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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.

Business Applications Technician

This entry IT position will be an excellent opportunity for candidates who have strong data entry skills and an interest in both technology and business applications.

The Technician will provide end-user support on all lines of business applications. In addition, the Technician will provide back-end support to the DBA and Network Manager. 

Qualified candidates will have experience supporting 24/7 network environments and installing and troubleshooting operating systems.  Knowledge of Windows Server 2008R2, MS SQL 2008R2, SSRS, Microsoft Office 2013, IIS7 and Visual Studio 2010 is highly desirable.

Please send resume and letter of interest to


Individual giving assistant

The Individual Giving Assistant will provide general administrative support and coordination for LA Opera’s development staff. Responsibilities include processing gifts, drafting and preparing donor correspondence and acknowledgements, data mining and report generation, assisting with events, and helping to establish positive and responsive relationships with donors, prospects and LA Opera staff.

Qualified candidates will have worked extensively in Word, Excel and Outlook, have experience with database applications, demonstrate the ability to attend to detail in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment and have strong written and oral communication skills. A strong detail-oriented work style is necessary. 

This is an entry level position and requires a bachelor’s degree.

Please send resume and letter of interest to


data analysis coordinator

Los Angeles Opera is seeking a self-motivated individual with outstanding analytical and database skills. The person in this growth-oriented position will assist with analytical decision-making within the marketing department and with outside agencies by becoming the subject matter expert on customer data. The candidate will directly impact targeted sales and marketing campaigns by evaluating effectiveness, recommending tactics and customer profiling/analysis. This position reports to the Director of Marketing and will work closely with the marketing/communications team to understand data needs as they develop new campaigns or sales efforts.  


  • Will assist Director of Marketing with the accurate and timely analyses and provide insights on a wide variety of topics including sales analysis, campaign performance, acquisition costs, pricing, response rates, buyer churn, customer profiles, sales forecasting, and customer acquisition and satisfaction.
  • Will work with Marketing team to identify sales needs, create and implement offers / promotions.
  • Will work with Marketing team to identify and create targeted consumer lists for specific campaigns.
  • Will be main conduit between LAO and outside agencies hired to supplement internal data analysis efforts.
  • Will partner with Data Services team to understand changes in technology and online purchasing and to track, analyze and interpret trends to provide recommendations for improving sales, data integrity, analytics and the customer experience.
  • Will be responsible for developing new ideas to improve targeting and marketing efficiency.


  • Aptitude for working with numbers and data.
  • Experience analyzing performance of marketing programs.
  • Experience accessing, compiling and analyzing large volumes of data into insightful and precise information.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and identify discrepancies in data.
  • Tessitura familiarity is preferred but not required.
  • Organized and detailed with strong project management skills.
  • A solid background in statistics, pricing and previous experience in consumer insights is preferred.
  • Candidate should possess at least a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, Business Studies / Administration / Management, Marketing, Advertising / Media or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated and have the ability to work with limited supervision in a fast-paced, small-team environment. Must possess an investigative mindset.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, presentation, organizational and teamwork skills are required.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to



LA Opera seeks to hire a part-time Graphic/Interactive Designer to assist in the creation of advertising assets and institutional collateral.  Position will report to Brand Manager.  

Main responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Creation of animated Flash banners and static backups
  • Web video editing
  • Versioning of basic print collateral
  • Updating of basic visual elements of website
  • Creation of social media assets

Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate skill with Flash, web editing software, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.  Experience with Mac computers a plus.

Please send resume and letter of interest to


GL Accountant & budget analyst

LA Opera seeks an experienced Accountant who will have primary responsibility for maintaining certain balance sheet reconciliations, reviewing of expenses and income, processing journal entries, maintaining cash receipts filings, calculating bank interest, preparing account analysis and assisting with the annual audit. This position will also support the Senior Director of Finance in creating, analyzing and reviewing the annual budget and monthly reporting.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field, as well as five years of prior experience. Strong Excel skills are essential. Knowledge of Great Plains or a similarly large accounting platform is essential.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and salary history to



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


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.


