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 Production Coordinator
Opera Philadelphia seeks a Festival Production Coordinator for its inaugural O17 Festival, as part of its 2017-2018 season. The Festival Production Coordinator will work closely with the Production Manager in providing timely support for seasonal staff and managing the daily running of the production department. The Festival Production Coordinator manages the Opera’s volunteer light walker needs, prepares and edits supertitles content, assists in supernumerary casting and administration, and assists in rehearsal and performance venue coordination. Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience working in Production Administration or Stage Management and experience working in opera, musical theatre, and/or dance. Must be highly motivated, organized, and able to work in both independent and team-based environments. Evening and weekend work required. This is an exempt, seasonal position from July 10 through October 1, 2017. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2017. View the full position description.
Opera Philadelphia seeks a Festival Scheduler for its inaugural O17 Festival, as part of its 2017-2018 season. The Festival Scheduler creates, manages, and distributes all daily and weekly schedules during the course of the festival period. At least two years of experience as a performing arts scheduler is preferred. Successful candidates should be highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in both independent and team-based environments is a must. Evening and weekend work required. This is an exempt, seasonal position from July 24 through October 1, 2017. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2017. View the full position description.
Festival Company Manager
Opera Philadelphia seeks a Festival Company Manager to act as liaison to departments, artists, and artists’ management. The Festival Company Manager oversees artist care from pre-arrival through departure in order to provide the highest level of care to all guest artists. View the full position description.
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.
Opera Philadelphia seeks a full-time Membership Manager to manage all aspects of the Membership campaign including donor cultivation, stewardship, and recognition, driving cultivation and retention efforts to increase revenue, and strengthening participation and engagement in the membership program. View the full position description.
Director of Individual Giving
Opera Philadelphia seeks a full-time Director of Individual Giving to direct the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a focus on developing individualized strategies for each donor household in the Patron Program and General Director’s Council giving programs. 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.
Opera Philadelphia Chorus auditions for the 2017-2018 Season will be held Tuesday April 25, 2017 in the Rehearsal Hall of the Academy of Music, Philadelphia. Interested applicants please submit a résumé, recent photo, and if possible an audio or video file of a recent performance to: email@example.com.
We will notify those applicants selected for an in person audition by email, and will provide further audition information at that time. There are openings in all voice parts; however, there are very limited openings for sopranos in the coming season, and therefore a limited number of soprano audition slots. The deadline to apply for an audition is March 15, 2017.
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: