Come work with us! Seeking an Executive Assistant

Published On: Fri 08 March

Well organised? Good communicator? Love numbers?

Do you also love music and the arts, and would you like to be part of a passionate team who manage the national and international activities of one of Australia’s leading music ensembles?

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced administration and finance assistant to join its Adelaide-based team in a newly created full-time role to support the Chief Executive.

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For over 30 years, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian character, the ASQ’s purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music. From its home base at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ reaches out across Australia and the world to engage people with a dynamic program of performances, workshops, commissions and education projects.

A not-for-profit organisation, the ASQ is a nationally-recognised arts organisation with a valued network of private donors, foundations, corporate partners and supporters across Australia. The ASQ receives multiyear organisational funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts South Australia and is generously supported by its Major Partner – The University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music: its Instrument Partner – UKARIA; and its Patron – Maria Myers AC.

The ASQ team comprises the Quartet musicians – who each function as Co-Artistic Directors – and a small, tightly-knit administrative team, which includes seasonal interns and volunteers. The ASQ is governed by a highly-engaged, national board of directors which represents a significant resource to the organisation. The ASQ’s Business Strategy for 2016-2020 focuses on innovation, starting with the launch of a new digital platform to grow engagement and lead the ASQ into its fourth decade of music-making.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for the provision of efficient and timely administrative and financial support to support the CE in the delivery of the Australian String Quartet’s artistic and business strategy. Based at the ASQ’s Adelaide office, the Executive Assistant will report to the Chief Executive, work collaboratively with the administration team and deal with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders across Australia and abroad. With significant experience in a similar administration or finance support role, the successful candidate will demonstrate: an exceptional eye for detail; a commitment to continuous improvement; and the capability to thrive with limited supervision in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. As a vital member of the ASQ’s administration team, the Executive Assistant will demonstrate empathy, flexibility, and drive.

The position offers an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to support the CE and the ASQ team in developing opportunities to grow and engage new and diverse audiences nationally and internationally across the ASQ’s concert, festival, educational and digital platforms.


Download the Position Description

Your application must include a one page covering letter; a statement (of no more than three A4 pages) addressing the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description; and a brief CV including the names and contact details of three professional referees. Applications should be emailed to with the subject heading “Executive Assistant” by 5pm (CST) on Friday 22 March 2019.

To download a copy of the Position Description or for further information about the Australian String please visit or contact Angelina Zucco, Chief Executive, 08 8313 4775.