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Open position: Assistant Principal Cello

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Audition date: September 25, 2017
Resume deadline: September 4, 2017
Finals: September 25, 2017

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Highly qualified applicants send a one-page resume to
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Open position: Second Horn

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Audition date: November 11, 2017
Resume deadline: October 21, 2017
Finals: November 11, 2017 at the Cobb Energy Centre

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Highly qualified applicants send a one-page resume to
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Open position: Principal Bassoon

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Audition date: November 11, 2017
Resume deadline: October 21, 2017
Finals: November 11, 2017 at the Cobb Energy Centre

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Highly qualified applicants send a one-page resume to
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Costume Shop Foreman

Reports to: Costume Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Seasonal Full-Time (August – May)
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


The Costume Shop Manager will support the mission of The Atlanta Opera by supervising the work of the costume shop in the creation of world class opera production on both a grand and intimate scale. The Costume Shop Manager will supervise the work of the costume staff and report to the Costume Coordinator.

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  • Supervise the daily work of the costume shop. Maintains the work flow of built, purchased, rented or pulled costume projects in the shop by monitoring all construction processes; monitoring personnel and resource needs.
  • Hire seasonal shop and wardrobe staff and per-production over-hire as necessary
  • Resolve staffing issues by identifying staffing needs; making recommendations for hiring and performance evaluation; training and assessing training gaps of current and new staff
  • Schedule and maintain staff hours, timesheets, and pay roll
  • Manage costume shop seasonal budgets and expense accounts, working closely with the accounting department to comply with all financial policies
  • Schedule and attend all costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
  • Attend all dress rehearsals supporting the work of the Costume Coordinator and Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Maintain inventory and order shop supplies
  • Researching and sourcing supplies, materials and equipment
  • Provide instruction and development for young employees
  • Take on shop projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques, and fabric
  • Knowledge of draping, cutting, constructing, fitting, and alterations
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume related equipment, products and tools and their implementation is necessary
  • Basic sewing machine repair and maintenance
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, Drop Box
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule


  • Bachelor/Bachelor Fine Arts or graduate degree in Costume Technology or Management or equivalent work experience in a professional theatrical costume shop
  • 5 years’ experience in costume technology with demonstrated supervisory experience, quality work in a fast paces environment
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.

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

Orchestra Librarian

Reports to: Music Administrator/Director of Artistic Administration
Employment Status: Contractor
Supervisory Requirements: No


  • Prepare orchestra parts as directed by the Music Director or guest conductor-including, but not limited to musical markings, bowings, and cuts
  • Ensure parts are ready for distribution as per the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Atlanta Opera and the Opera Orchestra
  • Work with the Music Administrator and Orchestra Personnel Manager to ensure parts are received and returned in a timely manner for all rental materials
  • Copy, bind, and distribute all practice parts to members of the orchestra
  • Distribute and collect all parts, as well as address any parts concerns that may arise during orchestra services
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  • Ability to work collaboratively within the organization
  • Experience with marking and bowing orchestra parts
  • Excellent written and oral communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work and achieve results in a timely manner

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

Patron Services Associate

Reports to: Patron Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Part time
Supervisory Requirements: No

The Patron Services Associate works with the Patron Services Manager to provide excellent customer service for Atlanta Opera patrons.

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  • Serving as contact for Atlanta Opera patrons by taking subscription orders and single ticket orders via phone, mail, and fax.
  • Fulfilling patron requests for information and troubleshoot patron concerns as they occur.
  • Managing subscriber exchanges, upgrades and ticket donations.
  • Handling requests for information via The Atlanta Opera’s web site and telephone hotline
  • Checking daily reports against orders
  • Managing special projects as assigned by the Patron Services Manager


  • At least 2 years of experience in ticketing, customer service or related field
  • Experience using Tessitura or similar ticketing system
  • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially using Microsoft Office Suite, as well the ability to learn quickly new software programs
  • Patience, flexibility and customer-friendly attitude, and ability to manage a team effectively to achieve goals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage many projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of opera or classical music, a plus
  • Flexible hours

Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Patron Services Associate 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.

The Flying Dutchman: 9 males
The Daughter of the Regiment: Exact needs TBD
Carmen: Exact needs TBD
Sweeney Todd: Exact needs TBD

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.

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  • Please select the show or shows in which you are interested in participating.
  • 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 Rebecca Danis at 404-881-8736 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.