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Employment Opportunities

This is Opera Philadelphia's employment and volunteer opportunities source. Open positions will be listed below. Opera Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Grants Manager

The Grants Manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Institutional Giving to support Opera Philadelphia’s foundation, corporate foundation, and government campaigns which account for approximately $3-4M annually to support artistic, educational, and strategic initiatives of the company. The Grants Manager will support the writing process and provision of compelling and relevant supporting documents while assisting with record keeping, reporting requirements, and acknowledgment. The Manager will work closely with other members of the development staff advance the philanthropic goals of Opera Philadelphia. Read the full job description and requirements.

Send all materials (cover letter, résumé, work samples, and salary requirements) to: 

Bethany Steel
Assistant to the Managing Director
steel@operaphila.org

Manager, Advancement Research

The Advancement Research Manager will be responsible for identifying, researching and analyzing prospective and current individual and institutional donors to Opera Philadelphia, with an emphasis on major gifts. The Manager will produce thoroughly researched, well-written reports and analytics that provide an evaluation of giving ability and suggested strategies for engagement and solicitation based on the prospects’ areas of interests, behaviors and background. Read the full job description and requirements.

Send all materials (cover letter, résumé, work samples, and salary requirements) to: 

Bethany Steel
Assistant to the Managing Director
steel@operaphila.org

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.).

Send all materials (letter, résumé, and photo) to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator
eberhard@operaphila.org

Chorus

Thank you for your interest in the Opera Philadelphia Chorus. Auditions for the 2015-2016 Season are currently full.  If you would like to submit your materials should further auditions become available, please send them to Elizabeth Braden, Chorus Master, Opera Philadelphia, 1420 Locust Street Suite 210, Philadelphia PA 19102. No phone calls, please.

To be considered for an audition please submit a headshot and resume to:

Elizabeth Braden
Chorus Master
braden@operaphila.org

Orchestra

At this time we have no openings available in the orchestra.

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
loy@operaphila.org

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
farino@operaphila.org

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
eberhard@operaphila.org

Volunteer Opportunities

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

We understand 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 contact us to find out more.

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