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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.

VIP Services Coordinator

The VIP Services Coordinator is responsible for concierge-style service to donors and providing exceptional customer service to all Opera Philadelphia guests. As a front-line staff contact with donors this position is critical to the operations of the Development Department. View the full position description.

Manager of Institutional Giving

Opera Philadelphia seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving to collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving to support the company’s artistic, educational, and strategic initiatives through Opera Philadelphia foundation, corporate, and government campaigns. View the full position description

Development Services Coordinator 

The Development Services Coordinator will support the Opera’s fundraising, development operations, and donor relations as part of a ten-person development team. This position is responsible for gift entry and maintaining the integrity of donor data; timely acknowledgements and renewal notices; reporting of development metrics; and providing administrative support for the department. View the full position description.




The Opera Philadelphia Chorus will hold auditions on April 27 and May 4 (auditions on March 26 and 27 are full).  These auditions will be held at the Rehearsal Hall of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia for the following voices parts: mezzo-soprano/alto, tenor, and bass.  Sopranos may submit materials for a wait list if any audition spots become available.  To be considered for an audition, please submit a resumé, photo, and recent audio or video recording to chorus@operaphila.org.  Please include your full name, voice part, and email address in your submission.  Those selected for an audition will be notified by email.    Submission of materials does not guarantee an audition. 

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
Artistic Administrator


Opera Philadelphia announces auditions for the following opening:


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

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: April 1, 2019

Audition repertoire TBD.

Please send relevant information to:


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 Manager 

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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