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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:  jobs@opera.org.au.


Job Vacancies:

Operations Coordinator

Art Finisher


Operations Coordinator

Temporary full-time contract: Monday 14 September 2015 – Monday 9 May 2016.

Opera Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Operations Coordinator to work with Opera Australia’s Major Projects department with focus on Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2016.

The Major Projects team is responsible for the development and implementation of large scale projects, including Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and Opera on the Beach.

The Operations Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the delivery of operations for production and the site/venue during construction and performance timeframes, including the operational requirements for technical production, site design and the construction and dismantle of the site structures.

The role will predominantly work on Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2016, however the team will be producing other exciting projects in 2016 so the Operations Coordinator will play a part in these.

To apply, you will have proven experience in event or production operations, including experience reading site plans and layouts and knowledge and understanding of safe work practices.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a polite and professional manner and be a team player who is self-motivated and shows initiative.

You will demonstrate organisation and administrative skills including competency across Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and use of databases and have the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.  A flexible attitude to duties/responsibilities and working hours is essential.

Favourable skills and experience would include Tertiary qualification in arts, theatre technical production or a related field; sound use of a database systems and a current and valid class C Australian driver’s license.

Applications close Friday 14 August 2015 at 9am (AEST)

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Art Finisher

Opera Australia seeks a dynamic Art Finisher to join the wardrobe department.  The position provides a unique career opportunity in wardrobe manufacturing in a leading performing arts company.

The position is responsible for the art finishing of costumes.  It involves working autonomously as well as part of a team, performing such tasks as dying and distressing of costumes, jewellery making and refurbishment for both new and revival productions.

The position reports to the Wardrobe Coordinators and ultimately to the Wardrobe Director.

Applicants must have a sound knowledge of fabrics and the dyeing of them, the ability to achieve a variety of distressed looks, plus skills in soldering and leather work.

In addition, applicants must possess a high level of initiative and creative ability.  They must have sound organisational skills, and be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good interpersonal skills and a capacity for teamwork will be highly regarded.

The position is located at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills Sydney but will be expected to work at the Sydney Opera House as required.

Applications close Friday  14 August 2015

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