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

Planned Giving Officer

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Planned Giving Officer. This full-time salaried position reports to the Associate Director of Development. This position is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective planned giving donors as well as select major donors. The position oversees and conducts a variety of fundraising activities in order to secure support through wills, bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities and other planned/deferred gift arrangements.

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Donor Communications Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Donor Communications Manager. This is full-time, exempt position and is responsible for planning and implementing communications to support an effective, comprehensive donor engagement and solicitation program, including annual fund renewal and acquisition materials. The Donor Communications Manager leads all planning and execution of donor communications, including copy, image, and design development across all channels (print, email, and fundraising-related social media and other digital) plus website content and development.

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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 and is responsible for providing administrative support to the Individual Giving 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.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Digital Marketing Manager. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Associate Director of Marketing. This position is responsible for developing and implementing digital marketing strategy for Seattle Opera. The work of the position encompasses a broad range of duties including but not limited to email marketing, social media advertising, digital analytics, and digital advertising to support revenue goals, ticket slaes, and program awareness.

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Audience Services Representative

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Audience Services Representative. This 20 hour-a-week (up to 40 hours a week during performance weeks), part-time, hourly position reports to the Audience Services Manager and is responsible for providing excellent service to a diverse audience through ticketing transactions and general information dissemination online, by phone, and in person. Work includes occasional nights and weekends at Seattle Opera performances.

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Direct Sales Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Direct Sales Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications for all telemarketing campaigns and the Director of Development for all telefundraising campaigns. This position is responsible for overseeing a year round Telemarketing and Telefunding operation with annual goals exceeding $1,500,000 through subscriptions and donations.

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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.  During peak times of the year, such as our year end fundraising and subscription renewal campaigns, hourly earnings are $20-$30/hour. Please email:


Current Internships

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

Please send inquiries for internships to

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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 Company Manager 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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