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Senior Creative, Content

at Sydney Opera House
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date Posted June 1, 2022
Category Marketing
Job Type Full-time


Job Status: Fulltime, Ongoing

Salary: Base salary of $104,380 per annum, plus 10% superannuation contributions

Position No:SOH1911

Applications Close: 21st June 2022

Role Enquiries:

Technical Enquiries: Jobs NSW Helpdesk on 1800 562 679


An organisation where diversity of thought & experience is valued, supported & respected.



At the Sydney Opera House you will be surrounded by supportive and hardworking teams who are filled with passion and creativity. You will be inspired to create value in everything you do and will be provided with opportunities to grow and achieve while making a positive contribution to our community. Our vision for diversity, inclusion and belonging (DI&B) is that the Sydney Opera House – who we are and everything we do – reflects and respects the diversity of the community. Our 2021-23 DI&B Strategy sets out the change we are driving in the lead up to our 50th anniversary in 2023. These commitments work hand in hand with the commitments in our longstanding Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environmental Action Plans.


We welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, recognising the value, unique skills and knowledge that First Nations employees bring to the workplace. We encourage applications from people of all genders, as well as people from one or more of these underrepresented groups/communities, including but not limited to d/Deaf and Disabled people/people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQI+.


We recognise that everyone is unique, and that you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SOH recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please email us at or call us on 02 9250 7743 and let us know. Adjustments may include but are not limited to; alternate application methods, interview setup, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, interpreters or other access supports or specific interview availability times and more.


For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.



The Senior Creative: Content is a strategically minded and conceptual storyteller who has experience in creating engaging content for online channels. They are responsible for leading creative content projects, working hands on and in oversight to ensure delivery of engaging video and written content that aligns with key strategies. The role also leads copywriting for major campaigns and collaborates on major campaign concepts.

The role is part of SOH’s Creative Studio team. Creative Studio exist to champion and deliver engaging creative communications and to present a unique and unified Sydney Opera House brand.


Further detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description.



We are looking for someone with:


  • Minimum 6 years’ agency or in-house experience in a creative role focussed on copywriting and/or video content
  • Portfolio of excellent and effective creative work demonstrating strong conceptual, craft and written skills
  • Excellent storyteller capable of creating compelling narratives for a variety of channels
  • Excellent written skills, including short/long form copy, editing and proof-reading
  • Excellent understanding of channels and content best practices
  • Strong presentation and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to manage and deliver multiple projects simultaneously in calm and confident manner
  • Experience managing and developing direct report style roles
  • Experience collaborating with external production agencies and creative specialists





Being Australia’s premier cultural institution, tourism destination & a celebrated community meeting place, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic working environment for all our staff. With values of Safety, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration & Accountability your professional life is provided with every opportunity to succeed and develop in your chosen profession. Working with the Sydney Opera House gives you access to a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a range of internal and external professional development programs and staff engagement initiatives
  • Staff community groups like SOH Pride, First Nations Staff Network, Sustainable Environmental Action Leaders (aka ‘SEALs’) and more.
  • Fitness Passport & complimentary wellbeing programs including pilates, yoga, circuit classes, physiotherapy sessions as well as other wellbeing initiatives
  • Working for an organisation with a 5 Star Green Star Performance Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
  • Working for an organisation who has committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • And many more!


Applicants are asked to include the following documents with their applications

  • Resume (max 3 pages)
  • Cover letter (max 1 page) addressing suitability for the role
  • Portfolio / work examples: PDF (max 10mb) or hyperlink in resume or cover letter


In addition, applicants will be prompted to answer the following two targeted questions in the online application platform.


  1. Describe the most successful social campaign you have worked on, including your role, brief, approach and results.
  2. Describe your approach to leading creative briefs that align with a newly formed content strategy


Applicants are required to create a profile and submit their application electronically for this position at Only applicants who apply online and include the requested documentation will be considered for this position, unless otherwise discussed.


The successful candidate will be required to comply with the Sydney Opera House Trust COVID-19 policies relating to safety and vaccination. Our current policy requires all employees to be double vaccinated.


To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must have existing Australian work rights. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and Pre-Employment Health Assessment . The assessment seeks information only relevant to performing the inherent requirements of the job, it remains strictly confidential and applicants will be informed of the result.


Applications will not be accepted from recruitment agencies.

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