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Administrative Positions

Cincinnati Opera relies on a strong administrative staff to achieve year-round operational success. Please see below for openings within our administrative team.

+ Accounting Manager

Cincinnati Opera, a non-profit and the nation’s second oldest opera company, is seeking an Accounting Manager to perform, supervise, and evaluate day-to-day activities. Responsibilities include establishing financial status by developing and implementing systems for collecting, verifying, and reporting information, as well as ongoing oversight of the company’s strategic partners' financial activities, and working closely with all team members and the Board’s Finance and Investment Committees. This position reports to the CFO.

Responsibilities of the Accounting Manager will consist of managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department including month and year-end processing, accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, assisting CFO with the budget process, cash flow management, revenue and expenditure variance analysis, trust account statement reconciliations (endowment funds), monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports and statements, and coordinate the annual audit. Employee will support proper accounting methods and policies, strive to ensure compliance and accuracy, and establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.

Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and 3 or more years of professional experience. A CPA is preferred. Conceptual thinking; analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; along with a high attention to detail and problem solving skills are a must. Progressive computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases, an ability to manipulate large amounts of data during our summer performance season, and a deep knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practices, standards, laws and regulations are critical. Previous supervisory experience and an ability to direct is key.

This full time, exempt position is available immediately. Benefits offered. Email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary expectation to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or mail to Cincinnati Opera Attn: HR 30 Garfield Pl, Suite 800 Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Applications accepted until position is filled. (10/23/2017)

+ Artistic Administrator

Cincinnati Opera, the nation’s oldest summer opera festival, is seeking an Artistic Administrator to assist in the negotiation and execution of all artistic contracts, oversee chorus and young artist programs, and manage USCIS work visa petition process and assigned parts of the artistic department budget. This position supervises the Artistic Liaison and seasonal Artistic Intern, works with members of the artistic and production teams and reports to the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities include negotiation and execution of all artists contracts as instructed by the Artistic Director, development and management of assigned parts of the artistic budget, assistance with seasonal schedule planning, participation in AGMA negotiations, and management of all artist fee and expense reimbursements. The position will also manage seasonal chorus and young artists including casting, contracts, payroll, and all communications as well as assist Director of Artistic Operations in the management of contracts and payroll for Opera Fusion: New Works.

Candidate should have 5 or more years of experience in artistic administration, preferably in an opera company. Superb communication, problem-solving and people skills and the ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines is essential. Previous supervisory and budgeting experience is key. Knowledge of MSOffice products is required.

This full time, exempt position is available immediately. Benefits offered. Email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary expectation to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or mail to Cincinnati Opera Attn: HR 30 Garfield Pl, Suite 800 Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Applications accepted until position is filled. (10/23/2017)

+ Artistic Liaison

Cincinnati Opera, the oldest summer opera festival in the United States, seeks an individual to fill the position of Artistic Liaison. This position is primarily a clerical position within the artistic department assisting in the coordination of contracts, housing and travel for artists, USCIS visa preparation, and audition coordination. The position reports to the Artistic Administrator and works with all members of the artistic and production departments.

Primary duties include but are not limited to coordination of housing, air travel, car rental, and hospitality for visiting artists or production staff, managing of auditions including processing applications, maintaining the database, and supervising auditions, and preparing USCIS visas for international artists for government approval.

An entry level position within a small-staffed department, the ideal candidate would enjoy working with diverse people in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment and solving problems while able to prioritize and track multiple deadlines and projects. Previous work in non-profit and especially the arts is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, comfort with the Internet and a valid driver’s license is required.

This is a full time, non-exempt position with benefits. Email cover letter, resume, contact information for three references and salary expectation to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or mail to Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 30 Garfield Pl, Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Applications accepted until position is filled. (10/23/2017)


Chorus and Young Artist Auditions

+ Chorus Auditions

Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival Chorus will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 30, December 1, 2, and 3, 2017.

The Cincinnati Opera Chorus is a paid, professional chorus under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists. Residents from outside of the greater Cincinnati area are welcome and encouraged to audition. However, applicants should be aware that most chorus members tend to be cast locally. Rehearsals and performances for the 2018 Summer Festival will begin in mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process

Audition requests are now received exclusively through an online application process. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Please email auditions@cincinnatiopera.org with any questions.

  1. Complete the online application at https://www.jotform.com/abower/2018-cincinnati-opera-chorus. Applicants are required to upload a resume (PDF only, please) detailing performance experience. A headshot/photo is appreciated, but not required.

  2. Notification of assigned audition times will be sent via email by November 24, 2017.

  3. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall (1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). Singers should prepare two (2) contrasting arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please note that there is a separate application and audition process for those interested in 2018 Young Artist positions.

+ Young Artist Auditions

Auditions for Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Young Artist positions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 30, December 1, 2, and 3, 2017.

Young Artist positions are specifically for young, up-and-coming singers who wish to gain professional experience and exposure in the opera industry. Young Artists will be engaged as Choristers in Cincinnati Opera’s 2018 Summer Festival productions. In addition to their chorus duties, Young Artists often perform at various donor and patron events and programs during the season, and may also be engaged to cover principal roles in rehearsals or perform comprimario roles in mainstage productions. Young Artists have the opportunity to work with distinguished professionals in the field, as well as experienced staff members, to build and enhance repertoire through private coachings. Rehearsals and performances for the 2018 Summer Festival will begin mid-May (exact start dates TBD) and run through the end of July.

Audition Process

Auditions are by invitation through an application process. Not all applicants will receive an audition. Applicants who receive an audition are also eligible for positions in the 2018 Summer Festival Chorus. Please email auditions@cincinnatiopera.org with any questions.

  1. Complete the online application and submit the $10 application fee at https://www.yaptracker.com/applications/cincinnati-opera-2018

  2. Completed applications must be submitted electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  3. Auditions will be held at the Corbett Opera Center in Music Hall (1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). Singers should prepare five (5) arias in the original languages. An accompanist will be provided.

Please Note: Positions in the Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival Chorus, principal cover, and comprimario roles in season productions are under the jurisdiction of AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists


2018 Summer Internships

Applications for our 2018 Summer Festival internship positions will be posted the week of December 4th.  Please check back for more information.


Volunteering

Cincinnati Opera relies on many generous volunteers to make our season sing! Please see below for current volunteer opportunities.

+ Opera Guild

The Cincinnati Opera Guild is a group of passionate individuals dedicated to raising positive awareness of Cincinnati Opera and the operatic art form. Click here to learn more about the Cincinnati Opera Guild.

+ Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries, or "supers," are like "extras" in movie and film, and are an important part of our stage productions. We cast supernumeraries each year, and each production offers unique opportunities to participate. Please check back here for more information on our 2018 Super Casting Call.