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2020-21 Atlanta Opera Studio Auditions

Auditions for the 2020-21 season are closed.
Please check back Fall 2020 for information about the 2021-22 season auditions.

General Chorus

General Chorus auditions for the 2019-20 season are closed.
Please check back in the Spring of 2020 for information about the 2020-21 season auditions.


Production Stage Manager/Head of Stage Management

Reports to: Director of Production/Director of Artistic Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time, Seasonal
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


The Production Stage Manager/Head of Stage Management is a critical member of the Production team, acting as the key communicator of all production-specific needs and disseminating this information to TAO Production/Artistic staff, visiting creative team members, TAO Marketing and Development team members, as needed. The PSM/HSM will work closely with the Director of Production, especially, to determine staffing needs for Stage Management for each season. The PSM is also responsible for working with the visiting creative team members and TAO staff to determine all rehearsal and performance needs for each production throughout the season.

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  • Works closely with the DoAA, DoP, and Associate Director of Production to gather all relevant information for each production throughout the season.
  • Coordinate with the ADoP and DoAA the creation of all rehearsal schedules and works closely with the Technical Director to plan and schedule all technical and dress rehearsals for each production. TAO is currently using ProPared as the main calendar tool.
  • Coordinate with the ADoP/TD to schedule all productions meetings to facilitate the smooth transfer of all relevant production information for each TAO production.
  • Manages the Stage Management team in preparing the room for rehearsal, including working with the Costume Shop Staff and the Properties team to ensure all needed items are prepared prior to the start of the rehearsal period.
  • The PSM will coordinate the creation and distribution of all rehearsal schedules and calendars, scenic breakdown, contact sheets, rehearsal and performance notes/reports, archival documentation for all new productions, and any other document, as needed.
  • The PSM will work closely with the DoP in assessing strengths and skills of Stage Management staff and make recommendations for each season based on assessment of said staff.
  • The PSM will be responsible for calling up to four (4) of the six (6) productions at TAO, based on an appraisal of specific production needs during the season. After discussion with the DoP. the PSM and DoP will then make other assignments for Stage Management as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Must be able to confidently and calmly manage.
  • Must be able to read music confidently.
  • Must have proven ability of leading a stage management team, union crews, and large groups of people throughout the production process.



  • Relevant production experience, with a minimum of three years’ experience as a Stage Manager.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Production and Artistic teams.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Production Stage Manager/Head of Stage Management in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Individual Giving Officer

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


The Individual Giving Officer is responsible for an annual contributed revenue goal for individuals through cultivation, direct solicitation, and stewardship, including identifying new donors and deepening relationships with 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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  • Solicit and secure gifts $2,500 to $100,000 and above for unrestricted and restricted purposes
  • Work closely with members of the development team 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
  • Provide a reasonable and timely schedule for pledges and payments for assigned donors



  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; polished presentation skills



  • 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
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner


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


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.

Supernumerary Application

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  • Please select the productions for which you are available
  • Please enter your full birthdate, including month, day, and year.
  • Please tell us if you have a beard, mustache, or both.
  • Please list all previous stage experience. If you do not have any, please leave it blank.
  • Please list any special skills (juggling, gymnastics, etc.)
  • Please attach a resume and/or headshot - maximum total file size is 2MB.
    Drop files here or


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


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

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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.