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Music Library Assistant – Permanent Part time

At the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) we foster inspiration and passion for the arts throughout our community. Since establishing in 1928, WASO has played a central role in the cultural life of Western Australia, performing over 140 concerts each year with some of the world’s finest conductors and soloists.  It’s our mission to touch souls and enrich lives through music.

  • Permanent part time- 3 days per week, CBD location
  • Entry to arts administration
  • A premier arts organisation

The Organisation

WASO is the State’s busiest performing arts company. Each year our Orchestra entertains and inspires the people of Western Australia through its concert performances, regional tours, innovative education and community programs, and its artistic partnerships with West Australian Opera and West Australian Ballet. WASO also has a proud history of commissioning and performing new music by leading Australian and international composers.

Reporting to the Music Librarian in Orchestral Management, this is a rare administration opportunity to join a vibrant company that fosters inspiration and passion for classical music and the arts throughout our community.

The Role

WASO is looking for a musically literate Library Assistant with knowledge of the orchestral repertoire. Working with minimal supervision and to strict deadlines, this role requires a high level of aptitude when reading and interpreting scores, copying and transposing music and understanding bowing for string parts.  As a member of the Orchestral Management team, you will be working from Perth Concert Hall where you will assist with maintaining the library collection and resources.

Skills Required

To be considered for this role you will need to have proven experience reading and editing music scores, ideally within an orchestral environment.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • A high level of attention to detail ensuring accuracy;
  • ​Exceptional organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills; and
  • Knowledge of symphonic repertoire is preferred.

If you take pride in your methodical approach when under pressure to perform, this could be your entry into arts administration.

In addition, WASO offers ticketing benefits to all our employees for both WASO performances and Perth Concert Hall events.

To view the detailed Position Description, click here.

Please ensure your application includes your current Resume and a Covering Letter summarising your suitability for this position.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. WASO encourages people with disability, Indigenous Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.


Narelle Coghill
Human Resources Coordinator

Applications close: Sunday 29th April 2018

Only applicants with full Australian work rights will be considered for this position.


For information on current vacancies at Perth Concert Hall, please click here.