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.
Festival Venue Experience Managers
The Festival Venue Experience Managers will serve as the primary business-to-business liaison for oversight of all front-of-house operations relating to an individual performance venue utilized for Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural fall festival, O17. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and remotely, and 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. Opera Philadelphia is searching for four dynamic individuals to manage the guest experience at festival venues including the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Barnes Foundation. View the full position description.
Opera Philadelphia is seeking a Festival Driver/Runner to work with the Production Department during its O17 Festival.
Festival Driver/Runner will be responsible for transporting production supplies and rental equipment to the different rehearsal and performance venues in Philadelphia according to the schedule set by Production Staff. Driver/Runner will also be in charge of maintaining a mileage and petty cash log, and maintenance/cleaning of the rental van.
Candidates must be able to drive up to a 28' vehicle, possess a valid driver's license, and be able to lift, push, or maneuver up to 40 lbs repeatedly, either alone or with assistance from others. Knowledge of Center City and the Greater Philadelphia Area is desirable.
Dates for this position are August 21 through September 27, 2017, and evening and weekend work will be required. This position is paid hourly with overtime possible. View the full position description.
Please send your resume to:
Lead Guest Services Associate
Opera Philadelphia seeks a full-time Lead Guest Services Associate to provide exceptional customer service to all guests, including subscribers, members, and ticket buyers. In addition, s/he will be responsible for managing all telemarketing and telefunding operations. 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.
Guest Services Associate
Opera Philadelphia has openings for a part-time seasonal Guest Services Associate.
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.
There are no openings in the Opera Philadelphia Chorus for the 2017-2018 season. Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held in the Spring of 2018. If you’d like to submit a résumé, photo, and audio or video clip to be considered for a future audition, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for an audition in the future, please submit a headshot and résumé to:
There are currently no openings in the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra.
Please send relevant information to:
J. Robert Loy
Director of Orchestra Personnel & Orchestra Librarian
Opera Philadelphia grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis.
Inquiries can be made 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: