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

Employment Opportunities


Senior Major Gifts Officer

The Position

Boston Lyric Opera seeks an experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of closing four- to six-figure gifts to join its five-person team at this exciting time in the Company’s 42-year history.  You will work with a portfolio of 100-150 committed and passionate existing donors and prospects; target new supporters; and help cultivate the next generation of donors who will be the future stewards of opera in Boston. 

This individual will guide the Board-comprised Orfeo Committee toward enhancing the Company’s robust Orfeo Society, BLO’s core community of supporters.

Additionally, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will spearhead sponsorships and donations for BLO’s annual Gala, and help staff additional events.


We are looking for an individual to wow us with your star power — who appreciates a challenge, demonstrates finesse with relationship management, and has the vision, drive and experience to help build a maturing major gifts program. Your passion and knowledge for the performing arts, opera in particular, will help contribute to your success in this role. Qualified candidates should have the following:

  • 5+ years of major gifts experience in a similar position.
  • The ability to think strategically, be creative and flexible.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with technology, including experience with fundraising software and/or databases (Tessitura a plus).

This is an events-oriented organization with evening and weekend commitments and the MGO should be excited about actively participating in work at the theatre during production periods and at events throughout the season. 

Competitive compensation and benefits. 

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Major Gifts Officer, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA  02111-1736 or email recruiting@blo.org.  NO PHONE INQUIRIES, please.

Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Front-of-House Staff (Part-Time/Temporary)

The Position
The Audience Services team at Boston Lyric Opera is seeking a dedicated group of outgoing, hard-working people to work Front-of-House for the upcoming productions of The Rape of Lucretia from March 9th-March 17th at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter and/or The Handmaid’s Tale at the Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard from May 3rd-May 12th.
Must have experience interacting with the public as well as energy and enthusiasm. Strong customer service skills are needed. Those with Front-of-House experience as a House Manager and/or Usher are strongly encouraged to apply.
Time Commitments

Please note that all times listed below may be adjusted based on the staffing needs for a particular performance. The ability to work all of the below time commitments is ideal, and priority will be given to those who are able to work 4 or more shifts for either or both productions. If you are only able to commit to one production, we still encourage interest applicants to submit their information. We will make every effort to ensure that Front of House Staff are able to see the production.

The Rape of Lucretia

· Saturday, March 9th at 7PM (Training/Final Dress Rehearsal): Shift 5PM–9:30PM

· Monday, March 11that 7:30PM (Opening Night): Shift 5:30PM–10:30PM

· Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30PM: Shift 5:30PM–10:30PM

· Friday, March 15th at 7:30PM: Shift 5:30PM–10:30PM

· Saturday, March 16th at 7:30PM: Shift 5:30PM–10:30PM

· Sunday, March 17th at 5PM: Shift 3PM–8PM

The Handmaid’s Tale

· Friday, May 3rd at 7PM (Training/Final Dress Rehearsal): Shift 5PM–11PM

· Sunday, May 5th at 3PM (Opening Night): Shift 1PM–7PM

· Wednesday, May 8th at 7:30PM: Shift 5PM–11PM

· Friday, May 10th at 7:30PM: Shift 5PM–11PM

· Sunday, May 12th at 3PM: Shift 1PM–7PM

E-mail resume with availability to rkittredge@blo.org with “Spring 2019 FOH staff” as the subject. No phone calls, please. Apply by March 01, 2019. This position offers a stipend based on availability.

Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.





Boston Lyric Opera is seeking multiple SM interns to support the Stage Management staff.  The internship is an educational opportunity for a current student.  This part time unpaid internship role is offered on a show-by-show basis, and the schedule will be flexible, based on the student’s  availability.  The internship involves at least 20 hours per week, with a mix of daytime and evening hours, as well as weekend availability. Proficiency in reading sheet music is required and familiarity with foreign languages (i.e. Italian, German, etc.) is preferred.

We employ a professional Stage Management team consisting of a calling Stage Manager, two ASM’s and an Assistant Director, as well as a Production Assistant.

The SM intern will work alongside the stage management team, providing support during rehearsals through the opening of a production. Duties will include room setups, running lines and notating line notes with singers/performers, standing in for blocking notes when actors/singers are not present, being on headset and general assistance during tech, and other duties as assigned by the SM and ASMs.

The production schedule for the 2018-2019 season is as follows:


Rehearsals: February 18, 2019 to March 4, 2019

Tech Week: March 5, 2019 to March 10, 2019
Opening Performance: March 11, 2019

Compensation:  A travel stipend

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to (alabykina@blo.org)  with SM INTERN in subject line. The position is opened until filled.


Founded in 1976, Boston Lyric Opera is recognized for its artistically excellent productions of a diverse repertoire that entertain and inspire audiences and feature emerging operatic talent. BLO’s programs are funded, in part, by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, candidates of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.