Employment / Volunteer

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Open internships, volunteer opportunities, regular full-time positions, and part-time positions.
Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions:



Audience Services Coordinator

Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates to fill the role of Audience Services Coordinator to provide support for sales and ticketing (subscriptions, single tickets, and group sales); telephone customer service, and on-site customer service at BLO performances and events at various venues; also, data entry and database maintenance. S/he will maintain audience-related telephone system information updates and serve as backup company switchboard attendant as needed. This exempt position reports to the Audience Services Manager.

REQUIREMENTS
2-3 years of customer service experience in box office, ticketing, audience services. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and multi-task. Excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. High proficiency with technology, including Microsoft desktop applications and Tessitura, preferred. Some evening and weekend work required at the theatre and events throughout the season. Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated history of success in similar position.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Audience Services Coordinator Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.



Events Manager

Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates to fill the role of Events Manager, responsible for planning, executing, and overseeing fundraising, cultivation, community, and other events. This exempt position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement Operations and works closely with management, Board and Board committees, patrons, and other staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a portfolio of events annually, including a major fundraising gala, opening night festivities, collaborations with cultural institution partners, cultivation events, and other community and company events. Attendance ranges from 15 to 500.
  • Steer the planning, execution, and logistics of events, including on-site management.
  • Collaborate with department directors on cultivation and solicitation plans for potential event sponsors. Solicit event sponsorships and in-kind donations.
  • Negotiate terms with event venues, vendors, and services.
  • Oversee response/attendance tracking, seating lists, donor and sponsor acknowledgement, catering and facility needs, and event assignments for other staff and volunteers.
  • Assist with recognition and benefit fulfillment for event sponsors.
  • Prepare and track event revenue and expense budgets. Generate revenue and expense reports as required by department management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
3-5 years of progressively responsible event experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment. High level of proficiency with technology, including Microsoft desktop applications and Tessitura, preferred. Some evening and weekend work required at the theatre and events throughout the season. Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated history of success in similar position.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Events Manager Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.



Gift Officer

Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates to fill a newly created position in a growing fundraising department as an independent, self-directed Gift Officer with responsibility for his/her own fundraising goals. This exempt position reports to the Director of Major Gifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a portfolio of individual donors, including identifying prospects, developing solicitation strategies, representing BLO to and communicating with donors and prospects to build relationships and secure gifts.
  • Solicit and close mid-range annual fund and campaign gifts to reach annual fundraising goals.
  • Create a robust program to build the Orfeo Society, BLO’s core community of supporters, including from members of Friends of BLO and new patrons. Steer the development and implementation of strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of Friends of BLO to become Orfeo Society-level donors.
  • Assist with benefit fulfillment for Friends of BLO and Orfeo Society donors and sponsors.
  • Generate revenue reports as required by department management.
  • Participate in BLO cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
3-5 years in progressively responsible positions in a nonprofit environment with experience in successful annual fund programs and face-to-face solicitation. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment. High comfort level with technology, including Microsoft desktop applications and Tessitura, preferred. Some evening and weekend work required at the theatre and events throughout the season. Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated history of success in similar position.

Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Gift Officer Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.



Institutional Advancement Assistant

Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates to fill the role of Institutional Advancement Assistant to provide general administrative support to the Director of Institutional Advancement and team. S/he manages department calendar, prepares department meeting agendas, and coordinates the preparation of materials and mailings and minutes for Board, committee, donor, and team meetings. S/he creates social media content and email communications. S/he provides back-up support for daily gift entry, tracking, reporting, and acknowledgement of contributed revenue. S/he assists with event attendee responses, tracking, and on-site registration. This exempt position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

REQUIREMENTS
2-3 years of customer service and administrative experience in nonprofit administration or other related experience at an equivalent level. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve, and multi-task. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High level of proficiency with technology, including Microsoft desktop applications, Tessitura, and social media, preferred. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Some evening and weekend work required at the theatre and events throughout the season. Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts would be valuable. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated history of success in similar position.

Salary range competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Institutional Advancement Assistant Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.


Artistic Intern for Spring 2015

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is seeking applications for an intern in its Artistic department, starting immediately through early April, for various department projects. Intern will be supervised by the Artistic Coordinator and others, as appropriate.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A music, business, or arts administration major with an interest in learning about the internal operations of a leading Boston arts organization

Assignments will include:

  • Research, file management
  • Updating files and archives, maintaining databases
  • Logistical support for rehearsals & performances: equipment transport & setup
  • Assisting with Opera part preparation for the 14-15 season.

Unpaid internship; academic credit available as college/university requirements permit.

(2) Complimentary dress rehearsal passes for fall season production.

Requirements:

  • Undergrad or grad student with music history, performance, or business course work preferred
  • 10-15 hours/weekly on a variable schedule with some flexibility
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to read music, with knowledge of classical and operatic repertoire

 

Send cover letter, résumé, references, and availability schedule to Jennifer Feldman, Artistic Coordinator, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or fax to 617.542.4913, or email jfeldman@blo.org.
NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.


Volunteer Opportunities

Boston Lyric Opera offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Ongoing as well as project assistance is needed in numerous areas including office operations, education and community programs, marketing, development, and artistic/production departments plus special events and activities. Volunteers with daytime availability and computer skills are particularly in demand. If you’ve got time, we’ve got the job for you!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Juan Rodriguez at 617.542.4912 x221 or jrodriguez@blo.org.