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Section Violin

Application deadline: Friday, April 10, 2019
Audition date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Audition time: TBA
Location: TBA

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Highly qualified applicants please send a one-page resume to mmcconnell@atlantaopera.org. No phone calls please.

2019-20 Atlanta Opera Studio Auditions

Auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed.
Please check back Fall 2019 for information about the 2020-21 season auditions.

General Chorus

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May 2, 6, 11, 2019

  • Casting will be for the 2019-20 season: La Cenerrentola, Porgy and Bess, and Madama Butterfly
  • Resume deadline is Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Please email a PDF resume and headshot to rsalazar@atlantaopera.org. Do not email links for online resumes.
  • Those singers granted an audition will be notified by Thursday, April 25, 2019.
  • NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
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Requirements:

  • Audition submissions are open to all singers, even those who have previously auditioned for The Atlanta Opera Chorus.
  • Singers must be a local/regional resident, due to requirements of the rehearsal schedule of each opera.
  • Must be available to rehearse evenings and weekends.

Audition preparation:

  • Please prepare three selections – (Two arias, one must be in Italian. No art songs, please.)
  • One classical musical theater piece, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein

A pianist will be provided, or you may bring your own. Resume deadline is Monday, April 22, 2019

Jobs

Annual Fund Manager

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer or Director of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: None


SUMMARY

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the annual contributed revenue goals for individuals through stewardship, cultivation, direct solicitation, direct mail, tele-fundraising and subscription gifts. The Annual Fund Manager shares responsibility for overall departmental goal achievement and is an integral member of the fundraising team, particularly through direct donor contact and relationship building.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and manage the Annual Fund
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors, both new and current, for the Annual Fund through personal solicitations, direct mail, phone and email
  • Ensure the accurate and timely documentation of solicitations, and stewardship requirements in Tessitura, our donor management system, for all assigned constituencies
  • Provide a reasonable and timely outlook on pledges and payments for all assigned constituencies
  • Assist the Events and Volunteer Manager in providing lists and recommended donor invitations for donor cultivation and stewardship events
  • Assist the Director of Development Operations in managing the donor benefit structure and coordinate with the Development team to ensure donor benefit fulfillment
  • Manage Final Dress Rehearsal invitations for each production
  • Manage the planning and distribution of tickets and material for intermezzos and other production related cultivation efforts and benefits in coordination with the Events and Volunteer Manager to ensure excellent patron cultivation and donor stewardship experiences
  • Work with the Director of Development Operations in organizing and supervising any annual tele-fundraising campaign and direct mail solicitations in accordance with the department annual plan
  • Provide website and social media content regarding the Annual Fund to the marketing department
  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications Department to integrate ticket holder data into development pipeline
  • Maintain donor communication efforts through phone, individual meetings, email and correspondence
  • Assist in coordinating development copy for newsletters, email, playbills, season program, acknowledgements and other materials
  • Other duties, as assigned

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; polished presentation skills a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results in a timely fashion
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the fundraising team and with other departments

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2-3 years of fund-raising experience with demonstrated success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals
  • Experience with relational databases, such as Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge, preferred
  • Evening and weekend obligations during the opera season, including donor cultivation and show performances
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Annual Fund Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Individual Giving Officer

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer or Director of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: None


SUMMARY

The Individual Giving Officer is responsible for an annual contributed revenue goal for individuals through stewardship, cultivation, and direct solicitation.  This includes the identification of new donors and the cultivation of existing donors. The Individual Giving Officer shares responsibility for the achievement of overall departmental goals and is an integral member of the fundraising team; with an emphasis on direct donor contact and relationship building.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Solicit and secure gifts $2,500 to $10,000 and above for unrestricted and restricted purposes
  • Work closely with the Annual Fund manager and Director of Business Operations to create and implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, and acquire new donors
  • Renew and upgrade annual donors
  • Initiate contact and secure face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with donors and prospects
  • Continuously manage and update portfolio activity in the Tessitura donor database
  • Draft donor solicitations and correspondence
  • General Development Project Management oversight

COMPETENCIES

  • A proven track record of measurable success in securing gifts in fundraising
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches, and the highest levels of interpersonal skills
  • Skills in relationship building, communications, prioritizing, negotiation and influencing, self-motivation, and possess temperament to work with all organizational levels
  • Strong strategic planning and organizational skills, ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to maintain the highest levels of discretion and integrity
  • Familiarity with the Atlanta fundraising landscape and arts community preferred

