Employment / Volunteer
Open internships, volunteer opportunities, regular full-time positions, and part-time positions.
Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.
- Audience Services Manager
- Artistic Associate
- Properties Master/Technical Assistant
- Community Engagement Intern
- Volunteer Opportunities
Audience Services Manager
Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates to fill the role of Audience Services Manager to oversee sales and ticketing (subscriptions, single tickets, and group sales) and act as the liaison between BLO and venue-based box office/house staff. Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining high customer service standards; managing all aspects of box office, ticket sales (subscriptions, single, and group) including financial reconciliations; providing support for ticket budgeting and projections; managing ticket campaign implementation and sales analysis; implementing new processes as necessary; supervision of Audience Services Coordinator, part-time staff and volunteers, and overseeing ticket information systems by ensuring a clean and efficient database. This exempt position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
3-5 years of progressively responsible customer service experience in box office, ticketing, audience services. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills. Flexibility, ability to meet deadlines, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment. 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 Manager Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.
Boston Lyric Opera seeks candidates for the role of Artistic Associate to provide general assistance and support to the Artistic department. Responsibilities include assisting with scheduling and travel, expense account reconciliations, auditions and the preparation of musical materials (practice parts, scores, etc.); maintaining artistic databases; coordinating Emerging Artists’ coaching and other activities; casting supernumeraries; providing support at BLO events, rehearsals, and performances; liaison with local conservatory and university opera programs. This exempt position reports to the Director of Artistic Operations.
Some night and weekend work will be required at rehearsals, performances, other programs, and events throughout the season.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Music, Arts Administration, or business preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). General office experience. Ability to read music. Able to lift and carry 40 lbs. Knowledge of classical music repertoire is a major plus.
Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and possess excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills. Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment are required.
Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits and excellent opportunity for advancement.
Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.
Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Artistic Associate Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, or email Recruiting@blo.org. No phone inquiries.
Properties Master/Technical Assistant
Boston Lyric Opera seeks a Properties Master who will also assist the Technical Director for the 2015-16 Season.
Experience required in: properties sourcing, construction and alteration; scenery construction and installation; drafting in AutoCAD or VectorWorks environment. Metalwork and sewing skills are a plus. Bachelor’s degree required. Prior experience in independent contract work and work with IATSE stage crews preferred. An ideal candidate will work well independently, be detail oriented, organized and even tempered.
Typical BLO season includes 3 full scale productions staged at the Shubert Theatre and 1 site-specific Annex production. Full time seasonal position starting in August. Competitive salary with benefits. Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. or mail to Anna Labykina, Technical Director, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston MA 02111.
No phone inquiries.
Community Engagement Intern
Boston Lyric Opera seeks a Community Engagement Intern for the Summer of 2015 and the 2015/16 Season. BLO’s Community Engagement department offers events year-round for opera newcomers and opera lovers of all ages. Internship projects will be assigned by the Manager of Community Programs and the Manager of Education Programs, up to 20 hours per week on a varying, mutually agreed-upon schedule. Availability for occasional evening and weekend events preferred.
Community Engagement Intern will:
- Assist with the facilitation of all school, youth, and family programming including Music! Words! Opera! and programs with Wheelock Family Theatre alongside BLO staff and teaching artists.
- Assist with high school dress rehearsal pass distribution.
- Assist with the coordination of lectures at the Shubert Theatre, Boston Public Library, and other venues
- Assist with preparation for Signature Series presentations in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and other venues.
- Conduct research and assist in planning new Community Engagement initiatives.
- Assist with the documentation and archive of Community Engagement programs and events through photo and/or video recording.
- Provide general administrative support for the Community Engagement department.
- Undergrad or graduate student with education/arts administration course work preferred.
- Knowledge of classical music, theatre, and specifically, opera a big plus.
- Must be computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office.
- Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills. Creative, independent thinking a plus.
Unpaid internship: Complimentary dress rehearsal passes for the 2015/2016 Season and T-pass reimbursement offered in appreciation for services rendered. Course credit available.
Send cover letter, résumé, and two references to Lacey Upton, Manager of Community Programs, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, fax to 617.542.4913, or email email@example.com. NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.