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


The Australian Ballet are seeking an experienced ballet pianist to join the music team. For more information and to view the the full position description please click job pack.

How to apply - please send applications including a cover letter with a current cv, addressed to Ange Park, HR Consultant -  Auditions to be held in January 2018

Head of Orchestra Managment

Orchestra Victoria is seeking a highly-experienced orchestral manager to lead its operations and management team. We are seeking an exceptional organiser, with a demonstrated ability to deliver complex productions on time, within budget and at the highest level. Orchestral management experience is essential. For more information and to view the the full position description please click job pack.

How to apply - Please address the selection criteria in the position description and send your application and resume to Ange Park, Human Resources Consultant, The Australian Ballet at by 5PM AEST Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Dancer positions

Please submit your CV to


Orchestra Victoria positions

For more information please view the Orchestra Victoria website. ​

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. 2016, 2017 and 2018 are fully booked. Bookings for the 2019 work experience program will open in January 2018.

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

This company deserves to hold its head high as one of the greatest in the world.

Herald Sun