Do you have a passion for inspiring giving and deepening community connections with youth arts and classical music? Do you possess exceptional abilities in cultivating philanthropic relationships, evolving funding models, building partnerships and connecting with diverse stakeholders? Do you find joy in advocating for young people and classical music? This job is for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive senior manager who would like to make a positive impact on how AYO engages with the best young musicians in Australia, the community, and our supporters. Persons from First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Company

The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has a reputation for being one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians.

AYO occupies a special place in the musical culture of Australia, where one generation of brilliant musicians inspires the next, where aspiring musicians get a taste of life as professional musicians, and where like-minded individuals from all over the country gather for intense periods to learn from each other, study and perform.

Our AYO team is vibrant, innovative, and passionate about making a positive impact through exceptional music experiences. We pride ourselves on valuing healthy work/life balance offering flexible employment arrangements. AYO is an inspiring workplace and we welcome people who are excited about both contributing and benefiting from it.

About the Role

The full position description can be found here.

Please forward your application to and include:
– a cover letter and current resume
– a response to the selection criteria, included in the position description, which demonstrate how your
experience and knowledge is applicable to the position (no longer than three pages).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you would like further information, please contact Kimbali Harding (Chief Executive Officer) at