The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) offers employment in a range of disciplines. We seek enthusiastic, passionate people, committed to helping us expand our presence in the community.

If you see an employment opportunity you like and believe you can make a difference to our organisation, we encourage you to submit an application.

Please note that WAYJO is located in Western Australia, and all advertised times are in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) – also known as GMT+8 or UTC+8.

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Office Staff

Business Development Manager

Position Description
Reports to: WAYJO General Manager
Location: WAYJO Offices, Guildford Road Maylands
Position Type: Part time – 2 to 3 days a week
Deadline: Wednesday May 1 2024
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Role purpose

This role will work with WAYJO’s Executive Team and Board to create a Business Development Plan and then deliver the plan. The aim is to deliver sustainable income streams and build and nurture philanthropic and corporate partnerships. There will be a focus on generating sustainable forms of income through benefaction, partnerships, grants, foundations and trusts, and meeting financial targets in a competitive environment. This key role will be responsible for securing funds and supporting organisational initiatives, cultivating leads, identifying opportunities and developing WAYJO’s supporter base.


Musical Career Programs


WAYJO Band Auditions

WAYJO offers training in big band jazz and improvised modern music across three big bands to musicians, aged 14 to 25 years.

Registrations for band members are not currently open.

* PLEASE NOTE: Band Members do not hold paid positions, however some paid opportunities are available for band members with professional level ensembles through private, community & corporate event private bookings.


WAYJO Assistant Musical Director

Experienced, music reading musicians aged 18 to 35 years are invited to apply for this paid 12-month trainee position.

Please direct any questions to WAYJO Artistic Director Mace Francis – mace.francis@wayjo.com

Applications for WAYJO’s Assistant Music Director position are not currently open.


2024 WAYJO Composer in Residence

Through its Composer-in-Residence programs, WAYJO annually supports emerging composers under 30 years of age to develop new works by offering commissions, artistic mentorship, plus professionally recorded audio and video content for their portfolio.

Please direct any questions to WAYJO Artistic Director Mace Francis – mace.francis@wayjo.com

Applications opened on Friday 1 March 2024 and close Friday 5 April 2024 at 5:00pm AWST.