Employment & Auditions



Auditions will be held on December 5 and 6, 2014
at the offices of Portland Opera:
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St, Portland, OR 97214


Experienced ensemble singers who can portray African American ethnicity onstage.  All solo roles have been cast at this point.


Auditions are by appointment only.  Please contact Bianca Rios at brios@portlandopera.org for an appointment.


SING – Please prepare an up tempo song or ballad from the traditional Broadway Repertoire (i.e. Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, etc.). No contemporary Broadway repertoire: i.e. Les Miserables, Wicked, Miss Saigon, Rent, Spring Awakening, Phantom, etc. Bring sheet music in your own key. No transpositions on site, no a capella, karaoke, or tapes will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.


Music rehearsals begin March 16, 2015.  Staging begins April 6, 2015 Performances are May 1, 3m, 5, 7, and 9, 2015.  There are no rehearsals before 6 pm, except on Sundays, when rehearsals may begin at 1 pm.


All performers will receive compensation for both rehearsals and performances.  Total compensation for the production will likely exceed $1500, dependent upon total number of rehearsals.

Please note: Portland Opera is considering local Portland performers only at this time.


Please contact music@portlandopera.org for information on mainstage auditions.


Auditions for the Portland Opera Chorus are held on a biennial basis. The next round of open auditions is scheduled for spring of 2015. Further details will be available on the audition page at a later date.


Portland Opera seeks non-singing performers (supernumeraries or supers) for future productions. Supers perform a variety of roles, from servants to soldiers, and get to experience opera up close and personal from the Keller Auditorium stage. This exciting opportunity allows you to become part of the production on an intimate level. This is a volunteer position with free parking and two passes to the dress rehearsal provided. Please contact Bianca Rios at brios@portlandopera.org for applications.



Date Posted: November 25, 2014

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled

Start Date: No later than January 31, 2015

Position Status: Exempt, Fulltime, Regular

Portland Opera is seeking a qualified individual who can help grow our Broadway Group and Corporate Sales Efforts. The Broadway Group & Corporate Sales Manager (GSM) is responsible for managing all aspects of Broadway Across America Portland sales efforts. The GSM reports directly to the Director of Broadway Marketing.

Broadway Group & Corporate Sales Manager essential duties include, but are not limited to:
•    With direction from the Director of Broadway Marketing, develop and manage a business strategy to meet and exceed Broadway Group Sales goals
•    Provide excellent customer service throughout the sales process
•    Work closely with assigned Box Office team members to ensure that the ticketing fulfillment process is consistent with established Group Sales policies and customer service standards
•    Research shows in advance of season campaign through all means available, including traveling to see specific shows when practical
•    Campaign plans should include:
o    Developing new clients by networking, prospecting, and cold calling
o    Building business partnerships and relationships through mail, e-mail, phone, personal presentation campaigns, and attendance at a variety of community and industry events
o    Planning, coordinating, and executing Group Sales events
o    Coordinate sales fulfillment with Box Office team, including pricing, payments and inventory management
o    Generate group sales reports on weekly, monthly, show and season basis  – including those for show settlements – as appropriate; prepare periodic reports on client development as directed
o    Develop sales policies, procedures, strategies, and forms with direction from Director of Broadway Marketing

The Group and Corporate Sales Manager position requires a self-directed individual with demonstrated sales skills. Sales efforts are coordinated with Portland Opera’s presenting partner, Key Brand Theatrical Group. Strong networking and communication skills are required to effectively represent and promote the series to a variety of clients with very specific needs and preferences. A solid working knowledge of database maintenance, data integrity, and reporting are also required. Experience working in the Ticketmaster Archtics environment – or similar integrated ticketing system – and an understanding of performing arts organization operations are very helpful.

Compensation includes base salary plus commission; full benefits package provided.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to marketingjobs@portlandopera.org

Complete job description available at www.portlandopera.org/employment

Please no phone calls.

Download the full job description here.