Employment 2017-08-24T14:11:38+00:00


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

Employment Opportunities

Media Coordinator

Boston Lyric Opera seeks a Media Coordinator to support BLO’s communications, social promotions and digital presence for its 2017/2018 Season to strengthen BLO’s profile with key constituencies, and generate awareness for BLO’s programs and events.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, responsibilities include maintaining department communications calendar; acting as a primary liaison for graphic designers, webmaster, and advertising vendors; creating and deploying BLO emails; managing content on the BLO website; and maintaining an archive of content for the Season. Other responsibilities include assisting with social media, content capture, and graphic design. Some night and weekend work will be required at the theatre during production periods and at events throughout the season.   


Advertising, Design & Print

  • Act as primary liaison for outside vendors (graphic designers, webmaster, printers); coordinate assignments and production timelines for ads, direct mail and print materials
  • Maintain department communications calendar; coordinate schedules and timelines for efficiency and accuracy
  • In conjunction with ad buyer, ensure the execution of deliverables in the established advertising plan; track fulfillment of trade
  • Assist in creating in-house materials as needed


  • Design and maintain email templates; create graphics and images as needed
  • Coordinate BLO’s email calendar; compile newsletters and emails for Development, Marketing, Audience Services and Community Engagement
  • Manage email and flyer trades with partner and arts organizations


  • Develop and manage content for BLO’s primary and affiliate website
  • Maintain content schedule for BLO’s website; liaise with Webmaster for key updates and upgrades as needed


  • Responsible for the development of the media suites for the marketing of BLO productions
  • Serve as primary liaison between Goodman Media and BLO’s Artistic and Production departments to develop content suites for each season

Social Media

  • Assist in coordinating content and scheduling for BLO’s social media platforms, including blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and others as identified


  • Acts as ticketing liaison for Marketing/PR needs; maintain press lists
  • Maintain media lists and press files; maintain press and media archives
  • Develop all photography and video archives; maintain for institutional and seasonal press and marketing needs


1- 3 years of marketing experience.  Successful candidates will be calm under pressure, extremely organized, savvy with new technology, and have high attention to detail. Experience with Hubspot, WordPress, and Photoshop strongly preferred but not required. Interest in the arts, especially opera, is highly desirable. 

This is a full time seasonal (42 week) position with benefits, available mid-September through June 29.  This position is over time eligible. Advancement opportunities and competitive benefits.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@blo.org.
We will begin reviewing resumes on September 5th. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 



Education & Community Engagement Intern

Boston Lyric Opera seeks an Education and Community Engagement Intern for Fall 2017. BLO’s Community Engagement initiatives include school-based partnership programs as well as partnerships and programming in the greater Boston community. Internship projects will be focused in program management, non-profit arts administration, social research program assessment, dramaturgy, and/or curriculum development. Projects and duties will be tailored to fit individual student’s educational goals as they align with the mission of BLO’s Community Engagement Department. This is a part-time internship, up to 15 hours per week, on a schedule agreed upon with the Director of Community Engagement and the Manager of Education Programs. This is a dynamic opportunity to collaborate and be mentored by BLO staff, gain experiences to strengthen a résumé, and create content to build a portfolio.


  • Assist with administration of the 2017-18 Season of school, youth, and family programming including BLO’s Create Your Own Opera Partnership program supporting schools implementing Music! Words! Opera!, an national arts-integrated curriculum, and other youth initiatives.
  • Conduct dramaturgical research and develop educational articles based on the operas and artistic works featured in the 2017-18 Season, primarily focusing on BLO’s Student Study Guides for high school students.
  • Design and begin to implement assessment strategy for School Partnership programs.
  • Assist with the organization of program documentation, including photo and video editing and archiving.
  • Provide general administrative and event support for the Community Engagement department.


  • Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year of study or Graduate students preferred, with a strong interest in arts administration, community arts education, arts education, social research or similar field of study.
  • Experience in education, social research, community engagement, and/or program assessment preferred.
  • Knowledge of arts education, community engagement and creative youth development.
  • Knowledge of classical music, theatre, and opera specifically is very helpful.
  • Must be computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office; skills in other digital media a plus.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Creative independent thinker, self-motivated learner, and excellent collaborator.

Unpaid internship; T-pass reimbursement offered in appreciation for services rendered.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, résumé, and references to Lacey Upton, Director of Community Engagement, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, fax to 617.542.4913, or email lupton@blo.org.   NO PHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.

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.