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Opera Queensland to appoint a new Executive Producer

Opera Queensland to appoint a new Executive Producer

Opera Queensland is primed to deliver the joy and wonder of opera to audiences across Queensland and beyond with the appointment of a new Executive Producer in 2021.

11th December, 2020

– Senior role leading delivery of all Opera Queensland’s productions and programs across Queensland

– Utilise your high-level production, contracting, negotiating, strategic and HR skills

– Contribute to OQ’s 40th year of mainstage productions, concerts, regional and education programs

Opera Queensland is primed to deliver the joy and wonder of opera to audiences across Queensland and beyond with the appointment of a new Executive Producer in 2021.

Strong company growth, demonstrated ingenuity, a packed 2021 program and recent senior staff changes presented Opera Queensland’s Board with a rare opportunity to reassess the company’s operating model.

The appointment of a new Executive Producer will enable us to deliver a projected increase in output as we soar into our 40th year with a full slate of main stage productions, intimate concerts, regional and educational programs and a pipeline of new work-in-development.

A key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Executive Producer will take lead on the delivery of all productions while contributing to the strategic growth of the company.

They will also focus on building and strengthening relationships with national and international partners and positioning Opera Queensland as a vital contributor to Australia’s arts sector.

Artistic Director & CEO Patrick Nolan said Opera Queensland’s continued success, even in the face of Covid-19, was built upon a creative program that enabled new possibilities and much needed change.

“In our productions and in our relationships with audiences across the state and artists across the world, in the works we commission and the way we work together as an organisation, we are always seeking to deepen our understanding and facilitate the growth of the art form,” Mr Nolan said.

The new Executive Producer will join Opera Queensland at a time of exciting growth and boundary-pushing innovation.

The company reported an operating surplus of over $250,000 in 2019, driven by a combination of inspiring programming, technological innovation, new collaborations and partnerships and a commitment to making opera an integral part of Queensland life.

Opera Queensland’s proactive and creative response to Covid-19 performance restrictions saw international audiences embrace 167 online performances of An Aria A Day and nine live concerts – seven of which sold out – providing employment for more than 330 artists over the past 9 months.

Candidates with senior level experience in arts sector management including production experience, scheduling, touring and logistics, experience in, and familiarity with contracting and negotiations with artistic and creative personnel, agents, venues and partners, strong financial and budget management skills across multiple projects and productions, and experience in HR management are encouraged to apply.

For an Information for Candidates pack please contact:

Tony Grierson
AEGEUS Executive Search
Ph: +61 2 9053 8866
E: oq@aegeus.asia

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