Auditions & Jobs


LBO is seeking team oriented people who are willing to join us for the adventure this season! We need knowledgeable, experienced, quick, good humored, and project oriented Carpenters, Electricians, Prop Masters, and Dressers/Stitchers. Hours are often long, rewarding, and made for people who like to be part of a team. Lunch and parking is provided during the load-in/tech week. Must have a valid driver's license. Positions are paid. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected] with the subject line "Crew interest: (last name)." No phone calls. No faxes.


Audition announcements will be posted on the LBO website and will be sent to agents. Auditions are held only for specific roles in upcoming productions. LBO is not able to offer private auditions to singers who are passing through Southern California and wish to be heard for future consideration. If you would like to be considered for an audition, please send us a link to a YouTube or other video selection of your work to [email protected]. If you have management, and wish to be considered for a specific role in a production announced on our website, ask your manager to contact LBO about that role at [email protected]. Please note that at this time LBO does not hold general auditions.


If you are a composer who would like to have a work taken into consideration for production at the Long Beach Opera, please submit the following: Cast and orchestration, a comprehensive synopsis of the work, describing the action by scene and a sound or video recording via YouTube or another format where we can easily and quickly determine whether your work may be a match for our needs. If we are interested we will contact you and request further materials. Please mail materials to:

507 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Attn.: Production

Please follow the steps described above, and do not mail scores unsolicited as we will not have the time to review them.


The Development Department of Long Beach Opera is seeking an eligible upper division undergraduate or graduate level College of the Arts CSULB students interested in learning about Fundraising for a Performing Arts organization.  Supported by a grant from the Arts Council of Long Beach, The Development Intern is a paid position during the Spring 2016 Semester.  The intern will work closely with the Director of Development, Development Assistant and Development Associate to prepare for the 2016 Season and its fundraising activities. The intern will assist the Development Department with three main projects:  Donor Cultivation and Stewardship, Legacy Giving, and Grant Making.


  • Prepare necessary communication, coordination, and execution of major donor cultivation events for three of LBO’s 2016 Season operas.
  • Assist in the launch of a newly Legacy Giving program.  Duties include preparing printed materials and developing online and print communication methods.
  • Research and Develop funding opportunities for the 2016/17 Season. Write initial drafts, coordinate and compile inter-department data and participate in final submissions.


  • Interest in fundraising
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize & multitask
  • Must have flexible schedule
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Supported by a grant from the Arts Council of Long Beach, the Creative Long Beach Arts Internship for the Spring 2016 semester provides 17-week paid spring internship (10 hours/week) to eligible upper division undergraduate or graduate level College of the Arts CSULB students.  Intern will receive a $1,700 stipend and considered a part time Long Beach Opera employee.  Intern will also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Council of Long Beach.

If interested send your resume to [email protected].

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