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2018-19 The Atlanta Opera Studio Auditions

Application Deadline: Friday December 8, 2017

To apply, fill out a YAP Tracker Resident Artist online application:

You do not need to be a paying subscriber to YAP Tracker to complete and submit the application form, although you will need an account (guest accounts are available; see the website for details). Registration can be completed at

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Audition Dates & Locations

  • New York, NY: January 7-9, 2018 – Callbacks January 10
  • Atlanta, GA: January 17-19, 2018 – Callbacks will be held at the end of each audition day

Application Materials Required

  • Application form
  • Professional headshot
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • Audition repertoire
  • Singers: 3-5 recorded selections (audio or visual)
  • Pianists: 3 recordings (audio or visual)
  • Stage Directors: A list of references from qualified opera professionals, portfolio (photo or video)


Audition Requirements

  • Singers: prepare 4-6 arias in contrasting styles and languages
  • Pianists: A brief solo piece of your choice, Carmen Quintet, Le Nozze di Figaro – Act II Finale, “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” from La bohème, Excerpts 4b and 4c from “Dance at the Gym” from West Side Story, Please be prepared to play and sing all for the excerpts, You may also be asked to sight read
  • Stage Directors: The Atlanta Opera Studio is accepting applications for its Stage Director position in the Studio Artist Program. The Studio Artist Stage Director will have the opportunity to work alongside leading international directors, conductors and singers. He or she will work closely with production and artistic staff on all aspects of the company’s annual productions.


Please send all required elements to:

Wade Thomas – Artistic Services and Studio Manager
1575 Northside Drive, NE, Ste. 350
Atlanta, GA 30318

Please address questions to Wade Thomas at

No phone calls please.


Human Resources and Office Manager

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


The Human Resources and Office Manager will play a major role in the Administrative and Finance department, which oversees the business operations of the company. S/he will be responsible for managing facilities, information technology systems, office operations, and human resources. S/he will report directly the Managing Director and will be responsible for executing day-to-day operations of the business. The Human Resources and Office Manager will work closely with the high-energy and fast paced Administrative and Finance team to ensure business policies and procedures are adhered to and that the administrative and finance function adequately supports program operations.

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  • Human Resources: Oversee the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding process for new employees. Coordinate with the Administrative and Finance team to facilitate new hire paperwork. Provide employee counseling and conflict resolution to employees, as needed. Responsible for managing staff benefits and enrichment including paid time off, professional development, and staff events. Oversee the compliance of all human resource functions with appropriate federal and state laws in conjunction with the company’s Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with ADP Totalsource. Review policies and procedures for efficient implementation and compliance over all TAO employees. Coordinate effective processes for the recruitment of other staff, formulation of compensation and salary ranges, performance appraisals and disciplinary matters, and secure personnel records. Oversee employee insurance programs; office holidays; worker’s compensation insurance; unemployment claims; participation and implementation of employee development; retirement plan, etc.
  • Information Technology: Oversee the strategy and execution of the organization’s network including oversight of the Opera’s selected IT vendor. Communicate and support implementation for all technology platforms to TAO staff. Act as point person for IT issues and ensure data integrity for all business information within the organization.
  • Facilities and Office Management: Oversee the use and maintenance of the company’s main office and rehearsal facility, including space rentals, security system vendors, janitorial and maintenance contractors, and property management. Oversee the administrative budget as it relates to office resources. In addition, ensure adequate resources are stocked for the office.


  • Ability to manage frequently changing priorities and activities as they related to business operations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Sound judgment in decision-making
  • Discreet, adaptable, self-starting, and team player
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • Must have patience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred field of study in human resources, operations, information technology, business management, or related discipline. At least two years of work experience in a human resources role preferred.
  • 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
  • Willingness and desire to learn and implement new technologies
  • 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

Please email cover letter and resume with references to, and include Human Resources and Office Manager 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: 2 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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  • Please indicate when you are usually available to volunteer.
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  • Demographic Information

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  • 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.