About the position:
Do you love the performing arts and having fun at work? Are you interested in learning the artistic & business side of a non-profit arts organization?
Portland Opera created the Ensemble Leaders Fellowship Program in 2021 to provide a new course of professional development opportunities for emerging opera administrators with a focus on artistic operations, production, and community engagement. The goal of the Ensemble Leaders Fellowship is to focus on delivering meaningful career advancement experiences for emerging professionals who are Black, Indigenous, or people of the global majority.
Typical paths of professional development in opera and the classical arts generally have relied upon unpaid internships, placing these experiences out of reach for many. This paid opportunity gives Fellows direct experiences in multiple areas of the company, helping them develop as artistic and entrepreneurial leaders.
The role reports to the General Director who provides an engaging work environment where your ideas and questions are always welcome and encouraged!
ARE YOU PASSIONATE AND INTRIGUED BY?
- Learning all aspects of a nonprofit arts organization?
- Community Engagement?
- Organizing community events and concerts
- Tour manager and/or MC for Opera a la Cart
- Representing Portland Opera at local schools with Portland Opera-To-Go (POGO)
- Performance Opportunities?
- Audition for Portland Opera mainstage, chorus, events, & concerts
- Portland Opera a la Cart
- Solo recital with Portland Opera
- Professional Development Opportunities?
- Artistic & administration side of anon-profit organization with an emphasis on opera
- Representing Portland Opera at conferences, symposiums, and fundraising events
- Learning about negotiations and communication with unions
- Building professional skills that align with your career goals.
Culture: With a passion for music and theater running all day in front of everyone’s minds, the Portland Opera provides an upbeat and enthusiastic culture. The relaxed environment provides employees the opportunity to always be at their best while having fun!
Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region. Over the past 58 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres. In addition to its annual season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and educational initiatives, including Portland Opera-To-Go, Opera a la Cart, and its Resident Artists Program, which supports the next generation of opera singers.
Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
At Portland Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and we are an equal opportunity employer. Portland Opera Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward this goal. We invite you to join us on our journey.