Employment Opportunities

Welcome to Opera Philadelphia's employment and volunteer opportunities source.

Opera Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open Positions

 

 

 


Director of Institutional Giving

The Director of Institutional Giving will lead Opera Philadelphia’s foundation, corporate, and government campaigns, ensuring the creation and implementation of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that advance the organizational priorities outlined in Opera Philadelphia’s business plan. Click here for more information.

Director of Major Gifts

Opera Philadelphia is seeking applications for the position of Director of Major Gifts. The Director of Major Gifts will ensure the creation and implementation of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that advance the institutional priorities. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement. Click here for more information.

Chief Financial Officer

Opera Philadelphia is seeking applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer from individuals with broad practical experience in not for profit financial management and a passion for the arts.  Reporting to General Director David Devan, the Chief Financial Officer shall be responsible for all matters required for the successful conduct of the Company’s financial and business affairs. Click here for more information.

Production Coordinator

Opera Philadelphia is seeking applications for the position of Production Coordinator as the central office administrator and coordinator for the Production Department. This position reports to the Production Manager. Click here for more information. 

Sounds of Learning Curriculum Consultants

Opera Philadelphia seeks curriculum consultants to create state and national standards-based lesson plans for Sounds of Learning™. The Opera will hire seven consultants in the following areas as needed per season: vocal music, instrumental music, language arts or literacy, social studies or history, fine arts, Spanish and Italian. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years teaching experience in his or her given curriculum, an appreciation for opera, experience creating imaginative and engaging lesson plans, an understanding of state and national educational standards, and experience working within the School District of Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

 


Principal Singers

From time to time we hold auditions to listen to new singers. If you are an experienced singer with training in opera please contact us for more information. Unfortunately due to schedule and personnel limitations we cannot promise a response to your inquiry. Inquiries may be made via email or regular mail. Opera Philadelphia does not accept or respond to inquiries submitted via fax, telephone, or social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Please send all materials (letter, résumé, and photo) to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator
Opera Philadelphia
1420 Locust Street, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19102

 


Chorus

Opera Philadelphia announces chorus auditions for the 2014-2015 season.  Auditions will be held Saturday May 3 at the Rehearsal Hall of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.  There are openings in all voice parts.  To request an audition please submit your resume and a recent photo directly by email to Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden at braden@operaphila.org.  When applying through email, please be sure to include your phone number, name, and voice part.  

No phone inquiries will be accepted, and submission of your materials does not guarantee an audition.  Those chosen to audition will be notified by email starting in mid-April.  Application deadline is April 21, or whenever all audition spots are filled. 

 


Orchestra

At this time we have no openings available in the orchestra, but we are always happy to accept a current résumé for our files should our needs change. Please send relevant information to:

J. Robert Loy
Director of Orchestra Personnel
Opera Philadelphia
1420 Locust Street, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19102 

 


Become a Supernumerary

Have you ever dreamed of being part of an opera production onstage at the Academy of Music? Apply to become a “super” – a non-singing extra – and your dream just might come true! A super will never sing an aria or having a starring role, but supers are important members of the cast no matter how small their roles may seem. Supers often appear as townspeople, servants, soldiers, and many other characters. They may even have multiple roles to play in one opera. Whatever the part, supers help to flesh out scenes and add detail and authenticity to a production. Our super needs vary from show to show, but at different times we need men, women, boys, and girls, of all ages, shapes, and sizes. To be added to our database of supernumerary candidates, please email Alex Farino, Production Manager. Thank you for your interest!


Music Staff

At this time we have no openings available on the music staff, but we are always happy to accept a current résumé for our files should our needs change. Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator
Opera Philadelphia
1420 Locust Street, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19102 

 


Volunteer Opportunities

Another way to get on the stage is to join the Opera Philadelphia Volunteer Program.

Opera Philadelphia understands the importance of a strong volunteer base that believes in, and is motivated to achieve, our goals and objectives. Volunteers play a vital role by helping to increase financial support, reducing costs, and providing skilled assistance.

Please complete the Contact Form for more information.