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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

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.

Jobs

Production Accounting Clerk

Reports to: Director of Production
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Part-time, up to 20 hours per week
Supervisory Requirements: None


SUMMARY

The Production Accounting Clerk will work in coordination with production and finance departments to process and track production related accounting including accounts payable, credit card, vendor credit accounts, and expense reports.  The Accounting Clerk will also assist the Director of Production and Assistant Technical Director with placing and tracking orders.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries
  • Processes payments for vendors while monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; resolving purchase, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies & documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying & tracking account transactions
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records
  • Investigates questionable data
  • Create and maintain consistent, logical filing system
  • Create and maintain a contract tracking system for signatures, terms, payments, etc.

COMPETENCIES

  • 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 team and with other departments
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, accounts payable and reconciliation

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • At least 2-3 years of accounting/payables/reconciliation experience
  • 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 Production Accounting Clerk in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Tour Manager

Reports to: Audience Development & Education Manager
FLSA Status: Contract 1099 Position (See dates below)
Supervisory Requirements: None


SUMMARY

The Tour Manager provides critical support to the success of The Atlanta Opera’s touring education opera production – presented to 20,000 students in schools and community venues across the state of Georgia.

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Contract Period: 14 weeks; 2019-20 Season – September 22, 2019 – May 24, 2020
Prep Week: September 22, 2019 – September 28, 2019
Rehearsal: September 29, 2019 – October 12, 2019
Performances: Fall – October 13, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Break: November 4, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Winter: January 5, 2020 – February 9, 2020
Break: February 10, 2020 – May 2, 2020
Spring: May 3, 2020 – May 24, 2020


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Stage Manage all rehearsals and performances of professional touring education show
  • Act as primary liaison between The Atlanta Opera staff, artists, and crew overseeing communication between the parties, including scheduling and report distribution
  • Transport artists, scenery and costumes to school and community venue locations
  • Oversee and coordinate set-up and breakdown of scenery and props
  • Oversee and coordinate adaptation of touring shows in multiple performance venues
  • Communicate and ensure timely repairs of maintenance issues with the production team
  • Complete and distribute detailed daily rehearsal and performance reports
  • Maintain the integrity of the show through a lengthy performance period
  • Oversee and communicate schedules to touring artists, staff and production team

COMPETENCIES

  • Have a solid background in stage management and a proven history of problem solving
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Able and willing to drive large rental truck or passenger van to performance venues
  • Have hands-on, practical experience with technical theater; specifically costumes and props
  • Be self-starting and solution oriented
  • Communicate clearly in both written and verbal forms with staff, performers, educators and audience members

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2-3 years of technical theater experience
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 60 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 Tour Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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.

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.

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

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.