A behind the scenes photo of Satu Vanska rehearsing

JOINING THE ACO

As one of the finest performing arts companies in Australia, the ACO attracts the highest calibre of musicians, soloists and composers who are in turn supported by a first-rate team of administration professionals.


Casual Outbound Ticketing Representative

  • Pleasant working environment
  • One casual position (4 months)
  • Interesting and rewarding work


Do you possess some sales experience and an exceptional telephone manner?


Led by its charismatic Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative performing arts organisations. Renowned worldwide, the ACO collaborates with an extraordinary range of international and home grown talent.


This is an exciting time for the Orchestra as we reinvent our global brand and look for bold new ways to grow audiences and amplify the Orchestra’s national and international reputation.


The Australian Chamber Orchestra is offering a great opportunity to be a vital part of our Box Office and Marketing team. We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic telemarketing professional, in a fixed contract casual role, to conduct outbound calls to potential subscribers for our 2019 season. Every person you contact will either be a current subscriber, lapsed subscriber or has had contact with our organisation – absolutely no cold calling is involved!


The campaign will commence in late August (full training will be given prior) and will run until December 2018.  You will be required to achieve set call targets, gain subscription renewals and offer outstanding service to everyone you contact. You will be based at the Australian Chamber Orchestra headquarters in East Circular Quay, for the entire campaign and required to work from 10:30am – 7pm, 4 days a week – a total of 28 hours per week.


Excellent working conditions and a generous hourly rate of pay is offered to the right candidates.


Great telephone communication skills, the ability to deliver exceptional customer service, solid IT knowledge, ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment and a sales background are what we require.


Please submit a one page cover letter and your CV by Friday 7th September, 2018 to colin.taylor@aco.com.au with ‘Outbound Ticketing Sales Representative’ in the description.

 


Musicians

Applications for casual work with the ACO (strings and all other orchestral instruments) are welcome. For details on how to apply, please send expressions of interest to Luke Shaw.

Mr Luke Shaw
Director of Artistic Operations
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Email: luke.shaw@aco.com.au
Telephone: +61 2 8274 3809
Fax: +61 2 8274 3801
PO Box R21, Royal Exchange NSW 1225 Australia


Artist Managers and Soloists

The ACO is a touring orchestra which offers up to 13 programs each year. Opportunities for soloists are extremely limited and highly sought-after. Due to the overwhelming amount of interest, the ACO can no longer accept unsolicited material from soloists or artist managers.


Composers

The ACO is known for programming a broad range of music and we are very much interested in expanding the repertoire for chamber orchestras. However due to our unique touring pattern, the ACO offers only a handful of programs a year, so opportunities for composers are relatively limited. 

If you are a composer who is represented by the Australian Music Centre, there is no need to contact us - we regularly view the AMC catalogue (amcoz.com.au). If you are not represented by the AMC, and you think you have a piece well suited to the ACO, you are welcome to post a cover letter, CV, and three sample pages of the score. If you have a CD recording of the work, please send that too. Please do not email scores or parts electronically. Midi recordings are welcome if there is no alternative. Please note that our core strength is strings (55331) and we are a touring orchestra. Works for large forces or which require a complicated venue set-up are less likely to be of interest.

We will contact you in the event that we are able to take your submission further, or if we require further information. Please be careful not to send anything that cannot be replaced as we are unable to return submissions unless organised in advance of original delivery.

Please address submissions to:

Anna Melville
Artistic Administrator
Australian Chamber Orchestra
PO Box R21
Royal Exchange NSW 1225 Australia