Chorus, Supers & Volunteers
This is Opera Philadelphia's employment and volunteer opportunities source. Open positions will be listed below. Opera Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Opera Philadelphia has an immediate opening for an experienced Operations Manager. Responsibilities include managing Facilities, IT and HR administration. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer. Read the full job description and requirements.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com. Applications will close on Friday, May 20, 2016.
Development Operations Coordinator
Opera Philadelphia seeks a full-time development professional to support the operations of the Development Department. This position will be responsible for gift entry and acknowledgment, administration of the Tessitura CRM database, and reporting and analytics. The ideal candidate should have recent experience working in Tessitura and a non-profit environment. View the full position description.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Associate Director, Individual Giving and Patron Services
Opera Philadelphia seeks classically trained singers and instrumentalists to teach in-class curriculum through its education program Sounds of Learning™. These 45 minute classes, created by Opera Philadelphia, foster creative writing and critical thinking, emphasize the anatomy and physiology connected to classical singing technique, introduce elements of opera and classical music, and more. The ideal candidate should have experience in a classroom setting and be adaptable to students’ needs while exhibiting good classroom management skills. Teaching artists should have both teaching and performing experience, preferably in classical voice. View the full position description.
Application deadline is May 16, 2016.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, performance sample and at least two professional references as a teacher or teaching artist to:
Vice President of Community Programs
Guest Services Manager and Guest Services Associate
Opera Philadelphia has immediate openings for a full-time salaried Guest Services Manager and part-time seasonal Guest Services Associates.
The Guest Services Manager is responsible for overseeing an outstanding team that provides exceptional customer service to all Opera Philadelphia guests, including subscribers, members, and ticket buyers. S/he will possess expert knowledge of Opera Philadelphia performances and events and will go above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary customer experience. View the full position description.
The Guest Services Associate is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to all Opera Philadelphia guests, including subscribers, members, and ticket buyers. S/he will possess expert knowledge of Opera Philadelphia performances and events and will go above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary customer experience. View the full position description.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
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:
Opera Philadelphia Chorus auditions for the 2016-2017 season are full. Should further auditions be held and you'd like to be considered, please your résumé and recent photo to Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden (email@example.com). Materials must be submitted by email (no phone calls); receipt of materials does not guarantee an audition.
To be considered for an audition please submit a headshot and résumé to:
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: