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Production Volunteers

The Production department is always looking for reliable people willing to volunteer their time and talents. Volunteering with the Production Department gives you the opportunity to experience what goes into creating a production. Choose from the positions below to learn more about how you can become a part of the opera.

Production Volunteer Positions

  • Supernumerary
  • Youth Chorus

Supernumerary

Non-speaking acting roles - like being an extra in a movie!

Supernumeraries are volunteers who appear on stage in mute, non-singing roles, much like being an extra in a movie. Being a "super" takes lots of time and patience, but is a lot of fun and a good learning experience. Time requirements vary per opera, but the average commitment is three evenings a week and a weekend day for three rehearsal weeks, four to six hours for five nights during "tech week", and then, anywhere from six to eight performances on various nights throughout the two weeks of performances. Men of the ages 18 - 50 are the most needed. Small children are always encouraged to apply. Supers receive 2 tickets to a dress rehearsal of the show in which they appear.

How to Apply

Please phone the Production Supervisor at (206) 676-5812 to schedule an in-person interview to find out more details about this exciting volunteer opportunity.

Youth Chorus

Youth (approx ages 7-12) sing in operas requiring children’s voices

For more information on the Youth Chorus click here

Other Volunteer Positions

For information about all other Seattle Opera volunteer opportunities, please contact Human Resources Director Janice Bondar at 206-389-7600 or janice.bondar@seattleopera.org.

For Production internship opportunities, please visit our Internships section.

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Florencia in the Amazons, 2005 © Rozarii Lynch photo