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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:

Job VacancieS

Business Development Manager

Expressions of Interest: Sydney Opera House — The Opera 2016 Production and Site Crew

Business Development Manager

Opera Australia is looking for a Business Development Manager to join the Corporate Partnerships Department. This is a permanent full-time position, based in Sydney.

The Business Development Manager is a newly created role and is responsible for contributing to the financial success of Opera Australia.

This role encourages new audiences and corporate businesses to engage with Opera Australia through varying events, projects and mainstage opera productions.

Strong experience in fundraising and/or sales, an ability to actively and continually pitch and negotiate with confidence, and a good understanding of the Australian corporate and arts or not-for-profit environments is necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Download position description (pdf)

How to apply

Applications close Friday 5 August at 5pm (AEST).

Expressions of Interest: Sydney Opera House — The Opera 2016 Production and Site Crew

Following on from the success of the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour seasons, in October 2016 Opera Australia will present another ambitious large-scale outdoor opera project, staging a brand new production of the contemporary Australian opera The Eighth Wonder, which tells the story of the creation of the Sydney Opera House. This will be the first time an opera has been staged on the 100 metre wide steps; with audiences filling the forecourt and the iconic Sydney wonder becoming the backdrop to this critical Australian tale.

There are opportunities for a number of production and site crew positions to join our event team in temporary full-time and casual contracts as follows:

Engagements will be for varying periods throughout October and November 2016. If you would like more details on any one of the abovementioned positions, please contact Rebecca Fortune at

To apply, please send a covering letter and resume to Your covering letter should state which position/s you are interested in and address the criteria listed under the Selection Criteria section of the Position Description, with reference to the key accountabilities.

Applicants please note that Expressions of Interest will be reviewed in late August and successful applicants should expect to hear from Opera Australia by early September.