Employment Opportunities

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

Production Coordinator

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

•    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

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.