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General Chorus

General Chorus auditions for the season are closed.
Please check back in the Spring of 2021 for information about the 2021-22 season auditions.


Director of Sales & Marketing

Reports to: Chief of Marketing & Audience Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full Time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


The Atlanta Opera seeks a dynamic Director of Sales and Marketing to support and grow ticketed and digital revenue. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opera has become a much more agile business, actively growing its digital media presence and introducing innovative outdoor performances to the greater Atlanta community. The ideal candidate flourishes in a fast-paced, start-up environment, loves to present solutions to complex problems and is extremely motivated by sales revenue goals and analytics in order to build audiences. A passion for the arts and knowledge of the performing arts industry is important, but knowledge of online loyalty-based, membership marketing is vital. This position reports to the Chief of Marketing and Audience Development and will be instrumental in the strategic growth of the marketing/audience development and digital departments. Compensation and bonus structure is commensurate with experience (5+ years desired).
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  • Responsible and accountable (with Chief of Marketing) for setting The Atlanta Opera’s annual ticketed revenue goals for both digital and in-person performances and projects.  
  • Monitor key performance indicators and report accurate KPIs regularly to Chief of Marketing, Managing Director and General Director. 
  • Aggressively pursue revenue goals with a combination of targeted promotions and advertisement. 
  • Form and enact strategies related to customer acquisition, retention, migration, and revenue maximization. 
  • With the Chief of Marketing, create a comprehensive marketing plan that supports the opera’s programmatic and institutional initiatives. 
  • Responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service throughout every stage of patrons’ interaction with The Atlanta Opera.  
  • Supervises marketing staff. 
  • Provide support for and implement marketing activities including subscription and single ticket sales campaigns for live and digital events, advertising, telemarketing, special promotions, direct mail, and audience development campaigns; Includes media buying. 
  • Assist with communication of marketing initiatives across departments. 
  • Supervise the production of marketing deliverables, including advertising (print, broadcast, outdoor, online), direct mail, e-mail, promotional materials, and other collateral in cooperation with Creative Services consultants. 
  • Help manage the marketing budget and costs associated with marketing programs while reporting updates to Chief of Marketing & Audience Development. 
  • Supervise process and ensure on-time production of program books. 
  • Write press releases, emails, and other opera communication as needed. 


  • 5+years in marketing, communications, and PR, with progressively increasing management experience and demonstrated achievement of event-based revenue goals 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Experience in arts and event marketing is strongly desired with up-to-date knowledge of the intricacies of digital marketing and segmentation 
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently 
  • Strong analytical and budget skills 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Collaborative team player 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience using Tessitura or other CRM databases (Tessitura preferred) 
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner  
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season 

Compensation is tied to revenue goal achievement, with base salary and performance-based bonuses. 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Director of Sales & Marketing in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Database Manager/Data Analyst

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full Time
Supervisory Requirements: No


The Database Manager/Data Analyst’s primary role is to oversee the accurate input, extraction, and analysis of data to and from The Atlanta Opera’s Tessitura database.  This includes primary responsibility for all Tessitura management and list pulls, ensuring their accuracy and compliance with best practices.  In addition, this role is responsible for assisting the Development team in researching, administering, prospecting, and stewarding philanthropic commitments from individual patrons; identifying and qualifying philanthropic prospects; and providing concise analysis and confidential profiles and reports to the Development team and company leadership.  This role includes oversight of the timely processing of donations, gift acknowledgements and pledge reminders via the Tessitura database; oversight of box office and ancillary sales data entry and reporting; and other tracking, reports, list management and extractions to support the Development and Marketing teams and maintain the integrity of donor and patron records in the Tessitura database.  In short, this role is part database manager, part data analyst and sleuth for Development and Marketing, and part prospect researcher.
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  • Manage operation of TAO’s relational database system (Tessitura) and maintain the integrity of donor and patron records in the database.
  • Act as TAO’s representative within the Atlanta Tessitura Consortium and serve on the Consortium’s Advisory Committee to advocate for the TAO’s needs and preferences within the Consortium.
  • Manage data entry and tracking, reports, list management, extractions, and other tasks as assigned to provide support to the Development and Marketing teams.
  • Provide budget and cash flow forecasts based on donor pipeline and solicitations, and anticipated box office, digital, and other sales.
  • Use electronic screening and data-mining techniques to identify prospects for major gifts, endowed gifts, special project funding, and annual/sustaining support, as well as potential subscribers and ticket buyers.
  • Manage gift processing and acknowledgments, ensuring the timely processing of gifts, pledges, and payments, along with acknowledgement letters, forms, cards, receipts and premiums across multiple Atlanta Opera fundraising campaigns.
  • Produce weekly reports for the Development team including contribution, solicitation and campaign reports.
  • Conduct research on individual, corporate, and foundation philanthropic prospects according to affinity, ability, and access, by synthesizing information from multiple sources into coherent and accurate solicitation profiles.
  • Create and manage portfolio reports, dashboards, and metrics tabulations for the activities with the Chief Advancement Officer and gift staff.
  • Maintain the General Ledger Codes, Funds, Campaigns, Source Codes, Elevated Events, Attributes, Constituencies, and other essential elements of the Tessitura database.
  • Extract Tessitura data and prepare it for upload into the organization’s finance software.
  • Assist donors with gift inquiries, providing information and materials as requested.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all donor records and TAO financial information.
  • Coordinate Tessitura training and assistance for all TAO users.
  • Oversee the maintenance and enforcement of database policies and procedures for both Development and Marketing.
  • Be well informed on all current Opera programs and activities, and the expansion planning objectives of the Opera in order to represent them to prospects and donors.


  • Excellent customer service and demonstrated success with face-to-face relationship-building with clients, vendors, donors, or customers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Superior communication (written/oral) skills required.
  • Track record of attentiveness to detail, meeting deadlines, documentation, and timeliness necessary.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously with excellent follow-through skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree and commitment to mission required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in database management, with emphasis on gift processing or development services.
  • Advanced experience with Tessitura, including user interface and data schematics.
  • Proficiency with all Office Suite software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, including pivot table creation and manipulation.
  • Experience managing data and manipulating database information.
  • SQL facility preferred.
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

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

Stitcher/Costume Technician

Reports to: Costume Shop Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Temporary (February 1, 2021 – April 22, 2021)
Supervisory Requirements: no


The artisan who assists in the implementation of costume sketches under the supervision of a Cutter/ Draper.

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  • Sews, either by hand or machine, the costumes assigned by the team leader (First Hand or Cutter)
  • Manages time effectively on each sewing project
  • Maintains work area, including sewing machinery necessary to keep work moving effectively
  • Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Experience in a professional costume shop required
  • Familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials
  • Knowledgeable in garment construction including fabric preparation, pressing, and industry sewing techniques
  • Excellent garment construction skills demonstrating experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques as well as hand sewing techniques
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency at operating industrial and domestic sewing machines including but not limited to: single needle industrial; industrial zig-zag; overlock; merrow or serger; domestic straight and zig-zag machines
  • Ability to operate industrial steam iron
  • Be able to follow directions, ask questions, manage time and be professional
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time each day
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Punctual, personable and interested in building and expanding their skills
  • 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 Stitcher 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

Complete Volunteer Registration