Work with one of the world’s leading ballet companies

At The Australian Ballet we strive to maintain a stimulating working environment for our large and varied team of highly trained professionals, which includes dancers, musicians, several artistic teams, medical personnel and expert wardrobe and production staff. As well as our artistic operations, our corporate services teams include finance, human resources, marketing and fundraising teams.

We work together to achieve excellence on and off the stage. We share a common goal and measure of success – extraordinarily vibrant and successful performances that care for tradition but dare to be different.

Current opportunities

Positions vacant


·  Melbourne based

We’re looking for a creative thinker to develop publicity and awareness initiatives for The Australian Ballet. This role requires an energetic storyteller who will deliver exceptional communications that reach new audiences to elevate The Australian Ballet's brand.  With our rich heritage, beautiful content and inspiring stories, you will be empowered to build coverage and relevance with influencers and everyday Australians.

Reporting to the Public Relations & Communications Manager, you will develop PR and implement activities to grow audiences and drive sales for The Australian Ballet.

Key initiatives include driving thoughtful holistic campaigns which leverage traditional media channels, new media, key influencers and stakeholders.

You will work within the broader marketing and commercial division, with specialists across marketing, creative, digital, customer experience, content and broadcast.  Collaborating across the business is a part of our daily routine, with direct working relationships with our dancers, artistic team and creatives who come together to bring our storytelling to life.

Desired Skills and Experience

The Publicist will bring superior understanding of the evolving communications landscape with previous experience across the following areas: corporate relations and communications, media relations, publicity, influencer relations, talent management, events and community engagement. The ideal candidate should have exceptional writing skills with more than five years experience developing plans and executing campaigns for iconic brands.

Excellent contacts and a deep understanding of how to build relationships at all levels is critical. You will demonstrate creativity and fresh thinking and embrace collaboration across the team to showcase the essence of The Australian Ballet's brand.

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Work experience


The Australian Ballet offers five work experience placements in administration to Year 10 school students each year. Students get the opportunity to assist a range of departments at the head office in Melbourne, including company management, customer services, wardrobe, and marketing, as well as observing dancers in rehearsals and class. Due to the popularity of the program, places fill very quickly. The 2019 program is fully booked. Bookings for the 2020 work experience program will open in March 2019.

Enquiries can be attentioned to the Human Resources team. Please email


Wardrobe - Production

The Australian Ballet’s wardrobe department caters for secondary and tertiary work-experience placements. There are five one-week placements available per year for Year 10 students. Students should apply during the third term of the year prior to their requested placement. You need to be able to use a domestic sewing machine and be proficient in hand-sewing. Final-year students are given preference, but placements for other year levels can also be arranged, depending on availability. Tertiary students should apply to The Australian Ballet, outlining their course requirements, relevant experience, and why they wish to undertake a placement at The Australian Ballet. 

Enquiries can be attentioned to the Human Resources team. Please email

Our Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct provides an overview of our policies and sets out the minimum standards of behaviour expected of our employees, contractors and guest performers at The Australian Ballet.

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