JOIN THE TEAM

This is Cincinnati Opera's resource for employment and volunteer opportunities. Please check below for current openings.

Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


Administrative Positions

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

+ Artistic Coordinator

Cincinnati Opera seeks an organized, problem-solving individual who wishes to work in a non-profit arts organization and would enjoy providing top-level hospitality to our visiting artists and guests to serve as our Artistic Coordinator.

Primary duties include but are not limited to coordination of housing; travel and hospitality for visiting artists or production staff; management of auditions including processing applications; maintaining the database and supervising auditions; and preparing USCIS visas for international artists for government approval. Additional clerical work and support of the Opera Fusion: New Works program are also required. The position reports to the Artistic Administrator and works with all members of the artistic and production departments.

The ideal candidate would enjoy working with a diverse group of people, ranging in age and background, in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment and solving problems while prioritizing and tracking multiple deadlines and projects and keeping meticulous records. Weekend and evening work is required. Previous work in the hospitality industry as well as work in opera and/or non-profits is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, comfort with the internet, a valid driver’s license, and a working vehicle is required.

This full-time, non-exempt position with benefits is available immediately. To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Position open until filled.

Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

+ Director of Education & Engagement

Cincinnati Opera seeks an experienced manager and opera lover to serve as its Director of Education & Engagement. The professional in this role creates and manages a series of activities that increases our community’s engagement with Cincinnati Opera. The Director of Education and Engagement also serves as the primary staff liaison to a devoted corps of volunteers.

Successful candidates will have a deep familiarity with opera, excellent communication skills, the ability to inspire volunteers, a can-do attitude, a desire to connect with diverse segments of the community, the indefatigability of an entrepreneur, and the energy and organizational skills required to manage many projects at once.

The position offers significant opportunities to create programs ranging from lectures, performances, films, social events, etc. in collaboration with volunteers and staff teams.

Job requirements: Bachelor’s degree in one of the humanities from an accredited college or university. At least three years of professional experience with non-profit organizations. Familiarity with standard opera repertoire. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Evening and weekend work required.

To apply, submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and salary requirements to hr@cincinnatiopera.org or Human Resources, Cincinnati Opera, 1243 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Cincinnati Opera is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.


2018 Summer Internships

Please check back for more information about 2019 summer internships.


Chorus and Young Artist Auditions

Please check back for more information about 2019 season auditions.


Volunteering

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

+ 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. Supers will share the stage with internationally renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. The operas will be performed at Music Hall with a capacity of approximately 2,300 people per performance. Supers are required to attend approximately 10-15 rehearsals. Daytime rehearsals may be scheduled. No experience is necessary and all super positions are filled on a voluntary basis.

Please check back for more information about our 2019 supernumerary auditions, and email Laura Sabo at lsabo@cincinnatiopera.org with questions.

+ 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.

+ Music Hall Ushering

Ushers make it possible for patrons to have a truly enjoyable Music Hall experience by providing a smile, a friendly greeting, accurate directions, or an extra service. Usher candidates are reviewed by Cincinnati Arts Association. Click here to learn more about how to become a Music Hall usher.