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Position: COVID Coordinator
Department: Production
Reports to: Interim Assistant Production Director
Classification: Full-time, non-exempt
Hours: 20-40 hours per week, weekdays, evenings, and weekends possible
Temporary: January 4 – May 30, 2021
Hourly Wage: $17

Summary: The COVID Coordinator position is responsible for providing support services to Minnesota Opera (MNOP) employees, guests, and artists at the Minnesota Opera Center and other spaces utilized by MNOP. Selected candidates will work with the Interim Assistant Production Director/COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Supervisor, with on-site supervision from the Vice President of Production and Technical Director, to ensure compliance with MNOP’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for the safety and protection of all employees, guests, and artists. MNOP’s safety precautions follow current guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as performing arts industry guidance for safe music making.

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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!

Technical Lab Mentorship Application



Chorus Auditions

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.

The singer application for the 2021-2022 Resident Artist Program is now closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 season will be posted by September 2021.

We are not accepting applications from pianists and directors at this time.

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Extra Opportunities


MNiatures Tiny Operas, Big Ideas


Minnesota Opera seeks a variety of composers, lyricists/librettists, songwriters or others interested in creating works to participate in the inaugural round of MNiatures: Tiny Operas, Big Ideas


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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