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

Facilities Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Facilities Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to CFO/COO. This position is responsible for all aspects of facility management as well as assessing, addressing, and coordinating building maintenance, upkeep, and general needs with staff and outside vendors. This position will also oversee and insure that all Facilities projects are executed in a timely manner and that critical deadlines are met in a consistent and orderly fashion.

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School Programs Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of School Programs Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to Director of Education & Community Engagement. The School Programs Manager is responsible for cultivating Seattle Opera’s relationships with PreK-12 educators and educational institutions by developing and supervising the implementation of program content, classroom enrichment, and teacher resources as well as for guiding growth for existing programs and spearheading new programs that respond to students’ and teachers’ needs and fulfill elements of Seattle Opera’s mission and strategic plan.

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Tour Coordinator

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Tour Coordinator. This is a full-time, position that reports to the Production Manager, Community Projects. The Tour Coordinator is responsible for supporting a number of programs and projects that are generally designed to engage individuals and groups with opera through performance-related events. The ideal individual will possess initiative, a collaborative spirit, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle multiple programs and projects of varying natures simultaneously.

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Direct Sales Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Direct Sales Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications for all telemarketing campaigns and the Director of Development for all telefundraising campaigns. This position is responsible for overseeing a year round Telemarketing and Telefunding operation with annual goals exceeding $1,500,000 through subscriptions and donations.

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Amusements Gift Shop Part Time Retail Sales Assistant

Amusements, the gift shop for Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall is seeking a part-time employee. This position requires evening and weekend hours and averages 10-25 hours per week (max hours in Novemeber and December).

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Production Coordinator

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Production Coordinator. This part-time temporary position reports to the Education and Community Engagement Department Operations Manager and is responsible for coordinating youth and community performance events as well as the pre-performance leactures at mainstage performances.

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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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