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

Current vacancies
Concertmaster
Tutti Violin
Tutti Horn
Principal Flute
Principal Contrabassoon/Tutti Bassoon
Volunteer for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2023
The Patricia H. Reid Orchestral Fellowships

Auditions

Freelance auditions for the Opera Australia Orchestra
General auditions for singers


Current vacancies


Concertmaster

Opera Australia is one of the world’s most celebrated opera companies with an ambition to bring an Australian stamp to telling great stories through song and a commitment to develop and nurture new generations of Australian talent on and off the stage.

Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the Opera Australia Orchestra is internationally recognised as an ensemble of the highest calibre performing with some of the world’s finest conductors, vocal artists and dancers.  The Opera Australia Orchestra is the most versatile of all Australian orchestras, presenting over 300 performances of opera, ballet, music theatre and concerts each year.

Opera Australia seeks a Concertmaster with outstanding and inspiring performance and leadership capabilities who can act as an ambassador for the Opera Australia Orchestra across the variety of programs presented in Sydney by Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet.

For more details about this role including the Job Description and recruitment process please download the Candidate Pack here.

To apply for this opportunity, click "apply" to be taken to our application form for completion.

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2023.

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For any other inquiries about this role please contact Opera Australia’s People Team: hr@opera.org.au 

All Opera Australia employees must have received all required doses of the COVID-19 Vaccination (including a booster) prior to their commencement unless a valid exemption is submitted and approved under OA’s vaccination policy and exemption procedure.

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.

OA is committed to enabling and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. The people we work with come from all walks of life and so do we. We acknowledge that all individual differences, life experiences, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression. Our aim is to recruit great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger.


Tutti Violin (2 positions)

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks outstanding musicians to fill the permanent position of Tutti Violin.

Audition: Tuesday 28th March 2023 and Wednesday 29th March 2023. Applicants must be available on both days.

Find out about the repertoire requirements and application process here.

To apply for this opportunity, click "apply" to be taken to our application form for completion.

Applications: Close 5pm AEST, Monday 20th February 2023

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For any other inquiries about this role please contact Lisa Wynne-Allen, Orchestra Coordinator: lisa.wynne-allen@opera.org.au


Tutti Horn

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks outstanding musicians to fill the permanent position of Tutti Horn.

Audition: Thursday 23rd March and Friday 24th March 2023. Applicants must be available on both days.

Find out about the repertoire requirements and application process here.

To apply for this opportunity, click "apply" to be taken to our application form for completion.

Applications: Close 5pm AEST, Monday 20th February 2023

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For any other inquiries about this role please contact Lisa Wynne-Allen, Orchestra Coordinator: lisa.wynne-allen@opera.org.au


Principal Flute

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks outstanding musicians to fill the permanent position of Principal Flute.

Audition: Monday 20th March and Tuesday 21st March 2023. Applicants must be available on both days.

Find out about the repertoire requirements and application process here.

To apply for this opportunity, click "apply" to be taken to our application form for completion.

Applications: Close 5pm AEST, Friday 17 February 2023

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For any other inquiries about this role please contact Lisa Wynne-Allen, Orchestra Coordinator: lisa.wynne-allen@opera.org.au


Principal Contrabassoon/Tutti Bassoon

The Opera Australia Orchestra seeks outstanding musicians to fill the permanent position of Principal Contrabassoon/Tutti Bassoon.

Audition: Wednesday 15th March 2023

Find out about the repertoire requirements and application process here.

To apply for this opportunity, click "apply" to be taken to our application form for completion.

Applications: Close 5pm AEST, Monday 13th February 2023

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For any other inquiries about this role please contact Lisa Wynne-Allen, Orchestra Coordinator: lisa.wynne-allen@opera.org.au


Volunteer for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2023

Opera Australia is excited to present our 2023 Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly. We are currently looking for volunteers to be involved in the production in March and April of 2023.

Volunteering is an exciting way to get involved in events, which bring together artists, creatives, musicians, and technicians. Volunteers will work with the front of house team to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and to help inform and direct audience members.

A friendly and positive attitude is required. Volunteers can expect to learn new and valuable skills while meeting like-minded people. Volunteers will also be expected to attend an induction on either the 21st or 22nd of March (date to be confirmed).

A minimum of 4 shifts is required per event.

To say thank you, we are pleased to offer each volunteer two complimentary tickets to a designated performance and a volunteer t-shirt to keep.

This experience is only available to 100 volunteers.

Expressions of interest will close on the 8th of January 2023.

Please register your interest here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email volunteers@opera.org.au


Auditions

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.

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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.