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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.

Events Coordinator

Opera Philadelphia is looking for an Events Coordinator to support and assist in the planning of over 50 events happening this fall over an 8-week period, including a major gala, a large public broadcast, receptions of various scales and sizes, and a wide-range of other events.  The ideal candidate must thrive in a challenging and fast-paced atmosphere where prioritizing and multi-tasking are the norm.  Exceptional attention to detail, first class organizational skills, and the ability to work evenings and weekends are mandatory. This dynamic position will report to the Director Events and work in a team environment to produce events, receptions, and additional projects as required.

This is a paid position, expected to run 8 weeks, beginning August 15, 2016. A commitment of at least 40 hours per week during office hours of 9am-5pm is required. Extended hours will be expected from September 12 through October 2.  Compensation is on a per-hour basis, commensurate with experience.

View the full position description

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements to:

Adele Mustardo
Director of Events
events@operaphila.org

Development Internships

Opera Philadelphia seeks two interns to support the development department’s prospect and research management program.  Reporting to the Research Manager, interns will be responsible for integrating a significant volume of confidential donor and prospect information with Opera Philadelphia’s Tessitura platform; conducting research as needed; and providing administrative support to the development department as requested.  

This is a 10-week internship opportunity begins August 1, 2016. Interns should be available for 15-25 hours weekly during office hours of 9am-5pm. Compensation is $12/hour.  

View the full position description. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Christina Polet
Research Manager
polet@operaphila.org

Guest Services Associate

Opera Philadelphia has openings for part-time seasonal Guest Services Associates.

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 marketing@operaphila.org. No phone calls, please.

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

There are currently no openings in the Opera Philadelphia Chorus for the 2016-2017 season.  Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held in the spring of 2017.  

To be considered for an audition in the future, please submit a headshot and résumé to:

Elizabeth Braden
Chorus Master
braden@operaphila.org

Orchestra

There are currently no openings in the Opera Philadelphia orchestra.

Please send relevant information to:

J. Robert Loy
Director of Orchestra Personnel & Librarian
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:

Meggie Scache
Production Coordinator 
scache@operaphila.org

Music Staff

There are currently no music staff positions available.

Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator
eberhard@operaphila.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Another way to get involved in the company is to join the Opera Philadelphia Volunteer Program.

Discover our current volunteer roles and fill out the Volunteer Registration Form here.

Questions? Email volunteer@operaphila.org.

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