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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.


Job Vacancies

Payroll Manager 
Direct Marketing Manager


Payroll Manager

Opera Australia is undergoing an exciting period of growth and change, and is looking for a highly experienced Payroll Manager to join the finance team. This role will be responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll expenses, superannuation and taxes. The role requires intimate and up-to-date knowledge of Opera Australia’s multiple Enterprise Agreements and payroll-related tax liabilities to ensure compliance with relevant awards and legal requirements. The Payroll Manager reports to the Finance Director and works closely with Human Resources and other stakeholders in business areas to provide payroll support and reporting. This position will also be involved with the successful implementation of the new payroll system and processes.

Our ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a payroll manager, with experience in an organisation with complex award arrangements and allowances. Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are paramount, coupled with managerial experience, project implementation knowledge/experience, analytical skills, and a proven ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. Prior knowledge with Meridian payroll software is essential, with experience in iChris/Chris21 desirable.

In return for your excellent performance, you will be rewarded with fantastic development opportunities, a great work culture, several on-the-job perks, and a good work-life balance.

Only applicants with full Australian working rights are eligible for this position.

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Direct Marketing Manager

Opera Australia is looking for an experienced Direct Marketing Manager to join their Sales and Marketing team in a fixed term, full-time basis, supporting the marketing efforts for maximising ticket sales to the customer database.  This role will focus on developing and implementing customer journey and segmentation strategy, develop and implement sales promotions, manage e-newsletters, lead research and design of direct marketing campaigns, and manage our strategic programs for developing new audiences. 

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in direct marketing, driving and delivering email marketing activity: holding regular content, creative and data meetings with relevant team members, discussing and scoping out future activity, applying digital best practice principles to maximise impact. You will have the ability to measure and understand customer behaviour across applications, website and more. You will be proficient in using email marketing programs and databases; have the ability to edit and create emails from template. You will understand the importance of databases and have strong analytical skills, with high attention to detail. You will have experience in analysing email ticketing activity, monitoring performance, and compiling reports for the digital and wider marketing teams. Experience with Tessitura is desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a highly respected national opera company, dedicated to enriching Australia's cultural life with exceptional opera and sustaining and developing the art form.   

The successful applicant will join a fast-paced, hands-on and very hard working team, thriving on efficiency, sales and marketing perfection. The right candidate will be rewarded with fantastic career progression, several on-the-job perks, and a great team.

Only applicants with full Australian working rights are eligible for this position.

For general enquiries please contact: Bill Koukoumas, Human Resources Business Partner on 02 9318 8399

This is a full-time fixed term role for 2 years. Applications close 5 February 2018.

Position description (pdf)

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