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.
Benefits & Perks at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Full-time staff receive health coverage (USUO pays 100%), 401(k) contribution plan, and paid time-off and holidays.
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.
Utah Opera seeks a detail-oriented individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills to help coordinate and supervise all technical aspects of five Utah Opera productions and rental and construction projects. Candidate should be self-motivated and willing to look for ways to improve the working environment. This job requires adherence to high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, and working nights and weekends. You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude, while being adaptable to new situations and changing priorities. Responsibilities include but not limited to: preparing and supervising the load-in/load-out of all sets and props; the complete rehearsal and run of shows in the Capitol Theatre. This job also assists in the construction drafting for projects to be built in the shop. Preparing ground plans; sections, and other technical drawings for production. Software knowledge required to know; AutoCAD preferred, Excel, Word, Outlook. BA in technical theatre or related field required, MFA preferred. Position is available now. Offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Please apply online. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is seeking an experienced Sales Manager to manage the organization’s telemarketing, telefunding, and group sales efforts; which include series package sales, special promotions, and fundraising for the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and the Deer Valley® Music Festival. The Sales Manager reports to the Director of Patron Engagement, and will work closely with USUO’s Marketing and Development (Fundraising) departments. This position works out of USUO’s call room in Bountiful, UT and the office hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm.
Essential responsibilities include:
- Hire, motivate, train, and mentor Sales and Group Sales Associates
- Develop and implement telemarketing subscription, telefunding and group sales campaigns
- Assist Sales Associates throughout sales process, and enter completed sales and donations on behalf of Sales Associates in Tessitura
- Establish guidelines for reporting on and executing sales goals
- Successfully meet financial goals: total revenue, office expenses, ROI
- Work with Development and Education teams for fundraising and education initiatives
- Manage sales lead inventory
- Develop materials for sales associates; including scripts, policies, training documentation
- Manage and motivate sales associates to exceed ticketing revenue and fundraising goals
- Provide daily and weekly sales reports
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, sales, or related field or equivalent experience
- Excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills
- Ability to create a positive work environment and motivate employees
- Demonstrated knowledge of good customer service policies and consumer behavior
- Ability to work well under deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- High level of initiative and creativity
- Advanced understanding of sales processes and KPIs
- Excellent written and verbal communication, and customer service skills
- Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
- Competency with Tessitura ticketing system preferred
Master Electrician / Shop Carpenter
UTAH OPERA seeks candidates for Master Electrician/Shop Carpenter. The Master Electrician/Shop Carpenter would oversee company lighting gear, lead electrics crews during the load in and load out of Utah Opera productions and assist in the building of productions as a carpenter in the Utah Opera Scenic Studio. Experience programming ETC consoles, hands-on experience with intelligent lighting, and working with union stage crews is preferred.
This job requires adherence to high standards, a strong sense of responsibility, enthusiasm, and working nights and weekends. You should possess the ability to operate well under pressure, with a positive and dedicated problem-solving attitude, while being adaptable to new situations and changing priorities.
Other responsibilities include: collaborating with technical department heads, collaborating with designers, tracking labor, maintaining equipment, fabrication of custom light fixtures and effects, MIG welding, and experience or the ability to learn projections and video editing. This position will work as a shop carpenter 8-9 months out of the year and 3-4 months as a master electrician. Candidates should be a graduate of an accredited technical theatre program or have relevant work experience. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.
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.