Work with Musica Viva Australia

Join us! We’re always striving to create a culturally vibrant Australia where people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities have access to brilliant music.

We exist to create and support a vibrant chamber music sector which is accessible to people of all backgrounds across Australia.  

We work together to help create an Australia where chamber music thrives and where people of all ages, cultures and communities have access to, and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world.

At the heart of this mission is our people – our wonderful staff members and volunteers. If you have a passion for the arts and classical music, take a look at our positions below.

Current opportunities

Individual Giving Manager

We are a leading organisation dedicated to creating meaningful change in society. Our work is driven by a commitment to philanthropy, and we believe that research plays a pivotal role in unlocking the true potential of giving. 

Musica Viva Australia relies on the generosity of its supporters to help bring its mission to life- giving audiences access to the performances, education programs, new works and tours for which they are renowned. The Development team now seeks Individual Giving Manager, who will play a crucial role to strengthen Musica Viva Australia’s philanthropic and private income-related outcomes. 

With demonstrated experience in fundraising and relationship management, ideally gained in the Arts or the broader not for profit sector, the successful candidate will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills which will see them engaging easily with stakeholders both internal and external in driving the organisation’s philanthropic agenda. 'Demonstrated knowledge and a high level of proficiency in the Tessitura database system or similar CRM is essential'. An interest in and/or knowledge of the arts scene, classical music and music education will be highly regarded.   

Applications closing date: Monday 6 May 2024 

For more information, view full job description here.

Education and Emerging Artists Marketing Executive 

The Marketing team works across Musica Viva Australia (MVA) nationally, delivering a brand strategy which actively promotes engagement in concerts, education work, national and international competitions as well as emerging artists.  

Our primary purpose to make music feel extraordinary for everyone. We have the conviction that great music and musicians make the world a better place. And we’re in the business of creating truly memorable experiences for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. 

At their core, all roles in our Marketing team connect artists with people across Australia – whether in classrooms, on concert stages or online. We’re looking for someone who can deliver creative, data-driven plans and initiatives to increase MVA’s reach. You’re likely to have marketing experience in the arts and cultural/ NFP sector and be driven by making positive impacts.  

This role focuses on education and emerging artists marketing. All our Marketing roles require digital experience and work closely with the digital team. 

For an informal chat about the roles and MVA please contact Director of Marketing and Communications by email lshorrocks@musicaviva.com.au or People and Culture Manager jmccleary@musicaviva.com.au. 

Applications Close: Friday 3 May 2024 

For more information, view full job description here.

Education Project Coordinator

Musica Viva Australia’s Education programs are developed mainly for a primary school audience and are comprised of live performance, digital resources, and teacher professional development.

The Education Projects Coordinator is a member of the Education team, supporting the Director of Education and wider team with administration and logistical support for a broad range of special projects.

Full details of the responsibilities of the position are available in the Job Description here.

Volunteer Positions - Get in touch!

Our volunteers have played an integral role with Musica Viva Australia since its founding in 1945, when European refugees volunteered their time to see their cultural roots flourish in their new country. Today, our volunteers donate their time to roles on committees, administration, and providing specialty services, and we’re hugely grateful for their contributions.

If you’ve got skills and time to share with us, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply here.