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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.

Marketing & Advertising Manager

LA Opera is seeking a Marketing and Advertising Manager to plan, coordinate and execute media plans for both season and production specific campaigns.

Qualified candidates will have a college degree in marketing, communications or a related field.  Minimum two years plus years of work experience of progressive responsibilities in either a marketing department or an advertising agency with specific experience in media planning, ad placement, trafficking vendor management, preparation of creative material, and oversight of advertising and promotion budgets.  The ability to be detailed oriented, demonstrate strong analytical skills, and have a passion for marketing.  A background in either entertainment or arts advertising or marketing is highly desirable.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to jobs@laopera.org.



The LA Opera Costume Shop has an opening for a Costume Assistant for our 2016-17 Season. The Costume Assistant works with the Costume Production Supervisors in all aspects of a production including assisting with creating and maintaining the bible, dressing lists and inventories, fabric and supply shopping, errands, attending fittings and dress rehearsals.

Qualified applicants must have professional theatrical experience, be organized, be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent communication skills, be computer literate, and be able to work long and irregular hours. Position requires knowledge of theatrical period, general costume construction and wardrobe requirements. Knowledge of resources in the greater Los Angeles area is a plus. A clean driving record and ability to drive a minivan are required. Use of personal vehicle is required. This is a seasonal position with employment beginning March/April 2016.

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



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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 dancersubmissions@laopera.org. Submissions will be kept on file and dancers will be contacted about applicable audition opportunities.


Applications for chorus auditions for the 2016/2017 season are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2017/2018 season, please check here for more information to be posted in early January of 2017. 

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
If selected to audition, singers will be asked to prepare two selections from the standard operatic repertory. Each piece should be in a different language. 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 indicating their availability (based on a preliminary rehearsal and performance schedule) and their ability to fulfill special requirements (as listed for each production).


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 info@operaleague.org.


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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Education and Evaluation Intern (college CREDIT)

The Education 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 Associate Director and the Education Manager to implement a new, department-wide evaluation plan for the 2016/17 season.  The intern will also examine the results of the 2015/16 season education assessments and create a report detailing findings. S/he will also compile research and develop student study materials on the upcoming 2016/17 season.

As an integral member of the Opera Camp team, the intern will develop the study guide for campers, 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 engagement initiatives. Some telephone usage, filing, record keeping, and database management are also involved. Schedule may include some nights and weekends.  Driver’s License and access to a car is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org.


The internships below 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 more than 100 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.

To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following criteria: 
• Enrolled in a community college, four-year college or university program, and have completed at least one semester by June 1, 2015. 
• Completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2015 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1 - September 1, 2015 in order to be eligible to participate.
• Proof of residency (state issued ID or driver license) and college transcripts are required. 
• Interested students are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the arts. 
• Students must either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles County.

development Intern (County)

The Development Intern will have the exciting opportunity to play an integral role in the success of LA Opera’s fundraising activities, which will support the productions and community engagement events during the 2016/17 season. Working with the Institutional Giving Team, the Development Intern’s primary projects will be to assist with the completion of an annual report that will be distributed to foundation, government, corporate, and individual donors and to complete corporate sponsorship fulfillment packages. Both projects will allow the intern to work with every LA Opera department and gain an understanding of the role that each department plays in a major nonprofit arts organization. Additional activities may include: conducting donor prospect research, drafting solicitation letters and grant proposal templates, assisting with mailings, and helping with special events and other administrative activities. An interest in opera and/or arts administration is a plus.

Skills: The prospective intern should have strong writing, editing, analytical, and organizations skills. Strong computer skills are also required, including experience with internet research, Windows operating system, and MS Office Programs (particularly Word and PowerPoint). Previous database experience and/or fundraising experience are helpful, but not necessary. Candidates should possess excellent communications skills and should have a friendly and professional demeanor. An interest in opera, music, and/or arts administration is a plus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@laopera.org. Please include “LACAC Development Intern” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


The intern will work with the Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community both at the Music Center of Los Angeles County and throughout Los Angeles County.  The intern will perform an audit and assessment of the department’s overall evaluation processes and systems, giving feedback and making recommendations for the 2016/17 season.  The intern will complete demographic and geographic analysis of the estimated 400 community and school partners of the 2015/16 season. Additionally, the intern will be an integral team member of our 2-week youth Opera Camp and will assist with volunteer Community Educators’ training and management.  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.

Skills: 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 jobs@laopera.com. Please include “LACAC Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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