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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.
Graphic & Digital Media Designer
The Graphic and Digital Media Designer is responsible for working closely with USUO’s marketing, fundraising, and education departments to produce effective print and digital design projects in a fast-paced environment. The designer will work with the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and Deer Valley® Music Festival brands and will use brand and campaign guidelines established by USUO’s advertising agency to produce creative that builds brand engagement. The designer is responsible for effectively managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating with stakeholders.
Essential responsibilities include:
- Translate marketing objectives into compelling and effective advertising collateral.
- Create and execute print, digital, and motion graphic design projects within brand and style guidelines for campaigns established by USUO’s agency partners.
- Work with the digital communications team to design for digital platforms including USUO’s website and social media.
- Participate in A/B testing of advertising materials. Understand what works best and apply these learnings to future design projects.
- Take photos at events for collateral. Assist with photo shoots as well as photo selection, management, and archiving.
- Meet tight deadlines and stay within established budgets and project objectives.
- Listen to feedback and complete comments from the proofing and approval process accurately.
- 3 to 5 years’ experience working in graphic design. Bachelor degree in graphic design or related field preferred.
- Proficient with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Word in a Windows environment.
- Understanding of typography, layout principles, and printing (including pre-press).
- Ability to take design concepts and apply them to different advertising mediums in a cohesive manner.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude. Great communication, flexibility, and teamwork.
- Good knowledge of camera equipment and photography.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meet tight deadlines, and work well under pressure.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and communicate project status to stakeholders.
- Effective writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Responsive to design critiques and changes.
- General marketing and advertising knowledge.
- Occasional evening and weekend work required to attend events.
- Passion for and knowledge of classical music and opera preferred.
To apply, please apply online and submit your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and salary requirements.
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.
Deer Valley® Music Festival | Development Internship
June 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019
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 demeanour 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 office work in Salt Lake City, UT
- Friday and Saturday night concert duty in Park City, UT (Concerts at Snow Park Lodge)
- Thursday night event duty in Park City, UT (Salon Events in Private Homes)
- Tracking RSVP lists for events throughout the summer
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 Friday, March 15. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 4 and end on August 10, 2019. The internship start date could be flexible depending on the applicant.
Deer Valley® Music Festival | Public Relations Internship
USUO is seeking a part-time Public Relations Intern to assist the Director of Communications and Digital Media with expanding media relations efforts and placement. Intern would be responsible for drafting press releases and blog posts, updating and managing media lists, distributing relevant press materials to media in advance of their deadlines, monitoring and tracking media clips into our library, assisting with content generation, creating posts and monitoring traffic on social media channels, conceptualizing and pitching unique story angles to the media and assisting the Marketing Department with any other projects as necessary. Hours are flexible and will be determined prior to the internship. Internship duration will also be determined based on mutual company and intern needs.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Writing and distributing press releases for the Deer Valley Music Festival
- Writing blog posts and social media content
- Conducting guest artist Q&As and interviews
- Research and content production for patron relations project
- Creating, updating and maintaining media lists
- Social media post and traffic monitoring to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Monitoring and tracking media clips in an organized manner
- Conceptualizing and pitching unique story angles and human interest stories to media
Ideal candidate should be a recent graduate or current student of Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or Communications at an accredited university and have excellent written and verbal communication, and familiarity with journalistic AP Style. Experience writing news stories or marketing copy is a plus. Other important qualifications include an ability to meet deadlines, an assertive and creative work approach, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, reliability and consistency. Candidate should understand the value of producing effective results over mere efficiency. Knowledge of classical music is also a plus. Access to a vehicle is not mandatory, but would facilitate travel to Park City, where the organization’s summer efforts are centered.
This position is unpaid, but can be taken for college credit. Other benefits include complimentary and discount tickets to performances, experience working in media relations and an increased understanding of arts marketing and promotions. Internship months would be June 1 to August 15, with possible continuation into fall internship and the symphony’s regular season.
Applications are due by Thursday, February 28. Application materials should include a resume, cover letter and writing samples.
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.