Opera Australia employs over 300 permanent artists and staff, and provides employment opportunities for up to 1000 people in any one year.
If you are interested in a career in the arts and working for Opera Australia, we offer a range of job opportunities, from performing as a singer, musician, dancer or actor, through to costume or set manufacturing, and stage management and technical production, and also marketing, events management, artist management and finance.
Our main work locations include The Opera Centre in Sydney and the Melbourne Opera Centre. These centres contain rehearsal, manufacturing and administration areas. We also operate stores at separate locations. Our artists and production staff rehearse and perform at the major capital city performance venues, and our touring company performs across regional Australia.
There are a number of ways in which we recruit new people to the Company. Performers are generally engaged through an audition process. There are periodic auditions for singers and for players in the Orchestra. We also provide work experience opportunities for school students interested in a career in the arts.
Opera Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. When recruiting, we seek applications from as wide a range of qualified applicants as possible.
Opera Australia regularly advertises job vacancies in such as areas as artist management, orchestral management, music and language coaching, technical support, manufacturing, administration, and education.
Opera Australia's orchestral players and stage performers, including singers, dancers and actors are engaged following an audition process.
Thinking of a career in the arts? Each year a limited number of work experience placements are available at The Opera Centre in Sydney and The Opera Centre in Melbourne.