Opera Centre

Job Vacancies

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

All advertised positions are placed on this Opera Australia website. Positions are usually advertised on ArtsHub, and often on sites such as Seek but less frequently in the press. For some jobs, professional association newsletters are also used to get the word out about vacant positions.

Job VacancieS

Senior Technical Specialist

Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Casual Photographers, Melbourne

Senior Technical Specialist

Full-time, 6-month fixed-term contract

Opera Australia is seeking a highly experienced and autonomous Senior Technical Specialist to work with stakeholders to understand issues in existing IT systems, processes and products, develop IT solution designs, and ensure that the solutions are reliable, resilient, scalable and feasible. This role will also be responsible for taking and sharing input/output with subject matter experts across the company and train staff as and when necessary.

The key competencies of this role are to identify key inefficiencies in financial, employee management, document and image management, event management, ticketing and CRM systems and recommend solutions for high impact results, as well as ensure effective design, development and deployment of solutions with internal and external resources as needed.

The ideal candidate will be qualified in Computer Science or similar with significant recent application integration experience. You will have a strong track record as Systems Integration Specialist or technical lead. You will be skilled in designing and developing integration solutions that are fit-for-purpose, maintainable, secure and provide high-availability, scale and operability. Advanced knowledge and experience with SQL Server, Integration patterns and practices, REST and SOAP-based APIs, C#, .NET, MVC, Unit testing and automation are essential, coupled with strong interpersonal and stakeholder skills, with the ability to influence and train across all levels.

Applications close 21 April 2017

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Corporate Partnerships Coordinator

Full-time, ongoing

Opera Australia is hiring a Corporate Partnerships Coordinator, an exciting role responsible for contributing to the financial success of Opera Australia by the fostering of strong corporate relationships and ensuring consistent and quality delivery of benefits and services across key accounts in the corporate sponsorship portfolio. Key accountabilities include planning and executing partner events, delivering ticketing and marketing benefits such as program advertisements, sponsor banners and signage, producing sponsorship evaluation reports, managing the Tessitura database, and ensuring sponsor invoicing is maintained in relation to your partnership portfolio.

Our ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service and relationship skills, ideally within the Performing Arts environment, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with proven experience in events management, ticketing management, and database management. Tertiary qualifications in communications, events management, arts management or a related field would be desirable. In return for your excellent work, you will be rewarded with a good work-life balance, great perks, and a fantastic team.

Applications close 30 April 2017

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Casual Photographers, Melbourne

We’re seeking a few photographers to fill a roster of evening photography before opera performances at Arts Centre Melbourne from 4–27 May. This is a paid opportunity.

Photographers will roam the foyers of Arts Centre Melbourne during the hour before performances commence and ask people to pose for social snaps that we can post on our social media channels.

We're looking for skilled photographers who;

  • own their own DLSR
  • have experience in event photography and low-light situations
  • are proficent at processing images in Photoshop, Lightroom or similar
  • are confident, reliable and presentable

To find out more, download the position description (pdf)

How to apply

  1. Email John Quertermous at and outline why you are a good candidate
  2. Submit three to five original photographs that demonstrate your skills

Applications close Monday 24 April at 5pm AEST