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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.

Associate Director of Programming, Education and Community Engagement

Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, this position will have responsibility for the development, oversight and evaluation of all of LA Opera’s education and engagement activities with the goal of providing access to the Opera art form to all populations in the Los Angeles community.

Position responsibilities will focus on the expansion of current educational and engagement programs including but not limited to: development of college/university engagement programs; refining curriculum and program content for all K-12 school educator and school programs, including teacher training and materials, student matinees, in-school residencies and student subscriptions; maximizing community partnerships and performance engagements for underserved populations; and strongly and positively representing LA Opera to other arts, education and civic institutions to promote constructive working partnerships in the community.

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years in arts education management, excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to thrive in a fast-paced arts environment while managing multiple programs; understanding of educational issues, curriculum, theories and strategies, age/grade characteristics; strong public presentation and interpersonal skills with enthusiasm to engage with diverse audiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts education and for working with young people, educators, and artists. Bilingual skills are a plus.

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


Education Programs Assistant (Part-Time)

LA Opera seeks an Education Programs Assistant for their award-winning Education and Community Engagement Department. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Education Programs Associate will provide general administrative support and coordination for the Company’s education and community engagement programs. This position will also assist in the planning and implementation of education programs, projects and events, and will be responsible for tracking program participant enrollment including data entry, manipulation and analysis.

Qualified candidates will be highly organized and have a degree or experience in arts, arts management 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. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, a background in curriculum development, and/or Spanish bilingual skills are all pluses.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, and work at a computer for long periods of time. The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. This is a part-time position, offering approximately 20-25 hours per week. There is some flexibility in setting hours during the business week; however, the work schedule may vary and will include some mandatory nights as well as Saturdays and Sundays.

To apply please send cover letter and resume with "Education Programs Assistant" in the subject line to jobs@laopera.org

Compensation is $15.00 per hour.


Special Events Assistant

LA Opera has an immediate opening for a Special Events Assistant who will assist in the planning and execution of the Opera’s special events and events calendar. Primary duties will include creating lists and executing mailings, preparing invitations, coordinating with vendors, processing and tracking invoices and budgets, managing correspondence associated with each event, such as RSVP’s and confirmation calls, as well as general office administrative duties. This position staffs many events throughout the Opera season and is responsible for preparing event materials, distributing signage, managing check-in, and assisting in event oversight.

Qualified candidates will have: a Bachelor’s degree and one+ years’ experience in fundraising and donor stewardship; excellent professional writing and oral communication skills; exceptional computer skills with knowledge of mail merging and fundraising software and proven ability to manage multiple projects and multiple tasks effectively from a variety of staff. Prior experience with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

This position will require flexibility for evening and weekend events, and use of a personal vehicle to get to offsite events. This is a full-time position eligible for full company benefits.

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

Compensation is $16.00 per hour.


Marketing Billing Assistant

LA Opera is seeking a part-time administrative billing assistant to support marketing and public relations. Primary responsibilities include: Tracking expenses and budgets; processing invoices and reconciling monthly budget statements; assisting with setting up meetings and events and additional clerical projects as needed.

Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate experience in budgeting, and possess the ability to accurately track and code expenses. Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, and Excel is essential as is the ability to learn new programs quickly. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key. Qualified candidates will be organized, self-motivated and able to work both independently and with a team. One to two years administration experience required. This is a part time job requiring 20 hours per week.

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

Compensation is $15.00 per hour


Assistant Cutter/First Hand-Costume Shop

The Los Angeles Opera Costume Shop has an opening for an Assistant Cutter/First Hand.

The Assistant Cutter/First Hand works closely with the Cutter/Draper and assists with patterning, cutting, constructing, fitting and altering costumes for the stage. 2 years’ experience as an assistant cutter in a professional theatrical costume shop and experience running a crew within a professional theatrical costume shop are required. Applicants must have working knowledge of costume construction and patterning, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and excellent communication, time management and teamwork skills.

To apply please send cover letter and resume 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:


Dancers and Supernumeraries

Dancer auditions for Hansel and Gretel will take place on Friday, July 27. To learn more, please click here.


Applications for chorus auditions for the 2018/2019 season are no longer being accepted. If you are interested in auditioning for the 2019/2020 season, please check here for more information to be posted in early January of 2019. 

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.

Sing With LA Opera!

LA Opera's Education and Community Engagement Department is holding general auditions for our acclaimed outreach programs. Performance opportunities include in-school opera residencies, touring community recitals and productions, and school assemblies. We are also seeking experienced teaching artists.  View Audition Notice

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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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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.

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