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ACO Producer, Children, Families & Communities

We're looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and experienced Producer to join our team.

This position presents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and experienced Producer to join our team:

• Challenging and varied role, with a great opportunity to take responsibility for the successful end-to-end management and delivery of ACO Family productions, performances and tours, and other community and audience engagement activities at Pier 2/3.

• Full-time, permanent role.

• Competitive salary.



Led by its charismatic Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) 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, and visual artists.
The ACO are based at their award-winning 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, collaboration, and community engagement.


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.


 The Producer, Children, Families & Communities is responsible for the effective management and delivery of productions and projects that form part of the ACO’s national Learning & Engagement Program. The broader program currently comprises three core streams of activity:
talent development for the best young and emerging musicians across the country;
• high quality early years music experiences for children and families; and
community engagement with a diverse range of audiences, groups and communities.

The Producer will work closely with the Director of Learning & Engagement to achieve the ACO’s vision of creating a stimulating and diverse program of performances and experiences which develop, grow, and engage with a broad array of audiences. The focus of the role is producing the ACO’s world-class ACO Families productions (including national tours) but will also include responsibilities for developing and delivering other community and audience engagement projects including relaxed performances, and other diversity, access and inclusion initiatives.

The Producer will provide end-to-end management of projects through to a successful completion including generating budgets, modelling revenue options, negotiating contracts, overseeing creative development workshops and rehearsals, managing artistic and production crew, and project managing the delivery of productions and tours.


 • At least 5 years’ experience working in performing arts producing and / or project management and event delivery
• Strong production experience in the management and delivery of performing arts productions
• Superior organisational and time management skills, with demonstrable experience in managing multiple projects and competing priorities
• Exemplary people management skills – including experience in successfully building strong relationships with artists, internal and external stakeholders
• Experience successfully preparing, managing and reporting on project budgets
• Highly competent written and spoken communication skills and excellent attention to detail
• Ability to problem-solve in stressful and complex situations
• Computer literacy including advanced competence in MS Excel and database experience
• A current driver’s license (ability to drive manual vehicle an advantage)


This position is a full-time, permanent position based in the ACO’s office at Pier 2/3 in Sydney.
Working hours for this position may be irregular due the nature of the role with some evening and weekend work required.


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 Learning & Engagement 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 Tara Smith, Director of Learning & Engagement at [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 17 May 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 Head of Human Resources at [email protected].