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Jobs/Auditions

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.


Box office manager

LA Opera is seeking a Box Office Manager & Treasurer to oversee all box office and customer service related activities for LA Opera and The Music Center. This position is an integral part of LA Opera’s management team and, as such, holds a shared responsibility to first and foremost protect and promote the long-term interests and health of the Company. As a non-profit, ensuring positive customer relationships are a key component of the position. Also important is maintaining costs. The department should be managed with the goal of becoming self-supporting as opposed to depending on donations to support box office operations. The box office manager participates in wider strategic planning for the Company, and establishes the strategy and goals for the box office.

 Requirements:

  • Extensive experience with event ticketing and box office operations (3 year minimum)
  • A proven track record of managing teams of employees (5 year minimum)
  • Familiarity with ticketing software, preferably Tessitura
  • Able to work effectively with other departments and outside organizations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with customer service is required; experience in sales is a plus

 Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading Box Office team to provide exceptional customer service and care.
  • Managing the set up, ticketing, payments, tracking and distributing of tickets for LA Opera and The Music Center presented productions, including season subscriptions, single tickets, VIP ticketing, subscriber benefits, holds, comps, press seats and more.  
  • Managing the setup, ticketing and distribution for other entities using the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion or Grand Park.
  • Carefully managing costs, in large part by seeking ways to improve departmental efficiency.
  • Providing good customer service to LA Opera internal departments, The Music Center, contracting entities and others while maintaining costs and properly tracking and estimating costs for provided services.
  • Managing and advising income producing activities such as ticketing and service fees.  
  • Overseeing gift certificates, vouchers, & group sales.
    • Managing ticketing system/software, Tessitura, including setting up and programming for sales, special offers, discounts, complimentary tickets, subscription packages, and trouble-shooting.
    • Working with IT and other departments to make improvements to ticketing processes, including via the LAO website.  
    • Managing the box office phone system, email and other means of communicating with customers and facilitating transactions.
    • Overseeing the management of customer issues and complaints in a manner that builds loyalty and satisfaction with LA Opera and proactively seeking solutions to prevent issues.
    • Assisting as needed in tracking and reporting sales activities including income and purchase history/activity, costs, seats sold, event audits, single ticket audits, subscription sales audit, artist comps, ticket comps, etc.
    • Working with finance and accounting personnel to track and reconcile income.
    • Working with Marketing and other departments to develop and implement programs/activities to increase sales and donations added on to ticket purchases.
    • Designing and ordering tickets, ticket stock, envelopes, and other box office materials. 
    • Hiring, training, managing and scheduling box office staff.

 Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements to:   

jobs@laopera.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Development Assistant

The Development Assistant will provide general administrative support and coordination for LA Opera’s development staff, with emphasis in the area of individual giving. 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 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. 

Please send résumé and salary history to:

 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Marketing and communications coordinator

LA Opera is seeking a Spanish-speaking Marketing & Communications Coordinator. This position will support direct marketing efforts, both electronic and printed, in conjunction with broader departmental goals.  

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining departmental budget files; budget tracking and departmental invoices
  • Coordinating materials and delivery of company advertising and direct mail
  • Editing of website content and web traffic reporting
  • Coordinating delivery of electronic marketing and public relations communications – emails, eblasts, etc.
  • Updating Spanish language Twitter feed
  • Maintaining press list maintenance and media contact database
  • Supporting promotional event logistics onsite and offsite
  • Maintaining departmental archives: printed materials, advertising, galleries, etc.
  • Supporting the execution of partner promotions
  • Reporting on news metrics and web traffic

 Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • Fluency in English and Spanish both oral and written
  • Knowledge and/or appreciation for the Arts is preferred
  • Computer proficiency, MS Office, MS Internet Explorer, social media platforms, Adobe Acrobat and database management required. MS Project a plus.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as required
  • Must be able to organize, move and lift boxes of promotional materials as needed.

Please send résumé and salary history to:

 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


payroll administrator

 Los Angeles Opera is seeking an experienced Payroll Administrator who will have sole responsibility for timely and accurate processing of the company’s weekly payroll for administrative and union employees, as well as per-performance payroll for contracted singers and designers. The Payroll Administrator will process hires and terminations and will be responsible for the maintenance of personnel records and administration of union benefit programs. The Payroll Administrator will prepare weekly journal entries, monthly account reconciliations and tax deposits, and 1099 and 1042 tax forms annually.

 Qualified candidates will have 5 years’ experience with ADP products, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, a keen attention to detail, and will have worked in a dynamic environment in which significant headcount changes are common. 

Please send résumé and salary history to:

 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Cutter/draper- costume shop

Los Angeles Opera is seeking a women’s wear Cutter/Draper to cover a Maternity Leave. This is a temporary position from October through December 2014. Five 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:

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

To receive information about orchestra auditions, 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

Applications for the 2014/15 season auditions are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2015/16 season, please check here for more information to be posted in late December/early January. 

Professional singers with training and experience with operatic literature and performance are encouraged to apply. Each production of the season is cast individually. There are no full-time positions in the chorus.

Audition process 
Singers will be asked to prepare two selections from the standard operatic repertory. Both pieces should be in different languages. An accompanist will be provided for all auditions. Singers may also be tested on their musicianship (sight reading and tonal memory, i.e. the ability to sing back a melody played on the piano) and lyric diction in French, German and Italian. At the audition, singers will also be required to submit paperwork on their availability (based on a preliminary rehearsal and performance schedule) and their ability to fulfill special requirements (as listed for each production).

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.

Outreach program auditions

LA Opera's Education and Community Engagement department is holding general auditions - June 25 and 26, 10am-4pm - for our acclaimed outreach program. Performance opportunities include in-school opera residencies, touring community recitals and productions, and school assemblies. We are also seeking experienced teaching artists.

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.

 To request an appointment: email a resume and headshot to educom@laopera.org with the subject: Department Auditions

Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition appointment.

 Please note that artists must be current members of AGMA, or willing to join AGMA, in order to accept a role if offered. This is an audition notice. Applicants must be 18 years of age. If employment is offered, this offer is contingent upon artists providing documents to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.

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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

LA Opera has a long standing commitment to provide meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for students and we feel that our internships will be a continuation of our robust programs.

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.

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