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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.

Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will join a talented fundraising team and will be primarily responsible for managing the Opera’s major gift efforts. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating, stewarding, and securing major and planned gifts while expanding the donor pipeline. Read full position description>>



All Opera Philadelphia Chorus auditions are filled for this spring.  If you would like to submit your materials to be put on a waitlist or considered for future auditions, please send a resume and recent recording to chorus@operaphila.org.  All singers must be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and must live in the greater Philadelphia area.

Please send relevant information to:

Elizabeth Braden
Chorus Master

Music Staff

There are currently no music staff positions available.

Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Director of Casting & Artistic Administration





Inquiries can be made to:

Orchestra Auditions Coordinator


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
Director of Casting & Artistic Administration

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:

Bridget Cook
Associate Director of Production

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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