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Producer - Learning & Engagement

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Job details

Australian Chamber Orchestra
17 Jan 2022
Work type
Full time employment, Fixed Term
Work classification
Education & Development, Music, Performing Arts



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 performers, cinematographers, visual artists and writers. In early 2022, the ACO will move to its new, purpose-built home on Pier 2/3 in Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, which will create exciting new community engagement and collaborative opportunities for the company.

• Challenging and varied role, with a great opportunity to take responsibility for the successful end-to-end management and delivery of the ACO’s Early Years & Family productions and other community and audience engagement activities
• Exciting opportunities associated with the organisation’s move to Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct in early 2022, and the development of programs in a new, state-of-the-art space
• Full time role (initial 2 years fixed term)
• Competitive salary


To take responsibility for the successful end-to-end management and delivery of the ACO’s Early Years & Family productions and other community and audience engagement activities as required.


The Producer, Learning & Engagement is responsible for the effective management and delivery of productions and projects that are part of the ACO’s broader Learning & Engagement Program. The Program currently comprises three core streams of activity:

  • Talent Development for the best young and emerging musicians across the country;
  • Early Years music experiences for children and families; and
  • Community Engagement with a diverse range of communities.

The focus of this role is producing the ACO’s world-class early years productions, including national tours, but will also include responsibilities on other ACO community and audience engagement projects such as talks and continuing education programs, relaxed performances and diversity, access and inclusion initiatives. The Producer will work closely with the Director of Learning & Engagement and Director of Artistic Planning to achieve the ACO’s vision of creating a stimulating and diverse program of work within the learning and engagement space. 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.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong understanding of and experience in performing arts management, producing, event delivery and / or project management;
  • Exemplary people management skills – including experience in successfully building strong relationships with artists and stakeholders;
  • Experience successfully preparing, managing and reporting on project budgets;
  • Highly competent written and spoken communication skills;
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, self-motivation and self-discipline; and
  • Be a kind, team player that does not compromise on personal responsibility.



How to apply


Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join our team. To apply, please review the position description on our website and forward your CV and an accompanying cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience in relation to the position description to

Any queries about the position, please contact Alex Cameron-Fraser. Email address:

Applications close Monday 17 January 2022

Written by

Australian Chamber Orchestra

23 Dec 2021