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 Publicist

Senior Publicist

Full-time, fixed-term position, based in Sydney

We're looking for an experienced and hands-on Senior Publicist to join our Public Relations team on a full-time, fixed term basis. The Senior Publicist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the major seasonal campaigns, writing communications plans, media releases and alerts, as well as ensuring calendar listings and backgrounders are up to date with the support of the publicist and interns. The role will also manage media contact lists, our online media centre, media coverage compilation, invitation lists and distribution, and assisting with event management of media events. The role will work across all company projects including Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, main-stage opera seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, and regional touring.

The position requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in publicity and events management, preferably within the arts sector. Our ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong diplomatic skills in working with various stakeholders and external bodies, high level of computer literacy, experience using Adobe Photoshop or similar, strong attention to detail, experience working in high pressure environments, and the flexibility to work varied hours and travel interstate. This is the perfect role for someone keen to further their career in Arts/Entertainment PR.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for an initial period of 1 year, with view to extend to permanency. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications close 29 March 2018 at 5pm (AEDT)

Download the position description (pdf)