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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:

  • Manager of Special Events & Corporate Partnerships
  • Artistic Intern for Fall 2014



Manager of Special Events & Corporate Partnerships

Boston Lyric Opera seeks a poised and professional candidate to work closely with development staff, board volunteers, patrons, and development committees to plan both fundraising and community engagement events, as well as develop and manage BLO’s corporate partnerships. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Requires three to five years of experience managing special events or other related experience at an equivalent level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated history of success in similar position. Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation, general accounting/budgeting skills, familiarity with Tessitura or other CRM software, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure, collegial environment are required. Knowledge and appreciation of the performing arts, opera in particular, would be valuable. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

This position entails two primary and complementary functions. Event Management is the primary focus and includes planning and implementing multiple, simultaneous events (approx. 20 per season) ranging from 15 participants to 500 annually. The Manager of Special Events and Corporate Partnerships Ensures that all events support both revenue and broader community engagement goals through budgeting, vendor negotiations, and event production. The Manager will additionally steward event sponsors and participants, and implement recognition and benefits.

The complementary focus of the role is to grow and manage a robust corporate partnership plan including corporate sponsorship and in-kind contributions.

The position is available immediately. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include health and dental, disability and life insurance; 401(k) plan; and paid vacation, sick days and major holidays.

How To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Manager of Special Events and Corporate Partnerships search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1736, or fax to (617) 542-4913, or email Eileen Williston at ewilliston@blo.org.

Artistic Intern for Fall 2014

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is seeking applications for an intern in its Artistic department, starting immediately through early December, 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.


  • 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.


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.