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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.

Director of Production

Opera Philadelphia seeks a Director of Production to assume a leading role in the Production Department through advancement, implementation and management of all aspects of Production, including planning, budget and finance tracking, personnel management, and production execution. The Director of Production supervises the entire production department, including: Director of Design and Technology; Costume Director; Production Manager; Production Stage Manager; Staging Staff; Designers, Directors, and Seasonal Production Staff. 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 chorus@operaphila.org.


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

Elizabeth Braden
Chorus Master

Music Staff

There are currently no music staff positions available.

Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator


Opera Philadelphia, Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

Announces auditions for the following openings:

  • VIOLIN I (2 section vacancies) & VIOLIN II (Assistant principal) – February 12 & 13 (finals), 2018
  • PRINCIPAL CELLO – February 15, 2018

*If a current member of the orchestra wins the Assistant Principal Violin II or Principal Cello position, a one-year section position may be offered to the runner up with the possibility of tenure track.

Candidates should be eligible to work in the US at the time of the audition.

In addition to an application, please send a $100 deposit (refundable upon audition) made payable to Opera Philadelphia to the address below:

Adam Pangburn, Orchestra Auditions Coordinator

Opera Philadelphia; 1420 Locust Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Application deadline: February 2, 2018

To apply for an audition, please visit www.auditioncafe.com/opera-philadelphia

Principal Singers

Opera Philadelphia grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis. 

Inquiries can be made to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator

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 

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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