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General Chorus

General Chorus auditions for the season are closed.
Please check back in the Summer of 2022 for information about the 2022-23 season auditions.

Principal Bassoon

Application deadline: May 27, 2022
Audition date: June 9, 2022
Audition time: TBD
Location: The Atlanta Opera Offices; 1575 Northside Drive, NW, Suite 350; Atlanta, GA 30318

Click here for Principal Bassoon repertoire.

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

Principal Trombone

Application deadline: May 27, 2022
Audition date: June 8, 2022
Audition time: TBD
Location: The Atlanta Opera Offices; 1575 Northside Drive, NW, Suite 350; Atlanta, GA 30318

Click here for Principal Trombone repertoire.

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

Jobs

Annual Giving & Events Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director of Development – Major & Planned Gifts
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: No


SUMMARY

The Annual Giving and Events Coordinator is a vital member of the development team.  They will work closely with members of the development & marketing teams to design and coordinate all annual solicitations of gifts up to $2,500.  Also define the goals and purposes of events and plan and host those events.  Examples of events include the annual gala, cultivation & stewardship dinners & receptions, patron tours, artist events, and events held in conjunction with performances.  The Annual Giving & Events Coordinator is responsible for managing relationships with vendors and monitoring the budget, revenues, and expenses for all events and annual fund solicitations.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors, both new and current, for the Annual Fund through personal solicitations, direct mail, phone and email
  • In collaboration with the rest of the development team, coordinate and direct board, non-board, and corporate Annual Fund solicitation
  • Draft copy for online and mail solicitations
  • Provide website and social media content for the Annual Fund to the marketing department
  • Assist donors with gift inquiries, providing information and materials as requested
  • Draft talking points as needed for face-to-face meetings and presentations.
  • Manage all aspects of the opera’s events
  • Serve as a point of contact for board members in coordinating events and board activities
  • Provide administrative support in preparing for board committee meetings associated with development.
  • Create budgets, financial reports and follow up reports for fundraising, donor recognition, and cultivation events. Monitor income and expenses for all events
  • Manage staff at events as needed
  • Fulfill all donor benefits relating to special events (i.e., comp tickets, name recognition, etc.)
  • Manage the solicitation of in-kind contributions for events
  • With Chief Advancement Officer, coordinate all corporate and individual fundraising solicitations relating to special events
  • Work with the development team to engage event donors as annual donors
  • With Marketing and Audience Development staff, assist in developing and implementing additional initiatives for groups and individuals, e.g., Forte, the young professionals’ group at The Atlanta Opera
  • With Development and Marketing staff, coordinate event related copy for newsletters, email blasts, ARIA program books, and other marketing materials
  • With Marketing staff, create and implement press activities for major fundraising, donor recognition, cultivation, and outreach events
  • With Marketing and Development staff, create invitations and other printed materials for events
  • Coordinate staff needs for productions with department leaders
  • Plan and execute a cast party for each production
  • Perform other administrative duties as required (special projects)

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Experience negotiating and building teams.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work at both the conceptual level and the implementation level.
  • Sets clear, measurable goals and objectives, and achieves them.
  • Manage several events or projects at once, with exceptional attention to detail, including the ability to start, stop and resume work on projects, as priorities shift.
  • Able to work with a diverse range of individuals.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Enjoy nurturing relationships with volunteers, artists, donors, and vendors.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience managing special events.
  • Experience managing event for arts organizations is preferred.
  • Experience with Tessitura or other donor management software is preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver license, and a clean driving record; Able and willing to drive a rental truck or cargo van to venues.
  • Proficiency with all Office Suite software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Adobe Acrobat experience a plus.
  • Position requires late and irregular working hours, and evening and weekend work, particularly 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 resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Annual Giving & Events Coordinator in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Operations Coordinator

Reports to: Managing Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: No

SUMMARY

The Operations Coordinator is a link between all departments in the management of business operations, facilities, and contracts. The Operations Coordinator will assist the Managing Director in business administration, implementing and maintaining contract/IP uniformity and management systems, facilitating the budgeting and monthly forecasting process, managing facilities and property management relationships, and maintaining corporate records and compliance.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finance/G&A
    • Assemble and monitor all contracts within a central contract management system with attention to contract life cycle including scheduled rights and obligations.
    • Assist Managing Director in reviewing all contracts to ensure adequate coverage and uniformity.
    • Assemble and monitor collection of IP rights, agreements, uses, payments, and time periods.
    • Work with team leaders, managers, and department heads to learn departmental needs and goals.
    • Assist in scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring the organizational budget process.
    • Assist Director of Finance with government/tax advantage projects.
    • Pay all the company utilities, rents, and application licenses.
    • Ensure corporate compliance and conformity with local, federal, industry and company standards.
    • Manage and maintain all business insurance for the organization including commercial property, liability, cyber, D&O, and others as needed.
    • Assist in monitoring and forecasting administrative budget and process facility, IT, and operational payment requests.
    • Assist Human Resources Manager with IT management & projects, as needed.
    • Other duties, as assigned or required.
  • Facilities Management
    • Oversee the use, maintenance, and stocking of the company’s main office, rehearsal hall, and warehouse including space rentals, security system vendors, and janitorial and maintenance contractors.
    • Liaise with property management for all facilities.
    • Coordinate improvement projects.
    • Ensure timely payment of rent and audit of landlord CAM/expense invoices.
    • Maintain the office break room stock and vending machine contract.
    • All other duties as assigned or required.


