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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.

Posted:  2/15/23


San Diego Opera seeks a Production Assistant to work with the stage management teams for our 2023/2024 season. Dates of employment are below.

April 1, 2024 – May 1, 2024      Madama Butterfly

A candidate with the following skills – music reading, second language, Microsoft Office, and stage management experience – will be in an ideal position for consideration.  If you have experience in other related areas, we encourage you to apply as well, especially if you have a desire to learn more about working in opera.

All candidates must be reliable, have a willingness to learn, a strong work ethic, the capability to identify tasks and look ahead.  You will be an integral member of a team and will need to be flexible and adapt as priorities and deadlines change.  Being a contributing team member is more important than previous opera or stage management experience.

Following this experience, you will have – an understanding of how a rehearsal room is run, the process for the artists, and contacts for future potential work in the industry.

This position is hourly/non-exempt $16.30 – $18.00 per hour based on experience. Overtime hours (at the overtime rate) are anticipated each week. The work week is Monday through Saturday – Sunday being a typical day off – with some exceptions. This is a local position – no housing nor distance transportation is provided. Parking is included. Please send your resume and references to Associate Director of Production, Grace Herzog at


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