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of direct solicitation experience with demonstrated success in achieving and exceeding organizational goals
  • Experience with relational databases, such as Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge, preferred
  • Conversant knowledge of Opera preferred
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Evening and weekend obligations during the opera season, including donor cultivation events and show performances
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Individual Giving Officer in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Institutional Giving Officer

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: None


SUMMARY

The Institutional Giving Officer collaborates closely with the development team and Chief Advancement Officer to develop and implement strategy, while building and stewarding relationships with corporate and foundation partners. This role also includes the opportunity to participate in development office administration, donor stewardship at performances and events, as well as ongoing donor cultivation.

The competitive candidate will demonstrate experience in working with foundations and corporate partners, familiarity with comprehensive development strategy and operations, and a desire to be a part of a dynamic and growing opera company and Atlanta’s broader arts community.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft proposals and reports for funding partners and prospects
  • Manage a portfolio of 50-60 institutional donors
  • Research new potential funding opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with funders through timely and complete reporting
  • Collaborate with Director of Development on annual planning and strategy
  • Manage grants calendar, including deadlines for requests and reports, as well as annual projections
  • Work with community partners to build relationships with state, local and federal government to secure public funding
  • Work with Director of Finance to create and maintain a uniform budget and forecast reporting system
  • Ensure all donor reporting requirements are met in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure the accurate and timely documentation of solicitations, awards, and stewardship requirements in Tessitura – our donor management system – for all assigned constituencies
  • Attend performances and special events as needed with other members of development staff

COMPETENCIES

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment in partnership with the staff, board, major donors and volunteers
  • Superior writing and editing skills, with direct proposal and report-writing experience
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • An ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and time management skills

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent professional experience
  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience with demonstrated success in grant writing and reporting, established institutional relationships, and fundraising achievements
  • Ability to write reports and proposals in a clear, concise, and easy-to-read manner
  • Proficiency with all Office Suite software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Tessitura database (or other fundraising software) experience a plus
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season, including donor cultivation event sand show performances
  • A strong interest in the performing arts desired
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Institutional Giving Officer in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Costume Shop Foreman

Reports to: Costume Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Seasonal Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


SUMMARY

The Costume Shop Manager will support the mission of The Atlanta Opera by supervising the work of the costume shop in the creation of world class opera production on both a grand and intimate scale. The Costume Shop Manager will supervise the work of the costume staff and report to the Costume Coordinator.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the daily work of the costume shop. Maintains the work flow of built, purchased, rented or pulled costume projects in the shop by monitoring all construction processes; monitoring personnel and resource needs
  • Hire seasonal shop and wardrobe staff and per-production over-hire as necessary
  • Resolve staffing issues by identifying staffing needs; making recommendations for hiring and performance evaluation; training and assessing training gaps of current and new staff
  • Schedule and maintain staff hours, timesheets, and pay roll
  • Manage costume shop seasonal budgets and expense accounts, working closely with the accounting department to comply with all financial policies
  • Schedule and attend all costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
  • Attend all dress rehearsals supporting the work of the Costume Coordinator and Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Maintain inventory and order shop supplies
  • Researching and sourcing supplies, materials and equipment
  • Provide instruction and development for other employees
  • Take on shop projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

COMPENTENCIES

  • Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques, and fabric
  • Knowledge of draping, cutting, constructing, fitting, and alterations
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume related equipment, products and tools and their implementation is necessary
  • Basic sewing machine repair and maintenance
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, DropBox)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Bachelor Fine Arts or graduate degree in Costume Technology or Management or equivalent work experience in a professional theatrical costume shop
  • 5 years’ experience in costume technology with demonstrated supervisory experience, quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jschmink@atlantaopera.org, and include Costume Shop Foreman in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Stitchers

Reports to: Costume Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Employment Status: 1 Seasonal Full-Time / hourly
Supervisory Requirements: no

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Constructs or alters all assigned costumes according to the instructions
  • Actively participates in a team
  • Researches the period, style, and techniques necessary to complete the costume within the costume designer’s guidelines
  • Maintains the integrity of the costume design
  • Assists Costume Coordinator during fittings

