Careers & Auditions


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Job Openings

 

Marketing Assistant

This part-time, entry-level position supports the Minnesota Opera’s marketing efforts by carrying out daily administrative tasks.

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Teaching Artist

The Teaching Artist primary responsibilities will be to:

1. Develop Community Residencies around Minnesota and western Wisconsin engaging partners such as K-12 schools, local community orchestras, choirs, community centers, theaters, community centers, retirement homes, and others.

2. Develop Creative Aging-inspired programming that addresses the needs of the older learner.

3. Provide additional artistic and administrative support for “in-house” education programing, such as the Summer Opera Camps and Project Opera.

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Internships

The following internships are available for Spring 2015:

 

Auditions

Orchestra Auditions

Minnesota Opera will hold auditions Tuesday, December 9 for filling the core orchestra positions of 2nd Oboe/English Horn. Auditions for Assistant Principal Cello will be held on Tuesday, December 16, Auditions are by appointment only. Candidates will be asked to prepare selected operatic and symphonic excerpts as well as a solo selection. Repertoire list and PDFs of excerpts can be accessed at these links:   

Approximately 45 – 60 services per season from September through May.

The positions are paid as follows:

  • Assistant Principal Cello – $195.80 per service
  • 2nd Oboe/English horn – $178 per service ($213.60 per service if doubling)

Positions are available as follows:

  • Assistant Principal Cello – September, 2015
  • 2nd Oboe/English horn – January 9, 2015 (38 services remain for current season.)

Qualified candidates should submit resume and $35 deposit no later than November 21 to: The Minnesota Opera, 620 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Attn: Roxanne Stouffer Cruz. Deposits will be returned upon arrival at audition or if candidate is not granted an audition. Due to limited audition time, priority will be given to requests received November 21 or before. Musicians submitting resumes after that date may not be guaranteed an audition. All musicians must maintain membership in good standing with the Twin Cities Musicians Union for any engagements with The Minnesota Opera Orchestra. Minnesota Opera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Resident Artist Auditions

Singer Auditions

Minneapolis: November 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2014
New York: November 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 & 19, 2014

Download the Singer Application Form. Minneapolis audition applications are due by October 20, New York audition applications are due by October 27.

 

Artistic Administrator

Interviews will occur in Minneapolis in December.

Download the Artistic Administrator Application Form. Applications must be received by November 24.

 

Conductor

Interviews will occur in Minneapolis in November and December.

Download the Conductor Application Form. Applications must be received by October 20.

 

Assistant Director

Interviews will occur in Minneapolis in December.

Download the Assistant Director Application Form. Applications must be received by November 17.

 

Piano / Coach

Minneapolis: November 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2014
Minneapolis: December 1, 2 & 3, 2014
New York: November 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 & 19, 2014

Download the Piano / Coach Application Form. Minneapolis audition applications are due by October 20, New York audition applications are due by October 27.

 

Extra Opportunities

Have you ever dreamed of performing in a Minnesota Opera production onstage at the Ordway? Apply to become a “super” – a non-singing actor – and your dream just might come true!  Your responsibilities may include interacting with the principal artists, chorus, or dancers, moving props or furniture around the stage, and even playing characters that help move the action along. Whatever your specific tasks, supers are an integral part of an opera production!  Our super needs vary from show to show, but at different times we need men, women, boys, and girls, of all ages, shapes, and sizes.

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Project Opera

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program for talented young singers. The group performs one opera a year that is for kids and by kids. Project Opera students also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions.

For more information, visit the Project Opera page. To schedule an audition, email us at projectopera@mnopera.org. Current Project Opera audition dates: August 29 (2-4pm) and September 4 (5-6pm).