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
Senior Manager Operations 
Fabricator Welder
Production Administrator 
Associate Producer
Senior Producer
Expressions of interest
Production Manager 
Company Administrator

Auditions
General auditions for singers
Cinderella auditions

The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships

Internships


Current vacancies

Senior Manager Operations

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

Located in Surry Hills, NSW

About the role

The successful Senior Manager Operations will manage all aspects of production operations including operational and resource planning, stakeholder management and operational delivery of company productions. The Senior Manager Operations will also manage internal and external stakeholder requirements to ensure the delivery and integrity of the company projects and brand name.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of operational planning for performances including development of project schedules and production specific plans
  • Manage resource planning requirements including resource forecasting, costing and engagement in partnership with finance and HR business partners
  • Lead the day-to-day management of all stage operations including oversight of resourcing, administration and records management, employee relations and issue resolution
  • Manage operational contracts with suppliers, ensuring that these are delivered in line with company standards.
  • Manage project budgets and related CAPEX requirements
  • Strategically manage relationships and provide technical advice to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop high level operational information and support for the manufacture and maintenance equipment owned and operated by OA

About you

The successful Senior Manager Operations will have experience in a leadership and operational management position, or equivalent. You will have also worked within a fast and ever evolving workplace environment.

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

Closing date for applications is 23 April 2021.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

APPLY HERE 


Fabricator / Welder

Casual Opportunity

Located in Surry Hills, NSW

About the role

The successful Fabricator / Welder will alongside Carpenters, Props Makers and Scenic artists to produce high quality sets, props, and scenery for theatrical performances.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing of scenery items
  • Operate fabrication equipment, i.e., cutting rolling and bending equipment
  • Test building and dismantling of scenery items
  • Strong understanding of construction drawings
  • Maintenance of existing productions
  • General repairs to plant and equipment

About you

The successful Fabricator / Welder will have a Certificate III in engineering – Fabrication trade with two years of proven experience in the area of Fabrication/welding processes and procedures.

You must also have:

  • 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 team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative

Closing date for applications is 23 April 2021.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

APPLY HERE


Productions Administrator

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

JOB DESCRIPTION 

APPLY HERE 


Associate Producer

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 will be responsible for supporting the successful implementation of delegated projects across opera, outdoor events and musicals on time and within budget to provide an excellent audience experience. The role of the Associate Producer is to be our key liaison between internal and external stakeholders in consultation with the Executive Producer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the implementation of delegated productionswith highest efficiency, minimising risks,maintaining budget and compliance.
  • Manage delegated projects together with project and organisational staff to ensure their successful delivery.
  • Manage auditions as required for delegated projects.
  • Coordinate regulatory body requirements to ensure productions comply with City and State laws, ordinances and legislation.
  • Support the management and negotiation of contracts required for the delivery of productions including, but not limited toartists, suppliers, presenters, venue, funding and co-production arrangement and rights agreements.
  • Support the development of future productions.
  • Act promptly, consistently and with due process to address workplace grievances or performance matters.
  • Manage the use and implementation of administrative systems, processes and databases, including briefing seasonal and casual staff to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the unit.
  • Communicate direction and a clear vision of success.
  • Inspire and motivate the team.

Experience

  • 2+ years’ proven experience in the area of first class live theatrical entertainment, preferably including outdoor events and musicals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex internal and external stakeholder relations
  • 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
  • Strong budgeting skills.
  • Highly developed negotiation and contract management skills including strong contract management skills.

Knowledge and experience with festivals and ArtsVision is highly desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

APPLY HERE 


Senior Producer

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 will be responsible for the successful management and implementation of delegated productions on time and within budget to provide an excellent audience experience. The role of the Senior Producer is to be our key liaison between internal and external stakeholders in consultation with the Executive Producer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage ongoing complex and high profile internal and external stakeholder relations including effective negotiation and implementation of contracts for production rights, and creative and artistic personnel.
  • Development and implementation of delegated productions, to achieve the required outcomes including critical decision points.
  • Manage the implementation of delegated productions with highest efficiency, minimising risks, maintaining budget and compliance.
  • Manage strategic partner investment proposals and grant applications for delegated productions.
  • Oversee auditions as required for delegated projects.
  • Manage regulatory body requirements to ensure productions comply with City and State laws, ordinances and legislation.
  • Support the development of future productions, conduct post event debriefs and compile post event reporting, including key recommendations for future events.
  • Inform and support potential sponsorship, partnership and fund-raising opportunities.
  • Support the development and detailing of the artistic vision for future productions, including strategies for audience development and improving access to opera across Australia.
  • Communicate direction and a clear vision of success.
  • Inspire and motivate the team.

Experience

  • 5+ years’ proven experience in the area of first class live theatrical entertainment, preferably including outdoor events and musicals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex internal and external stakeholder relations
  • 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
  • Strong budgeting skills.
  • Highly developed negotiation and contract management skills including strong contract management skills.

Knowledge and experience with festivals is highly desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

APPLY HERE


Expressions of interest

Production Manager

Expression of Interest  | 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 leadership experience, along with over five years 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 16 April 2021.

Job Description 

Apply Here


Company Administrator

Expression of Interest | Brisbane Based
Flexible Work Life Balance & Travel Opportunity

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 will be responsible for supporting the Associate Producer in the development of opera productions and other projects produced by Opera Australia to high artistic and technical standards.
  • The role will coordinate the requirements of the performing company and the production requirements in the rehearsal room and at venues as required.
  • You will work with key stakeholders including the Productions Support Leads & Administrators to ensure a consistent approach to the delivery of OA's amazing productions

Experience

  • Experience in a similar role providing administrative support and/or coordinating project activities and stakeholder requirements, ideally in a productions environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with creative and technical personnel and performers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safe work practices.

Knowledge of databases including iPOS, ArtsVision or Tessitura is highly desirable.

You must also have:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise 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.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • High-level writing and communication skills.
  • A team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative.
  • Drivers licence.

About you

The successful Company Administrator will have experience in an administration role, or equivalent. A qualification in Events management, or related field is desirable. You will have worked within a fast and ever-evolving workplace environment.

Closing date for applications is 23 March 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.

Job Description

Apply Here


Auditions

We regularly hold auditions for singers and musicians.

Apply for a general audition as a singer


Cinderella Auditions

Opera Australia and GFO are seeking talented performers for their upcoming production of Cinderella.

Audition Brief

Apply here


The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks outstanding young career musicians to be part of The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships for 2022.

Read more about the application process

Apply Here


Internships

We are not currently accepting submissions for internships.