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Opportunities

Employment
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Volunteers
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Auditions

 

Employment

Part Time Box Office Associate

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Virginia Opera’s Box Office is hiring for part-time positions (12-20 hours/week).

Some requirements are:
Must be a team player
Must be highly organized with attention to detail
Good computer skills

Available for occasional evening and weekend events

Able to answer phones and process ticket orders quickly and efficiently.

Experience with ticketing software (Tessitura, ETIX, etc.)

Customer service experience a plus!

Regular Box Office hours are Monday-Friday; 10 am - 5 pm and during performances.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to amanda.ely@vaopera.org.  

 

Check back again later to see what positions may have become available. Submission guidelines for each position will be outlined in the posting. No calls, please.


Internships

No Internship Opportunities at This Time

Check back again later to see what positions may have become available. Submission guidelines for each position will be outlined in the posting. No calls, please.


Volunteer Efforts

Benefits: Virginia Opera Volunteers are eligible for tickets to opera dress rehearsal performances (or opera mainstage performances at the Richmond location) during the opera season, based on hours accrued. Ten (10) hours of volunteering earns one (1) dress rehearsal ticket per person. All active volunteers are invited to a special concert performance at the end of the season.

Administrative Work

Assist the Development Department in the Virginia Opera staff/administrative offices Monday-Friday during business hours (9:00 am - 5:00 pm). Flexible hours available, no minimum daily, weekly or monthly time commitment required.

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting with small mailings
  • Filing and organizing materials as needed
  • Will Call Table/Ticket Pick-up for Performances

Work with Box Office to assist with ticket distribution for select opera performances during the season. Must have good eyesight to read print on tickets and excellent personal relations/customer service skills. Must be willing to make time/date commitment to any or all of the following dates, or express willingness to fill in for other dates (Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon), subject to approval by the Audience Services Manager.

For any additional questions please contact Kandis Burnworth via email at kandis.burnworth@vaopera.org or by calling 757-627-9545 ext. 3318.


House an Opera Singer!

Looking for a novel way to support Virginia Opera? If so, consider opening your home to one of our many talented opera singers and join the exclusive ranks of "Virginia Opera Housers!"

That's right, housing a mainstage artist helps Virginia Opera more than you can ever imagine.

If you have a spare bedroom you can share with an opera singer, we need your help! In return you will receive two (2) tickets to the current opera, an invitation to a special "thank you" party at the end of the season, and a listing in the opera's program book. Plus, being a houser is considered a tax deductible donation!

If you wish to help Virginia Opera in this most special way, or want to learn more, please call Vanya Foote at 757-627-9545 ext. 3332 or email vanya.foote@vaopera.org


Auditions

ADULT CHORUS

Please check back in the spring of 2015 for more information on audition opportunities for the 2015-2016 season.
 
DANCERS

The Virginia Opera Association will hold dance auditions on August 21 and 22, 2014, for their upcoming season. Dancers will be cast for our 2014-2015 productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, and Strauss’ Salome.

Auditions will be take place at the Harrison Opera House, located in downtown Norfolk. Auditions will be held in two sessions, at 6:00pm and 7:00pm each night. Dancers should be athletic, active, well built, have acting ability, be able to take direction and move very well. Please schedule in advance by contacting Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

SUPERNUMERARIES

 

Virginia Opera announces an open casting call for supernumerary roles. An information and casting session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall at the Harrison Opera House. Participants should only plan to attend one session.

 

Supernumerary or “super” roles are non-singing, non-speaking roles of all ages, much like extras in film and television. Supers can play soldiers, townspeople, nuns, gypsies as well as many other important roles. Supers will share the stage with internationally-renowned artists and work with celebrated directors and conductors. A super's enthusiasm and cooperation is an important part of any operatic production. No experience is necessary.

 

We are currently looking for many types of supers, so everyone who is interested is welcome to attend the casting session. Attending the casting call does not obligate you to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.

 

CHILDREN’S CHORUS

For additional information on our children's chorus please contact Alexandra Stacey via email at alexandra.stacey@vaopera.org or by calling 757-213-4541.