Frank Celata joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1993 as Associate Principal Clarinet.
He is also a dedicated teacher, and since 1994 has taught clarinet at the Sydney Conservatorium, where he is a Lecturer in Clarinet. He has taught many students who have gone on to leading positions in Australia and around the world. He has given masterclasses at the Shanghai Conservatorium, Trinity College in London, The Australian National Academy of Music and was for several years, the Artistic Director of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI). In 2013 he joined the staff of the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart for three years as Lecturer in Orchestral and Chamber Music where he headed the Woodwind department.