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Job Vacancies

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

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Business Development Manager

Philanthropy Coordinator

Technical Operations Assistant


Corporate Partnerships Manager

Opera Australia has restructured its Corporate Partnerships department and is seeking a Corporate Partnerships Manager to lead the team under the Chief Operating Officer. The purpose of the job is to develop and implement strategies for maintaining and maximising corporate partnership revenue nationally while managing the team responsible for retaining existing partners, increasing corporate event revenue and upgrading sponsor contributions to achieve specified annual net income targets.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong experience in fundraising for a national, not-for-profit organisation
  • An appreciation for, and basic understanding of opera as an artform
  • High level of competency in developing and managing extensive budgets
  • Ability to lead and manage a team
  • Ability to undertake negotiations with confidence
  • A good understanding of the Australian corporate environment
  • Good communication manner with people of all social and corporate status
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, high level computer literacy, an eye for detail and quality of presentation

The position is located at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney. Only candidates with valid working visa in Australia need apply.

Download position description (pdf)

How to apply

Applications close Friday 12 February 2016 at 5pm (AEDT)

Business Development Manager

Opera Australia has restructured its Corporate Partnerships department and is seeking a Business Development Manager to lead Opera Australia's corporate prospecting efforts under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer. The purpose of the job is to develop and implement strategies for increasing partnership revenue nationally to Opera Australia through new sponsorship relationships and partnership opportunities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong experience and demonstrable success in fund-raising or sales for a national organisation.
  • An appreciation for, and basic understanding of opera as an artform.
  • High level of competency in developing and managing extensive budgets.
  • A good understanding of the Australian corporate environment.
  • Ability to undertake negotiations with confidence.
  • Good communication manner with people of all social and corporate status.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, high level computer literacy, an eye for detail and quality of presentation.

The position is located at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Download position description (pdf)

How to apply

Applications close Friday 12 February 2016 at 5pm (AEDT)

Philanthropy Coordinator

Opera Australia seeks a Philanthropy Coordinator to support the Executive Director, Philanthropy. We are looking for someone with experience in executive administration who is keen to pursue a career in both philanthropy and the arts.

The principal purpose of the role is to support the Executive Director, Philanthropy in the implementation and delivery of programs and activities which support Opera Australia’s fundraising including the Patron Program, the Friends Program, appeals, campaigns, and funding applications.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills, combined with high level experience in executive administration and an eye for detail. Experience in the fundraising environment is highly desirable, as is a demonstrated enthusiasm for the arts and cultural life of Australia.

The position is located at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Download position description (pdf)

How to apply

Applications close Friday 12 February 2016 at 5pm (AEDT)

Technical Operations Assistant / Financial Analyst

Fixed term 12 month contract. Part-time role: 4 days per week.

Opera Australia seeks a Technical Operations Assistant / Financial Analyst to provide financial and administrative support for Opera Australia’s production and logistic operations, and in particular, direct assistance to the Technical Operations Manager. 

This role offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the operational success of Opera Australia in Sydney. The initiative shown by the person in this position is key to making the Technical Department's operations run smoothly and efficiently. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven financial and administration experience (2 years minimum), preferably including experience working within a large arts or entertainment organisation.
  • ​High level of computer literacy including advanced Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. 
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Sound financial management skills, including budget management, business analysis and reporting experience.
  • Excellent customer relations skills, including courtesy and patience.
  • Highly organised self-starter with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting.
  • Knowledge of an electronic purchase order system and SunSystems Advanced Inquiry reporting (desirable)

The position is located at The Opera Centre in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Download position description (pdf)

How to apply

Applications close Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 5pm (AEDT)