About LA Opera
LA Opera (LAO) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles. Our productions are experienced by more than 100,000 audience members each year at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and On Now digital content.  

LA Opera is seeking a COSTUME CRAFTSPERSON for our 2022 Spring and Fall Seasons. This is a full-time seasonal, non-exempt position with benefits, with approximately 30 to 36 weeks of employment anticipated from February to October 2022.


  • At least 3 years of experience as a Craftsperson in a professional costume shop and strong working knowledge of general costume crafts, as well as skills in dyeing, painting and distressing.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with creative teams and performers
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to plan workloads and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and organization skills 

Hourly wage starts at $21.29

This position is represented by Local 768, IATSE.

To apply:
Please apply through our online candidate portal, where you will enter some information about yourself and upload your resume and cover letter. The process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes. 

Vaccination policy:
LA Opera requires employees to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations (meaning an original vaccine series plus a booster when eligible, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control). Within 24 hours of accepting an offer of employment with LA Opera, individuals must either submit proof of being up to date on their COVID vaccinations or submit to the human resources department a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination policy. If proof of vaccination is not provided and a request for an exemption is either not submitted or not granted, the offer of employment will be withdrawn. Individuals receiving an offer of employment from LA Opera will be provided the full text of the vaccination policy.