The Sydney Opera House provides practical, hands-on, employment experiences to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to support long term career opportunities in the performing arts industry.
The best way for students to experience what we do and what the Opera House has to offer is through our Work Experience Program. Through our partnership with the NSW Department of Education we facilitate a one-week Work Experience Program for First Nations students who are studying in years 9-12. Students will be introduced to a variety of teams across the organisation and observe a variety of roles being performed from staging and lighting a live performance to marketing our shows or greeting our visitors onsite via our Welcome team. The experience offers students an insight into our iconic venue and what it takes to put live performances to stage by our talented and diverse teams.
Students will be hosted for the week by members from our First Nations Staff Network group and previous participants of our First Nations Work Experience program who have gone on to secure internships or permanent employment opportunities at the Opera House.
After completing our Work Experience Program, students can apply for a paid internship. These internships are currently offered in our Ticketing Sales Team where students develop skills in sales and customer service, operating ticketing software and basic computing. The internship is based on a 90 hour contract as a Ticketing Sales Representative. The hours of work are designed to fit around the students’ study.