Employment2018-08-23T14:04:20+00:00

EMPLOYMENT

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

Employment Opportunities

Major Gifts Officer – Full Time

Boston Lyric Opera seeks an experienced Major Gifts Officer to work within a team of seven fundraising professionals to achieve the annual fundraising goals and long-term strategic goals of the Company.

The Major Gifts Officer will solicit and close gifts from among a portfolio of individual donors to reach annual fundraising goals as approved by the Board; will work on their own and in concert with the team to identify prospects, develop solicitation strategies, represent BLO to and communicate with donors and prospects to build relationships and fulfill donor benefits for Friends of BLO and Orfeo Society. 

Together with the Board-comprised Orfeo Committee the Major Gifts Officer will create a robust program to build the Orfeo Society, BLO’s core community of supporters, including from members of Friends of BLO and new patrons and will steer the development and implementation of strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of Friends of BLO, to become Orfeo Society-level donors.

Additionally, the Major Gifts Officer will spearhead the sponsorship campaign for BLO’s yearly Gala, the Company’s sole annual fundraiser, and other events.

REQUIREMENTS

Requires three to five years in development/fundraising.  Excellent written and oral business communication skills; knowledge of Tessitura database preferred, ability to understand and respond to shifting priorities and needs, and to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents and contacts both within the company and outside.  Some evening and weekend work at the theatre during production periods and at events throughout the season. 

Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation 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.

Competitive compensation and benefits; opportunity for advancement within the Company. 

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Major Gifts Officer – Full Time Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA  02111-1736, or fax to (617) 542-4913, or email recruiting@blo.org.  NO PHONE INQUIRIES.

Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Major Gifts Officer – Part Time

Boston Lyric Opera seeks an experienced Major Gifts Officer to work within a team of seven fundraising professionals to achieve the annual fundraising goals and long-term strategic goals of the Company.

The Major Gifts Officer will solicit and close gifts from among a portfolio of individual donors to reach annual fundraising goals as approved by the Board; will work on their own and in concert with the team to identify prospects, develop solicitation strategies, represent BLO to and communicate with donors and prospects to build relationships and fulfill donor benefits for Friends of BLO and Orfeo Society

The Major Gifts Officer will support the broad range of cultivation and stewardship events and activities at the Company as it relates to the team’s fundraising strategy.

REQUIREMENTS

Requires five or more years in development/fundraising.  Excellent written and oral business communication skills; knowledge of Tessitura database preferred, ability to understand and respond to shifting priorities and needs, and to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents and contacts both within the company and outside.  Some evening and weekend work at the theatre during production periods and at events throughout the season. 

Flexibility, attention to detail, bottom-line orientation 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.

Competitive compensation and benefits; opportunity for advancement within the Company. 

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Major Gifts Officer – Part Time Search, Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA  02111-1736, or fax to (617) 542-4913, or email recruiting@blo.org.  NO PHONE INQUIRIES.

Boston Lyric Opera is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships

STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERN

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:

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Rehearsals: September 17, 2018 to October 2, 2018

Tech Week: October 3, 2018 to October 10, 2018
Opening Performance: October 12, 2018

SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD

Rehearsals: October 15, 2018 to November 5, 2018

Tech Week: November 6, 2018 to November 13, 2018
Opening Performance: November 14, 2018

THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA

Rehearsals: February 18, 2019 to March 4, 2019

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

THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Rehearsals: April 8, 2019 to April 23, 2019

Tech Week: April 24, 2019 to May 1, 2019
Opening Performance: May 3, 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.