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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.

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

 

Sales Associate, Part Time

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is seeking experienced outbound Sales Associates!

We are looking for friendly and energetic individuals with a genuine passion for music and the arts to maximize ticket revenue through the sale of USUO season subscription packages, and assist in our annual fundraising efforts.

This is a part time position that offers a great deal of flexibility to create your own schedule. Our sales office is located in Bountiful, and our office hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm; we are closed on Saturday and Sunday. A minimum of 20 hours (maximum 29 hours) is required each week.

Sales Associates are paid an hourly wage and earn weekly bonuses for meeting various individual and team sales goals. The Sales Associate position offers a rewarding and unique opportunity to learn and expand your musical knowledge in a fun and friendly environment.  Complimentary tickets to Utah Symphony & Opera performances are another great benefit!

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Outbound calls selling Utah Symphony | Utah Opera season subscription packages
  • Solicit donations from current and past patrons during our year-end Annual Fundraising Campaign
  • Cultivate relationships with patrons in order to create repeat business and referrals
  • Meet pre-determined goals for ticket sales, promotions, and contributions
  • Identify the patron’s needs, present accurate product information and close the sale over the phone
  • Keep detailed tracking records of revenue, contacts, calls per hour, and other sales metrics
  • Maintain follow-up with patrons as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sales Manager

Requirements:

  • Prior sales experience preferred
  • Superior customer service and aptitude towards developing relationships over the phone
  • Commitment to setting and achieving goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities
  • Qualified at working independently AND as part of a team
  • High level of professionalism and grace under pressure
  • Courteous attitude and strong listening skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive personality; high energy level

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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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Deer Valley® Music Festival | Summer Operations Internship

The Operations Intern will be responsible for assisting with guest artist hospitality, artist 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. This is a great opportunity to get an in-depth, behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a summer music festival with an orchestra.

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, 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 Microsoft Office, and be at least 21 years old. Experience 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 17th year of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: 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 deliver high quality and musically diverse experiences in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty.

Applications are due March 13, 2020. Application materials include a resume and cover letter.

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Deer Valley® Music Festival | Front of House Internship

June 22, 2020 – August 17, 2020

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Volunteer Manager 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 some weekends
  • 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 Volunteer Management, Arts Management, Customer Service, 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, 2020. Application materials include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 22, 2020 and end August 17, 2020.

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Deer Valley® Music Festival | Development Internship

June 9, 2020 – August 16, 2020

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
  • 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 Friday, March 12. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter. Internships begin June 9 and end on August 16, 2020. The internship start date could be flexible depending on the applicant.

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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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