Employment Opportunities

Deer Valley® Music Festival House Managers

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s House Managers are responsible for assisting the Front of House Manager and coordinating a wonderful staff of over 100 volunteers per event for the Deer Valley® Music Festival. 
 
Essential Responsibilities Include:
  • Lead volunteers in providing exemplary customer service to all patrons
  • Train and oversee volunteers, outlining duties, house rules, and service expectations, including scanning/tearing  tickets, ushering, security, distributing playbills, greeting audiences, and properly addressing audience conflict or misconduct
  • Address all issues that arise related to seating and security or the Front of House in a professional and service-driven manner
  • Provide a verbal account of each event to the Box Office Manager for inclusion within the master event report. This should include contextual information, such as seating issues, accidents, event timing, and other relevant notes or recommendations
  • Help our volunteers enjoy their time volunteering with us
Qualifications:
  • ** REQUIRED** Must have a love and respect for volunteers in general but especially for ours!
  • Must have management experience
  • Must possess an outgoing demeanor with strong customer service skills
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Task oriented self-motivator
  • A general love for the arts and a good sense of humor required
 
Dates of employment are July 1-August 5th with up to 2 training sessions prior to the start of the Festival.
 
There are two types of positions open: (St. Mary House Manager & Deer Valley House Manager)
 
St. Mary House Managers must be available to work every Wednesday from July 5th through August 2nd.  Shifts are 6 pm through post-concert. 
 
Deer Valley House Managers must be available to work all 3 concerts each week—Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Shifts are 4pm through post-concert. Because of the event-oriented nature of the work, daily and weekly schedules, shift breaks, days off, and time off are subject to change as required to fulfill job duties, and at the discretion of the Front of House Manager.
 
To apply please send cover letter, resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, February 28th.

Assistant Technical Director for Utah Opera

Assistant Technical Director for Utah Opera will help with the coordination and supervision of all technical aspects of Opera productions. Responsible for preparing and managing the load in/load out of all sets and props, supervising IATSE crew, prepare ground plans, sections, and other technical drawings for production.  Also prepare drawings for rental sets and construction drawings for sets built.  Must have a Bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of three years experience or MFA. Must also be detail-oriented, have strong organizational, interpersonal skills, and be self-motivated and have knowledge in MS Office and AutoCAD required. Scenic shop/construction time preferred.
 
If interested send letter, resume, references to: ATD Search 336 N. 400 W. Salt Lake City, UT 84103 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patron Services Agent

Part Time, Marketing Department (Ticket Office)
 
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is seeking outgoing individuals to work in the Patron Services Office assisting patrons of USUO with season and individual ticket sales. You are expected to provide superior customer service and accurate information to patrons and donors alike.
 
Essential Responsibilities include: 
 
  • Assist in the selling of subscription packages, subscriber add=on tickets, and single tickets.
  • Assist patrons with ticket exchanges in accordance with USUO policy.
  • Identify patrons who are potential high-value subscribers (i.e. Abravanel and/or Peterson Society members) or group sales prospects and provide customer information to Patron Services and Group Sales Managers.
  • Process subscription forms submitted by USUO Outbound Sales office
  • Perform data entry projects as assigned
  • Attend performances and perform performance duty during evenings and weekends as required
  • Perform follow-up calls to patrons that may include special offers
  • Assist with other special marketing and development projects as needed
 
Education and Experience Requirements: 
 
Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
 
Must be available to work 20 hours per week. Shifts are 10am – 2 pm, 2pm – 6pm, and 2pm through intermission of our performances. Closed most Sundays.
 
To apply please send resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Patron Services, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Internship Opportunities

Deer Valley® Music Festival Summer Front of House Internship

June 28, 2017 – August 6, 2017
 
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Front of House summer intern is responsible for assisting the Front of House Manager and coordinating an enormous staff of over 100 volunteers per event for the Deer Valley® Music Festival. This individual will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra and stars from classical, pops, country and Broadway music. 
 
