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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.

AGMA Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers

Opera Philadelphia is accepting applications for AGMA Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers for its upcoming festival, O17. Opera Philadelphia’s new annual season-opening festival will feature world premieres, classic works in the grand operatic tradition, and performances staged in venues throughout Philadelphia. Start dates vary, but contracts will begin early to mid-August and finish by the end of September 2017.

Ideal ASM candidates should have at least 2 years of professional stage management experience in opera, and SM candidates should have 4 years of professional stage management experience in opera. All candidates should have demonstrated musical proficiency and excellent communication skills. All positions are under AGMA contract with competitive fee, travel, and housing provided.

Please send resume, cover letter and references to:

Meggie Scache
Production Manager


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

Music Staff

There are currently no music staff positions available.

Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator


Opera Philadelphia announces auditions for the following openings:

BASSOON 2 – February 13, 2017

PERCUSSION 2 – February 14, 2017

To audition, send a one-page résumé via email to auditions@operaphila.org and a $75 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 1, 2017

Bassoon II audition repertoire and excerpts: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l39ehja9g8zw8sp/AAAEFdrMIJT77pzZHm3aNkuXa?dl=0  

Percussion II audition repertoire and excerpts: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x6qch7s0ebavuqu/AAAkPwbgfXPTEuUd6F_rZUXRa?dl=0 

Please send relevant information to:

Adam Pangburn
Orchestra Auditions Coordinator

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

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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