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.
Manager, Advancement Research
The Advancement Research Manager will be responsible for identifying, researching and analyzing prospective and current individual and institutional donors to Opera Philadelphia, with an emphasis on major gifts. The Manager will produce thoroughly researched, well-written reports and analytics that provide an evaluation of giving ability and suggested strategies for engagement and solicitation based on the prospects’ areas of interests, behaviors and background. Read the full job description and requirements.
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Assistant to the Managing Director
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.).
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The Opera Philadelphia Chorus has limited openings for tenors and basses in the chorus of our upcoming production of Cold Mountain, which will take place during January and February 2016. Auditions for these chorus spots will be held Tuesday, October 6 in the Rehearsal Hall of the Academy of Music.
Tenors and Basses interested in being considered for an audition, who are available during January/February 2016 please send a resume and recent photo to Chorus Master Elizabeth Braden. Those candidates granted an audition will receive an email with further details about the auditions. Unfortunately, there are no openings for sopranos or altos at this time.
To be considered for an audition please submit a headshot and resume to:
At this time we have no openings available in the orchestra.
We are always happy to accept a current résumé for our files should our needs change.
Please send relevant information to:
J. Robert Loy
Director of Orchestra Personnel
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:
At this time we have no openings available on the music staff, but we are always happy to accept a current résumé for our files should our needs change.
Please send relevant information to:
Another way to get on the stage is to join the Opera Philadelphia Volunteer Program.
We understand the importance of a strong volunteer base that believes in, and is motivated to achieve, our goals and objectives. Volunteers play a vital role by helping to increase financial support, reducing costs, and providing skilled assistance.
Please contact us to find out more.