The work schedule is flexible and will be negotiated before the internship begins. The internship includes primarily onsite event duties in Park City with additional office hours. This is an unpaid internship, but does offer other benefits described below.
 
  • Housing in Park City during weekend Festival work
  • Dinners provided during weekend Festival work
  • Opportunities to attend performances and receive complimentary/discounted tickets
  • Opportunities to meet prominent artists in various music fields
  • Increased understand of the performing arts and arts administration
  • Opportunities to interact with top administrative professionals in the performing arts field.
  • Increased understanding and leadership of Volunteer Management
College students with an interest in Arts Management and Stage or Production Management are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have superb customer service and managerial skills.
Applications are due by March 1, 2017. Application materials include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 28, 2017 and end August 6, 2017 .
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: Melissa Robison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

Deer Valley® Music Festival - Summer Operations Internship
 
June 19, 2017 – August 5, 2017
 
The Utah Symphony | Utah Opera announces summer internship opportunities for its 14th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) and Summer Community Concerts. The Operations Intern will be responsible for assisting with guest artist hospitality, transportation and concert operations. The individual will have the opportunity to work with a world-renowned orchestra and stars from classical, pops, country and Broadway music. 
 
College students with an interest in Arts Management, Stage or Production Management and Orchestra Operations are encouraged to apply. Through assisting with these events, the intern will gain increased understanding of the performing arts and arts management.The internship will involve evening events and include both office work and onsite event duties with a varied schedule. Though this is an unpaid internship, it can be taken for college credit, and also offers free tickets to DVMF concerts and meals during weekend concert duty. Housing for all or part of the internship dates may also be available.
 
College students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should apply. The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal skills, an excellent driving record, experience working with Excel, Word and Outlook, and be at least 21. Experience working in the hospitality industry and working with performing artists is a plus.
 
DVMF is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. DVMF is celebrating its 14th year of providing chamber music, classical, and
pops offerings in several venues: the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St.
Mary’s Church and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. DVMF aims to
consistently deliver high quality and musically diverse experiences in casual settings of
unparalleled natural beauty.
 
Applications are due March 15, 2017. Application materials include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 19, 2017 and end August 5, 2017.
Interested applicants should contact Cassandra Dozet, Director of Operations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deer Valley® Music Festival – Summer Development Internship


June 5, 2017 – August 7, 2016

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s summer intern is responsible for assisting the Development Department with its administrative, presentational, promotional and onsite operational aspects of the Deer Valley®Music Festival. This individual will interact with patrons, individual donors, corporate sponsors, orchestra members and guest artists; therefore, a professional and mature demeanor is required. College students and graduate students with an interest in Arts Management or Non-Profit Fundraising are encouraged to apply.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the Deer Valley®Music Festival VIP program
  • Weekday 9-5pm office work in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Friday and Saturday night concert duty in Park City, UT (4-10pm)
  • Occasional weekday evening event duties
  • Tracking RSVP lists for events throughout the summer
  • Assisting with Utah Symphony touring

The work schedule is flexible (allowing for days/evenings off each week) and will be negotiated before the internship begins. This is an unpaid internship, but does offer other benefits described below. The candidate would ideally have superior customer service skills when dealing with patrons over the phone and face-to-face. Candidates must be proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. Knowledge of the design website WordFly and of the ticketing and fundraising database system Tessitura is a plus.

The benefits of a Deer Valley® Music Festival internship include:

  • Housing in Park City during weekend Festival work
  • Dinners provided during weekend Festival work and at other evening events
  • Opportunities to attend performances and receive complimentary/discounted tickets
  • Opportunities to meet prominent artists in various music fields
  • Increased understanding of the performing arts and arts administration
  • Opportunities to interact with top administrative professionals in the performing arts field

 

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 15. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 5 and end August 7, 2017. The internship start date could be flexible depending on the applicant.

Please send resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.