Quantcast Skip to main content


About Us






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.

Applications Administrator

LA Opera is seeking a self-motivated Applications Administrator to join its IT Department. This individual will be responsible for managing and supporting a comprehensive portfolio of applications that include, Tessitura, website CMS and MS Office 365 as well as various departmental custom applications. Duties will include: daily administration of applications and systems environments, providing end-user support, monitoring and maintenance of third-party IT contracts and services, assessing potential IT risks and best practice recommendations, assisting with departmental budgeting.

The successful candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in application, systems and database administration, and design and implementation. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in enterprise systems, website CMS and knowledge of e-commerce systems, with a preference for Tessitura. Candidate should also have proven technical support experience with DNS, AD, virtualization, cybersecurity, PCI DSS compliance, project management (SDLC), SQL and report writing, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server (2008R2, 2016) and SSRS.

Qualified candidates must be analytical, have strong problem-solving abilities, have effective communication and negotiation skills, high business acumen with the ability to not only work independently but in a team setting. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in information technology or computer science/engineering. Prior work experience with a performing arts and not-for-profit environment is a plus.

Please email a resume and cover letter to:jobs@laopera.org


Opera Camp Counselors

LA Opera is seeking energetic and experienced Camp Counselors for its three-week summer Opera Camp. As a part of Opera Camp, approximately 100 students ages 9-17 rehearse and perform an opera, participate in a variety of movement and technical workshops, and go on field trips.Visit LA Opera Camp for more information on the program.

Opera Camp Counselors are responsible for facilitating and leading activities for campers, as well as supporting the teaching artist team and staff. They will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the participants in his/her group. Counselors will be responsible for an assigned group of 10-15 students for the duration of camp. The ideal candidates will be excellent multitaskers with a genuine passion for working with and empowering students in a music and/or theatrical context. Applicants should be patient, hard-working, fun-loving, and confident in their ability to motivate and assist campers in everything from learning new skills to working through stage fright.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support to teaching artists by maintaining a productive rehearsal environment
  • Assist campers during the workshops and help keep camp activities moving forward
  • Participate in camp activities – including, but not limited to, vocal and physical warm-ups, games, workshops, etc.
  • Oversee the daily movement of his/her camper group between activities, to and from lunch, and for arrival/departure
  • Facilitate group activities for campers during lunch and other free periods
  • Report any notable concerns to Opera Camp staff
  • Provide production assistance during performance week.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with children, teaching, performing or other camp counseling. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal skills. A love of opera, music and/or theater is desired. Bilingual skills are a plus.

Compensation is $14.25/hour for three weeks, July 15-August 3, plus a day of professional development TBD during the week of July 8.

Please email a resume and cover letter with "Camp Counselors" in the subject line to:educom@laopera.org


Community Engagement Program Coordinator

LA Opera seeks a Program Coordinator for their award-winning Education and Community Engagement department. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Programming, the Program Coordinator represents and promotes LA Opera in the community and is responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of programs for families, colleges, professors and students, volunteers, and the community at large.

Specifically, the Program Coordinator develops operating systems and administers external logistical elements and communication for the annual Community Opera at the Cathedral and Opera Camp. Elements may include but are not limited to auditions, scheduling, and community partner/participant communications. They also will develop relationships and oversee communications with college professors and students, as well as a variety of nonprofit organizations.

Qualified candidates will be highly organized and have a degree or experience in arts, arts management, theater production or arts education. Applicants will have worked extensively in Word, Excel and Outlook, and have experience with database applications. Qualified candidates will also demonstrate the ability to attend to detail in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment and have strong written and oral communication skills, as well as an aptitude for interacting well with the public. Spanish bilingual skills are mandatory.

Compensation is $17.50 per hour.

Please email resume and cover letter with "Program Coordinator" in the subject line to:jobs@laopera.org



Seamsters-Costume Shop

The LA Opera Costume Shop has openings for experienced Seamsters.

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ sewing experience in a professional costume shop or fashion industry workroom, knowledge of garment construction and alteration, hand and machine sewing skills, the ability to meet tight deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and must possess excellent communication skills. The current openings are for temporary as well as full-time seasonal employment.

