Careers & Auditions
Position: Patron Services Representative
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Patron Services Manager
Status: Part-time, non-exempt
Hours: Monday – Friday, some nights and weekends, 15-25 hours/week
Hourly Wage: $12.25
Summary: This entry-level, part-time position 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, both at the Opera Center in Minneapolis and at the Ordway in St. Paul.
Technical Lab Mentorship
Are you interested in the backstage elements that make a play, dance, opera, concert, and any other live event come together? Are you interested in craftspersonship, design, art, resource management, and working collaboratively? Then the Technical Theater Laboratory Mentorship is for you!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding chorus auditions for the 2020 – 2021 season. If you would like to receive information about future auditions, please click the link below, and we will contact once they are scheduled.
Resident Artist Program
One of North America’s premier training programs, the Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program offers a full season of employment for talented artists beginning their professional careers. From August through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience through mainstage productions and community performances, while refining their skills off stage and mentoring with master teachers and staff.
Applications for singers and pianist/coaches are now closed for the 2020-2021 Resident Artist Program. Information about the 2021-2022 Season will be posted by September 2020.
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Light Walkers are volunteers who assist the lighting designer by standing in for the singers onstage while the designer creates the lighting cues for the opera. Light Walkers are important to the design process because light can look very different on a human being than it looks on an empty stage. Light Walking sessions occur during the daytime in the week prior to opening night. Light Walkers are needed for every production. No training is required for this opportunity, but Light Walkers must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
Additional benefits of Light Walking opportunities:
- Visit the stage and see the sets prior to the production opening – a true “behind the scenes” experience!
- See designers and crew at work and gain an understanding of the production
- Meet staging staff and designers
Have you ever dreamed of performing in a Minnesota Opera production onstage at the Ordway? Apply to become a “super” – a non-singing actor – and your dream just might come true! Your responsibilities may include interacting with the principal artists, chorus, or dancers, moving props or furniture around the stage, and even playing characters that help move the action along. Whatever your specific tasks, supers are an integral part of an opera production! Our super needs vary from show to show, but at different times we need men, women, boys, and girls, of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.