COMPETENCIES 

  • Good time management, prioritization, organization, and multitasking abilities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with colleagues.
  • Effective communication, including speaking, writing, and active listening.
  • Able to give and receive feedback and constructive criticism from a variety of channels.
  • Great strategic planning, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Methodical about analyzing processes and systems to fully understand their functions.
  • Proactive research skills used in seeking out opportunities to advance and improve the organization.
  • Leadership skills, like motivation, goal setting, and monitoring progress.
  • Comfortable in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to manage frequently changing priorities and activities.
  • Sound judgment in decision-making.
  • A discreet, adaptable, self-starting team player.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must have patience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred field of study in business or law. At least three years of work experience in similar business operations or contract management field required.
  • Additional salary considerations for candidates with Juris Doctor degree.
  • Technologically savvy with experience in workstation troubleshooting, networking, setup, and day to day operational IT issues.
  • Experience dealing with IT vendors and knowledge of IT protocols and jargon.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.
  • Driver’s License Required.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • 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 Operations Coordinator in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Production Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director of Production
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: No

SUMMARY

The Production Coordinator’s (PC) primary objective is to support the diverse requirements of the Production Department from crucial planning stages of projects through the execution of The Atlanta Opera productions and various events, in addition to providing bookkeeping support for the department.  The PC will be independently responsible for management and logistics of production rentals.  Through organizational skills and strong attention to detail, the PC aids in the integration and planning of various calendars and schedules of the Costume Shop, Technical staff, and the administrative staff, in addition to providing record-keeping and coordinating administrative & logistical communication, fulfilling duties regularly associated with a production coordinator.  Additionally, the PC provides administrative support and customer service to varied and diverse visiting production personnel, including stage managers, performing artists, and designers.  The PC is involved with both essential internal & external relationships and must deliver the highest standards of interpersonal skills and customer service to all.

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PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate, monitor, and update various schedules, including but not limited to production calendar, costume fittings, costume shop personnel, stage crew, technical staff, etc.
  • Coordinate artist hospitality, travel, & housing for production personnel; maintaining master list, reserving ground transportation, communicating confirmations to production personnel and problem-solving last-minute issues and concerns.
  • Process and track status of contracts for artists, designers, co-producers, and vendors.
  • Oversee management and logistics of production rentals, including processing rental inquiries, sharing basic information, and updating rental calendar and hold requests.
  • Organize, modify, and improve standardized electronic and physical filing and record-keeping systems.
  • Assists with contracting for visiting production personnel including all fee payments, per diem, and other contract provisions, including arranging and coordinating itineraries.
  • Assists with tracking & reporting of all financial costs for the Production Department.
  • Create and distribute backstage passes/IDs for all production personnel and comprehensive personnel list.

 

SECONDARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists Director of Production and Associate Director of Production to execute, administer all production agreements, including co-production and rental agreements.
  • Works closely with Finance Department personnel to ensure department remains in compliance with all approved policies and procedures.
  • Assists in season planning by sourcing productions, procuring production & budget information.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum 2 years of administrative experience.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (primarily Word and Excel) or similar software with the ability to learn new or updated software.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Valid driver license, and a clean driving record.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, interpersonal skills, and customer service abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize projects to meet deadlines.
  • Must have good judgement and be able to maintain discretion.
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values, and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Music, performing arts, or theater production background.
  • Knowledge of opera.
  • Multilingual (English/French, German, Spanish, Italian or other).
  • Good sense of humor and grace under pressure.

 

COMPETENCIES 

  • Prolonged periods sitting or standing at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Move throughout the building to access files.
  • Must be able to lift/shift materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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

No phone calls please.

Staff Accountant

Reports to: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: No


SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant is a major support role for the finance team who oversees the business operations of the company including accounting & finance.  The Staff Accountant will report directly to the Controller and will work closely with the high-energy and fast paced Administrative/Finance team to ensure business procedures are adhered to and ensure the administrative & finance processes function adequately and supports program operations.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Controller in month-end close processes.
  • Assist Controller with annual Insurance Audits (Worker’s Comp & Property), 1042, unclaimed property and other state and federal filings as needed.
  • Maintain Monthly Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations.
  • Record monthly Forecast adjustment.
  • Support Grant Application and Reporting needs.
  • Record miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Renew annual State, County and City business licenses.
  • Cross train to process weekly payroll through ADP TotalSource, our PEO.
  • Cross train Accounts Payable weekly Positive Pay, ACH and Electronic payments processes.
  • Cross train Daily Cash Tracker and Tessitura uploads.
  • Cross train weekly Cashflow Reporting.
  • Cross train Concur Processor Functions.
  • Additional duties as needed.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Attention to detail.
  • Honesty and good judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Consistency and reliability.
  • Highly organized.
  • Versatility.
  • High tolerance for stress.
  • Strong initiative and self-starter.
  • Intuitive decision making.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and results oriented.
  • An ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or related discipline; or three years of work experience in accounting and finance.
  • Strong grasp & understanding of the reconciliation process required. Experience preferred.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting & reporting software; Knowledge of Abila/MIP Fund Accounting, Concur & Tessitura preferred.
  • Willingness and desire to learn and implement new technologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Staff Accountant 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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      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. 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:

      • Sell merchandise at Shop Opera
      • 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 Emily Crisp at ecrisp@atlantaopera.org

      Complete Volunteer Registration