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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.


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 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Information Technology Support Specialist

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

The IT Support Specialist will provide end-user support on all lines of business applications including, but not limited to: Tessitura, Tstats, EpiServer CMS, Microsoft Office 2013 and Adobe Acrobat. In addition, the Specialist 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 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Associate Wigmaster

The Los Angeles Opera seeks an Associate Wigmaster. This is a full-time, seasonal contract position. The Associate Wigmaster reports to the Wigmaster and is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations, planning and scheduling of the wigmaking shop, and must have a thorough practical knowledge of wig and facial hair construction techniques. Duties include, but are not limited to: interpreting designs and communicating artistic intent to the staff, working directly with performers, running performances as assigned, and performing administrative tasks. ­­­­­­­­­­

Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience in wigs and makeup, at a supervisory level, for live theater or opera. Necessary skills include: building and ventilating, styling and maintenance of wigs and facial hair; application of wigs and makeup; creation and application of special effects makeup and prosthetics; ability to realize the “big picture” on the stage; communicating effectively and efficiently; computer literacy, including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of historical periods as well as standard and modern theatrical techniques is essential. A cosmetology license and/or applicable advanced education would be a plus.

Compensation includes competitive wages and benefits. Membership in I.A.T.S.E., Local 706, will be required.

Closing date for applications: April 30, 2015

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Darren K. Jinks, Wigmaster
Los Angeles Opera
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
E-mail: djinks@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


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 salary history to jobs@laopera.com.

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:

 


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.

Chorus

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).

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.

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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


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 jobs@laopera.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


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 www.lacountyarts.org.


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 jobs@laopera.org. Please include "Education and Community Engagement Intern" in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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 jobs@laopera.org. Please include "Accounting & Finance Intern" in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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