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

Chief Financial Officer

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Chief Finanical Officer. This full-time, exempt position reports to the General Director. This highly visible and key leadership position reports to the General Director and spans a broad range and scope of responsibilities that support the successful operation of the company's strategic plan. Using industry best practices, the CFO is responsbile for guiding and directing all financial and control activies of the company in such a way as to safeguard company assets.

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Capital Campaign Manager

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Capital Campaign Manager. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Development. This campaign is expected to run through June 2019. The Campaign Manager is responsible for managing all day-to-day Campaign activities, including event planning, meetings, reporting, and gift processing and acknowledgements. The Capital Campaign Manager works closely with executive leadership, Campaign volunteers including board members, Development staff, and others to meet Campaign goals.

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School Production Assistant

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for a School Production Assistant in our Education and Community Engagement Department. This is a seasonal, part time non-exempt position that reports to the Operations Manager and is responsible for providing production and implementation support for Seattle Opera’s Education and Community Engagement productions.

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Director of Production

Seattle Opera is accepting applications for the position of Director of Production. This is full-time, exempt position reports to the General Director. As a member of the senior executive team provides overall management for each area within the Company’s production department including Carpentry, Electrics, Properties, Sound, Projections, Hair & Make-up, Costume Shop, Wardrobe, Stage Management, and Production Administration; manages the creation of new productions, oversees co-productions and the company’s production rental programs; works closely with the General Director in creating long and short term strategic plans for each of these areas.

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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.

For additional information about any internship posted, please email Meggie Watson at

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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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