Community Program Officer

Sydney, Australia
19 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
03 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Manage the delivery of the Open Academy Rising Stars and Kids at the Con programs
  • Located at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney’s CBD
  • Full-time, up to 2 years fixed term, base salary of $87K p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

This role supports the Open Academy’s Rising Stars and Kids at the Con programs ensuring the weekly needs and specific requirements both programs are met in an efficient and timely manner. The role requires organisation of weekly lessons, tutorials and concerts and will require negotiation with students, parents and musicians. During the program terms you will be required to work a full day on Saturdays.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for We are looking for a Community Program Officer who possesses:

  • music related tertiary qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience in music education
  • experience in running music concerts or other relevant event-based experience
  • ability to work to recurring deadlines and to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement
  • well-developed negotiation, relationship building,conflict resolution and influencing skills
  • proficiency in using computer software applications.

About us

Since 1974 the Conservatorium Open Academy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has opened the doors of the Conservatorium to the community through programs, courses and workshops for school students, musicians, music teachers and to all those who are interested in learning more about music.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1559/1220Fto apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 3 February 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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