Careers & Auditions


Work with Victorian Opera

Victorian Opera is one of the most exciting arts companies in Australia. We are committed to presenting creative and accessible opera for everyone, and evolving the art form in adventurous ways. We present rarely heard repertoire, operatic masterpieces and new Australian works, inspiring audiences with an imaginative approach to opera.

Head of Finance & Corporate Services

About the business

Based in Melbourne, Victorian Opera is a national leader in presenting opera experiences. As the State opera company of Victoria, we strive to reimagine the potential for Opera. We employ hundreds of people across the creative industries, recruit some of the finest singers from Australia and around the world and collaborate with Australia's leading companies, venues and learning institutions.

As a young opera company, Victorian Opera is not dictated by traditions and expectations. The company forges its own path putting our unique stamp on every production. Victorian Opera became a Australian Major Performing Arts company in 2019.

About the role

This full-time permanent role oversees Finance, Human Resources, IT and Customer Relationship Management. In addition, this role will act as joint Company Secretary to the Board and other committees. The role works closely with a newly appointed CEO and management team.

As the successful candidate, you will be a professionally qualified accountant ideally studying or intending to study for a Governance qualification. You will have significant experience at a senior level, including monthly board reporting, financial management systems and development and the preparation of financial statements to recognised accounting standards.

You will have a track record of leading Finance and Corporate Services functions at an executive level in an Arts or not-for-profit organisation and will have had sufficient exposure to equip you to effectively manage the core functions.

You will be a dynamic leader and a pro-active team player working collaboratively with the CEO and management team. You will be highly focused and passionate about influencing the company's performance in a positive way. 

You will be expected to be 'hands-on', bring highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, a strong ethical and values base and relate well to people at all levels across the company.

Benefits and perks

  • CBD location with car parking and/or easy access to  Parliament/Melbourne Central train stations.
  • Generous salary package and benefits (note that salary packaging is not available).
  • Be part of a vibrant arts organisation at the cutting edge of opera.
  • Collaborate with senior colleagues to create a high performance, ethical culture which delivers results for all stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to be involved in governance at Board level.

Skills and experience

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role for a minimum of 5-6 years, be comfortable in providing professional advice, be familiar with acquittals and government grant funding, be experienced in end to end budgeting and forecast processes and in leading, organising and motivating staff towards established goals across the company. 

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, email to request a Candidate Information Pack and if you meet the criteria apply for this role by sending a resume with a cover letter addressing your skills as they pertain to the requirements listed. Applicants that fail to address the selection criteria outlined may not be considered.

Only applicants with the right to work in Australia will be considered for this role.
Closing date for applications is Friday 20 September 2019.
No agencies please.

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There are currently no auditions scheduled. Future opportunities will be listed on this page.