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Seattle Opera.

Per the latest public health policies from Governor Inslee, King County Public Health, and the CDC, all Seattle Opera public events through May 31, 2020 are canceled, including La bohème. Learn more

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Please note: Job applications must be sent as directed in individual postings. Please do not send job-related emails to the website feedback line.

Artists: Check our auditions page for upcoming opportunities for principal singers, chorus members, actors, dancers, youth performers, and teaching artists.

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

Institutional Giving Coordinator

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Institutional Giving Coordinator. This is a full-time, non-exempt position within the Development Department that reports to the Institutional Giving Officer. This position is responsible for supporting existing and new Institutional donor and sponsor relationships through administrative tasks and proposal writing.

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Master Carpenter

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Master Carpenter. This is a non-exempt hourly position that reports to the Technical Director. The position oversees technical stage operations for all mainstage operas produced on the McCaw Hall stage, as well as all chamber operas and Seattle opera events and supports the Technical Director with planning, coordinating & managing the daily operations of the department.

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Music Assistant & Company Librarian

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Music Assistant and Company Librarian. This is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Associate Director of Artistic Planning. The position provides administrative support to the Head of Music Staff and Associate Director of Artistic Planning and manages the Company Library and archives.

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Properties Assistant

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Properties Assistant. This is a non-exempt hourly position that reports to the Props Master. The position supports the prop department by performing a wide range of tasks including production run crew, Warehousing, Shipping and Receiving, Trucking and Transportation coordination as well as work supporting the performing artists and guest artistic staff.

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TeenTix Internship at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera is pleased to announce a new internship program in collaboration with TeenTix, set for Summer 2020. This six-week internship will take place July 6–August 14 (with some flexibility). The work schedule is approximately 20 hours a week. Are you a storyteller who wants to work in the arts or for a nonprofit someday? Are you passionate about making the arts a space where more young people and People of Color feel seen and represented? Or—are you an artist who wants to learn about how to market your work? The TeenTix Internship at Seattle Opera is the ideal opportunity for you!

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Amusements Part Time Retail Sales Assistant

Amusements, the gift shop for Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall is seeking a part-time employee. This position requires evening and weekend hours and averages 10-30 hours per week (max hours in November and December).

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Designers

Seattle Opera’s Programs and Partnerships Department is seeking to expand its pool of designers for the 2020/2021 season and beyond! We’re looking for local creative and imaginative scenic, costume, and lighting designers who are interested in working in a playful, youth-based environment. No opera experience required! If you love thinking outside the box and bringing vibrant stories to life with your craft, we want to hear from you.

All local designers who believe that they are qualified encouraged to apply. To help bring more perspectives to our storytelling, we especially encourage female-identifying designers, transgender designers, non-binary designers, and designers of color to contact us. Resumes, portfolios, and references can be sent to: Britney Schroeder, Production Manager, Programs and Partnerships, Britney.schroeder@seattleopera.org.

Catering & Concessions

Seattle Opera jointly operates Marion Oliver McCaw Hall with the city of Seattle and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Spectra, a division of Comcast Spectator, is the official food and beverage provider of McCaw Hall and is an industry-leading hospitality firm. Spectra is currently hiring for positions in catering and concessions to support Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and other outside events.

The Catering Manager provides support and assistance with Catering activities as well providing assistance to the concession managers in the profitable management of concessions operations, as needed. The Catering Manager will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion and transfer. The Catering Manager will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment. Learn more about this position on the Comcast Spectator website.

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In addition, Spectra is looking for experienced individuals for several roles in the food and beverage operation. We have the following position open:

  • Catering Staff
  • Bartenders/Cashiers
  • Restaurant Staff
  • Cooks/Stewards
  • Distribution/Warehouse Staff

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Internships

Current Internships

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

Please send inquiries for internships to jobs@seattleopera.org.

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Volunteering

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 Paula.Podemski@SeattleOpera.org.

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.

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 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 nancy.vive@seattleopera.org.

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