Orchestra Victoria

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Orchestra Victoria is one of only two highly specialised Ballet and Opera orchestras in Australia and is the proud performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera.

Interested in working in one of Australia’s most innovative orchestras, in one of the world’s most liveable cities? Orchestra Victoria is a performance partner of Australia’s national ballet company, The Australian Ballet, and national opera company, Opera Australia. The orchestra also has a rich performance life beyond the pit, providing music festivals, orchestral concerts and education programs, across the beautiful state of Victoria.

Orchestra Victoria was established in 1969 as The Elizabethan Trust Orchestra. Over the next decade, the orchestra expanded both its numbers and repertoire as it accompanied some of the world's leading performers, including Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Joan Sutherland, and worked with renowned conductors such as Richard Bonynge, Stuart Challender, Carlo Felice Cillario, and John Lanchbery.

Orchestra Victoria offers:

  • Excellent salaries
  • Performances opportunities in the greatest of opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music repertoire
  • A very exciting and friendly working environment
  • World-class health and well-being programs for musicians

For more information, please contact [email protected].

CURRENT VACANCIES

Production Coordinator - 0.8 FTE

Position: Production Coordinator (0.8 FTE)

Open Date: Tuesday 7 May

Closing Date: Friday 24 May 5:00PM AEST  

Orchestra Victoria is seeking a motivated and proactive individual to apply for the position of part-time Production Coordinator. The Production Coordinator is part of a small orchestra operations team responsible for the technical and staging operations of Orchestra Victoria’s performances and other activities. The Production Coordinator will work closely with musicians, partner company management, artistic staff, contractors and the wider Orchestra Victoria team to deliver high quality events. The Production Coordinator will have technical and orchestral knowledge, be able to work on their own initiative, take on responsibility and will fit into a small team working to a consistently high standard.

This position is based in Melbourne but may require travel within Australia. To apply for this role, you must have the right to live and work in Australia.  

View the position description to find out more.  

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter addressing the preferred skills & experience.  

More information or questions
Please contact Erin Casler, Head of Operations and Planning at [email protected].  

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Applications close on Friday 24 May at 5:00 PM AEST

Casual Audition Bassoon

Orchestra Victoria invites musicians to apply for Casual Bassoon auditions.

Audition date: Tuesday 4 June 2024

Audition location: Solidarity Hall – Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053

Audition repertoire: Set works and orchestral excerpts available following receipt of formal application.

Recorded auditions: Recorded auditions will be accepted and will be due for submission by midnight Tuesday 28 May (AEST)

How to Apply:

Click here to download the application form

You must email your application form and current resume to Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) at [email protected]

More information or questions: Please contact Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) on 0427 609 504 or [email protected]

Applications close midnight Sunday 26 May (AEST)

Casual Audition Horn

Orchestra Victoria invites musicians to apply for Casual Horn auditions.

Audition date: Wednesday 5 June 2024

Audition location: Solidarity Hall – Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053

Audition repertoire: Set works and orchestral excerpts available following receipt of formal application.

Recorded auditions: Recorded auditions will be accepted and will be due for submission by midnight Tuesday 28 May (AEST)

How to Apply:

Click here to download the application form.

You must email your application form and current resume to Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) at [email protected]

More information or questions: Please contact Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) on 0427 609 504 or [email protected]

Applications close midnight Sunday 26 May (AEST)

Section Principal Oboe

Orchestra Victoria seeks a musician of outstanding leadership and ability for the full-time position of Section Principal Oboe. This position is offered as a full-time maximum term contract (2-years) to permanency arrangement, subject to a trial period in accordance with the OV EBA. The starting salary for this position as a Level A Section Principal Musician is $92,883.78 per annum plus superannuation and allowances.

Applications are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia only.  

Audition Details:
Date: Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June
Location: Opera Australia Centre, Level 4, 35–47 City Road Southbank VIC 3006

Audition Repertoire (with piano accompaniment):  

Mozart - Oboe Concerto in C major
First movement, exposition (up to Bar 97) with cadenza
Second movement   

R. Strauss – Oboe Concerto in D major
Exposition only (up to Fig 5 / bar 59)

Orchestral excerpts
Available following receipt of formal application from Monday 13 May 2024 for candidates attending the audition in person, and Monday 6 May 2024 for candidates submitting a recorded audition.     

How to Apply:
Click here to download the application form

You must email your application form and current resume to Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) at [email protected].  

Recorded auditions will be accepted and will be due for submission by 9am AEST Wednesday 19th June.

More information or questions:
Please contact Nikki Bassani (Acting Orchestra Manager) on 0427 609 504 or [email protected].

Applications close midnight AEST Monday 17 June 2024.