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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:

Technical Draftsperson

Accounts Payable Officer


Technical Draftsperson

Opera Australia is seeking a Technical (CAD) Draftsperson to join our busy design office in the Technical Department. The role is responsible for developing and producing detailed construction drawings (2D & 3D) for new and revived mainstage opera productions, outdoor productions and special events. This includes creating detailed construction drawings for sets, developing and preparing stage plans/sections, preparing lighting and scenery plots, production drawings for touring sets, and general drafting support as required.

To apply, you will have tertiary qualifications in design and drafting, or industry equivalent, and have proficiency in AutoCAD, Illustrator, and Photoshop along with excellent computer skills in Excel and Word (basic level). You will have strong communication and organisational skills and excellent ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.

Based at The Opera Centre, Surry Hills, the Technical Draftsperson is a full time position with a 6-month seasonal contract. The role works closely with the Workshop Manager, the creative teams, production managers, and key workshop staff.

Applications close Monday 13 July 2015 at 5pm (AEST)

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Accounts Payable Officer

Opera Australia seeks an Accounts Payable Officer based at The Opera Centre, Surry Hills, Sydney. 

Opera Australia has an annual turnover of $100m and the accounts payable department has a high-volume of invoices on a weekly basis (average of 200 invoices per week). The Accounts Payable Officer is responsible for the end-to-end process of processing and paying all invoices (domestic and international), as well as assisting with ensuring employees follow company’s purchasing policies and use the purchase order system efficiently and effectively.

The Accounts Payable Officer provides organisational support, manages queries and other tasks/projects, weekly cheque and EFT runs, and payment of urgent payments where and when required. 

You will need to be extremely proficient in financial systems and purchase order systems (minimum 2 years). You will work well under stress with stringent deadlines and have a good knowledge of Excel. You will possess excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate clearly and assertively with all levels of management as well as external stakeholders.  Your ability to multi-task between different tasks and responsibilities along with a keen attention to detail is essential. 

Ideally, you will have a strong interest in the arts and some familiarity with opera. The Company offers great benefits in terms of access to performances and arts events.

Applications close Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 5pm (AEST)

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