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Connect our community with great live music.

Join our team and help support unforgettable musical experiences for our community at a 501(c3) non-profit organization that values excellence, integrity, trust, and communication.

OPEN POSITIONS

Interim Marketing and Communications CoordinatorChorus Director and Opera Assistant Conductor

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier provider of the orchestral and operatic art forms in the Intermountain West. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall and is led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, it has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Since 1978, Utah Opera has provided Utah’s citizens with distinguished productions at the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional works, and champion the American operatic tradition. USUO reaches 450,000 residents annually in Utah and the Intermountain region through its performances and educational programs, which serve more than 155,000 students annually. USUO produces four full operas and more than 175 symphony performances in each season throughout Utah and an annual summer festival – the Deer Valley® Music Festival – in Park City, Utah.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is committed to connecting our community through the performance of great live music. In service of that goal and to create an incredible place to work, USUO prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which maintains that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. If you have questions concerning USUO’s compliance with Title VI, please contact the office of the President & CEO.


National Alliance for Audition Support

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is proud to be a partner in the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), an unprecedented national initiative to increase diversity in American orchestras. The Alliance does so by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. NAAS is a partnership between the Sphinx Organization, League of American Orchestras, New World Symphony, and over 100 orchestras across the nation and is funded by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation and contributions from the member orchestras. Learn more at www.auditionalliance.org.


Benefits & Perks at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Benefits: Full-time staff receive health coverage (USUO pays 100%), 401(k) contribution plan, and paid time-off and holidays.

Free Tickets: Staff receive complimentary and discounted tickets to Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances.

Work that Matters: Music touches lives for good and enriches our community. Be part of an organization that brings beauty and happiness to the lives of people all over the state.

The staff supports USUO’s mission to connect the community through great live music by doing everything from promotion and fundraising to artistic planning and operations. View and apply for open positions below.


Open Positions

Interim Marketing and Communications Coordinator

JOB OVERVIEW

USUO is seeking an individual to temporarily fill a position while our full-time Marketing and Communications Coordinator goes on a brief leave.  We expect the position to begin in August and to continue for a minimum of 10 weeks with the possibility of a temporary extension. 

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator serves to unify and support the daily operations of the department. This individual will assist with the creation of materials for external distribution by the department, serve as a regular coordinator with third-party vendors and outlets in both project and press tasks, actively manage data for internal and external use, and serve as the Marketing and Communications Department liaison with other USUO departments. The coordinator will work with the entire Marketing and Communications team with particular focus on supporting the work of the department managers to oversee internal and external communications with a specific eye toward efficiency, organization, and project coordination.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide major administrative support across all functions of the department
  • Assist the department managers in special projects and operations, including tracking timelines   for marketing and communications projects and working with the team to ensure timeliness of deliverables.
  • Coordinate with printers, mailing houses, photographers, videographers, and other third-party vendors.
  • Pull patron lists (target audiences) for department use.
  • Coordinate and assist in facilitating press interviews.
  • Ensure proper posting of events to community and/or internal calendars.
  • Gather, create, format, and ensure quality of eblast and e-newsletter messaging and content.
  • Organize and archive photos, videos, and other media; handle internal and external photo/media requests
  • Manage Marketing & Communications Department calendar needs, including departmental, interdepartmental, and vendor meetings.
  • Develop a knowledge of departmental structure and workflow in order to proactively assess and engage in project execution.
  • Proofread materials as needed.
  • Attend Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and Deer Valley® Music Festival performances in rotation with others in the department and act as an official marketing/PR representative.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required.

REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field; or at least two years of experience with an organizational role in a performing arts organization required.
  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques.
  • Proven experience in creation of print, digital, and promotional content. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to meet and enforce deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability work in a highly collaborative culture as well as work independently; self-starter.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and remain flexible to department urgencies when appropriate.
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about symphonic music and opera.
  • Experience with email marketing software and project management software preferred.
  • Basic photography, videography, and photo editing skills preferred. 
  • Flexible working schedule, including evening and weekend events, required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
  • Moves equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.

TO APPLY

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter and résumé. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Salary:  $18/hour


Chorus Director and Opera Assistant Conductor

JOB OVERVIEW

The Chorus Director and Opera Assistant Conductor is a crucial leader on our team and will use their energy, knowledge, and expertise to select, develop, and assist the USUO Choruses. Under the supervision of the Opera Artistic Director and the Symphony Music Director with regular collaboration alongside the Principal Coach/Accompanist, Artistic Coordinator and Assistant to the Music Director, and Symphony and Opera artistic staff, this consummate professional will demonstrate a deep knowledge of all aspects of the USUO Choruses in every USUO production. Through their mastery of music, this individual will be responsible for managing the choruses to success in each step of the production process. As a collaborator, we desire an individual who seamlessly transitions from the needs of the artists to the administrative functions of the department and greater USUO staff. The Chorus Director and Opera Assistant Conductor will be as comfortable with backstage processes as they are leading from the front.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Actively recruit the highest quality talent possible for Utah Symphony volunteer and Utah Opera professional Choruses (including artistic research, concert attendance or performances, auditions, selection of artists, preparation of piano/vocal scores as needed).
  • Prepare choruses for each opera and symphony performance as required.
  • Assist conductors for all Company needs including backstage conducting as necessary.
    • Collaborate with conductors and stage directors regarding musical and staging issues.
  • Cover conductor for all mainstage productions.
    • Attend all rehearsals and performances of opera and symphony concerts involving chorus.
  • Liaison with music Library.
  • Participate in all aspects of casting and repertoire planning.
  • Assist Directors in any administrative duties as necessary.
  • Communicate regularly with opera and symphony artistic staffs for all musical needs.
  • Participate in coaching and development of Resident Artists as necessary.
  • With Opera Artistic and Education Departments, participate in the design, development, implementation and supervision of opera education initiatives and programs, and all other outreach activities including concerts and run-outs.
  • Cast all choruses for opera production and symphony chorus concerts.
    • Advertise, schedule and attend all chorus auditions for both ensembles.
    • Handle all correspondence pertaining to chorus.
    • Play coachings and mainstage opera rehearsals as necessary.
    • Conduct and coach Ensemble Program touring production.
    • Provide cut sheet, orchestration information to Directors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Budgets and Contracts

  • Develop and submit budgets for chorus expenses to Artistic Administrators, develop and submit budget for scores and parts expenditures to Opera Artistic Director.
  • Create and issue chorus contracts.
  • Submit payroll information for chorus members and distribute checks.

REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Strong musical knowledge.
  • Choral and symphonic conducting skills and experience required.
  • Language skills in Italian, French, German, and Latin required.
  • Strong keyboard skills preferred.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, opera, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Music/Opera preferred.
  • Experience in an organizational role at a performing arts organization preferred.
  • Knowledge of symphony and opera repertoire.
  • Previous professional opera company experience preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.

TO APPLY

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé, and references.