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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.


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

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 Friday 24th March COB. 

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


Communications Manager

Join a creative and ambitious team in building the national and international profile of Australia’s most dynamic national performing arts organisation.

We are seeking a dedicated, experienced and passionate professional for a key role in the ACO’s Marketing team. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Director of Marketing, Managing Director, Artistic Director and ACO musicians to develop a Communications Strategy to build the Orchestra’s profile and generate media coverage and box office revenue. As the ACO’s lead storyteller, the Communications Manager will contribute to the ideation of content and craft a cohesive narrative encompassing the various arms of the organisation – concert tours, corporate, development, philanthropy and education.

Key attributes include:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to develop stories across print, radio, television and online
  • At least seven years’ experience in Communications/Public Relations
  • Established media and influencer contacts in the Arts
  • Brings a strategic and creative approach to Communications
  • Experience in content ideation and creation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications or Marketing

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.

Please include the words ‘Communications 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