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Artistic Operations Manager

Sydney, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation 
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Job Details

  • Full time, Continuing role  
  • Exciting opportunity to lead the concert production services and support at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Base Salary HEO8 $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation 

About the opportunity

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has more than a century of music excellence.

The SCM are currently seeking an Artist Operations Manager to provide administrative oversight of the SCM’s large ensembles, opera and music theatre performance programs. This role will ensure the operational and logistical coordination of the School’s extensive performance programs including regional and international tours.

The role will require work flexibly, including evening and weekends as required. You may also be required to travel domestically and internationally from time to time.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • oversee all aspects of event planning and execution scheduling, venue coordination, technical requirements, staffing, and budget management to ensure seamless logistical support for performances, concerts, productions and tours
  • oversee preparation of communications and correspondence to staff and students including rehearsal and performance schedules, orchestral rosters, staging diagrams, program content and collection of music folders
  • serve as the primary point of contact for guest artists, conductors, soloists, and ensemble leaders including the coordination of travel arrangements, accommodation and other logistical requirements
  • develop and implement a comprehensive artistic programming strategy that aligns with the SCM’s strategic mission and values
  • negotiate performance contracts, agreements, and licensing arrangements with artists, agents, vendors, and other external partners
  • provide leadership, coaching, professional guidance and mentoring to all team members, including the annual PP&D of direct reports.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in performing arts or similar, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or education
  • demonstrated experience in leading a team, including the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff, and experience managing and resolving a diverse range of HR issues
  • knowledge of orchestral set ups, ability to draw orchestral diagrams and awareness of special needs of ensembles for rehearsal and performance
  • demonstrated music literacy and ability to read music scores
  • familiarity with orchestral and concert management systems such as Artifax
  • high level of competency of MS Suite
  • outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, coupled with highly developed organisational skills and an ability to effectively manage a constant volume of work under strict deadlines.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Lena Jiang, Recruitment Operations by email to

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Applications Close

Monday 22 April 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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