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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.

Accounting clerk

LA Opera has an excellent opportunity for an entry level Accounting Clerk. Duties will include but not be limited to:  entering receivable and payables, reconciling accounts, maintaining general leger entries and payables and receivables documentation, participating in front desk coverage and providing back-up for the Accounts Payable Manager. This position will be ideal for a candidate wanting to explore the possibility of a career in accounting.

Qualified candidates will have strong data entry skills, including 10-key, will be able to demonstrate excellent planning and organizing skills and attention to detail, as well as a strong customer service orientation.

Please send resume and letter of interest to


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.

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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.

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marketing & pricing analyst

This position is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking a career in marketing analytics.  Responsibilities will include the creation of accurate and timely reports that will inform marketing campaign and ticket pricing decisions.  Partnering with the Data Services team, the Analyst will participate in the development of strategies to assess campaign performance, customer acquisition costs, buyer churn, customer profiles as well as investigating new technologies that may support the analysis and interpretation of data.

Qualified candidates with have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or Business/Marketing Systems and will be able to demonstrate: 1) their involvement in projects requiring the compiling and analysis of large volumes of data into concise and useful information and 2) their ability to present, both orally and in written form, a description of their analytic methodology, conclusions and recommendations.

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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


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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.


LA Opera is currently casting adults and children of all ages and ethnicities to appear in Pagliacci. This production requires several performers, both children and adults, with acrobatics/gymnastic experience, circus training or clowning experience. Auditions will be held at the end of May 2015. For specific information, please click on the appropriate link below.

General Information:
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.

SING with LA Opera's Education and community engagement department

LA Opera’s Education and Community Engagement Department is holding general auditions for our acclaimed outreach program. Performance opportunities include in-school opera residencies, touring community recitals and productions, and school assemblies. We are also seeking experiences teaching artists. Click here to download the flyer.

Artists should be prepared to sing at least one musical theatre selection (in English) and two contrasting arias. We are looking for personality so be sure to pick songs that best showcase you.

Auditions will be held May 19 and 21, 2015 from 11:00am – 5:00pm.  

To request an appointment, email a resume and headshot to with the subject: Department Auditions. Selected applicants will be contacts to schedule an audition appointment.

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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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