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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.

Institutional Giving Assistant

LA Opera seeks an Institutional Giving Assistant for its Development Department to provide support for all aspects of the organization’s Foundation, Corporate and Government fundraising efforts. The individual will help to compile grants and reports including narratives, editing, and support materials; maintain grants and corporate sponsorship tracking and calendar; draft correspondence, spreadsheets and other documents; assist with fundraising events, and provide support as needed to the Development Department and the company’s daily operations.

The individual is expected to interact with the public, donors, and foundation/corporate representatives. The successful candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized and self-motivated, and have a professional demeanor. Experience in Institutional Giving or in a development department is a plus. A Bachelor's degree is required as well as strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and database software (Tessitura highly desired). The position requires some late evenings and weekends.

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


Research Manager

The Research Manager will work as a vital member of a team of fundraising officers responsible for raising contributed revenue at LA Opera. This position is responsible for prospect identification, research, and reporting, as well as timely data and trend analyses to support key fundraising initiatives.

Candidate must be detailed-oriented with the ability to work effectively within tight deadlines and must be able to organize, analyze, and interpret data in concise written reports. The Research Manager will utilize a variety of data mining and research techniques and will maintain and update constituent records.

Seeking an experienced researcher with the highest ethical standards. A year or more of experience conducting donor prospect or related research is preferred. Candidate must be highly proficient in MS Word and Excel and have solid experience with donor databases (preferably Tessitura). Candidate must also be proficient in and experienced with online research sources including LexisNexis, DonorSearch, PRO, WealthEngine, Foundation Directory Online and Guidestar. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a Bachelor’s degree are required.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to jobs@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 and supernumerary auditions are held as needed. Check this page for future audition notices.


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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