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 Submissions will be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable audition opportunities.


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. 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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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


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 to contact us via email or call (213) 972-3157.

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Education Assessment and Evaluation Intern (Unpaid)

The Education Assessment and Evaluation intern will be an integral team member of the fast-paced Education and Community Engagement Department at LA Opera.  S/he will work with the Education Manager to examine the results of the 2014/15 season education assessments, create a report detailing findings, and collaborate on the assessment and evaluation plan and materials for the 2015/16 season. As an integral member of the Opera Camp team, the intern will develop program materials, as well as serve as a camp counselor and workshop leader. Internship activities will also include providing administrative support to a wide spectrum of education and community programs initiatives. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule may include some nights and weekends. The ideal candidate will be available to work a minimum of three days a week throughout the summer and will be available full-time during Opera Camp (July 27-August 9).

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to


Los Angeles County Internships 

The County Internships are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  132 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 107 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

Education and Community Engagement Intern (County Intern)

The 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 Education and Community Engagement Intern will assist with all aspects of education and community engagement programs and will specifically be involved with the production of public performances and the administration of outreach programs. This includes: 1) researching and developing in-depth study materials for the two-week intensive youth Opera Camp and serving as an integral team member for this program; 2) developing new community partnerships and marketing materials for the Company’s Community Circle ticketing program; 3) developing and updating assessment materials for the 2015/16 season; and 4) writing blog posts and e-newsletter articles for the 15/16 season.

The prospective intern should be computer literate with some experience in Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, database software, and e-mail. An interest in opera, music, and arts education is a plus. The intern must have a valid drivers' license and access to a car.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to Please include "Education and Community Engagement Intern" in the subject line.


Accounting and Finance Intern (County Intern)

LA Opera’s Accounting & Finance Intern will have the special opportunity to learn about and be involved in the business functions of a non-profit arts organization. Working with LA Opera’s Controller in the Accounting & Finance Department, the intern will assist in preparing for the annual audit of the organization’s financial records and will participate in all aspects of the department, including: 1) researching, reviewing, and assembling selections requested by the auditors for use in the annual audit; 2) reviewing daily donations and grants; 3) assisting in the preparation of cash flow statements, bank reconciliations, and accounts payable; 4) participating in the reconciliation of financial statements to support daily transactions; and 5) assisting in the creation of the organization’s annual financial statements, which serve as a foundation for the audit report.

The prospective intern should be computer literate with intermediate to advanced experience in MS Excel. Completion of at least one basic college-level Accounting course is required. An interest in opera, music, and arts is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to Please include "Accounting & Finance Intern" in the subject line.


Development intern (UNpaid)

LA Opera is looking for a qualified intern to join our Development team. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced environment on a number of exciting projects. S/he will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of fundraising at one of the largest opera companies in the nation. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with the donor acknowledgement process
  • Managing the tracking and delivery of premiums
  • Helping the telefund team with coordination of printed fulfillment materials
  • Becoming familiar with patron database and manage related projects
  • Assisting with donor stewardship activities including outreach and benefit fulfillment
  • Partnering with Research Manager to complete donor profiles and materials
  • Becoming familiar with digital marketing software and manage donor e-communications
  • And other responsibilities as assigned.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to

marketing INTERN (UNPAID)

Los Angeles Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the US, has an unpaid intern opportunity in our Marketing department. The Marketing Intern will gain an understanding of marketing the arts in Los Angeles, the behind-the-scenes functions of a major opera company, and develop important office skills.

The positions primary responsibilities will include promoting and coordinating programs such as the Opera U and other affordable ticketing initiatives, helping to plan events like the ARIA nights, social media, and other general office duties.

Qualified candidates will be able to devote around 20 hours a week, including possible night and weekend hours as necessary. Please send a resume and letter of interest to


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