Careers & Auditions


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Job Openings

 

Job Title: Chorus Master

Company contact: Artistic Director        

Classification: Independent Contractor

Hours: Up to 6 hours M-F work week in evenings, with some evenings/weekends required

Salary: $4000 per opera production

Summary: Minnesota Opera seeks Chorus Master to prepare our mainstage chorus for one or more of the following mainstage productions:  Dead Man Walking (December 2017-January 2017), Rigoletto (February 2018-March 2018), and Thais (April 2018-May 2018).

Read full job description here.

Application deadline: October 15

 


 

Job Title: Community Organizer

Department(s): Marketing, Education

Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer, Community Education Director

Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt, Temporary

Employee Hours: Monday-Friday, some nights and weekends, avg. 20 hours/week

Hourly Wage: $12/hour

Summary: Minnesota Opera is seeking one experienced Community Organizer to fulfill the goals specified below for the 2018 production of Fellow Travelers, using the Consensus Organizing model.

 
Application deadline: September 29
 

 

Internships

There are no internship openings at this time.

 


 

Auditions

 

Resident Artist Program

One of North America’s premier training programs, the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From late August through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy, and comprimario, to principal roles in mainstage productions. Resident Artists also perform at concerts, donor functions, and education and outreach events. 

The application deadline for the 2017-18 season has passed. Stay tuned for details about the 2018-19 season!  

Questions? Email rap@mnopera.org.

 


 

Extra Opportunities

Light Walkers 

Light Walkers are volunteers who assist the lighting designer by standing in for the singers onstage while the designer creates the lighting cues for the opera. Light Walkers are important to the design process because light can look very different on a human being than it looks on an empty stage. Light Walking sessions occur during the daytime in the week prior to opening night. Light Walkers are needed for every production.  No training is required for this opportunity, but Light Walkers must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Additional benefits of Light Walking opportunities:

  • Visit the stage and see the sets prior to the production opening – a true “behind the scenes” experience!
  • See designers and crew at work and gain an understanding of the production
  • Meet staging staff and designers

 

Read more and apply …

 

Supers

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.

Read More and Apply …

 

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.

 

Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.