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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 or other queries about the jobs advertised below, contact Julie Pritchard, HR Coordinator:  jobs@opera.org.au.


Job Vacancies:

PR Manager

Operations Coordinator Touring & Outreach


PR Manager

Opera Australia is seeking a PR Manager to be responsible for media and social media coverage to promote all company projects including opera seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, musical theatre, regional and schools tours, community engagement initiatives, and concerts.

Based at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, the PR Manager will manage a team including a Senior Publicist, Digital Journalist, PR Coordinator, Multimedia Producer and contract publicists, in the delivery of this.

The PR Manager works with the CEO and Artistic Director generating and responding to coverage about issues and topics of wider interest, complementing the profile of Opera Australia as both Australia’s flagship opera company and a leader in the arts industry.

Your responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Securing high quantity and quality media coverage
  • Liaising with artists, creatives and agents on media opportunities
  • Devising and exploiting PR opportunities to promote opera
  • Driving the company’s social media and content marketing activities
  • Managing PR budget
  • Managing our PR and content marketing team
  • Designing stand-out social media campaigns to achieve cut though in public awareness

You will have:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ PR experience, including experience in arts PR
  • Well established Sydney and Melbourne media contacts
  • Strong diplomatic skills in working with people
  • Sound knowledge of the arts and current issues in the arts industry/media
  • Exceptional knowledge and skills in content marketing and the use of social media
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proven experience running large scale media events
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing teams
  • Experience managing invitations/opening night/premiere events

Applications close Friday 13 February 2015 at 5pm (AEDT)

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Operations Co-ordinator, Touring and Outreach

One year maternity leave contract

Opera Australia is seeking an Operations Coordinator 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.

In 2015 Opera Australia’s Regional Tour will be a production of The Magic Flute, presenting 16 performances throughout Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

The Operations Coordinator reports to the Executive Producer, Touring & Outreach and works alongside the Coordinator and Administrator to implement, develop and deliver the tours of each year. The Operations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating logistical delivery of the production and touring elements for Touring & Outreach to ensure the timely and effective implementation of these core activities. This position includes significant travel beyond its base in Melbourne, including undertaking a 10 week regional tour as Tour manager and 4 weeks in Sydney.

Skills required include proven experience and understanding of technical production, skills in touring and arts management, excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills, and good computer skills (in particular Microsoft Office).

Salary range: $50,000-$55,000 + 9.5% superannuation.

Applications close Friday 20 February 2015 at 5pm (AEDT)

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