Some of the Australian music world’s biggest names often leave doors of opportunity ajar, just waiting for the right kind of professional music fan to come knocking.

Our regular Music Jobs column is the place where we’ll help you grab the proverbial handle and walk on through, as we take the pain out of scrolling through endless (and sometimes shady) job listings to provide you a selection of killer career opps in the music world.

No free work or internships here, just authentic chances to break into the music industry. So update your CV, brush up your cover letter writing chops, stop dreaming, and start doing what you love for a living.

Venue Booker at Revolver Upstairs

Full-time – Melbourne, VIC

“Revolver Upstairs on Chapel Street in Prahran has a great 320 person live music space which historically had live music five nights a week. Revolver wants to start programming more live music and is seeking a passionate and connected booker to help us book great local content.

“Please email [email protected] to express your interest.”

Video Content Creator at Bolster

Full time – Melbourne, VIC

“Bolster is Australia’s premier digital & creative agency for music and entertainment. Our clients are music festivals, labels, tour promoters, cinemas and event companies including the likes of Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Future Classic, Remote Control Records, Openair Cinemas & more.

“We’re looking to expand by adding a full time Video Content Creator to our Melbourne team. If you’re creative, fun and have a deep passion for music and visual storytelling you’ll fit in well. The role is full time with flexible hours.”

More info here

Designer at Dashville

Freelance – Newcastle & Hunter, NSW

“Dashville is a boutique music and events company. We operate a large outdoor venue in the Hunter valley and host no less than 3 festivals each year, namely The Gum Ball, Dashville Skyline, Thrashville, PigSty In July. We also support a number of musical artists ongoing.

“There’s a myriad of projects on the boil and we are looking for fresh blood to continue producing exceptional representation of our various existing brands and events. Alongside this we wish to develop new brands and designs associated to the various areas of growth within the company.”

More info here

Executive Producer at Southern Cross Austereo

6 month contract – Gold Coast, Queensland

“We’re looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated executive producer to lead on our Heather, Dan and Ben breakfast show on Sea FM on a 6 month parental leave contract.

“Reporting to the Content Director, you will be responsible for managing the day to day activities and ongoing projects. As executive producer, you’ll oversee every aspect of on-air content and talent, and execute the overall strategic direction of the show.”

More info here

Lecturer at AFTRS

Contract – Sydney, NSW

“Are you passionate about the arts and creative industries? Do you want to be part of a dynamic, collaborative team?

“The Lecturer reports to the Head of Department. You will play a vital role in developing the next generation of storytellers at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). You will have expertise in Editing; Directing; Cinematography; Screenwriting; Producing or Music.”

More info here

Marketing Coordinator at Australian Chamber Orchestra

Full time – Sydney, VIC

“Led by its charismatic Artistic Director, Richard Tognetti AO, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative performing arts organisations. Renowned worldwide, the ACO collaborates with an extraordinary range of international and home grown talent.

“This is an exciting time for the Orchestra as we reinvent our global brand and look for bold new ways to grow audiences and amplify the Orchestra’s national and international reputation.”

More info here

Sales Specialist at Bose Corporation

Full-time – Carindale, QLD

“Bose Pty Ltd has earned a reputation as one of the largest and most technologically advanced audio companies in the world. Our product lines – which we market globally – include premium home entertainment products, professional sound reinforcement equipment, automotive sound systems and noise-reduction technology products.

“If you love music and have a desire to join a company that thrives on forward thinking research and innovation of leading consumer electronics, Bose can offer you many exciting career opportunities in our retail stores.”

More info here

Chief Executive at Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Full time – Sydney, NSW

“With the appointment of Rory Jeffes to Opera Australia, the Board of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is now seeking an experienced and qualified Chief Executive to provide inspirational, strategic and artistic leadership to this world-class organisation, building on its current high profile and international reputation.

“The Chief Executive will be responsible for setting and delivering the Orchestra’s strategic plan and artistic vision and for ensuring its long-term financial viability and reputation. A key aspect of the role in its early stages will be to oversee the successful relocation of the SSO and its audiences to its temporary home and to lead the plans for an impressive return and relaunch of the brand when the SOH reopens.”

More info here

Music Therapist at Alfred Health

Part time – Melbourne, VIC

“The inpatient rehabilitation program has a focus on working towards person-centred goals in order to maximise participation, quality of life, and independence for people over the age of 18 years with an ABI.We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and skilled Music Therapist to provide opportunities to maximise participation for patients within the inpatient rehabilitation service.

“This position is 9hrs/week, and is required to work across both evening and weekend shifts.”

More info here

Digital Media Video Producer at MTV

Contract – Sydney, NSW

“MTV Australia is on the hunt for a creative and experienced Digital Media Video Producer to join the team in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Reporting to the Senior Digital Producer, you will be responsible for creating sharable, engaging short-form video content from concept to delivery for digital platforms.

“You are incredibly passionate about creating original content with major share potential, and are able to both ideate and execute on creative initiatives from pre-production through to post. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of multi-media platforms, is proactive and can handle the fast-paced nature of entertainment news.”

More info here

Event & Activation Specialist at Australian Radio Network

Full time – Sydney, NSW

“ARN (Australian Radio Network) is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media and entertainment companies with a portfolio of brands including the KIIS Network, Pure Gold Network, 96fm and Edge radio brands as well as music streaming and internet radio platform iHeartRadio.

“We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced Event & Activation Specialist to join our Sydney team and play a key role in delivering the exceptional activation of national campaigns and events for our clients across KIIS, Pure Gold, The Edge, and iHeartRadio.”

More info here

Assistant Artist Accountant at Universal Music Australia

Full time – Sydney, NSW

“Are you a numbers junkie with a passion for music? Is raeding this sentance making you’re eye for detial twitch? We are looking for an Assistant Artist Accountant to join the Universal family and support royalties accounting functions.

“If you have 1-3 years of Finance/Accounts experience and are looking to join a fun and vibrant company then this may be the opportunity for you.”

More info here

Head of Participation at Arts Centre Melbourne

Full time – Melbourne, VIC

“The Arts Centre Melbourne Programming Unit sits within the Performing Arts pillar and is responsible for delivering a breadth and range of presentations at Arts Centre Melbourne’s own risk that meet the organisation’s curatorial framework and complement the provision by Resident Companies and external presenters.

We are currently seeking an experienced creative leader to join the Programming team in overseeing and managing the preparation and delivery of excellent, inspiring and financially sustainable programs across the whole site for families, young people, and public participation amongst others.”

More info here