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Seattle Opera’s Programs and Partnerships Department is seeking to expand its pool of designers for the 2019/2020 season and beyond! We’re looking for creative and imaginative scenic, costume, and lighting designers who are interested in working in a playful, youth-based environment. No opera experience required! If you love thinking outside the box and bringing vibrant stories to life with your craft, we want to hear from you.
All those who believe that they are qualified encouraged to apply. To help bring more perspectives to our storytelling, we especially encourage female-identifying designers, transgender designers, non-binary designers, and designers of color to contact us. Resumes, portfolios, and references can be sent to: Britney Schroeder, Production Manager, Programs and Partnerships, Britney.email@example.com.
Accounts Payable/Receivable Associate
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Accounts Payable/Receivable Associate. This full-time, nonexempt position reports to the Associate Director of Finance. The Accounts Payable/Receivable Associate is responsible for processing and paying vendor invoices, posting and reconciling revenue, and other GL accounts, and ensuring overall management of the Accounts Payable/Receivable function.
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Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a Wardrobe Head. A qualified candidate has strong organization, communication, time-management, and supervisory skills, is detail-oriented and maintains a calm demeanor in the fluid work environment of live performance; has experience supervising; works collaboratively; understands fabrics and garment care; and has strong machine and hand sewing skills. Responsibilities on our mainstage productions include, but are not limited to prepping dressing paperwork and dressing areas, tracking costumes from load-in through pack-out and re-stock, costume maintenance and laundry, and fostering good relations with performers. Must be able to: regularly lift and/or move 30 pounds and rarely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; ascend/descend stairs, ladders, ramps and similar; work in low light/semi-dark and close spaces. At least five years past experience wardrobe work; opera and/or musical theatre experience a plus. Pay and benefits, including pension, health, vacation, per contract with TWU 887. Please send letter, resume, and references to: Susan Davis, Costume Shop Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Seattle Opera values diversity in all areas of our operations and welcome all qualified applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Assistant Production Manager
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Production Manager. This full-time exempt position reports to the Technical Director and Assistant Production Director. The Assistant Production Manager coordinates all technical aspects of the staging process to a level of stage preparedness, keeping the Technical Director informed in all areas. They will work within technical department budgets, monitor and supervise the load-ins, performances strike backs and restores, and organize for file all information needed for re-mounting of production.
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Audience Services Representative
Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Audience Services Representative. This part-time (up to 40 hours a week during performance weeks), seasonal, hourly position reports to the Audience Services Manager. This is a seasonal position expected to run through May 31, 2019. This position is responsible for providing excellent service to a diverse audience through ticketing transactions and general information dissemination by phone, online, and in person. Work includes occasional (required) nights and weekends at Seattle Opera 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: email@example.com
Catering & Concessions
Seattle Opera jointly operates Marion Oliver McCaw Hall with the city of Seattle and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Spectra, a division of Comcast Spectator, is the official food and beverage provider of McCaw Hall and is an industry-leading hospitality firm. Spectra is currently hiring for positions in catering and concessions to support Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and other outside events.
The Catering Manager provides support and assistance with Catering activities as well providing assistance to the concession managers in the profitable management of concessions operations, as needed. The Catering Manager will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion and transfer. The Catering Manager will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment. Learn more about this position on the Comcast Spectator website.
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In addition, Spectra is looking for experienced individuals for several roles in the food and beverage operation. We have the following position open:
- Catering Staff
- Restaurant Staff
- Distribution/Warehouse Staff
How to Apply
Download an Adobe PDF application and follow the instructions for submission.
Please send inquiries for internships to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 Paula.Podemski@SeattleOpera.org.
Thank you for considering this important volunteer opportunity and for supporting Seattle Opera!
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 (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 email@example.com.