Job Opportunities

Founded in 1965, San Diego Opera is a highly regarded member of the international opera community and an invaluable cultural resource to the San Diego region. The mission of San Diego Opera is to deliver exceptional performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community partnerships and the transformative and expressive power of the human voice. The company’s vision is to be recognized globally as a leading example of adaptability, innovation and sustainability, promoting diversity on stage, in our repertoire, and in our staff and leadership, with a commitment to world-class and emerging talent, and innovative use of technology.

The following job openings are available at this time:

Production Assistant
San Diego Opera seeks a Production Assistant to work with the stage management teams for our upcoming 2022/2023 season which includes a world premiere opera in Spanish as part of our main-stage series. A candidate with a desire to learn more about working in opera with music reading, second language, and stage management experience ideal. However, those with skills and experience in other areas are encouraged to apply. A willingness to learn, a strong work ethic, and ability to work in a team are more important than previous opera or stage management experience. Dates – September 23, 2022 – November 12, 2022 El último sueño de Frida y Diego and January 9, 2023 – April 7, 2023 Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi and Tosca.
Position is hourly/non-exempt $15/hour; substantial overtime hours are possible. This position is a local position; housing/distance transportation not included. Parking is included. Please send your resume and references to Associate Production Director, Linda Cooper at

Assistant to Costume Director
San Diego Opera is looking for a Costume Assistant for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. The position is hourly with some overtime. Hours will vary depending on production schedule. Some weekend and evening work will be required.
The ideal candidate will have some experience with theatrical costumes or the fashion industry. The candidate must be a skilled computer user and know the Microsoft office suite. Expertise with Filemaker is a plus. Must be organized, flexible and knowledge of period costumes preferred. Candidate must have a car and have shopping skills. Duties include research, creating costume plots / charts and show bibles. The job includes parking, complimentary tickets to each opera and competitive pay rate. This is not a union position.
The position will report to and work directly with the Costume Director. Collaboration with other production departments will also be part of the scope of the position. If you are interested in learning and advancing your career in costumes and would enjoy working in a fast paced, exciting, and creative environment, please send your resume and references to Costume Director, Ingrid Helton at $19.00/hr (January through April)

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