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Creative Learning Manager

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 primary purpose of this role is to manage from both a business and content perspective, the research, design, development and delivery of creative learning programs for education and general public groups visiting SOH, to ensure that a unique, high quality, innovative and positive learning experience is provided.

This position develops and delivers creative learning experiences across a range of disciplines, teacher professional development courses, creates curriculum aligned resources for projects and performances, and develops and grows key stakeholder relationships across early learning, primary, secondary and tertiary students sectors, as well as government and corporate, philanthropic partners to ensure the continual sustainability of the program.

The role works within a co-design framework with internal SOH specialists, program partners and artists. The role scopes, researches and develops programs building learning and evaluation frameworks, ensures current curriculum alignments and delivery on department and wider business strategies.

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


• Tertiary qualifications in teaching, education or creative pedagogies and work experience in designing and delivering learning initiatives in a performing arts or cultural organisation
• Extensive experience in managing learning situations from program ideation, development and business including resource and financial management
• Demonstrated success in developing relationships and partnerships with the education, government, corporate or private sectors
• Excellent communication skills with experience in both research, strategy, proposal and presentations
• Experience in workshop delivery or facilitation within an educational or cultural organisation framework
• Experience of working with children, families and young people within a creative pedagogy or education framework or within a cultural organisation
• Knowledge of NSW and Federal Government Educational and Creativity frameworks and current early years, primary and secondary curriculum requirements, as well as the differences and specific requirements of government, independent and religious school sectors.
• An understanding of the use of digital technology and multi-media in the performing arts sector and with cultural organisation programming
• A collaborative, solutions orientated attitude that thrives in working in a fast moving, dynamic and complex environment
• Working with Children Check Clearance Number

Job Status: Full-Time, Temporary (2 year fixed term)
Position No: SOH1605
Salary: Base salary of $112,434 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation contributions

Applications Close: Sunday, 6 December 2020,11:59pm
Enquiries: recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com

Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679

Sydney 2000

Sydney Opera House


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 two targeted questions:

1. Tell us about your experience in teaching, education or creative pedagogies and work experience in designing and delivering learning initiatives in a performing arts or cultural organisation
2. Outline an inspiring Creative Learning or Education project you have developed and identify why it was innovative and effective.

Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/. Only applicants who apply online and submit a suitable cover letter addressing the targeted questions will be considered for this position.

Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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

We seek to provide workplace adjustments at all relevant stages of the recruitment process such as interpreters, alternative formats or other access supports. You can specify in the application form if you require any adjustments or please ask us at any stage. If you need to contact us about making workplace adjustments during the recruitment process please send an email to recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com or call us on 02 9250 7743.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.


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