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Position Summary: Reporting to the President and General Director, the VP Finance (VP) directs the financial affairs of the organization and prepares financial analyses of operations for the guidance of management. This includes budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting (internal and external), cash management, insurance, tax filing, financial audit, and internal controls. The VP reports directly to the President and General Director and works in collaboration with the Board, Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Audit Committee and the Leadership team.



Reports to: Marketing & Communications Director
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, with occasional nights and weekends
Salary: $50,000-$60,000, depending on qualifications, and a generous benefits package (paid vacation, sick days, health, dental, flex spending, life/disability insurance, vision plan, 403(b))

General Purpose: The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating and managing visual concepts and designs that effectively and cohesively communicate and represent the brand and various initiatives of Minnesota Opera. Continuing to push boundaries, the ideal candidate will serve to extend the artistic footprint of Minnesota Opera through its visual output. Their work supports the Opera’s anti-racism and anti-oppression initiatives and goals through the Opera’s visual identity.



Reports to: Vice President, Impact
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: $60,000-$65,000
Start Date: As soon as possible

General Purpose: Responsible for the administrative, programmatic, and curricular leadership of Minnesota Opera’s social emotional learning and equity- and inclusion-focused educational programs, the Creative Development Program (CDP) Director has oversight over a suite of child, youth, and adult development programs and workshops, including, but no limited to, Youth Opera Circle, an afterschool music and theater program for middle school students; Youth Opera Studio, a vocal studio for high school students, which is expected to launch this fall; Stories Sing, a virtual and in-person early-childhood library program; programs, residencies, and performances aimed at school-aged youths; youth operas produced by the Impact Department; and Class Notes Opera, a virtual and in-school residency program for elementary schools (1 FTE).



Department: Luminary Arts Center
Reports to: Luminary Arts Center Director
Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000 per year
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, 403b
Start Date: As Soon As Available

General Purpose: The Front of House Manager (FOH Manager) facilitates the on-site experience for patrons at the Luminary Arts Center (LAC), a 225-seat black-box style performance space owned and operated by Minnesota Opera (MNOP). The FOH Manager supervises the concessions program and personnel as well as trains and supervises volunteer ushers. The FOH Manager also works closely with Patron Services personnel. This role is key in creating a
welcoming, safe, and accessible atmosphere for all LAC patrons.



Position: Patron Services Representative
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Associate Patron Services Manager
Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Hours: Monday – Thursday, some nights and weekends, 15-25 hours/week
Hourly wage: $15.50

General Purpose: 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. The purpose of this entry-level, part-time position is to provide excellent customer service to all Minnesota Opera patrons via multiple channels (inbound and outbound calls, email, mail, in person) and support 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

Project Opera

Project Opera is Minnesota Opera’s youth training program for talented young singers. The group performs one opera a year that is for kids and by kids. Project Opera students also serve as the children’s chorus in Minnesota Opera main stage productions. For more information, visit the Project Opera page. To schedule an audition, email us at

Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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