In 2022, Victorian Opera is offering six Year 10 students the chance to work in one of the below roles or departments to form a mini company shadowing the professional company of Victorian Opera’s Education and Families production, The Selfish Giant.

  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Wardrobe Department
  • Music Department
  • Marketing Department
  • Development Department

Download the information form to discover what each role or department is responsible for. 

Please note, Victorian Opera’s work experience dates are from Monday 9 May to Friday 13 May 2022, so to coincide with the production rehearsal dates. Please do not apply unless you have approval from your school to complete your work experience during this time.

This program gives successful applicants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of roles critical to the staging and success of an opera. Successful applicants will spend the week observing rehearsals of The Selfish Giant and will be mentored by leading professionals within the arts industry.

To apply, send a cover letter (no longer than a page long) and your resume via email to Education Manager, Ioanna Salmanidis. In your cover letter, please state the role or department you’re applying for and why, and also outline what you hope to gain from your experience.

Applications will open Monday 31 January and close Friday 4 March 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact our Education Manager Ioanna Salmanidis on (03) 9012 6659 or via email.