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Producer Children, Families and Creative Learning

Job Status: Full Time, Ongoing
Salary: Base salary of $ 89,215 per annum, plus 10% superannuation contributions
Position No: SOH1765
Applications Close: 21 October 2021, 11:59pm
Role Enquiries: recruitment@sydneyoperahouse.com
Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679

At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community.
For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.

This position is responsible for leading the timely and effective project management of the SOH Children, Families and Creative Learning programs.

Working to the direction of the Head of Children, Families and Creative Learning, the Producer manages projects from inception to completion across performances and associated programs – in the theatres and new Centre for Creativity. This includes generating and managing the annual performance program budget, negotiating deals and contracts, annual scheduling, artist liaison and management of internal and external stakeholders.

The Producer, Children, Families and Creative Learning is a project leadership and delivery position and is supported by the Associate Producer Children, Families and Creative Learning in program delivery.

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

We are looking for someone with:
• Demonstrable experience (5+ years) to an expert level,- developing, collaborating on, producing and delivering arts and performance projects within a venue or festival context, with ideally a combination of experience in both the young audiences, families and school students commercial and subsidised programming space
• Experience in business and producing management including scoping projects, developing and implementing project business cases, and budget creation and management
• Experience in managing multiple projects, often with competing priorities, across a range of different teams or departments, with a solutions-focussed attitude
• Experience in production management and/or managing artist logistics
• Experience developing marketing and publicity strategies and briefing others in such
• Experience negotiating and preparing contracts with artists, producers and arts organisations
• Strong team, relationship management and collaboration skills coupled with strong oral and written communication skills
• Awareness of trends and developments within the children and families performance sector with new technology or development of forms across installation, performance and play space work

Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are commitment to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:
• Flexible working arrangements
• 5 weeks annual leave
• Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs
• Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
• Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
• Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
• And many more!
Sydney Opera House welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability, refugee status and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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.

Applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.

1. Describe a producing scenario where you have had to manage competing deadlines, and priorities. What skills did you use to deliver the project? What was the most challenging aspect for you and how did you manage this?
2. Give an example of an arts project for young people that you were involved in and really proud of. What made it a success? What would you repeat again in delivering this project, what would you do differently?
To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

Sydney NSW 2000

Sydney Opera House


Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position here. Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position.


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