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The Song Company

General Manager

The Song Company is Australia’s foremost and most distinguished vocal ensemble. Comprising six professional singers and a full time Artistic Director, The Song Company is a nationally significant music group, presenting around 130 performances per year including a subscription season, national touring and festival and educational presentations. It enjoys renewed funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW.

Right now, an opportunity exists for a passionate General Manager to continue the development of The Song Company through leveraging the artistic ability, creative vision and strong organisational foundations of the organisation. Reporting to the Board, the General Manager will be responsible for developing The Song Company business plans, budgets and organisational strategies and leading and managing the organisation’s administrative staff. Key to success in this role will be the development and maintenance of relationships with internal and external stakeholders that will continue to increase the profile and revenue base for the organisation.

The current General Manager, David Sidebottom, has decided to retire and will be leaving The Song Company late January 2018. David joined in September 2016 and his KPIs included professional development of the staff, and improving the stability and sustainability of the company. He leaves the organisation with solid future performance planning and together with the staff has substantially improved the financial health of the company and market position. The timing of the transition allows the new GM lead time to focus on longer term 2019 season planning and upcoming major grant submissions to government funders. The Board are very grateful for David’s contribution and his commitment to facilitate a smooth transition.

This is a rare opportunity for a General Manager with passion and demonstrated entrepreneurial flair in the arts to join a financially well governed enterprise.  Working closely with the Board and the Artistic Director, your role will be key in continuing to build the future for one of the most important enterprises in Australian music.

Interested? Please contact Malcolm Duncan – The Insight Group for a discussion on 02 9233 3711 or send your application to

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Opportunity Type
Full Time
Arts Administration / Management

New South Wales Sydney

Pay information
$80,000 - $100,000


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