There are many ways to join the Opera Colorado team, whether as part of our administrative or artistic staff, or as chorus members, supernumeraries, or interns. Any available opportunities are listed below; please follow the directions in each individual listing to apply.

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Employment Opportunities

Individual Giving & Donor Events Manager

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and three references to humanresources@operacolorado.org

The Individual Giving & Donor Events Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors, primarily within the $1,000-$5,000 range, as well as the broad base donor effort of gifts below $1,000. She/he/they will coordinate fundraising strategies and initiatives in cooperation with the Director of Development, manage the Annual Fund effort, including the solicitation calendar and the drafting of Direct Mail and other department correspondence, and will help maintain an accurate donor database in Tessitura. She/he/they will also oversee the execution of all Opera Colorado donor benefit events.

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Marketing Intern, Digital & Content

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to humanresources@operacolorado.org 

Opera Colorado seeks an enthusiastic and curious Marketing Intern, Digital & Content. This collaborative, entry-level position is an excellent opportunity for a passionate supporter of the arts looking to build a career in digital and content marketing. Our ideal intern is an excellent communicator and multitasker who understands the unique harmony of creative and analytical thinking necessary to excel as a digital marketer.

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Cutter/Draper

Timeline: Opera Colorado will be conducting rolling recruitment until Friday, September 2, 2022
To Apply: Please submit a resume and three professional references to humanresources@operacolorado.org 

The Cutter/Draper is a key member of the Company’s Costume Shop, reporting to the Costume Director, and is responsible for the execution of costume drafting/draping and the supervision of costume construction or alterations. The Cutter/Draper is also responsible for assisting the Costume Director in facilities and asset management, supervising equipment maintenance, and ensuring adequate stock of tools, consumables, supplies, and notions.

The Cutter/Draper is a seasonal, exempt position working 30 contract weeks during the season earning a weekly salary. They may also be requested to work, as available, on projects and planning during non-contract weeks, and during such work will be paid hourly.

Pay range is $1,000 to $1,160 per contract week and $25 to $29 per hour during non-contract weeks, depending on experience.

2022 – 2023 SEASON CONTRACT WEEKS SCHEDULE

The Cutter/Draper will be on contract weeks during the following periods:

  • September 12, 2022 – November 27, 2022 (11 weeks)
  • January 9, 2023 – May 21, 2023 (19 weeks)

2022 – 2023 SEASON PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

All weekday performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are 2:00 p.m. *November 10th is a student matinee with a 10:00 a.m. curtain.

  • VERDI’S RIGOLETTO: November 5, 8, *10, 11, 13 | 2022
  • KORNGOLD’S DIE TOTE STADT: February 25, 28 and March 3, 5 | 2023
  • PUCCINI’S TURANDOT: May 6, 9, 12, 14 | 2023

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct and supervise the work of First Hands and Stitchers in the costume shop.
  • Measure all rental costumes after they arrive to assist with costume assignments.
  • Establish and supervise alteration methods, ensuring the safety of rental packages.
  • Draft and drape patterns as needed for supplemental looks to rental packages requested by directors or for construction of new shows completed in-house.
  • Supervise and perform cutting, construction, alterations, notes, and repairs.
  • Participate in fittings with Costume Director.
  • Attend all dress rehearsals and subsequent tech notes sessions.
  • Be onsite during all show calls to assist with emergency repairs or to step in as a backup dresser if needed.
  • Assist Costume Director with load out of the venue.
  • Supervise and conduct alteration restorations as required by the rental package.
  • Assist Costume Director with receiving, packing, and shipping of rental packages.
  • Supervise maintenance on shop equipment and inventory.
  • Enforce Opera Colorado policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Maintain measurements database.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment.
  • Maintain a positive and communicative atmosphere in the workroom and with management and mediates any conflicts among personnel or with designers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in costume construction, fittings, and alterations working with a wide variety of materials.
  • Proficient in drafting and draping patterns for costumes, especially period clothing
  • Proficient in advanced sewing techniques.
  • Proficient in the preparation, use, and troubleshooting of costume shop equipment.
  • 1 to 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Able to use and navigate a computer, search the internet, and perform simple edits to documents and spreadsheets.
  • Experience as a draper/cutter in a professional costume shop is preferred but not required
  • Flexibility for evening and weekend hours

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A mission-driven individual with a belief in and commitment to Opera Colorado’s mission, artistic vision, and values.
  • An organized leader capable of delegating tasks and managing time and projects effectively under production deadlines
  • A good listener, able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.
  • A flexible and creative individual who can find alternative ways to reach objectives when barriers arise, a skilled negotiator.
  • A team builder – confident and competent; one who understands the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities with different work styles.
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor and the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations.

Upcoming Auditions

Principal Second Violin (Tenure-Track Position)

Resumes Due: On or before Friday, August 19, 2022
Audition Date: Monday, September 12, 2022

To apply and receive the packet of audition music, please send a ONE-PAGE professional resume (including your instrument and email address) to: Angie Dombrowski, Orchestra Personnel Manager at adombrowski@operacolorado.org. Emailed resumes must be in Word or PDF format.

Selected candidates will be invited to these auditions, which will be held in The Loft of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado. Should a current Opera Colorado orchestra musician win a position, the resulting vacancy may be offered to the runner-up of the audition. Employment will begin in October 2022 with Opera Colorado’s production of Rigoletto.

The audition committee reserves the right to dismiss, at any time during the audition process, any candidate who does not meet the required standard of Opera Colorado.

2022-23 Opera Colorado Orchestra Schedule

2022-23 Second Principal Violin Audition List

OPERA COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Save the Date: Opera Colorado Chorus Auditions

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Opera Colorado Opera Center
Casting for remaining 2022-23 chorus position

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Opera Colorado Opera Center
Casting for 2023-24 chorus positions

More details will be posted two weeks prior to the audition date(s). No submissions will be accepted prior those two weeks.