Employment & Auditions

Auditions

Portland Opera Orchestra: Core Principal Trumpet

Auditions will be held: July 31, 2015

Core musicians in Portland Opera’s orchestra are considered first for positions as orchestration dictates. All Core musicians will be offered contracts before such contracts are offered to Expanded Core musicians.

Interested candidates should send a one-page professional resume and a $35 check (payable to Portland Opera and refundable at the time of audition) to:

Bianca Rios, Artistic Operations Coordinator
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, OR 97214

All resumes and checks must be received by July 15, 2015 in order to be guaranteed an audition spot.

Auditions are tentatively scheduled to begin at 4 PM. Finals will begin immediately following the preliminary rounds. Times are subject to change; the need for multiple preliminary rounds is contingent on the number of candidates auditioning.

For more information, please contact Bianca Rios at 503-321-5262 or at brios@portlandopera.org

Portland Opera Orchestra: Core Section Cello

Auditions will be held: August 2, 2015

Core musicians in Portland Opera’s orchestra are considered first for positions as orchestration dictates. All Core musicians will be offered contracts before such contracts are offered to Expanded Core musicians.

Interested candidates should send a one-page professional resume and a $35 check (payable to Portland Opera and refundable at the time of audition) to:

Bianca Rios, Artistic Operations Coordinator
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, OR 97214

All resumes and checks must be received by July 15, 2015 in order to be guaranteed an audition spot.

Auditions are tentatively scheduled to begin at 11 AM. Finals will begin immediately following the preliminary rounds. Times are subject to change; the need for multiple preliminary rounds is contingent on the number of candidates auditioning.

For more information, please contact Bianca Rios at 503-321-5262 or at brios@portlandopera.org

Portland Opera Orchestra: Core & Expanded Core Section Violin

Auditions will be held: August 3, 2015

Core musicians in Portland Opera’s orchestra are considered first for positions as orchestration dictates. All Core musicians will be offered contracts before such contracts are offered to Expanded Core musicians.

Expanded Core musicians augment the core orchestra whenever additional players are needed. Work is shared equally between Expanded Core members of the section.

Interested candidates should send a one-page professional resume and a $35 check (payable to Portland Opera and refundable at the time of audition) to:

Bianca Rios, Artistic Operations Coordinator
The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers Street
Portland, OR 97214

All resumes and checks must be received by July 15, 2015 in order to be guaranteed an audition spot.

Auditions are tentatively scheduled to begin at 4 PM. Finals will begin immediately following the preliminary rounds. Times are subject to change; the need for multiple preliminary rounds is contingent on the number of candidates auditioning.

For more information, please contact Bianca Rios at 503-321-5262 or at brios@portlandopera.org

 

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

 

PORTLAND OPERA CHORUS
Auditions for the Portland Opera Chorus are held on a biennial basis. The next round of open auditions is scheduled for spring of 2016. Further details will be available on the audition page at a later date.

 

SUPERNUMERARY APPLICATION
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.

Employment

CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL GIVING OFFICER

Regular, Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Director of Development
Normal Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week) plus opera performance evenings

POSITION SUMMARY

The Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer reports to the Director of Development providing high‐ level, confidential support with proposal writing, grant reporting, prospect research and briefings, and corporate stewardship. Along with the Director of Development, the incumbent facilitates and maintains strong working relationships between Portland Opera and its diverse group of foundation, corporate and government donors.  Requires developed writing, organizational, interpersonal and database skills. Must have experience writing large, multi-year grant proposals and experience working with the major Local and national foundations in the arts.  Manages primary duties and responsibilities below independently and professionally.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANT WRITING AND ADMINISTRATION -70%

•    Support the Director of Development with implementing strategies to maximize support from corporate, foundation and government sources
•    Compose and prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, applications and reports as required for corporate, foundation and government grants and sponsorships, in compliance with grant guidelines and deadlines
•    Work with internal program directors to gather information needed to submit proposals and reports
•    Compile grant attachments as needed
•    Research and prepare full prospect and/or funder briefings
•    Work with Director of Development to prepare meeting follow‐up letters and other correspondence
•    Maintain grant calendar and effectively communicate deadlines
•    Regularly review newsletters and publications including Philanthropy News Digest alerts, IEG Sponsorship Report, arts groups list serves, foundation newsletters, etc, to ensure that Portland Opera is aware of current fundraising trends, emerging institutional donor prospects, and innovative stewardship strategies
•    Create and maintain prospect files
•    Recommend grant opportunities and RFP’s as appropriate
•    Collect, write and edit content for institutional giving web page

STEWARDSHIP -15%

•    In coordination with the Director of Development, maintain and deepen relationships with current corporate and foundation donors
•     In coordination with the Director of Development, help to proactively and creatively fulfill terms of sponsorship agreements
•     Work with the development team to incorporate institutional funders and prospects into annual fund activities (intermission receptions, post‐performance receptions, etc.)
•     Work internally to ensure accuracy of donor credits and logos in programming, development and marketing collateral; and externally to secure funder approval
•     At the discretion of the Director of Development, attend performances and  events, and help staff the donor intermission lounges and post‐performance events, in order to build personal relationships with trustees and donors who may be able to assist in furthering institutional giving goals

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION -15%

•    Document corporate and foundation prospect cultivation and solicitation efforts in database and track progress in relation to department goals
•    Maintain files, records and database of grantors, grants and related activities.
•    Maintain calendar of activities including potential release dates for RFPs, deadlines and report dates.
•    Other duties as assigned

EQUIPMENT USED

In addition to a computer workstation and telephone, the Corporate and Institutional Giving Officer uses copy machine, fax machine and printers to perform duties. Use of other office tools may occasionally be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This position requires extended periods of sitting and standing. Some concentrated data entry using computer keyboard and mouse is required. Phone work is intermittent and usually not for prolonged periods of the workday. Occasional lifting tasks are required and are limited to 40 pounds or less without assistance.

Application Guidelines/Contact:

Please send resume, three professional references and samples of past proposals to major foundations  ATTN: Sue Dixon, Director of Development,
sdixon@portlandopera.org.

Or:

Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St.
Portland, OR 97214
ATTN: Sue Dixon

Please no phone calls!