Careers & Auditions



Job Openings

Senior Marketing and Communications Director

The Sr. Marketing & Communications Director reports to the General Director and oversees the successful development and implementation of all aspects of Minnesota Opera’s marketing, branding, sales and communications efforts. The Sr. Marketing & Communications Director is responsible for achieving stated sales goals, cultivating a loyal and growing base of subscribers and introducing new audiences to Minnesota Opera through innovative marketing, strategic communications and excellent customer service.

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Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager is an integral member of the Development department and responsible for achieving annual special event fundraising goals. This person manages all Development department events, including but not limited to: Gala, Cabaret, Levain, individual and institutional stewardship events, and donor travel programs. When appropriate, this person may be called upon to solicit annual and/or nonrenewable donations. The Special Events Manager is tasked with developing strategies and tactics to increase the Gala and Special Event revenue lines.

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Institutional Gifts Associate

The Institutional Gifts Associate will work with the Institutional Gifts Manager to develop and plan annual solicitation campaigns while working to build productive relationships with current and prospective funders. The Associate must be able to exercise discretion in order to prioritize assignments and work under significant pressure, as many projects are time sensitive and involve concurrent deadlines and donor interaction. An eagerness to communicate and problem-solve with a positive attitude is essential.

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Associate Ticket Office Manager

This position assists the Ticket Office Manager with managing efficient day-to-day Ticket Office operations. The Associate Ticket Office Manager provides exemplary patron sales and service, Ticket Office staff supervision, and maximizes provided ticketing system and database tools to ensure accurate ticketing data input and reporting. The Associate Ticket Office Manager also manages the Minnesota Opera shop.

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Scene Shop Foreman

Supervises all work done in scene shop, with particular responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment and safe work procedures for all shop employees.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager will assist and work directly with the Production Stage Manager during rehearsals, tech, and performances of each production. Duties will include setup, tear down, note taking, tracking props and costumes, and maintaining safety. ASMs will also work closely with other theatre professionals on other aspects of the production when needed.

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There are no internship openings at this time.



Orchestra Auditions

There are no orchestra auditions at this time.


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 Current Project Opera audition dates: August 29 (2-4pm) and September 4 (5-6pm).