Producer Contemporary Music – Pedestrian Jobs

Job Status: Full-Time, Ongoing

salary: Base salary of $86,822 per annum, plus 10.5% superannuation contributions

Position No: SOH1976

Applications Close: Monday 22nd August 2022, 11:59pm

Role Inquiries:

Technical Inquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679

An organization where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.


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. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.

We welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, recognizing the value, unique skills and knowledge that First Nations employees bring to the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all genders, as well as people from one or more of these underrepresented groups/communities, including but not limited to d/Deaf and Disabled people/people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTIQ+.

We recognize that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at or call us on 02 9250 7743 and let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, interpreters or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.


This position is responsible for the effective management and presentation of projects that are part of the SOH Contemporary Music program. The position collaborates with the Head of Contemporary Music to create a stimulating and diverse program of work within the contemporary music space, through the development of potential projects; the maintenance of existing programs; and by developing innovative industry and artistic partnerships.

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


We are looking for someone with:

  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrable experience to an expert level in developing and producing contemporary music or comparable live performance events at a high, autonomous level
  • Experience collaborating to a high-level on a program of arts projects within the contemporary music or comparable live performance space
  • Thorough knowledge of, and high quality network of contacts within, the contemporary music programming or comparable live performance space, including but not limited to relevant festivals, venues, arts centers, arts companies and artists, both nationally and internationally
  • Proven ability and experience in conducting successful daily interactions with international, national and local agents, promoters, venues, labels and artists; including acting as a conduit between artists, presenters and a large, complex arts organization and/or venue
  • Experience in developing and delivering audience development strategies
  • Demonstrable entrepreneurial flair and commercial acumen
  • Experience in developing and implementing project business cases and project budgets including modeling revenue
  • Experience in managing multiple projects, often with competing priorities
  • Successful track record managing a team of direct and indirect reports using persuasion and influence to achieve objectives
  • Experience developing marketing and publicity strategies and briefing others in such
  • Experience negotiating and preparing contracts with artists, presenters and arts organisations
  • Strong team, relationship management and leadership skills coupled with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in production management and/or managing artist logistics is desirable.


Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed 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 week annual leave
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
  • Working for an organization with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organization who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • Up to date resume of no more than five pages
  • Address their suitability in a cover letter of no more than one page

In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.

  1. This role is responsible for the effective management of various contemporary music presentations including the negotiation of high level contracts with artists, agents, managers and project partners. Please outline your prior experience in negotiating and delivering contemporary music activity, or other live performance activity, consistently over a period of 3-5 years.
  2. This role is responsible for leading internal and external project teams towards the successful delivery of presentations in a complex working environment. Please outline your prior experience in leading project teams on ambitious contemporary music or other live performance projects.

Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed.

The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Sydney Opera House Trust COVID-19 policies relating to safety and vaccination. Our current policy requires all employees to be double vaccinated.

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