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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Musical Career Programs


2024 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 during 2024.

Registrations open Tuesday 26 September and close Friday 17 November 2023.

* 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.


2024 WAYJO Assistant Musical Director

Experienced, music reading musicians aged 18 to 35 years during 2024 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 open Monday 9 October and close Friday 1 December 2023.


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 open Wednesday 31 January 2024 and close Wednesday 28 March 2024.