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, artistic health personnel and expert wardrobe and production staff. As well as our artistic operations, we have administration teams including finance, human resources, marketing and philanthropy. We work together to achieve excellence on and off the stage.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to our mission to create a vibrant and successful company, and to present performances that represent Australian culture at its best.  We believe that our workforce should reflect the rich diversity of the Australian community.  We embrace difference and diversity of identity, experience and thought, and we actively strive to create an inclusive workplace.  By promoting these values, we aim to create a positive work experience that encourages a sense of belonging.

Current opportunities

Positions Vacant


The Marketing Specialist role assists with the implementation of end to end marketing campaigns, venue marketing and partnership initiatives to achieve sales targets. This is a full-service, 360 campaign role across digital, print, outdoor and The Australian Ballet’s marketing channels. You will also assist other departments within the company to deliver on their marketing needs. 

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Think this role is for you, apply here by submitting your resume, cover letter and salary expectations




The Planned Giving Manager within our Philanthropy Department is responsible for creating and executing the strategy relating to the acquisition and administration of all planned gifts (including bequests, codicils and all other forms of deferred giving). Additionally, there is a strong value placed on the importance of relationship management to nurture and cultivate our patrons and potential patrons in order to grow financial support for The Australian Ballet. 

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We are seeking an experienced ballet pianist to join the Music Team. Applicants must be expert pianists, have considerable experience in playing for professional ballet classes and rehearsals, and a broad knowledge of the classical ballet repertoire. Pianists of The Australian Ballet can be asked to perform orchestral piano and keyboards in the Company’s seasons. Additionally, they may be invited to perform as soloists

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Think this role is for you, apply here by submitting your resume, cover letter and salary expectations



First Nations Education Cadets

We are on the look out for two First Nation Education Cadets that are able to join us for a 24 weeks February to July 2022. This is best suited to graduates who are keen to have a touring experience.

All costs for touring are covered, you will be well supported, given clear goals and mentored within the Education and Outreach team with access to practical support through our medical team.

These roles are for artists that are considering making a career, working in the community as a teaching artist, and the focus is very much on pedagogy, working in a diverse environment and practicing choreographic craft within community.

Applicants are not required to have advanced ballet technique but a strong dance training is advantageous as well as bringing a confident perspective to our work in embedding more inclusive Indigenous world views into our pedagogies.

We are happy to set up a zoom or call with anyone that is considering this opportunity.

Find out about the experience from last year’s Cadets here!

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Applicants need to submit a short technical dance video of class and a performance (max 4 mins),  a CV and a cover letter outlining why this experience would be valuable and what you can bring. Please submit this by Wednesday, 1 September 2021 to 


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Orchestra Victoria positions
For more information please view the Orchestra Victoria website. ​

Work experience

Due to the impacts of Covid-19, all work experience placements will be put on hold until further notice.

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

Herald Sun