Long Beach Opera 2021

Opportunities at LBO


In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, Long Beach Opera is proud to offer three paid internship opportunities in our Development, Marketing, and Production departments. The purpose is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in a nonprofit opera organization. 

All internships are part-time at $15/hr with 400 hours of paid work to be completed between July 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022. Although we anticipate staff returning to our offices this summer, interns may be able to maintain some remote work hours, in consultation with their supervisor. Regular weekly work  hours on site will be required, as well as attendance at performances and meetings with the LBO staff in a socially distant manner. In addition to working at LBO, students will participate in education events and peer group activities coordinated by the Department of Arts and Culture. 

Internship Descriptions & Qualifications


2021 Arts Internship positions will be open to currently enrolled undergraduate (2 or 4 year) and community college students who reside or attend college in Los Angeles County. Recent graduates may apply as long as they have completed their degree between May 1 - December 1, 2021. LBO encourages eligible students from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as disabled students, to apply. Students who are invited to participate in the program will be asked to provide verification of eligibility via college transcripts, driver’s license, and other documents to show enrollment status and/or LA County residence. There are no exceptions to LACDAC’s eligibility requirements.

How to apply

To apply for the Development internship, please email a cover letter and resume to: Hannah Waldman at hwaldman@longbeachopera.org with LACDAC DEVELOPMENT INTERN 2021 in the subject line.

To apply for the Marketing internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Jasmine Khorsandi at jasmine@longbeachopera.org with LACDAC MARKETING INTERN 2021 in the subject line.

To apply for the Production internship, please email a cover letter and resume to Eric Bridges at ebridges@longbeachopera.org with LACDAC PRODUCTION INTERN 2021 in the subject line.


Front of House Volunteers:

  • Ushering guests to their seats
  • Handing out Will Call tickets
  • Handing out programs at the door

Get FREE tickets to the shows! After volunteering for a 90 minute period you will recieve a ticket to the opera.

Dates and time slots for volunteering:

Contact: 562-470-7464 BoxOffice@longbeachopera.org


For paid production crew queries, please send a resume in PDF format to the Direcor of Production, Eric Bridges. ebridges@longbeachopera.org


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 auditions@longbeachopera.org. 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 auditions@longbeachopera.org. 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 determine whether your work may be a match for our artistic vision. If we are interested we will contact you and request further materials. Please mail materials to:

Long Beach Opera
115 Pine Ave. Suite 550
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

About Long Beach Opera:  Founded in 1979, Long Beach Opera was the first major opera company in the metropolitan Los Angeles/Orange County region. LBO’s mission is engaging people through provocative meaningful experiences that challenge, connect and inspire. Long Beach Opera’s artistic vision is: communities connected and minds opened through shared artistic experiences. LBO presents selections from the very beginnings of opera to modern avant-garde compositions, emphasizing their theatrical and musical relevance to our time.  Long Beach Opera is well-known for its world, American, and West Coast premiere productions of new and rare operas and has a repertoire of more than 100 works. The company is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Long Beach Opera is an Equal Opportunity employer. Long Beach Opera does not discriminate against an Employee or candidate for employment because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, engagements, assignments, training, discipline, termination, promotions or other conditions of employment or career development.

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This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at cac.ca.gov
Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.
Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission