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Auditions

General Chorus

Dates: October 2 and 3, 2021
Location: The Atlanta Opera Rehearsal Hall – 1575 Northside Drive NW Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Casting will be for the 2021-22 season:

 

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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.
  • Auditionees must wear a mask at The Atlanta Opera Rehearsal Hall/Offices when they are not singing.
  • The Atlanta Opera company policy requires all artists and staff members to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination status before auditioning.

 

AUDITION PREPARATION

  • Please prepare three selections – (One aria in a language other than English, one aria or art song in a foreign language or English, one classical musical theater piece, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein)
  • A pianist will be provided.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Thursday, September 30, 2021

Julius Caesar Dancer Auditions

Julius Caesar (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
Composed by George Frideric Handel
Directed by Tomer Zvulun
Choreographer Donald Byrd

Audition date: Friday, September 3, 2021 beginning at 1:00pm
Rehearsal & Performances: October – November 2021
Casting: 9 dancers (4 women and 5 men) to appear as a number of characters throughout the production.

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Those wishing to audition should be prepared to learn a combination as part of the open call. Ballet flats, socks, or bare feet are acceptable. Please also bring hard-soled shoes similar to a combat boot or hiking boot to use for part of the audition. Dancers will be judged on their technique, musicality, stage appearance, and personality.

The auditions will be held at The Atlanta Opera’s rehearsal facility, located at 1575 Northside Drive NW, Building 300, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30318.

To reserve a spot as part of the open audition, please send your headshot and resume to Megan Bennett, Production Stage Manager, at mbennett@atlantaopera.org with Julius Caesar  Dancer Auditions in the subject.

Audition spaces will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that proof of vaccination will be required for entry into the audition.

No phone calls please.

Jobs

Content Manager

Reports to: Director of Sales & Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Marketing Intern


SUMMARY

The Atlanta Opera Content Manager implements the digital and traditional marketing plans for both live and digital performances, with an emphasis on social media, e-mail marketing, writing and content management. The Content Manager creates and facilitates compelling editorial content on The Atlanta Opera social media, email, and podcast platforms. The manager coordinates with the film production team to project manage creation of promotional, educational, and social media videos. The ideal candidate is fluent in the ever-changing digital landscape, especially within arts and entertainment.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Executes integrated marketing strategy, which ensures that The Atlanta Opera maximizes visibility across channels and platforms for audiences both digital and live event, local and global.
  • Authors and executes the Atlanta Opera organic social media plan across all platforms, maximizing sharing of content and coordinating creation of content.
  • Authors and executes e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Helps manage budget by managing costs associated with marketing programs, while reporting updates to the Director of Sales & Marketing.
  • Writes press releases, emails, and other opera communication as needed.
  • Manages content distribution platforms relationships with members and buyers, optimizing engagement and growth.
  • Maintain a content marketing calendar that schedules all aspects of the creation and delivery of content throughout the year.
  • Manage and provide compelling copy for search engine marketing campaigns and Google Grant.
  • Ensures that online distribution platforms integrate well with the opera’s Tessitura CRM for clear UX and tracking.
  • Tracks revenue and ROI of digital subscription and pay-per-view products.
  • Works closely with marketing and film team to design promotional video and social content to generate ticketed revenue.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Fluent digital citizen, with exceptional knowledge of social and distribution platforms.
  • Proven project manager with attention to detail and tenacity towards achieving deadlines.
  • Passion for the arts and opera; awareness of standards and emerging trends in digital media delivery and promotion for arts and entertainment.
  • Knowledge of E-mail Clients and CRM databases, including Wordfly and Tessitura is desired.
  • Knowledge of streaming platforms like Vimeo a plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, follow-through, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work and achieve results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within marketing team and with multiple departments.
  • Unquestionable work ethic, team player.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and problem-solving skills.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least two of work experience in marketing or a related field.
  • Experience managing Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a commercial/nonprofit brand.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera, classical music and/or performing arts preferred.
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Content Manager in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Guest Services Concierge

Reports to: Director of Sales & Marketing
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Volunteers


SUMMARY

The Guest Services Manager delivers exceptional customer service for Atlanta Opera audiences, by facilitating ticket purchases for live performances and Spotlight Media offerings, providing concierge-style customer care, and managing volunteers and front-of-house guest experiences.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ticketing
    • Works in coordination with the Senior Ticketing Services Manager to facilitate phone, mail, online and in-person ticket purchases, handle processing and fulfillment, phone and message inquiries and voicemails.
    • Satisfies patron ticket issues and requests as quickly and courteously as possible.
    • Fulfills subscriber ticket exchanges, upgrades, and donations.
    • Order processing for select education and community performances.
    • Act as primary customer service agent for Spotlight Media streaming members and purchasers.
    • Manage Tessitura Network Express Web and ticketing database and integration with atlantaopera.org.

     

     

  • Patron & Audience Engagement
    • Devises and implements policies, procedures and patron loyalty programs that maximize ticket revenue and annual fund donations while encouraging patron retention and ascension up the loyalty ladder.
    • Provides suggestions to improve customer experience at the point-of-sale.
    • Coordinates activities for the opera’s Forte – Young Professionals program with a cross-departmental staff team.
    • Handles Veterans’ and Active Military ticketing programs.
    • Assists in coordinating special promotions and events for ticket buyers and donors.

     

     

  • Front of House
    • Serves as liaison with Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Box Office (CEPAC) for front of house management.
    • Primary front of house manager for Atlanta Opera performances.
    • Supervise and schedule front of house volunteers.
    • Operate and manage inventory for Shop Opera retail.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be customer service-oriented and be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and deadline-oriented, and able to work on many projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera, classical music and/or performing arts preferred.
  • Previous front-of-house or hospitality experience desired.
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially using the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Experience with ticketing systems (preferably Tessitura and Ticketmaster) and database programs.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in box office/ticketing, customer service, marketing/communications, sales, or related field.
  • 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 and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Guest Services Concierge 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: No


SUMMARY

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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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

 

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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; polished presentation skills

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ 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 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: No


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 Institutional Giving Officer 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

  • Develop and write proposals to foundations, corporations, and other grant-making entities, persuasively communicating The Atlanta Opera’s Mission, Vision, and programs to potential funders.
  • Manage a portfolio of 50-60 institutional donors.
  • Research new potential funding opportunities.
  • Maintain relationships with funders through timely and complete reporting.
  • Collaborate with Chief Advancement Officer 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 for all assigned constituencies.
  • Attend performances and special events as needed with other members of development staff.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

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 events and 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.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

 

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.

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.

Currently, there are no supernumerary needs at this time. Please check back for updates.

To apply online for future consideration, 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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    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

    Complete Volunteer Registration