Auditions & Jobs

PRODUCTION POSITIONS

LBO is seeking Stage Managers to join us for an adventurous season! Stage Managers must be team oriented, knowledgeable, experienced, quick, good humored, and project oriented individuals. 
Those applying for the position should:

  • Have 3-5 years of Professional Stage Managing Experience
  • Previous Opera or Musical Theatre Background Preferred
  • Read Music Proficiently
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Proficiency with standard office and business software
  • Full Availability for the Rehearsals & Performances
  • Have a Valid Drivers License
  • Have Reliable Transportation

Positions are paid. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF to [email protected] with the subject line "SM interest: (last name)." No phone calls. No faxes.

SOLO AUDITIONS

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.

SUBMISSIONS OF NEW WORKS

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:

3029 E. South Street, 2nd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90805
Attn.: Production

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

SUMMER AND FALL INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Marketing Intern - SUMMER 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017

The LBO marketing intern will fill a full-time paid position which will help to develop a targeted marketing campaign and assist with LBO’s 2017/2018 season and single ticket sales. The intern will explore a combination of marketing and techniques including direct mail campaigns. 

The ten-week project will allow the LBO marketing intern to help develop a targeted season and single ticket marketing campaign. The intern will explore a learn and employ marketing techniques including direct mail, email marketing, and social media outreach, as well as print advertising. LBO is a small but established organization with a reputation for artistic excellence and innovation. LBO’s intimate staff size will allow the intern to work directly with the company’s creative leaders, and this close interaction will create a valuable learning experience for the intern. 

Under the direction of LBO’s Director of Marketing and Communications and the Audience Services Manager/Marketing Associate, the intern will help develop an effective marketing strategy that appeals to both established and new audiences. LBO’s artistic vision for opera defies the confines of traditionalism by presenting new and rare works in unexpected and alternative spaces. Through this approach, LBO has carved out a distinct position in the field. The intern will discover that by highlighting the unconventional qualities that make LBO stand apart from other opera companies, LBO engages opera aficionados and newcomers alike. 

The intern will work with both the marketing and development teams and attend weekly marketing meetings with LBO’s Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Communications. In addition, the intern will attend staff meetings and update the administrative staff on current projects. The marketing intern will regularly work with LBO staff members across departments to ensure all campaigns and marketing communications are effectively coordinated with other organization activities. The intern will be able to see the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization firsthand through the education, marketing, production, box office, development, and administrative departments. 

The largest marketing campaign of the summer is the acquisition of LBO season subscribers. The intern will help identify local community centers, arts organizations, and individual patron markets to secure individual and group subscription sales for the 2017/2018 season. The intern will compose event postings to be published in local events calendars, magazines, blogs, TV and radio outlets, and community calendars, among others. 

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Nick Svorinich, Director of Marketing & Communications at [email protected] WRITE “LACAC MARKETING INTERN 2017” in the SUBJECT LINE.

Los Angeles County Arts Commission Development Intern - SUMMER 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017

The Development Intern will fill a full-time position which will work closely with the Executive Director/Chief Development Officer and the Assistant Director of Development to prepare for the upcoming 2017/18 season fundraising activities. The intern will assist with grants, special events, and other development communication and coordination deemed necessary to meet the department’s goals and objectives.

The Development Intern will work closely with the Executive Director/Chief Development Officer and the Assistant Director of Development to prepare for the upcoming 2017/18 season fundraising activities. The intern will assist with grants, special events, and other development communication and coordination deemed necessary to meet the department’s goals and objectives. The Development Intern will work closely with the department to create fundraising strategies for the season and strategic long- term goals. The intern will participate in weekly development staff meetings and participate as a team member in donor cultivation events. 

Duties and responsibilities to include: 

  • Update donor database software with current foundation contact information and timelines for submission, reporting and invoicing. 
  • Research and identify potential funders including foundations and individuals. Research will include alignment of season’s goals with funder’s goals and mission. 
  • Organize and coordinate previous grant submissions and awards in both database and paper files. 
  • Update and maintain individual donor database records. 
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Development with soliciting and fulfilling silent auction items for the LBO Gala 
  • Other development activities necessary for preparation for the fall Gala and upcoming performances. 

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Amanda Fruta, Assistant Director of Development for Annual Fund and Special Events at [email protected] WRITE “LACAC DEVO INTERN 2017” in the SUBJECT LINE.

Creative Long Beach Development Intern - FALL 2017

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Supported by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach, the Creative Long Beach Internship for the Fall 2017 semester provides a 17-week paid fall internship (10/ hours/week) to eligible students. The internship term is August 22-December 22, 2017. Intern will receive $1,785 stipend and be considered a part-time Long Beach Opera employee. Intern will also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Council for Long Beach. It is mandatory selected interns attend these Creative Long Beach events.

Internship Description
The Development Department of Long Beach Opera is seeking students interested in learning about Arts Administration and Development. The Development Intern will learn the inner workings of a development department and expand their knowledge of the fundraising process in an arts organization. Project: The Development Intern will work closely with the Assistant Directors of Development and the Grants and Database Manager to prepare for the 2017 Annual Gala and other fundraising activities deemed necessary to meet the department’s goals and objectives. The intern will participate as a team member as LBO prepares and executes its 39th Annual Gala in October 2017.

Eligibility
Currently enrolled upper division undergraduate or graduate level College of the Arts students at California State University, Long Beach; or currently enrolled Long Beach City College students who demonstrate significant success in arts coursework and have completed at least 20 units in an arts related field. Applicants must be enrolled students to CSULB or LBCC during the fall 2017 semester.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Development Intern will assist the Development Department with two main projects:
I.  Special Events Coordination and Solicitation - Working closely with the Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund and Special Events, the Development Intern will assist in the preparation and execution of LBO’s 39th Annual Gala at the Hotel Maya (October 7, 2017 from 6-11pm).  The Development Intern will be an important member of the gala team and will be included in all associated meetings.   Intern will help prepare, coordinate, and execute printed materials (invitation, program, and live auction supplements) and assist in silent auction item, table sponsor, and tribute solicitation, in addition to other gala assistance as needed.

II. Grants Research and Administration - Working closely with the Assistant Directors of Development and Grants and Database Manager, the Development Intern will research and develop funding opportunities for the 2017/18 Season.  Duties include identifying potential funders using donor research software.  Intern will also be responsible for grants writing assistance, including interdepartmental coordination of data compilation.

Skills, Knowledge and Requirements of Intern:
The potential intern should have an interest in fundraising  and/or special events, ability to prioritize and multitask, and have good attention to detail. In addition, the intern should have a general interest and/or knowledge of the arts: music, opera, and performing arts.  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is a plus. Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills are required. The potential intern must have a passion for the arts and LBO’s mission.  Candidates should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and supervisor. 

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, two references (including name and contact information), unofficial transcripts, and a resume. Please email all application materials to Amanda Fruta, Assistant Director of Development, at [email protected].
Please write “ACLB Fall 2017” in subject line of application email. This internship is sponsored by Creative Long Beach, an internship program of the Arts Council for Long Beach.


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