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Established in 1906, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, MSO, is Australia’s pre-eminent orchestra. Working with a distinguished roster of titled conductors headed by Chief Conductor, Jaime MartÍn, and renowned visiting artists, the MSO reaches audiences of more than five million annually, live and online. The MSO has recently embarked on a partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO Live label, extending its audience reach still further.

The MSO is committed to honouring Australia’s rich heritage, working closely with culturally diverse and First Nations leaders to build community and deliver music experiences to all constituencies across Melbourne, the state of Victoria and beyond. With carefully curated learning programs, a regional touring schedule, accessible concerts and free community events, the MSO provides the broadest range of opportunities for people to enjoy the Orchestra, whatever their circumstances.

Current Vacancies

Production Coordinator

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is looking for a skilled Production Coordinator to join our hard-working Operations team!

Reporting to Production Manager, the Production Coordinator is responsible for coordination of production and technical requirements of allocated MSO concerts and events, stage set-up, stage changes and pack downs, as well as many aspects of the Orchestra’s OHS systems. The position is also responsible for maintaining the Orchestra’s store, assets and equipment, and coordinating equipment hires and loans.

The Production Coordinator is also required to provide production and technical support to all aspects of the MSO as required and is a full-time ongoing position.

Application Procedure

  • To apply, please direct resume and short introduction to Alex Fitzgerald, People and Culture Business Partner at A detailed Position Description can be found below.
  • Applications Ccose: 11.59pm Monday 27 May 2024

Financial Controller

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is looking for an exceptional Financial Controller to support our Finance team and wider organisation.

The Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing the accounting and corporate reporting requirements for the MSO, whilst assisting the CFO to ensure sound financial management across the Company. This includes implementation of accounting policy/best practice/compliance obligations, internal and external financial reporting, financial analysis, supervision of an end-to-end payroll process and implementation and maintenance of internal controls and processes to support financial best practice.

There is also a strong focus on proactive identification of issues, opportunities and solutions to ensure effective risk management, financial performance and sustainability.

Overseeing a small team, the role works closely across all functions of the business, and plays an important role in improving financial literacy and budgetary management. A confident and strategically oriented understanding of the unique challenges facing not for profit entities, particularly within the performing arts, is essential.

Application Procedure

  • To apply, please direct resume and cover letter to Alex Fitzgerald, People and Culture Business Partner at A detailed Position Description can be found below.

MSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MSO is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Your privacy is important to MSO. It is the policy of MSO to respect the confidentiality of information and privacy of individuals. Personal information provided by you as part of your application (whether oral, electronic, or written) will be collected and processed for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. In order to carry out this purpose, your information may be disclosed to appropriate persons in our offices. Any information we hold will be governed by the most current version of the MSO Privacy Policy and relevant legislation.

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