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.

Production Operations Manager

The Position

Reporting to the Production and Technical Director, the Production Operations Manager has essential functions in department administration, including financial operations, personnel contracting and management, calendar management, coordination of travel and housing, maintaining department records and archives, and responsibilities for co-productions and rentals. 

The Production Operations Manager role is a full time salaried position with benefits.  Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Recruiting@blo.org or mail to BLO Recruiting, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston MA 02111. Apply at your earliest convenience, but no later than May 24, 2019.

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.