Careers & Auditions

Job Opportunities

STITCHER – COSTUME SHOP

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.

TEMPORARY FACILITIES MANAGER

The Temporary Facilities Manager (TFM) assists with the maintenance of MNOP’s campus of properties, including the Minnesota Opera Center, The Luminary, and the Minnesota Opera Warehouse, along with its affiliated parking areas and grounds, to ensure a workspace that is safe and functional. In consultation with the ATFD and the FM, the AFM assists with the inspecting and reporting on facilities and security monitoring, building maintenance and upkeep, and acts as a liaison with commercial contractors working on site. Key to the position is the ability to communicate and collaborate with all facets associated with MNOP’s operations. Duties are performed on full-time basis with work generally happening from 7a – 3:30p, Monday through Friday, with opportunities for some schedule flexibility. This position works with a facilities team comprised of the Vice President of Production (VPP), Assistant Technical and Facilities Director (ATFD) and Facilities Manager (FM). This is a temporary position to cover the time from March 4 – July 18, 2024 with the possibility for conversion to part-time at the end of the temporary period.


Orchestra Jobs

MINNESOTA OPERA ORCHESTRA – SECTION VIOLIN (3 Openings)

Qualified candidates should fill out and submit the linked form with attached résumé no later than April 15. We cannot guarantee granting an audition to submissions received after that date.

All instrumental musicians must maintain membership in good standing with the Twin Cities Musicians Union for any engagements with The Minnesota Opera Orchestra.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the Unites States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


For questions, please contact Roxanne Stouffer Cruz at [email protected].

MINNESOTA OPERA ORCHESTRA – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL BASS

Qualified candidates should fill out and submit the linked form with attached résumé no later than April 15. We cannot guarantee granting an audition to submissions received after that date.

All instrumental musicians must maintain membership in good standing with the Twin Cities Musicians Union for any engagements with The Minnesota Opera Orchestra.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the Unites States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Minnesota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions, please contact Roxanne Stouffer Cruz at [email protected].


Auditions

CHORUS SINGER APPLICATIONS OPEN

Minnesota Opera is now accepting applications to join our 24/25 season chorus.

The in-person auditions have been fully booked
We encourage interested artists to submit a video audition for consideration.
Please email Salvatore Vasta at [email protected] by March 16th with the following:
Name
Address
Phone #
Voice Type
Attached or linked video of your song

24/25 Season Rehearsal Time Periods: Schedules for all 24/25 Season Productions will be updated soon.

All levels of vocal/musical training are encouraged to apply! MNOP encourages applications across race, age, ability, socio-economic status, gender, and sexual orientation in effort to realize its mission and values and to sing every story!

If you have any questions, please email Sal Vasta at [email protected].

RESIDENT ARTIST APPLICATIONS

Applications for the 2024–2025 Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program are no longer live. Future opportunities available for both singers and pianists will be posted here.


Extra Opportunities

OVERHIRE LIST FOR MN OPERA SCENE SHOP AND LUMINARY ARTS CENTER

Minnesota Opera is continually looking for workers to add to 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 $25.19/hour for “Extra II” employees, as
defined by our CBA with IATSE 13.

SUPERNUMERARY APPLICATION

Supernumeraries, or “supers” as they are commonly known, are silent actors engaged to play supplementary roles in an opera. You will be contacted if your data meets our casting needs.

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