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Public Relations Manager (WASO)

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. 

  • Combine your PR career with your passion for classical music
  • Be an inspirational voice for all things WASO
  • Play a central role in an iconic WA brand


Our Organisation

Beginning with our employees, WASO is focussed on innovation and excellence for the arts throughout our community. Working with WASO you will be encouraged to become involved in our endeavours wherever possible, including our generous ticket benefits to enjoy our many and varied performances. If you have the ability to develop innovative, creative and unique ideas to tell a story and can look outside the norm, this may be the role for you.


The Role 

Reporting to the Executive Manager - Marketing, the Public Relations Manager is responsible for maintaining strong media networks to maximise opportunities and ensure high profile publicity for all the orchestra’s activities across Perth Metro, Regional WA and Australia. This role also requires the development and implementation of promotional strategies as well as strategic communication plans across all aspects of the business.


Your Skills and Experience

This is a key role for someone with a strong and demonstrated understanding of communication and media principals in a sales environment. Whilst there is a requirement to work outside normal business hours and regularly attend concerts you will also enjoy a welcoming, flexible workplace.

To be the successful applicant, you will: 

  • Have the highest possible ethical standards in all aspects of professional life;
  • Be able to demonstrate your keen sense of creativity and “out of the box” thinking to ensure our competitive edge in the entertainment market;
  • Exceptional relationship management skills; and
  • Be committed, driven, resilient and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.


Your Benefits 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading arts organisation, where you will be directly supporting and involved in live music performance. Our employees enjoy many WASO performances either free or discounted as well as other non-remunerative benefits including ongoing professional development and access to our health and wellness program. This is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a vibrant cultural environment in the heart of the CBD.

For a more detailed explanation of this role please review the Position Description here.

All applications must include 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 22nd July 2018

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