Sydney Opera House
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Head of Digital Programming

The Sydney Opera House is seeking a Head of Digital Programming. 

This senior artistic leadership position is responsible for the development, management and delivery of a digital programming strategy...


The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Australian institution that embodies beauty, inspiration and the liberating power of art and ideas.

Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself.

Our mission is twofold:

  • To treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors; and

  • To inspire, and strengthen the community, through everything we do.

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


This senior artistic leadership position is responsible for the development, management and delivery of a digital programming strategy that guides creative, content and resourcing decisions and ensures the Opera House achieves its objective to deepen engagement with a broader audience. The role will provide expert leadership in the development and delivery of ground-breaking, thought provoking and creative digital content that embodies the Opera House’s mission, brand and strategic goals. Reporting to the Director, Programming, the role works closely with the Head of Recording and Broadcast Studio, the Sydney Opera House Presents Heads of Programming, and the Heads of Digital Marketing and Communications/PR to plan, produce and deliver a dynamic year-round digital content program. Inclusive of First Nations, Contemporary and Classical Music, Talks and Ideas, Children Families and Creative Learning and Contemporary Performance content, the digital program aims to amplify the live experience, reach new audiences, build the SOH brand and drive deeper engagement.

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


  • Experience in curating, developing and producing digital content at a senior, autonomous level.

  • Demonstrable experience negotiating rights with artists, record/creative companies and publishers.

  • Experience curating or collaborating to a high-level on digital arts projects.

  • Thorough knowledge of, and high quality network of contacts within, the digital content space, including but not limited to relevant arts festivals, broadcasters, distributors, production companies, arts centres and artists, both nationally and internationally.

  • Proven ability and experience in conducting successful daily interactions with international, national and local artists, creative agencies, broadcasters and clients; including acting as a conduit between artists, clients, key stakeholders and a large, complex arts organisation and/or venue.

  • Understanding of contemporary marketing and communications practices and experience in developing and delivering audience development strategies.

  • A thorough understanding of the changing use of digital technology and multi-media in the performing arts, wider cultural and entertainment sectors.

  • Experience in developing and implementing project business cases and project budgets including modelling revenue,

  • Strong team, collaboration, relationship management and leadership skills coupled with strong oral and written communication skills.


Applicants are asked to include an up to date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your relevant skills and experience and how they relate to the requirements and capabilities for the role. Applicants are also asked to address their suitability in a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the following two targeted questions:

  1. Looking at the current SOH performance/events program, outline a couple of key digital projects you would suggest the team produce?

  2. Outline a complex rights negotiation for broadcasting you've had to negotiate and how you resolved any issues that arose.

Applicants MUST create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online will be considered for this position. Please contact the Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679 should you have any technical enquiries.


Job Status: Full-time, Ongoing

Position No: SOH1473
Salary: Base salary of $120,898 per annum, plus 9.5% plus superannuation contributions

Applications Close: Sunday, 28 July 2019
Enquiries: Fiona Winning,

NSW - Sydney


digital production

$100k +