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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 Bill Koukoumas or Nitya Ramaswamy, HR Business Partners:

Job VacancieS

Operations Assistant

Operations Assistant

Fixed term, full-time contract (4 months)

Opera Australia is Australia’s national opera company, presenting some fourteen operas annually in a repertory environment, musicals, regional tours, outdoor events and concerts. As Australia’s largest performing arts organisation, the company presents close to 700 performances annually across its diverse operations.

Opera Australia seeks an Operations Assistant to fill a new fixed term full-time position (4 months) within the Major Projects department of the Surry Hills Office.

The Operations Assistant is responsible for supporting the Operations Coordinator in the development and successful implementation of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. The role 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.

You will have proven experience in event or production operations, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, efficient and well versed in MS Office and databases, highly motivated with attention to detail, and experience in working in fast paced, high pressure environments. Tertiary qualification in arts, theatre technical production or a related field, and a full Australian Driver’s License are desirable.

This is an exciting and challenging role with Australia’s largest performing arts company, providing significant growth opportunities and a fantastic work culture. To discuss this opportunity, email

Position description

Applications close Friday 9 December 2016.

Only applicants with full Australian working rights may apply for this position.

Due to the volume of applications being received, unfortunately only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To apply, please complete the form below.