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Position: Staff Accountant

Reports to:  Chief Financial Officer

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Start Date: January 2, 2019

Summary: Minnesota Opera is seeking a full-time Staff Accountant who would be responsible for all general accounting activities and would work in collaboration with the CFO and Senior Accountant. A systems-minded individual with excellent attention to detail, strong communication, and organizational skills is the ideal candidate for this position. This position is part of a fun, fast paced, non-profit organization that is seeking support as programs grow and expand.

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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: $11.50

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.

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There are no internship openings at this time.



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 late August through May, Resident Artists gain valuable experience in assignments ranging from ensemble, understudy, and comprimario, to principal roles in main stage productions. Resident Artists also perform at concerts, donor functions, and education and outreach events.

The singer application for the 2019-20 Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program is closed. We are currently not accepting applications from pianists, conductors, and directors for the 2019-20 season.

The singer application for the 2020-21 season will be posted in August 2019.

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Extra Opportunities

Light Walkers 

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

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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.

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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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