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We value diversity in all areas of our operations and welcome all qualified applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teaching Artists

Seattle Opera is seeking teaching artists of various backgrounds — singers, actors, dancers, choral directors, stage directors, creative writers, and pianists — for its newly-developed school and community programs. Program length range from one-time events to longer residencies and camps. Teaching artists must be reliable, resourceful, positive, and have a strong interest in bringing the arts to school-aged children.

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Audience Services Representative

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Audience Services Representative. This 20 hour-a-week (up to 40 hours a week during performance weeks), part-time, hourly position reports to the Audience Services Manager and is responsible for providing excellent service to a diverse audience through ticketing transactions and general information dissemination online, by phone, and in person. Work includes occasional nights and weekends at Seattle Opera performances.

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School Programs Stage Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a School Programs Stage Manager, this is a short term, hourly non-exempt position working between 20-40 hours depending on School Tour activities. We expect work to be available starting in September and running through May 2019. The School Programs Stage Manager is responsible for supporting the School Tour program during the school year.

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Education Stage Manager

Seattle Opera Programs and Partnerships Department is in search of an Education Stage Manager for our upcoming Youth Opera – Odyssey by Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke. We anticipate approximately 80 young performers for this year’s production, ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old. The show is approximately 50 minutes in length and performs at Cornish Playhouse. We rehearse on Thursday evenings (4pm-9pm) and Saturdays (10am-3pm). Rehearsals will be held at TPS until we move into our new building later this year (around November).

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Youth & Family Programs Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Youth and Family Programs Manager. This full-time exempt position reports to the Director of Programs & Partnerships and is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s community relationships through developing and supervising program content that extends out-of-school arts experiences and instruction for young people, 18 months-22 years, and their families.

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Direct Sales & Telefunding Representative

Bring your voice to the Seattle Opera! Join Seattle Opera for our new, in-house, subscription and fund campaigns. Applicants must be articulate, motivated, dependable, and detail & customer-service oriented. Previous telephone/sales experience preferred. 20 hours weekly; day/eve shifts. Hourly, plus commission, plus perks and bonuses. Excellent earning potential based on performance.  During peak times of the year, such as our year end fundraising and subscription renewal campaigns, hourly earnings are $20-$30/hour. Please email:


Current Internships

How to Apply
Download an Adobe PDF application and follow the instructions for submission.

Please send inquiries for internships to

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Artist Aides

Artist Aides are a group of over 50 stalwart volunteers who are a crucial part of the Seattle Opera family, and are essential for the welcoming of our guest artists.

The purpose of the Artist Aide program is to assist our guest artists with airport transportation and other hospitality needs. Artist Aides volunteer for as much or as little helping as their time permits.

Primary responsibilities of an Artist Aide include picking up guest artists at the airport as well as taking guest artists to the airport for their return home. Occasionally Artist Aides may be approached to serve as a local guide or information source to an artist who may have a inquiry.

Artist Aides have the opportunity to become better acquainted with our visiting artists on the first-rehearsal day, at which the group hosts a buffet. Many of the Artist Aides participate in cast parties hosted by the General Director.

Drivers must submit proof of a valid Washington State Driver’s license and proper liability insurance. All Artist Aides are subject to a background check, must have email, a cell phone and a clean reliable car.

For most visiting guest artists our Artist Aides are their first introduction to Seattle Opera. Come be a vital part of the production process! If you have questions or would like to arrange an interview, please email Paula Podemski at

Thank you for considering this important volunteer opportunity and for supporting Seattle Opera!

Production Volunteers

The Production department is always looking for reliable people willing to volunteer their time and talents. Volunteering with the Production Department gives you the opportunity to experience what goes into creating a production. Choose from the positions below to learn more about how you can become a part of the opera.


Non-speaking acting roles - like being an extra in a movie!

Supernumeraries are volunteers who appear on stage in mute, non-singing roles, much like being an extra in a movie. Being a "super" takes lots of time and patience, but is a lot of fun and a good learning experience. Time requirements vary per opera, but the average commitment is three evenings a week and a weekend day for three rehearsal weeks, four to six hours for five nights during "tech week", and then, anywhere from six to eight performances on various nights throughout the two weeks of performances. Men of the ages 18 - 50 are the most needed. Small children are always encouraged to apply. Supers receive 2 tickets to a dress rehearsal of the show in which they appear.

How to Apply
Please phone the Company Manager at 206.676.5812 to schedule an in-person interview to find out more details about this exciting volunteer opportunity.

Youth Chorus

Youth (approx ages 7-12) sing in operas requiring children’s voices.

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Other Volunteer Positions

For information about all other Seattle Opera volunteer opportunities, please contact Human Resources Director Nancy Del Villar Vivé at 206.676.5521 or

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