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The Vice President of Impact will lead a team that listens to and learns from our community to make meaningful, authentic, mutually beneficial, lasting relationships through the power of opera. This position will develop a corresponding annual and long-term impact plan and oversee its budgeting and delivery, including learning & training programs, internal and external EDI efforts, as well as community engagement strategies and activities. This person will be responsible for leading a high functioning team of educators, artists, and administrators and serve as a thought leader with regard to MN Opera’s comprehensive Impact strategy, message, and activities. A member of the six-person Senior Leadership team and a member of Artistic Planning team, this position will promote internal alignment throughout the interconnected departments of the institution.



The House Technician (HT) serves as the primary production person at the Luminary Arts Center (LAC), a 225 – seat black-box style performance space owned and operated by Minnesota Opera (MNOP). The House Technician is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the theater space, participates in all load-ins, load-outs and technical rehearsals and performances/events for users of the Luminary. The House Technician participates in the development of rental production schedules, maintenance and troubleshooting for all Luminary Arts Center technical & production equipment and systems and supports MNOP performances at the Luminary as needed. Key to the position is the ability to create a positive experience for a diverse group of artists and technicians and a collaborative, instructive and pro-active approach to problem-solving. This position reports to MNOP’s Technical and Facilities Director (TFD) and frequently collaborates with MNOP’s Luminary Arts Center Director (LACD).



The Front of House Associate (FOH Associate) is a part-time position providing excellent customer service to all Luminary Arts Center patrons by creating a welcoming environment, serving concessions, handling money (as cash, credit cards, but no checks), supervising patrons within the theater and assisting with parking lot facilitation on a rotating basis. FOH Associates will possess excellent customer service ability, and knowledge of current Luminary Arts Center performances and concessions offerings, and the ability to adapt and stay levelheaded during intermission and in case of any emergencies.



The Stitcher is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refinishing of existing costumes. The Stitcher works with the team to help create and support a working and producing environment that is artistically satisfying, professional, and safe in alignment with the company’s diversity charter, intimacy, and harassment policies. As with all MNOP employees, the Stitcher works to support the company’s mission to change lives by bringing together artists, audiences and community, advancing the art of opera for today and for future generations.



MN Opera aims to inspire hope, empower all voices, and strengthen bonds between people of all backgrounds and identities. The company is committed to becoming an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization and is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Patron Services Representative. An entry-level, part-time position, the Patron Services Representative provides excellent customer service to all Minnesota Opera patrons via multiple channels (inbound and outbound calls, email, mail, in person) and supports daily Patron Services operations. Patron Services Representatives will possess expert knowledge of Minnesota Opera performances and events and will go above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary customer experience.



There are no auditions at this time.


Extra Opportunities


Minnesota Opera is looking to fill out our Overhire Lists for both Scene Shop work at the Minnesota Opera Scene Shop and various crew positions at the Luminary Arts Center (formerly LAB Theater) in the North Loop, Minneapolis. Rates start at $24.46/hour for “Extra II” employees, as defined by our CBA with IATSE 13.


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