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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.

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


2nd Assistant Stage Manager

Department: Symphony Operations

Report to: Stage & Production Manager

This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position offering a comprehensive benefits package.

Position Summary: The 2nd Assistant Stage Manager will support the Symphony Stage & Production Manager in elements of concert production: Share in rehearsal and concert stage management duties; Assist the Symphony Properties & Assistant Stage Manager in maintaining and managing Symphony equipment and properties; Share in truck driving responsibilities; Runner for Utah Opera main productions; Care and maintenance of Utah Symphony truck.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist Symphony Stage & Production Manager with setting the stage for Utah Symphony rehearsals and performances.
  • Be familiar with stage conditions and other requirements associated with concert production outlined in Musicians’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Participate in production related activities as directed such as calling lighting cues, starting concerts, piano moves, orchestra set changes, stage door paging, etc.
  • Assist Properties and Assistant Stage Manager with pre-concert lobby activities set-up and other related Education activities as required.
  • Act as runner for all Utah Opera main productions.
  • Symphony truck driver (shared responsibility with Properties & Assistant Stage Manager and Symphony Stage & Production Manager).
  • Assist Symphony Stage & Production Manager with care and maintenance of Utah Symphony trucks.
  • Assist Symphony Stage & Production Manager with care, maintenance and rental of Utah Symphony property such as the instrument storage room, instruments, road cases, chairs, stands, stand lights, etc.
  • Assist Artist Logistics Coordinator and Properties & Assistant Stage Manager with organization of hospitality and dressing rooms for Guest Artists and Conductors at Abravanel Hall and all other tour and run-out venues.
  • Assist Properties & Assistant Stage Manager with maintenance of Conductor’s Suite and Music Director’s needs including programs, water, towels, coffee, etc.
  • Support Director of Orchestra Operations and Symphony Stage & Production Manager on all matters related to the budget and actively work to reduce expenses where possible.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Capable of obtaining and keeping a DOT medical card.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diverse personalities; strong organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication skills and budgeting experience.
  • Basic knowledge of classical music, sound and lighting reinforcement helpful.
  • Night and weekend events are an essential part of the job. Individual must maintain a very flexible schedule.

To Apply:

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume and references. Applications are due by June 21, 2019.

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Technical Director

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.

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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.

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Public Relations Internship

Fall/winter 2019

USUO is seeking a part-time Public Relations Intern to assist the Public Relations Director with expanding media relations efforts and placement. Intern would be responsible for drafting press releases and PSAs, 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 and coordination for social media, 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 press releases
  • Writing PSAs (public service announcements)
  • Submit PSAs to community calendars
  • Interviewing guest artists/conductors
  • Writing stories for publication on blog, playbill and social media
  • Assisting in social media content production on platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Research and content production for patron relations project
  • Creating, updating and maintaining media lists
  • Monitoring and tracking media clips in an organized manner
  • Pitching regional stories to local publications
  • 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, social media savvy, multimedia skills (photography, video editing), 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.

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 runs September through December – with possibility to extend to winter term January to May.

Please apply online by July 30, 2019. Application materials should include a current resume, cover letter, and writing samples.

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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.

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