Richard Tognetti and the ACO

ACO Music Librarian

We are looking for a committed Music Librarian for our home at Pier 2/3, to join our team.

The ACO is one of Australia’s most dynamic and highly regarded performing arts organisations. We are looking for a committed Music Librarian for our home at Pier 2/3, to join our team:

• Part-time, permanent role
• New, purpose-built venue
• Competitive salary


Led by its charismatic Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is Australia’s most dynamic performing arts organisation. Renowned world-wide for its inspired and courageous programming and unrivalled performances, the ACO collaborates with an extraordinary range of artists including the world’s leading soloists, contemporary musicians, cinematographers, writers, and visual artists.
The ACO are based at their award-winning new purpose-built home on Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. The venue includes a 275-seat performance space, rehearsal rooms, media suite and event space - an exciting new home for performance, presentation, community engagement and collaborative opportunities.

From the stage to behind the scenes, our team is a passionate, dedicated, and diverse family. We never stop looking for ways to bring something new to what we do and every day we inspire audiences and each other with our ambition, enthusiasm, and openness.

We recognise that everyone brings something unique to our team and that it’s our collective experience, skills and spirit that connects us as one. Our workplace is flexible and family friendly, with well-being, training, and professional development opportunities provided.

As a member of the Artistic Operations team, you will work closely with the Artistic Director, ACO Musicians and the Artistic Operations team to deliver music scores and parts for all ACO activities. You will work with both digital and physical music library formats and engage in the creation of customised performance materials to support the ACO’s diverse programming.

This position is a 3 day per week (0.6 FTE) based in the ACO’s premises in Sydney. Please note that working hours for this position may be irregular due the nature of the role with evening and weekend work required from time to time. The ACO supports opportunities for employees to achieve a balance in their work and home lives.


Essential Skills & Experience:
• Highly competent written and spoken communication skills;
• Outstanding organisational skills including time management and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities;
• Excellent attention to detail;
• Enthusiasm, self-motivation and self-discipline;
• Ability to problem-solve under pressure;
• Ability to read music, following training on a musical instrument;
• Significant experience with Dorico and Sibelius Ultimate music notation software; and
• High level proficiency with Microsoft Office 365.

Desirable Skills & Experience:
• A working knowledge of digital music reading platforms, especially forScore;
• A knowledge of orchestral and chamber repertoire, performing artists and composers; and
• A working knowledge of the arts and cultural industries.

• Ability to work with enthusiasm and flexibility in a fast pace, agile, and creative small team environment;
• A thoughtful team player who does not compromise on personal responsibility; and
• Initiative, self-motivation and self-discipline.

The ACO is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, mature age workers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) people.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our Artistic Operations team. To apply, please download the position description and forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to [email protected].

Download the position description here.

If you have any queries about the position or its requirements, please contact Claire Diment, Head of Human Resources – [email protected]

Applications close: Monday 25 March 2024

The ACO is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a supportive and barrier-free workplace. If you require any adjustments before or during the selection process, please email [email protected].