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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.

For more information about working at Opera Australia, contact Julie Pritchard, HR Coordinator:

Job Vacancies:

Operations Manager, Touring & Outreach

Operations Manager, Touring & Outreach

Ongoing, full-time role

Opera Australia is seeking an Operations Manager for the Touring & Outreach department.

The Touring & Outreach department is a producing unit within Opera Australia. Its aim is to bring great opera to all Australians, regardless of where they live. The annual core activities of the Touring & Outreach department include a nation-wide Regional Tour of a full scale opera and two Schools Tours to primary school students across metropolitan and regional Victoria and New South Wales. Additionally, Touring & Outreach provides education workshops and community projects, which are especially tailored to meet the community’s needs and resources. The Touring & Outreach department also develops new works that will be presented in new platforms such as The Rabbits, a new, music theatre/operatic work based on the illustrated children’s book by John Marsden and Shaun Tan.

Reporting to the Executive Producer, Touring & Outreach; the Operations Manager will support the Executive Producer in the financial, staff and administrative management of the department. As a senior member of the team, the position carries a significant responsibility for the overall management of the Touring & Outreach program of activities. Duties include management of office functions, supervision of opera productions and outreach programs and financial oversight. The position is responsible for the financial and administrative processes that facilitate the efficient and effective operation of the department, including all aspects of budget planning, expenditure control, financial reporting and staff management.

To apply you will have experience in performing arts management (or related field) and in delivering operational support and continuous improvement. You will have demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills and proven experience in project management. You will demonstrate well developed oral and written communication skills, including effectiveness in negotiation and consultation and you will have a successful track record of managing a team of direct and indirect reports. Competency across Microsoft Office products, Excel and database software is necessary. Desirable skills would include relevant tertiary qualifications, good knowledge of the performing arts industry in Australia and sound knowledge and understanding of technical production processes.

This position is based in Melbourne with some interstate travel as required.

Applications should address the key criteria and qualifications listed in the job description document and include a detailed CV and cover letter.

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How to apply

Applications close Wednesday 9 September 2015 at 5pm (AEST).