Employment

Established in 1923, San Francisco Opera is one of the world’s leading producers of opera, presenting a roster of traditional and contemporary lyric theater repertory at the historic War Memorial Opera House. 
 
San Francisco Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity of Staff.
  • Teaching Artist
    Regular Part-Time, Non-Exempt

     

    Summary:
    To assist the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community in providing high quality performing arts opportunities in partnership with K-12 schools and universities, and in family and adult programs.

  • Artistic Planning Manager

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

     

    Summary: To work closely with the Managing Director: Artistic to plan, manage, and coordinate activities and operations of San Francisco Opera’s Artistic Department.

  • Chorus Director
    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

     

    Summary: The San Francisco Opera is hiring a new Chorus Director following the retirement of 35-year incumbent, Ian Robertson. The Chorus Director is responsible for the artistic standard and preparation of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, working in a high paced, international-level repertory house producing 8 mainstage operas per year in addition to other non-mainstage programming. The Chorus Director will work closely with the Opera’s Music Director, Eun Sun Kim, to ensure the very highest artistic standards in all productions.

  • Leadership Giving Officer

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

     

    Summary:

    To develop strategies and manage the cultivation and solicitation plan for each individual in an assigned portfolio of donors who primarily give or have the potential to give between $25,000-$250,000 annually.

  • Chief Philanthropy Officer

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

     

    Summary:

    The Chief Philanthropy Officer will work closely with the General Director and Board of Directors on the development, implementation, execution, and evaluation of long-term fundraising goals and strategies for the San Francisco Opera, serving as the senior leader dedicated to contributed revenue and acting as a critical member of the General Director's executive team.

  • Teaching Artist Auditions

    Auditions – Opera à la Carte Program 2022
    “The Magic Flute”

     

    Summary:

    San Francisco Opera Guild will be presenting in-school performances of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” This is a 40-minute education program, which consists of musical excerpts and spoken dialogue (both in English) using qualified professional singers in the four leading roles of Pamina/1st Lady (soprano), Papagena/2nd Lady (soprano or lyric mezzo-soprano), Tamino (tenor), and Papageno (baritone), with students from each school in smaller spoken roles.

    Artists must provide their own housing and transportation to schools throughout the Greater Bay Area, and be available Mon-Fri (9:00am-3:00pm) for the entire length of contract.

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt


    Summary:

    The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will work with the General Director on operationalizing the strategy and goals of the organization. The position is an intersection point between other leadership team members, ensuring that cross-departmental projects are progressing through the company. The COO will also oversee a number of senior roles, and will play a critical role in realizing new directions and new opportunities for the organization. 

  • Director of Music Operations

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

     

    Summary:

    To work closely with senior leadership on company planning and logistics, focusing on areas of union relations/negotiations with AFM and AGMA, and oversight of the non-soloist artists of San Francisco Opera and related programs. Oversees the following departments/staff: Orchestra, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra Library, Dramaturg Emeritus

     

  • Individual and Leadership Giving Associate
    Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt


    Summary:

    To provide administrative and project support for the Individual and Leadership Giving areas in the development department.

     

  • Music Operations Associate

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

     

    Summary: To assist the Orchestra Manager and Librarian with personnel management of our union orchestra, music preparation, and other administrative duties to support the work of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

     

  • Special Projects Manager, Production Department

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

     

    Summary: To project manage activities and to coordinate the production facets of San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season and other special projects.

  • Seamster
    Seasonal: Jan 2022 – Nov 2022, Full-time, Non-Exempt

    Summary:
    To stitch theatrical costumes.

  • Women’s Cutter-Draper
    Seasonal: Jan 2022 – Nov 2022, Full-time, Exempt


    Summary:
     Responsible for costume construction and fitting