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Jobs/Auditions

Jobs/Auditions

Employment

LA Opera's open positions are periodically updated here. Applications are only accepted via mail, fax and e-mail. Due to the volume of submissions received, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding open positions.


Grant Writer

LA Opera seeks a Grant and Development Communications Writer with primary responsibility for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, preparing donor profiles for publications, creating text for newsletters, and assisting with solicitations letters. The Grant and Development Communications Writer reports to the Director of Institutional Giving and Government Relations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, government, corporations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders;
  • Developing written materials for the Development newsletter and for other publications relating to fundraising;
  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing and analytical skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure, the capacity to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form, and a disposition for working well on a team and with a wide variety of interdepartmental colleagues. A Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience are required.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@laopera.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


REHEARSAL ADMINISTRATOR

LA Opera seeks a Rehearsal Administrator with primary responsibility for all scheduling needs for a Level 1 Opera Company. The position is exempt and will require regular evening and weekend hours. The Rehearsal Administrator reports to the Director of Production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation, Distribution and maintenance of all daily short term and long term calendars and schedules for all departments. 
  • Working knowledge of all LAO Union CBAs and correct implementation of the rules therein. 
  • Maintaining advance relationships with all creative team and production personnel with regards to schedule and LAO logistics, in cooperation with Director of Production. 
  • Day to day handling of all artists and music staff.
  • Working with the LAO Young Artist Program.
  • Managing Production department support needs.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have several years of experience working in either the production department or the stage management department of a Level 1 US Opera Company. Excellent writing and analytical skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure, the capacity to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form, and a disposition for working well on a team and with a wide variety of interdepartmental colleagues. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A full job description will be provided to applicants who are being considered.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@laopera.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


SEAMSTERS – COSTUME SHOP

Los Angeles Opera Costume Shop has openings for experienced Seamsters.

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years experience in a professional costume shop or garment factory, knowledge of garment construction and alteration, hand and machine sewing skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and must possess excellent communication skills. The current openings are for seasonal employment beginning July 28, 2014.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: jmusselman@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Major Gifts Officer

LA Opera has an exciting opportunity for a Major Gifts Officer who will focus on identifying, cultivating and stewarding individual prospects and donors of $3,500 to $25,000 and above to support LA Opera’s performances, public programs and special projects.  They will be responsible for developing targeted strategies to acquire new donors, and renew and increase gifts from donors.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Build and manage a portfolio of 100 – 150 donors and prospects
  •  Solicit and secure four and five (and above) figure gifts for unrestricted and restricted uses
  •  Create and implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate and acquire new donors
  •  Renew and upgrade annual donors
  •  Initiate contact and secure face to face cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and prospects
  • Employ good stewardship practices
  • Manage and update portfolio activity in Tessitura (database)
  • Draft donor solicitations and other correspondence
  • Staff events and performances
  • Work collaboratively with the development staff and other departments
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a BA or BS in a related field and 5 years development experience, preferably in individual giving for a non-profit arts organization.  Candidates must have the ability to deal discreetly with sensitive, confidential and proprietary information. Experience with solicitation strategies, volunteers and board members is also necessary.  Night and weekend work as needed and a passion for the performing arts is a plus.

Please send resume to: jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Corporate sponsorships manager

The Corporate Sponsorships Manager will focus on identifying, cultivating and stewarding corporate prospects and donors to support LA Opera’s performances, public programs, and special projects. This position reports to, and works closely with, the Director of Institutional Giving.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and identify corporate donors to support LA Opera through sponsorships, contributions, and grants;

  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain personal contact and relationships with corporate program officers and marketing executives;

  • Write, assemble, and submit corporate funding requests, including letters of intent, solicitation letters, proposals, budgets, acknowledgements, and presentations;

  • Arrange corporate meetings to secure sponsorships and grant funding and prepare appropriate briefing materials;

  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of corporate and foundation gifts and sponsorships;

  • Oversee timely delivery of donor fulfillment including corporate benefits and recognition;

  • Develop growth strategy for new and current corporate donors.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, and highly organized. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills as well as experience using powerpoint and databases are essential.  Bachelor’s degree and at least five years fundraising experience relevant to the responsibilities. 

Please send resume and cover letter to: jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 


Cutter/ draper- costume shop

Los Angeles Opera is seeking a women’s wear Cutter/Draper. This is a contract position of 36 to 40 weeks per season with competitive salary plus medical, dental and vision benefits. 5 years professional experience as a cutter and experience running a crew are required. Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of patterning and construction, the ability to work under pressure, and excellent communication, time management and teamwork skills. Creativity and independent artistic judgment are essential.

Please send resume and letter of interest to Jenny Green, Costume Director, jgreen@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE 


assistant cutter/draper- costume shop

The Los Angeles Opera Costume Shop has an opening for an Assistant Cutter/Draper for our 2014-15 Season. The Assistant Cutter/Draper works closely with the Cutter/Draper and assists with patterning, cutting, constructing, fitting and altering costumes for the stage. 2 years experience as an assistant cutter in a professional theatrical costume shop and experience running a crew within a professional theatrical costume shop are required. Applicants must have working knowledge of costume construction and patterning, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and excellent communication, time management and teamwork skills.

Please send resume and letter of interest to: jmusselman@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for LA Opera. You will find current audition opportunities at the bottom of each section below:

 

 



Solo Artists

LA Opera grants auditions for principal roles to professional opera singers on an invitation-only basis.

Domingo-COLBURN-STEIN Young Artist Program

The Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is the professional artist development program of LA Opera. For more information, visit the Young Artist Program page.

