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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.


Travel Coordinator

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is recruiting for a key position in the Artistic Operations Department which supports the touring activities of the Orchestra.

About the role:

The Travel Coordinator is responsible for organising all flights, accommodation and ground transfers for ACO musicians and administration staff.  The preparation of tour schedules, using OPAS software, is a main function of the role as well as arranging visas for all guest musicians working in Australia and for ACO musicians when on tour overseas.

The Travel Coordinator maintains relationships with key contacts and suppliers in the travel industry, as well as working closely with the ACO musicians and management. 

Key attributes include:

Exceptional organisation skills are vital to perform this role successfully.  The successful candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment with many competing priorities and deadlines.  Attention to detail, highly developed communication skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite are essential.  The role includes financial management, budgeting and reconciliation responsibilities, requiring basic knowledge of accounting and invoicing processes. 

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts and previous office experience. Tertiary qualifications, particularly in Arts Management, would be an advantage.  This is a full-time position, which has the opportunity to work closely with many of Australia’s top musicians and arts practitioners.  A confident, articulate and motivated personality would be invaluable.

Please refer to the detailed position description here

To apply for this role, please forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter addressed to Luke Shaw, Director of Artistic Operations, outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description, to recruitment@aco.com.au by Monday 17th April COB.

Please include the words ‘Travel Coordinator’ in your email.


Digital Marketing Manager

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. 

About the role:

Working across the organisation, the Digital Marketing Manager will drive growth and engagement across ACO digital channels and produce quality content that extends the ACO’s brand story to new audiences and partners. 

Key attributes include:

  • A passion for digital and an in-depth knowledge of the latest platforms and trends
  • Proven track record in driving growth and engagement across digital channels
  • A creative and innovative approach to content
  • A love and appreciation for classical music
  • Experience managing websites
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • An open, collaborative and can-do work ethic

Please refer to the detailed position description here

To apply for this role, please forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter addressed to Antonia Farrugia, Director of Marketing, outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description, to recruitment@aco.com.au by Wednesday 19th April COB.

Please include the words ‘Digital Marketing Manager’ in your email.

Initial enquiries may be made to:

Wendy Tynan-Jefferis: wt@epaustralia


Ticketing Sales and Operations Manager

This is an exciting time in the ACO’s 40+ year history as the organisation looks for new and bold ways to innovate and grow. The Ticketing Sales and Operations Manager will join a passionate and ambitious team in helping shape this vision.

This position is responsible for managing ACO Ticketing Operations, including strategic plans that deliver sales and business objectives within a customer-focused environment. Through data and insights, this role will support the Director of Marketing on subscription and single ticket audience development and drive ticketing initiatives that increase customer loyalty and revenue. The role will manage day to day Box Office operations, streamlining processes to maximise efficiency, and keep abreast of the latest trends in ticketing.

Key attributes include:

  • Extensive experience in managing a multi-channel Box Office within a customer-focused organisation
  • Advanced working knowledge of ticketing systems - Tessitura experience essential
  • Experience working for a subscription based organisation - desired but not essential
  • Strong customer service skills and an interest in classical music
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent sales and communication skills and the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to optimise revenue
  • Advanced financial reporting and data analysis
  • Ability to problem solve and trouble shoot technical complexities in a dynamic environment
  • Working knowledge of ticketing practices within the live event industry
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

Please refer to the detailed position description here

Applications open. To apply for this role, please forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter addressed to Antonia Farrugia, Director of Marketing, outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description, to recruitment@aco.com.au

Please include the words ‘Ticketing Sales and Operations Manager’ in your email.

Initial enquiries may be made to:

Antonia Farrugia: antonia.farrugia@aco.com.au


Principal Viola

Package: AUD167,103

Applications are invited for the above full-time salaried position. The Australian Chamber Orchestra has an annual season of over eighty performances throughout Australia as well as a regular overseas touring schedule encompassing performances throughout Europe, North America and Asia such as at London’s Southbank Centre, Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in L.A., and appearances at festivals in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Tanglewood. 

Recent domestic and international tours have included collaborations with artists including Steven Isserlis, Dawn Upshaw, Anthony Marwood, Pekka Kuusisto, Jeremy Denk, Steven Osborne and Patricia Kopatchinskaya. The ACO also has a regular recording program including its most recent releases on BIS.

Position comes with the use of a 1610 Maggini instrument.

In the first instance please direct all enquiries to:

Mr Luke Shaw
Head of Operations and Artistic Planning
Australian Chamber Orchestra
T +61 2 8274 3809  | E luke.shaw@aco.com.au


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
Head of Operations and Artistic Planning
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