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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.


Controller

In a little over three decades of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo, the United States' fourth largest opera company. As one of the leading performing arts organizations in Los Angeles, our mission is to serve the public by producing world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.

LA Opera has an opening for a key member of our Finance team. The Controller will be responsible for many of the functions that support not only the day to day general ledger maintenance, but also support key aspects of our governance and reporting structure. Supervising a staff of five, the Controller will report directly to CFO. The controller will oversee the following functions:

  • Monthly closings
  • Review and oversight of account reconciliations
  • Maintenance and integrity of accounting data and records
  • Conformance with GAAP
  • Internal control and procedures
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Annual audit coordination
  • Supervision of accounting staff (payroll department, accounts payable department, and accountants)
  • Preparation of annual IRS form 990
  • Oversight and reporting on Opera’s endowment
  • Banking and cash management
  • Daily review of contributions
  • Interfacing with all company departments on finance functions
  • Financial oversight of special projects such as recordings and simulcasts
  • Adherence to union collective bargaining agreements
  • Compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, including ACA
  • Oversight of annual 1099 and 1042 processing
  • Preparation for Board of Directors Audit and Finance committees

Qualified candidates would preferably be a CPA, have 6-8 years’ experience with at least 2 in a supervisory capacity, and a thorough knowledge of GAAP. Experience in a not-for-profit environment or not-for-profit auditing are highly desirable. Knowledge of Great Plains a strong plus.

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Assistant Cutter/Draper-Costume Shop

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

The Assistant Cutter/Draper 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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Seamsters-Costume Shop

Los Angeles 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 seasonal employment.

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

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Public Relations and Archive Intern

The following internship is 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.

LA Opera’s Public Relations and Archive intern will have the special opportunity to learn the workings of a world-class opera company’s Public Relations team. Over the course of the ten-week internship the Public Relations and Archive Intern will work closely with the PR team to develop a comprehensive system for management of the company’s PR and media assets including both archives and the integration of new content. The intern will also gain experience in other Public Relations activities such as monitoring social media channels, daily press tracking, content creation, researching of press targets, and staffing social media channels for various events that may arise during the internship.

The prospective intern will have strong organizational, research and writing skills. A high-level of computer proficiency is desired with skill in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. An interest in opera, music and the arts are a plus.

Internship positions are open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who

  • Are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate’s degree (community college) programs.
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1-September 1, 2018
  • Are able to legally work within the United States

Link to the LA County Arts Commission's Intern Eligibility Requirements:

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.org

Please include “Public Relations and Archive Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Education and Community Engagement Intern

The following internship is 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.

The Education and Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community both at the Music Center and throughout LA County. The intern will complete demographic and geographic analysis on community and school partners, research and create educational materials for the 2018/19 season, perform research for an upcoming Festival, and develop a promotional strategy for the Community Circle. The intern will also be an integral team member of our intensive youth Opera Camp. 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.

This internship is designated for students who are currently enrolled in a Community College program.

  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1-September 1, 2018
  • Are able to legally work within the United States

Link to the LA County Arts Commission's Intern Eligibility Requirements:

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your inerest to jobs@laopera.org

Please include “Education and Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


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.

Link to the LA Opera Camp for more information:

LA Opera Camp

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 $13.25/hour for three weeks, July 23-August 11, plus a day of professional development TBD during the week of July 16.

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

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.

CHORUS

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.

Dancers and Supernumeraries

Dance and supernumerary auditions are held on an "as needed" basis. Audition announcements will be posted here. 

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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

 

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..


Public Relations and Archive Intern

LA Opera’s Public Relations and Archive intern will have the special opportunity to learn the workings of a world-class opera company’s Public Relations team. Over the course of the ten-week internship the Public Relations and Archive Intern will work closely with the PR team to develop a comprehensive system for management of the company’s PR and media assets including both archives and the integration of new content. The intern will also gain experience in other Public Relations activities such as monitoring social media channels, daily press tracking, content creation, researching of press targets, and staffing social media channels for various events that may arise during the internship.

The prospective intern will have strong organizational, research and writing skills. A high-level of computer proficiency is desired with skill in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. An interest in opera, music and the arts are a plus.

Internship positions are open to currently enrolled undergraduate college students who

  • Are currently enrolled as undergraduates, including students enrolled in associate’s degree (community college) programs.
  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1-September 1, 2018
  • Are able to legally work within the United States

Link to the LA County Arts Commission's Intern Eligibility Requirements:

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your interest to jobs@laopera.org

Please include “Public Relations and Archive Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Education and Community Engagement Intern

The Education and Community Engagement Intern will work closely with the Associate Director of Education & Community Engagement to produce and present programs for the community both at the Music Center and throughout LA County. The intern will complete demographic and geographic analysis on community and school partners, research and create educational materials for the 2018/19 season, perform research for an upcoming Festival, and develop a promotional strategy for the Community Circle. The intern will also be an integral team member of our intensive youth Opera Camp. 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.

This internship is designated for students who are currently enrolled in a Community College program and

  • Reside or attend college in Los Angeles County
  • Have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2018 or will complete their undergraduate degree between May 1-September 1, 2018
  • Are able to legally work within the United States

Link to the LA County Arts Commission's Intern Eligibility Requirements:

Internship Eligibility Requirements

To apply, please email resume and cover letter indicating your inerest to jobs@laopera.org

Please include “Education and Community Engagement Intern” in the subject line.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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