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You’ll be contributing to Sydney’s cultural scene and helping to share music with thousands of Australians every year.

Founded in 1932, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation’s flagship cultural institutions.

The Orchestra performs more than 120 performances as part of its regular subscription concert season at the Sydney Opera House. We also collaborate with leading producers and agencies to present open-air concerts, broadcasts and streaming content. In addition to mainstage performances we create programs that develop new artists and future audiences to further enrich the cultural lives of our diverse communities.

Orchestral Jobs

Live Auditions

Candidates for the following positions are required to apply online using the links below. The Audition Pack includes information about the live audition, how to submit a recorded audition if you are unable to audition live, information about the position itself and the repertoire requirements.

Associate Principal Trumpet

Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens only.
Download the Audition Pack
. Applications close Monday 28 March 2022.

Tutti Trumpet

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities.
Download the Audition Pack
. Applications close Friday 21 January 2021.

Principal Harp

Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens only.
Applications closed.

Expressions of Interest

Applicants for the following positions are required to lodge an Expression of Interest as outlined in the EOI Information Pack. Successful candidates will be invited to undertake a 2-week trial engagement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and perform a Recital Audition as part of the process. Required repertoire for the recital audition will be communicated to successful candidates.

Principal Cello

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities.
Download the EOI Information Pack
. Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Associate Principal Cello

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities.
Download the EOI Information Pack
. Applications close Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Co-Principal Horn

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities.
Download the EOI Information Pack
. Applications close Friday 3 December 2021.

Principal Timpani

Download the Expression of Interest Information form for details on how to apply.
Download the EOI Information Pack.
Applications close Monday 28 February 2022.

Administration Jobs

We are seeking dedicated, hardworking people committed to furthering the mission of the organisation and contributing to the growth and success of our work.

We are proud to support an inclusive, professionally skilled and highly collaborative administrative team.

Orchestra Coordinator

Assist in the management and support of one of Australia’s leading Orchestras. The Orchestra Coordinator is a critical role within the Orchestra Management department, which reports to the Orchestra Manager.

Applications close 11.59pm Monday 29 November 2021.

Download the full job description for instructions on how to apply.

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