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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


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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.


LA Opera is currently accepting submissions for Chorus auditions for the 2015/2016 season. The deadline to submit materials for consideration is 5:00pm PST on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Please click here for submission instructions and full details.

Audition process 
If selected for an audition, 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).


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.


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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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.


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