Reports to: Operations and Artist Manager, Education
Location of Job: Flexible
Appointment Type: Full time Permanent

Musica Viva exists 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 haveaccess to, and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world. 

As one of the leading providers of music education in Australia, Musica Viva Australia has been proudly bringing music to schools for more than 40 years, helping shape the lives of generations of Australian children and reaching close to 300,000 students annually. Dynamic performances, face-to-face and online, by culturally-diverse ensembles are complemented by comprehensive lesson plans, interactive content, and professional development for teachers, building the capacity of schools to inspire, teach, and instill a love of music.   

The Operations Coordinator provides administrative and operational support to the Education team to ensure the effective delivery of the national Musica Viva In Schools program. 

Reporting to the Operations and Artist Manager, Education (O&A Manager), the position also has close working relationships with the National Education Team, State Managers, musicians engaged in the Education program and the Musica Viva Australia Finance Department.  

Qualities that will make you successful in this role 

  • Experience of arts touring  
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills  
  • Strong relationship management skills  
  • Ability to work as a member of a busy team  
  • Excellent attention to detail  
  • Proficient skills in databases and Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel  
  • Eligibility for a Working With Children check 

Desirable Knowledge & Skills:  

  • Experience with Tessitura 
  • Experience working with or knowledge of Australian music ensembles  
  • Commitment to and experience of working in the arts industry, specifically in operations  
  • Current, clean driver’s licence 

To apply:  

Send your resume and a letter (maximum 2 pages) introducing yourself and addressing the essential and desirable qualities detailed above to

Inquiries regarding the role can be made by contacting HR Director Sarah Vickers by email at  

Note: In the subject of the email add the following code OPSED22 and your LAST NAME. Applications not including this code may not be correctly processed. 

Please include a well-written and appropriately detailed covering letter, as applications lacking appropriate information may not be considered. Please ensure the application is sent straight to our jobs email address with the correct job code quoted in the email subject line. Do not apply via recruitment portals, as your application may not reach us. 

Musica Viva is a family-friendly and flexible employer committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from First Nations people and people from diverse cultural and regional communities.  

We welcome applications from people who identify as having a disability. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require any accommodation due to a disability please let us know. 

Applications close: 6pm Friday 10 December 2021

View the full job description here.