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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

Project Assistant — Griffith Opera on the Beach, 2017

Site & Technical Production Coordinator — Griffith Opera on the Beach, 2017

Corporate Partnerships and Events Manager


Project Assistant

Griffith Opera on the Beach, 2017. Full-time, fixed term contract (approximately 3 months).

The Project Assistant, Griffith Opera on the Beach is responsible for supporting the Senior Producer in the successful implementation of Griffith Opera on the Beach to high artistic, technical and operational standards. The role will assist with the day-to-day administration systems to capture all information to be distributed to and from the team.

We are looking for someone with high levels of administrative experience in a fast-paced, pressure driven role, with advanced competency in all Microsoft products, strong database experience, strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of databases iPos, Tessitura and ArtsVision are desirable. Only applicants with full working rights can apply for this position.

Applications close 9 June 2017

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Site & Technical Production Coordinator 

Griffith Opera on the Beach, 2017. Full-time, fixed term contract (approximately 3 months).

The Site & Technical Production Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Senior Site & Technical Production Manager in the development and successful implementation of Opera on the Beach to high artistic and technical standards. The role will assist with the management of the site and technical production aspects of the project.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in production and site management roles, with sound organisational and administration skills with strong attention to detail. You will also have demonstrated experience and training in WH&S. high levels of computer literacy (Word, Excel) and database experience, and sound knowledge of Autocad, Vectorworks or similar drawing programs. Excellent communication skills are a must, with the demonstrated ability to prioritise high workloads and tight deadlines.

A forklift ticket/license is essential. Only applicants with full working rights can apply for this position.

Applications close 2 June 2017 

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Corporate Partnerships and Events Manager

Full-time, ongoing

We're seeking a highly experienced and accomplished Corporate Partnerships & Events Manager to work closely with Senior Management to develop annual plans and manage sustained relationships with all corporate sponsors with a view of maximising the rates of renewal, as well as develop strategies of sponsorship growth and achievement of annual sponsorship targets. This income forms an important part of Opera Australia's operational budget. The role will also have a focus on planning, managing and executing high-end corporate events with your team. We have a strong partnership portfolio with many long term partners across a broad range of industries, and are currently seeking to fill this role with an experienced professional who, with the help of a team of account managers, will retain these relationships and take direct responsibility for significant sponsorship growth.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated history of corporate fund-raising and events experience, preferably at a national level operating within designated expense budgets. This position requires a high level of expertise in promoting the company’s brand value and increasing sponsorships, and as such you will have led teams to achieve goals, worked under tight deadlines to deliver events, and possess high levels of communication and interpersonal skills to influence a long range of internal and external stakeholders.

This role gives you an enormous opportunity to build, enhance and enjoy the dynamics of relationships with our corporate partners. You can also be the mentor of the highly motivated, talented team of account managers and watch them grow in their roles. This is a full-time, permanent role based in Surry Hills, but requiring frequent intercity and interstate travel.

Applications close 4 June 2017 

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