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We value diversity in all areas of our operations and welcome all qualified applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Assistant to General Director/Operations Coordinator

Seattle Opera is seeking a highly organized Executive Assistant/Operations Coordinator. This position requires executive level support, administrative planning and a high degree of confidentiality. This position coordinates with six departments within the company, liaises with the City of Seattle – McCaw Hall, the Board of Directors, and with multiple organizations and professionals outside of the company.

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Individual Giving Coordinator

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Individual Giving Coordinator. This is full-time, non-exempt position reports to the Associate Director of Development – Individual Giving and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Individual Giving (IG) team that works with approximately 1,200 donor households. This position is integral to the Development Department and provides overall campaign support including annual, capital, endowment, estate/planned, and special projects (e.g. Ring) with particular focus on supporting sponsorship proposals and Seattle Opera at the Center capital campaign.

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Donor Stewardship Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Donor Stewardship Manager. This full-time, salaried position reports to the Associate Director of Development and is responsible for the strategic planning, management, and implementation of more than 70 donor benefits and events each year to cultivate and steward both donors and donor prospects. The Donor Stewardship Manager also executes high-level fundraiser-net events that meet their revenue and expense goals while raising Seattle Opera’s profile in the community as well as supervises the Donor Stewardship Associate as a member of the Annual Giving and Donor Services team.

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Curriculum & Vocal Pedagogy Specialist

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Curriculum and Vocal Pedagogy Specialist. This is full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Education and Community Engagement and is responsible for developing and overseeing content and instruction for the youth vocal training programs of Seattle Opera, including but not limited to: Youth Opera Chorus, Teen Opera Programs, and Camps and Workshops.

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Community Programs Coordinator

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Community Programs Coordinator. This 40 hour-a-week full-time, hourly position reports to the Community Programs Manager. The Community Programs Coordinator is responsible for supporting a number of programs and projects that are generally designed to engage individuals and groups in the component parts of opera. The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously. 

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Direct Sales & Telefunding Representative

Bring your voice to the Seattle Opera! Join Seattle Opera for our new, in-house, subscription and fund campaigns. Applicants must be articulate, motivated, dependable, and detail & customer-service oriented. Previous telephone/sales experience preferred. 20 hours weekly; day/eve shifts. Hourly, plus commission, plus perks and bonuses. Excellent earning potential based on performance. Please email:


Current Internships

How to Apply
Download an Adobe PDF application and follow the instructions for submission.

For additional information about any internship posted, please email Andrea Reay at

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Artist Aides

Artist Aides are a group of over 50 stalwart volunteers who are a crucial part of the Seattle Opera family, and are essential for the welcoming of our guest artists.

The purpose of the Artist Aide program is to assist our guest artists with airport transportation and other hospitality needs. Artist Aides volunteer for as much or as little helping as their time permits.

Primary responsibilities of an Artist Aide include picking up guest artists at the airport as well as taking guest artists to the airport for their return home. Occasionally Artist Aides may be approached to serve as a local guide or information source to an artist who may have a inquiry.

Artist Aides have the opportunity to become better acquainted with our visiting artists on the first-rehearsal day, at which the group hosts a buffet. Many of the Artist Aides participate in cast parties hosted by the General Director.

Drivers must submit proof of a valid Washington State Driver’s license and proper liability insurance. All Artist Aides are subject to a background check, must have email, a cell phone and a clean reliable car.

For most visiting guest artists our Artist Aides are their first introduction to Seattle Opera. Come be a vital part of the production process! If you have questions or would like to arrange an interview, please email Paula Podemski at

Thank you for considering this important volunteer opportunity and for supporting Seattle Opera!

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.


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.

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Other Volunteer Positions

For information about all other Seattle Opera volunteer opportunities, please contact Human Resources Director Nancy Del Villar Vivé at 206.676.5521 or

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