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Producer, Contemporary Performance

Organisation/Entity: Sydney Opera House Trust
Job Category:
  • Arts, Sports and Recreation | Performing Arts
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00005XC4
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $81,861 per annum plus superannuation
Contact: recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com - Olivia Ansell
Closing Date: 25/02/2018 - 11:59 PM


The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Australian institution that embodies beauty, inspiration and the liberating power of art and ideas.

Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself.

Our mission is twofold:
  • To treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors; and
  • To inspire, and strengthen the community, through everything we do.

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.

The Producer, Contemporary Performance works primarily to the direction and overall leadership of the Head of Contemporary Performance. The Producer, Contemporary Performance leads the project management of the Contemporary Performance Program, as well as other one-off projects where required through to a successful completion including generating business cases, budgets, modelling revenue options, negotiating financial arrangements and contracts and working in close collaboration with the array of internal and external stakeholders involved. Whilst a broad artistic dialogue across the team occurs, the Producer, Contemporary Performance is a project leadership and delivery position, not a programming position.

Further more detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.

  • The right experience – Your past professional experience will likely be in the areas of theatrical producing, production supervision, project coordination, event planning and delivery, company management, and/or stage management. 
  • Outstanding commercial acumen – You have demonstrable skills and experience in modelling revenue to maximise commercial gain; shaping commercial deals; undertaking negotiations; and preparing contract terms. You are fluent in a variety of different commercial theatrical deals and have a finely-tuned ability to balance artistic excellence with commercial profitability. 
  • Dynamic communication skills – You have demonstrable experience and confidence in communicating clearly and succinctly to a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including senior management, peers in a variety of departments, event and technical crew, and most importantly, artists and artist management. 
  • Organisation and attentiveness – You are a highly organised individual who has proven experience in juggling many projects at once, each with competing timelines and priorities. You are thorough, detail-oriented, and able to maintain focus on the task at hand at all times. 
  • A positive attitude and working style – You are consistently diplomatic, respectful, and patient in all interactions with peers, stakeholders, and artists. You are calm under pressure, comfortable with showing and respecting authority, eager to try new things, and receptive to feedback in order to improve your performance.
  • Passion for the arts – You love working in the arts, and the thrill of achieving an exceptional artistic outcome in often challenging conditions. You attend a variety of arts performances and events, and enjoy discovering new art forms and maintaining strong connections within the arts industry. 

Applicants are asked to include an up to date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience and how they relate to the requirements and capabilities for the role. Applicants are also asked to address their suitability in a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following three targeted questions:
  1. Summarise the most commercial theatre production or project you have worked on, and what your contribution was to the event. In your response, highlight a challenge you experienced in each of the following areas, and how you successfully addressed it: 
    • Budget. 
    • Logistics / production. 
    • Relationship management
  2. In contrast to question 1), please summarise (maximum two paragraphs) a contemporary/ site specific or immersive arts project you have worked on and what your contribution to the event entailed. 
  3. Summarise your management style when leading a project team and how this has assisted in achieving successful artistic, operational, and financial outcomes, referencing specific projects you have worked on.

Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. Please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679 should you have any technical enquiries. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing or temporary roles of the same standard that may become available over the next twelve months.

Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment .

Job Status: Temporary, Full Time (12 months)
Position No: SOH1199
Salary: $81,861 per annum plus superannuation

Applications Close: 18 February 2018
Enquiries: Olivia Ansell | recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com