COMPENTENCIES

  • Ability to operate shop equipment including industrial and domestic sewing machines, multi-needle and leather sewing machines, steam irons, and cutting tools
  • Hand sewing
  • Ability to listen, take instruction, and participate in a team to complete the builds/alterations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Works well in a face-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to perform a variety of construction and alteration techniques with minimum guidance
  • Demonstrates proficiency hand sewing techniques
  • Knowledge of/and experience in a variety of costume construction techniques including tailoring, period construction techniques, and alterations
  • Demonstrates knowledge in theatrical construction and quick rigging techniques
  • Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes
  • Good working knowledge of costume history
  • Ability to collaborate with the costume team to efficiently complete assigned projects

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jschmink@atlantaopera.org, and include Stitcher in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries are non-speaking, non-singing roles in opera, similar to extras in movies. Casting needs vary per production. The Atlanta Opera accepts supernumerary applications any time of year for all those interested in being a part of an operatic production.

To apply online, please fill out the form below. Once received, we will add your name to our files, and we will contact you if your description fits our casting needs for a production.

La traviata

The Atlanta Opera is looking to cast both male and female supernumeraries for our upcoming production of La traviata. The classic grand opera, composed by Verdi, is one of the most popular and performed operas in the world today.

Rehearsals begin April 4, 2019 with performances on April 27, 30, May 3, 5.   Required rehearsals are primarily evenings and weekends – detailed schedule details are listed below.  These are paid positions.

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Click here for more information about La traviata

To submit an actor/super application, please fill out the form below, and contact Wade Thomas at wthomas@atlantaopera.org with any questions.

Rehearsal Schedule

Friday, April 5 – 7-10pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Saturday, April 6 – 2-5pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Sunday, April 7 – 7-10pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Tuesday, April 9 – 7-8:30pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Friday, April 12 – 7-10pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Saturday, April 13 – 2-5pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Sunday, April 14 – 7-10:30pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Tuesday, April 16 – 7-10:30pm – The Atlanta Opera Center
Thursday, April 18 – 7-10:30pm – The Atlanta Opera Center – Final Room Run

Saturday, April 20 – 7-11pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Piano Tech #1
Monday, April 22 – 2-5pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Piano Tech #2
Monday, April 22 – 7-10:30pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Piano Tech #3
Tuesday, April 23 – 6-10:30pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Piano Dress
Wednesday, April 24 – 6-10:30pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Orch Dress #1
Thursday, April 25 – 6-10:30pm – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Final Orch Dress

Saturday, April 27 – Performance #1 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Tuesday, April 30 – Performance #2 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Friday, May 3 – Performance #3 – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Sunday, May 5 – Performance #4 (matinee) – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Click here for more information about La traviata

To submit an actor/super application, please fill out the form below, and contact Wade Thomas at wthomas@atlantaopera.org with any questions.

Supernumerary Application

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Internships

There are no internships at this time. Please check back for updates.

Volunteering

The gift of your time and expertise is just as valuable as a monetary gift. Last year, Atlanta Opera volunteers contributed more than 6,000 hours. Volunteers help keep costs low and help us fulfill our mission of presenting world-class opera productions, while fostering education about this important art form. The company is so grateful to have such a supportive volunteer team. Their hard work and generosity keeps the beauty and passion of opera alive in Atlanta. Just some of the ways you can volunteer with The Atlanta Opera:

  • Mailings
  • Sell merchandise at Shop Opera
  • Airport transportation
  • Light Walking
  • Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Phone relief/receptionist coverage
  • Archives
  • Filing
  • Special events

For more information about becoming an Atlanta Opera volunteer, please fill out the form below, or contact Sandy Feliciano at 470-419-2927 or sfeliciano@atlantaopera.org

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  • Contact Information

  • Availability

  • Please indicate when you are usually available to volunteer.
  • Employment Status

  • Emergency Contact

  • Demographic Information

    The information below will be held confidentially. Statistics obtained from this information will be used anonymously for grant reporting.
  • Application Agreement

    I certify that the information given stated on this application are true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statements made by me may be used as a basis for rejection of this application. All volunteers must provide their own transportation. It is the policy of The Atlanta Opera to afford equal opportunity to all volunteers and applicants without regard to age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or physical disability.