Sydney Opera House/Full-time/$50,000 to $60,000

Sydney - CBD/Metro/Inner East & West

Posted 15 Sep 2022

Closes 15 Oct 2022

An organisation where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.


At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.

We welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, recognising the value, unique skills and knowledge that First Nations employees bring to the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all genders, as well as people from one or more of these underrepresented groups/communities, including but not limited to d/Deaf and Disabled people/people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQI+.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at or call us on 02 9250 7743 and let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, interpreters or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website –


The Communications Assistant is responsible for providing timely, proactive and effective support to assist in the development and delivery of communications campaigns and initiatives led by the communications team across all Sydney Opera House portfolios and departments. This includes assisting with research and input into communications plans, assisting the team with developing media materials, supporting with media outreach, helping to coordinate onsite media activity, responding to routine media enquiries, compiling news summary reports, and managing media lists.

This varied and exciting role will suit an enthusiastic self-starter with an interest in contemporary culture, who enjoys a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Reporting to the Communications Specialist, you will work on all aspects of communications activities and strategy; from research, planning and implementation to reporting and evaluation of campaigns.

Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description – 



We are looking for someone with:

  • Practical experience in communications, media relations, marketing, social media and/or event management is desirable.
  • Proactive self-starter with exceptional attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple projects and competing priorities, generating problem-solving solutions where required.
  • Good customer focus in dealing with media, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.



Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession.

Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
  • Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications:

  • An up-to-date resume (of no more than five pages)
  • A cover letter addressing suitability for the role (of no more than one page)

In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform:

  1. Describe an experience where you had to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities (e.g. responding to routine media enquiries, compiling clippings reports or managing image libraries etc). Please use an example, if possible.
  2. Describe your experience in dealing with the media (whether it was developing a media pitch, a piece of storytelling or communications activity). What was the outcome?

Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at

Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed.

The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Sydney Opera House Trust COVID-19 policies relating to safety and vaccination. Our current policy requires all employees to be double vaccinated.

To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.

Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.