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Job details

Australian Chamber Orchestra
28 May 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Education & Development, Music, Performing Arts


An exciting opportunity for a committed Program Manager to join one of Australia’s most dynamic and highly regarding performing arts organisations:

  • Challenging and varied role, with a great opportunity for a manager to lead end-to-end project management working alongside creative colleagues who are committed to the sector
  • Plan and deliver an inspiring and industry leading program, with tours, events, and activities across Australia for a diverse range of communities and participants
  • Exciting opportunities associated with the organisation’s move to Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney NSW in early 2022, and the development of programs in a new, state-of-the-art space
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Competitive salary



Led by its charismatic Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is Australia’s most dynamic performing arts organisation. Renowned world-wide for its inspired and courageous programming and unrivalled performances, the ACO collaborates with an extraordinary range of artists including the world’s leading performers, cinematographers, writers and visual artists. In early 2022, the ACO will move to its new, purpose built home on Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, which will create an exciting new home for community engagement and collaborative opportunities.


To take responsibility for the successful end-to-end management and delivery of the ACO’s Learning & Engagement Program of activities.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced Program Manager to lead the successful management and delivery the ACO’s Learning & Engagement Program. The Program currently comprises three core streams of activity:

  • Talent Development for the best young and emerging musicians across the country
  • Early Years Experiences with music for children and families; and
  • Community Engagement with a broad and diverse range of communities.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong understanding of and experience in performing arts producing and event delivery;
  • Exemplary people management skills – including experience in successfully building strong relationships with staff and stakeholders;
  • Experience successfully preparing, managing and reporting on project budgets;
  • Highly competent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, self-motivation and self-discipline; and
  • Be a kind, team player that does not compromise on personal responsibility.
How to apply

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our team. To apply, please review the position description on our website and forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description to

Any queries about the position, please contact Alexandra Cameron-Fraser. Email address:

Applications close Friday 28 May 2021.  

Written by

Australian Chamber Orchestra

11 May 2021