leonardo Sini return to Australia to conduct.

Performers must be available all day on November 18, 2021, for auditions at The Opera Centre. Performers must be available for the entire season (including rehearsals), in Sydney from: 6 Dec 2021 – 14 March 2022.

Submissions Close 9:00am (AEST) Monday 15 November 2021

Casting brief and key dates here

Apply Here


Casting Call: Turandot - Dancers

Celebrated choreographer Graeme Murphy’s classic production of this beloved opera returns to Sydney! Opera Australia is calling for Australia’s actors and dancers to audition for Turandot, a fantasy opera of poetry and myth, set in an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand and death is always just around the corner. ‘Nessun dorma’ is just one of its magnificent moments. Renowned conductors Christian Badea and Leonardo Sini return to Australia to conduct.

Performers must be available all day on November 18, 2021, for auditions at The Opera Centre. Performers must be available for the entire season (including rehearsals), in Sydney from: 6 Dec 2021 – 14 March 2022.

Submissions Close 9:00am (AEST) Monday 15 November 2021

Casting brief and key dates here

Apply Here


Freelance auditions for the Opera Australia Orchestra

Musicians seeking casual work with the Opera Australia Orchestra are invited to apply by filling out an online application form.

Apply Here


General auditions for singers

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.