EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Sydney Opera House – The Opera 2016 Production and Site Crew

Posted on Monday, August 1st, 2016

sohFollowing on from the success of the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour seasons, in October 2016 Opera Australia will present another ambitious large-scale outdoor opera project, staging a brand new production of the contemporary Australian Opera The Eighth Wonder, which tells the story of the creation of the Sydney Opera House. This will be the first time an opera has been staged on the 100 metre wide steps; with audiences filling the forecourt and the iconic Sydney wonder becoming the backdrop to this critical Australian tale.

There are opportunities for a number of production and site crew positions to join our event team in temporary full-time and casual contracts as follows:

Head of Lighting

Lighting Board Operator

Lighting Rigger / Lighting Show Crew

Lighting Rigger / Followspot Operator


Wardrobe Maintenance

Casual Dresser

Site Crew

Engagements will be for varying periods throughout October and November 2016. If you would like more details on any one of the above mentioned positions, please contact Rebecca Fortune at

Further information and detailed Position Descriptions for each role:

To apply, please send a covering letter and resume to Your covering letter should state which position/s you are interested in and address the criteria listed under the Selection Criteria section of the Position Description, with reference to the key accountabilities.

Applicants please note that Expressions of Interest will be reviewed in late August and successful applicants should expect to hear from Opera Australia by early September.