Orchestra

PRINCIPAL SECOND VIOLIN

Auditions will be held on April 1, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Preliminary screening of candidates will be by CD and resume submission. The submission deadline is February 28, 2014.

To receive information and audition repertoire, please email orchestra@laopera.org

The Audition Committee reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards of this audition. LA Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Chorus

LA Opera is currently accepting submissions for chorus auditions for the 2014/2015 season. The deadline to submit materials for consideration is 5:00pm PST on Monday, January 20, 2014. Please click on the link below for submission instructions and full details. 

VIEW AUDITION NOTICE

Dancers

Dance auditions are held on an "as needed" basis for productions which include roles for dancers. Dance audition announcements will be posted here. Dancers wishing to receive audition information by email should submit a picture, resume and cover letter to dancersubmissions@laopera.org. Submissions will be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable audition opportunities.

Supernumeraries

Auditions for supernumeraries ("extras") are held on an "as needed" basis for productions which include parts for non-speaking, non-singing performers. LA Opera seeks supernumeraries with varying levels of experience according to the needs of the production. While some people who work as supernumeraries are professional actors or specialty performers (e.g. jugglers, acrobats, stilt walkers, actors trained in stage combat), others are opera enthusiasts who have no previous acting or performing experience but enjoy being onstage.

Supernumerary audition announcements will be posted here, and may also be posted on casting websites such as "LA Casting" and "Actors Access."

A supernumerary application form can be downloaded by clicking here. If you would like to receive audition information by email, please complete this form and mail it, along with a picture (and resume, if you have one) to the address listed on the form. Submissions will be kept on file and performers will be contacted about applicable auditions.

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Volunteer

There are numerous, fun ways in which you can become involved with LA Opera as a volunteer. The Opera League of Los Angeles, the primary volunteer support organization for LA Opera, and its members work with LA Opera staff on a wide variety of programs including the Opera Prep program, Teacher Training sessions, Saturday Mornings at the Opera, Community Educators, and much more.

In addition to volunteer opportunities, the Opera League of Los Angeles offers its members informative educational programs including seminars and many social activities focused on opera with the aim on expanding the appreciation of opera throughout Greater Los Angeles and the surrounding counties.

We invite you to learn more about The Opera League and how to support your LA Opera as a volunteer. To contact The Opera League, please call (213) 972-7220 or e-mail info@operaleague.org.

VOLUNTEER AS A COMMUNITY EDUCATOR

Opera League Numerous individuals desire more knowledge about opera - that unique blending of spectacular theatricality and gorgeous music. By joining the LA Opera Community Educators, you can share your love of and appreciation for opera with people interested in learning more. Members of the Opera League of Los Angeles' Community Educators are a team of trained experts who address civic and social organizations, philanthropic groups, schools and library audiences throughout Southern California, free of charge.

Dates and Requirements: To become a Community Educator, you must complete an intensive 8-week training program. For more information, please CLICK HERE link to educom@laopera.org to contact us via email or call (213) 972-3157.

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Internships

Intern opportunities

Los Angeles Opera has several unpaid intern opportunities for the winter and spring terms.  Interns will be assigned to projects in our Education and Community Engagement, Development and Marketing departments.  LA Opera has a long standing commitment to provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for students and we feel that our winter/spring internships will be a continuation of our robust programs.

Education & Community Engagement: Projects include, but are not limited to, production assisting on the world premiere of Jonah and the Whale (a community opera), advancing our College Advisory Committee and researching/further developing evaluation processes. Some nights and weekends may be required.

 Development: Project will focus on assisting the Research Manager in creating prospect profiles on potential donors through the use electronic resources and printed reference materials.

 Marketing: Projects will include developing social media campaigns and communications strategies for ARIA, the LA Opera’s group for Young Professionals and assisting with market research project to analyze LA Opera’s current and future collaborators and partners. Some nights and weekends will be required.

Qualified candidates will be able to devote a minimum of 8 hours per week for a 10 week period.  Recognizing that academics take priority, LA Opera is prepared to be flexible with regard to our interns’ schedules.  While we believe that students interested in arts administration will derive the greatest benefits from our internships, we will give due consideration to students of all majors.

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing your reasons for interest in our program along with a tentative work schedule to:

jobs@laopera.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

community engagement internship

The Community Engagement Intern will work with LA Opera’s Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community at the Music Center of Los Angeles County and throughout Los Angeles County. The intern will be an integral team member of LA Opera’s 2-week youth Opera Camp. Additionally, the intern will assist with Volunteer Community Educators training and management, administer Community Circle seating program, develop new community partners and promotional initiatives, and coordinate downtown LA intern activities. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule to include some nights and weekends. The intern should have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car.

How to Apply to Internship:

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.com. Please include “Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line.

 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

development internship

The Development Intern will contribute to the overall success of LA Opera’s summer fundraising activities, which support the productions, community engagement events, and arts education programs that will occur during Company’s 2014/15 Season. The Development Intern’s primary projects will be to assist with the completion of a final report template for the Institutional Giving team that will be distributed to foundation, government, and corporate funders. Additionally, the Development Intern will complete a corporate sponsorship fulfillment package for a major donor, which will require liaising with other LA Opera departments. Smaller assignments to support the Development Department may also include conducting donor prospect research, assisting with the individual/institutional giving campaigns (this may entail drafting letters and/or grant proposal templates, tracking pledges, or conducting mailings), and helping with various special events tasks. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management may also be involved. An interest in opera, music, and/or arts administration is a plus.

How to Apply to Internship:

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.com. Please include “Development Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  122 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 103 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation.  The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at www.lacountyarts.org.

 

 

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