Please email resume and letter of interest to John Musselman at jmusselman@laopera.org



Production Assistant-Buyer-Costume Shop

The LA Opera Costume Shop has an opening for a Production Assistant-Buyer for our 2019-20 Season.

This position collaborates with key shop personnel and is responsible for locating sources and shopping for fabric, notions and supplies, maintaining inventory of stock supplies and running errands. Qualified applicants must have professional theatrical experience, have a knowledge of fabrics and fibers, be organized, be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, possess excellent communication skills and be computer literate. Knowledge of the greater Los Angeles area and its resources is a plus. A clean driving record and ability to drive a minivan are required. Use of personal vehicle is required. This is a full-time seasonal position with employment beginning July 2019.

Please email resume and letter of interest to John Musselman at jmusselman@laopera.org


User verification Image for user verification  


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for LA Opera. You will find current audition opportunities at the bottom of each section below:

Education and Community Engagement Auditions

April 29 and 30, 2019 / 11:00am-5:00pm

Applications to perform with the Education and Community Engagement department are being accepted now. Performance opportunities for professional singers 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 theater 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:

Please email a headshot and a link to an audio/video sample with "Department Auditions" in the subject line to:educom@laopera.org


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.

Dancers and Supernumeraries

Dancer and supernumerary auditions are held as needed. Check this page for future audition notices.


Information about the Section Cello audition can be downloaded here.

Information about the Associate Principal Double Bass audition can be downloaded here.


Applications for chorus auditions for the 2019/2020 season are not being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2020/21 season, please check here for more information to be posted in early January of 2020. 

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).

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.

User verification Image for user verification  


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.

User verification Image for user verification  



LA Opera's internship 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.

The following internships are sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. 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. For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of eligibility requirements, visit the Arts Commision website.

In addition, LA Opera will have a limited number of unpaid internships. Candidates who are unable to meet the Arts Commission requirements may apply. Please indicate if you are applying for an Unpaid Internship.

Education & Community Engagement Internship

The Education and Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Program Manager to produce and present programs for the community both at the Music Center and throughout LA County. The intern will also be an integral team member of our intensive youth Opera Camp, developing study materials and presentations, planning field trips and camp activities, and serving as a Camp Counselor. The intern will also complete demographic and geographic analysis on community and school partners, give reports on findings and provide recommendations for future seasons. Schedule to include some nights and weekends.

The intern should have an interest in opera and/or music. S/he should be a strong writer who enjoys performing research and has a keen attention to detail. Experience in desktop publishing is a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car.

Please email resume and cover letter with "Education and Community Engagement Intern" in the subject line to:jobs@laopera.org


Marketing Internship

Under the guidance of the Marketing and Advertising Manager the intern will gain an inside look of how a performing arts entity brands itself, cultivates, engages, and grows an audience, while selling specific productions to specific targets. The Marketing Intern will learn the processes for planning and placing advertisements, researching markets, and tracking expenditures. The intern will create a marketing strategy and craft talking points in order to promote LA Opera Off Grand productions to potential advertisers and partners and may also assist in community events where LA Opera has a Marketing presence.

Comfortable in social situations and interacting with members of the public at various events (must be able to represent LA Opera). Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. for event coordination and set up. Ability to use a PC and iPad. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, YouTube, and Google. Evening and Weekend hours may be required.

Please email resume and cover letter with "Marketing Intern" in the subject line to:jobs@laopera.org


Development Internship

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 production and community engagement events during the 2019/20 season. Working closely with the company’s Institutional Giving, Individual Giving, Research, and Special Events teams the Development Intern will learn how each team plays a critical role in the fundraising efforts of a nonprofit. The Development Intern will learn and develop skills in conducting donor prospect research, drafting solicitation and acknowledgement letters, grant proposals and reports, database management in Tessitura, assisting with gala planning activities, and helping at donor events.

The prospective intern should have strong writing, editing, analytical, and organizations skills. Strong computer proficiency is also required with skill in Microsoft Office Programs. 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.

Please email resume and cover letter with "Development Intern" in the subject line to:jobs@laopera.org


User verification Image for user verification