MN Opera is committed to the continuous work of becoming an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization and incorporating the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access into all that we do. We acknowledge that opera companies have not been inclusive historically; one of the ways we are trying to remedy this is by collecting better information about our applicants to examine our own processes. To help ensure we are reaching a diverse pool of candidates in this search, we need your input. Your individual information will be seen only by the Human Resources Director. Your response will have no bearing on the hiring decision. Your individual response will not be kept with your application materials or be seen by anyone on the Search Committee. Any information presented to the Committee will be in anonymized, aggregate form only.
As a condition of application, you are required to answer every question on this survey. The first question must be answered for verification purposes; however, for any questions where you do not wish to provide details, simply write “prefer not to say” in the blank space provided. Choosing “prefer not to say” will NOT subject you to any adverse action, but you are required to write something in every space.
We are interested in learning about the language you use to describe yourself. Please use whatever words or phrases you would use if talking to a family member or friend. Some examples are included for each question, just for reference or clarification.