The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) supports work experience or co-curriculum placements in association with secondary, TAFE and higher education institutions.
WASO encourages people with disability, Indigenous Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for work experience or co-curriculum placements.
Within each academic year, WASO provides the opportunity for up to 5 secondary school placements as well as a number of advertised co-curriculum or work experience placements for tertiary students from TAFE or University. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis from February each year and are dependent on both the organisation’s performance schedule and the availability of each administration team to support the student throughout their placement.
As an events based organisation please note our work week is typically from Tuesday to Saturday.
Performances and events may be held at a variety of venues and our work schedules vary from week to week. Due to this we are unable to offer 1 day per week placements.
Eligible Candidates & Insurance
In order to be eligible to apply for work experience or a co-curriculum placement at WASO you must be:
Enrolled in an education or training course where work experience is a requirement; and
Covered by your educational institution's Personal Accident Insurance and Public Liability Insurance.
Applications which do not meet both these criteria will not be considered.
Please note: placements are only available within the administration teams (not the orchestra) and subject to operational capacity.
How to Apply
To be considered for a place in the Work Experience Program, please provide:
Work Experience Application Form (download below)
Cover letter telling us about your interest in WASO and Arts or Venue Administration;
Course Enrolment Details outlining the requirements for you to undertake a placement;
Secondary students: the dates of your preferred week-long placement;
Tertiary students: the dates and days for your preferred placement;
Contact Details for your coordinator and educational institution; and
Your completed application should be sent to email@example.com
Alternatively, you may apply directly to an advertised Work Experience Placement on the WASO Work with us page.