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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.

Development Operations Coordinator

Opera Philadelphia seeks a full-time development professional to support the operations of the Development Department. This position will be responsible for gift entry and acknowledgment, administration of the Tessitura CRM database, and reporting and analytics. The ideal candidate should have recent experience working in Tessitura and a non-profit environment. View the full position description. 


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Jennifer Dubin
Associate Director, Individual Giving and Patron Services

Teaching Artist

Opera Philadelphia seeks classically trained singers and instrumentalists to teach in-class curriculum through its education program Sounds of Learning™. These 45 minute classes, created by Opera Philadelphia, foster creative writing and critical thinking, emphasize the anatomy and physiology connected to classical singing technique, introduce elements of opera and classical music, and more. The ideal candidate should have experience in a classroom setting and be adaptable to students’ needs while exhibiting good classroom management skills. Teaching artists should have both teaching and performing experience, preferably in classical voice. View the full position description. 

Application deadline is May 16, 2016.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, performance sample and at least two professional references as a teacher or teaching artist to:

Michael Bolton
Vice President of Community Programs


Guest Services Associate

Opera Philadelphia has openings for part-time seasonal Guest Services Associates.

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.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to marketing@operaphila.org. No phone calls, please.

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


Opera Philadelphia Chorus auditions for the 2016-2017 season are full. Should further auditions be held and you'd like to be considered, please your résumé and recent photo to Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden (braden@operaphila.org).  Materials must be submitted by email (no phone calls); receipt of materials does not guarantee an audition.  

To be considered for an audition please submit a headshot and résumé to:

Elizabeth Braden
Chorus Master


There are currently no openings in the Opera Philadelphia orchestra.

Please send relevant information to:

J. Robert Loy
Director of Orchestra Personnel & Librarian

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 

Music Staff

There are currently no music staff positions available.

Please send relevant information to:

Michael Eberhard
Artistic Administrator

Volunteer Opportunities

Another way to get on the stage 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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