Employment Opportunities

Shop Manager / Head Carpenter

UTAH OPERA seeks candidates for Shop Manager / Head Carpenter to oversee and participate in running a busy scenic shop.

This position works with Senior Tech Dir and Tech Dir to execute builds done in the shop.  They assist with the bidding process on projects, help select over hire, instruct and oversee building of scenic elements and assure that a high quality standard is met.  Candidate also assists with load in and out of the theater as skill set is needed.  Also assist in maintaining inventory and general stock of building materials.

Candidate must be proficient in: reading and executing design & build drawings, and wood and metal fabrication and tools, working knowledge of AutoCAD preferred.  Candidates should be a graduate of an accredited technical theatre program or have relevant work experience.  Experience in a professional theatre producing large scale scenery preferred.  Candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, management experience, the ability to operate well under pressure, value a safe work environment and work well in a team atmosphere. Experience with IA union crews preferred. This is full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and references with Shop Manager / Head Carpenter in the subject line to Jared Porter:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Master Electrician / Shop Carpenter

UTAH OPERA seeks candidates for Master Electrician/Shop Carpenter.  The Master Electrician/Shop Carpenter would oversee company lighting gear, lead electrics crews during the load in and load out of Utah Opera productions and assist in the building of productions as a carpenter in the Utah Opera Scenic Studio.  Experience programming ETC consoles, hands-on experience with intelligent lighting, and working with union stage crews is preferred.

This job requires adherence to high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, and working nights and weekends.  You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude, while being adaptable to new situations and changing priorities.

Other responsibilities include: collaborating with technical department heads, collaborating with designers, tracking labor, maintaining equipment, fabrication of custom light fixtures and effects, MIG welding, and experience or the ability to learn projections and video editing.   This position will work as a shop carpenter 8-9 months out of the year and 3-4 months as a master electrician. Candidates should be a graduate of an accredited technical theatre program or have relevant work experience.  This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and references with Master Electrician / Shop Carpenter in the subject line to Jared Porter:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Symphony Education Assistant

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Symphony Education Assistant assists the Symphony Education Manager on all symphony education projects.  The symphony assistant posts and manages online registrations/surveys/evaluations for USUO education events and oversees all Tessitura departmental record-keeping and report-making.  Additionally, the symphony assistant maintains our education website pages, and creates symphony education social media content. He/she assists in Education outreach events and participates in special projects as needed.  He/she sends correspondence, receives RSVPs, and is also often asked to give tours of our buildings, so must be comfortable with addressing groups of people, especially students. Occasional evening and weekend work is required; the regular 40-hour work week will be adjusted when this occurs. Presently this is a one-year position.

WHO SHOULD APPLY: Persons who have excellent organizational and management skills, who can take initiative, who are able to pay strong attention to detail, and who enjoy being part of a collaborative team in which they often play a supportive role. Persons with experience in arts education, and knowledge of symphonic and/or vocal repertoire; a BA in music, fine art, arts administration or communication is preferred.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suites is necessary for this position. Experience with digital photography, social media, design and website maintenance is helpful.  Knowledge of the Tessitura database would be useful.

APPLICATIONS: Send a cover letter and a resumé, with at least 3 references listed, to:

                                                Paula Fowler

                                                Director of Education & Community Outreach

                                                Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

                                                336 North 400 West

                                                Salt Lake City, Utah  84103

                                    Applications by email can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Application deadline:           August  3, 2018

Employment begins:            approximately September 4, 2018

Beginning pay:                     $13.00 per hour, plus full benefits


Public Relations Internship

Fall/winter 2018

USUO is seeking a part-time Public Relations Intern to assist the Public Relations Director with expanding media relations efforts and placement. Intern would be responsible for drafting press releases and PSAs, updating and managing media lists, distributing relevant press materials to media in advance of their deadlines, monitoring and tracking media clips into our library, assisting with content generation and coordination for patron relations project, conceptualizing and pitching unique story angles to the media and assisting the Marketing Department with any other projects as necessary. Hours are flexible and will be determined prior to the internship. Internship duration will also be determined based on mutual company and intern needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Writing press releases
  • Creating talking points to prep USUO executive for on air/camera interviews
  • Writing PSAs (public service announcements)
  • Submit PSAs to community calendars
  • Interviewing guest artists/conductors
  • Writing stories for publication on blog, playbill and social media
  • Assisting in social media execution on platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Research and content production for patron relations project
  • Creating, updating and maintaining media lists
  • Monitoring and tracking media clips in an organized manner
  • Pitching regional stories to local publications
  • Conceptualizing and pitching unique story angles and human interest stories to media

Ideal candidate should be a recent graduate or current student of Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or Communications at an accredited university and have excellent written and verbal communication, and familiarity with journalistic AP Style. Experience writing news stories or marketing copy is a plus. Other important qualifications include an ability to meet deadlines, an assertive and creative work approach, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, reliability and consistency. Candidate should understand the value of producing effective results over mere efficiency. Knowledge of classical music is also a plus. Access to a vehicle is not mandatory. This position is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit. Other benefits include complimentary and discount tickets to performances, experience working in media relations and an increased understanding of arts marketing and promotions. Internship runs September through December – with possibility to extend to winter term January to May.

Interested applicants should email a current resume, cover letter and writing samples to Renée Huang,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with “PR Internship” in the subject line by August 15, 2018.


Additional Internship Opportunities

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera accepts interns whenever possible to assist students and new professionals in making informed decisions about careers in the arts. Interested candidates can explore one or more facets of arts operations, administration, education, development and marketing We also offer opera-based production opportunities in our costume shop, scenic design studio and stage management. Internships are unpaid with flexible hours and can be used for academia credit. Interns are assigned to a mentor.

Interested applicants should contact human resources via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

336 North 400 West
Salt Lake City UT 84103
Full-time Position, Opera Production

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO), seeks a Production Coordinator, to assist the Opera Production Operations.   

Summary of Primary Functions:    
Provide administrative support to the Company Manager, Opera Artistic Director, Costume Shop Manager, Technical Director, and Opera Music staff. Assume additional responsibilities and perform special projects as needed or directed.

Essential Responsibilities:
•    Assist in coordination of travel for artists and  technical support staff
•    Manage Opera Boutique; including training and managing volunteers, managing the budget and inventory, and working in the boutique as needed
•    Track all contracts for guest artists, artistic teams and Resident Artists
•    Assist in arranging local and national auditions
•    Preparation of music for artists; copying and distribution
•    Assist in arranging local auditions
•    Disseminate all production related information to artists, staff and production team
•    Maintain Production Studio room calendar, assist with rental agreements, building tours
•    Disseminate and track building keys
•    Manage cast parties and opening night hospitalities
•    Opera minivan vehicle maintenance and scheduling
•    Assist in the preparation and distribution of artist welcome packets
•    Provide administrative support as needed

Requirements:
•    Bachelor degree
•    Minimum 3 year office experience
•    Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed during performance runs
•    Ability to work well under deadline and manage multiple projects simultaneously
•    Excellent organizational skills

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and references with Production Coordinator in the subject line to Michelle Peterson:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Aug. 1, 2018