Opportunities at LBO



Marketing & Patron Services Associate

Posted December 6th, 2021; updated December 6th, 2021

LBO is hiring a full-time Marketing & Patron Services Associate! The Marketing & Patron Services Associate is responsible for the day-to-day relationships with LBO audiences, through handling all the box office activities and through coordination and execution of LBO’s marketing and communication activities. This entry level, non-exempt, position works closely with and reports to the Head of Experience & Partnerships and works with other members of the LBO team to ensure clear and engaging interactions with broad components of the LBO community. They also ensure a smooth and carefully managed box office experience for patrons ranging from student attendees to single ticket buyers to subscribers and major donors. This position requires an individual who possesses excellent administrative skills, facility with learning and using databases and spreadsheets, creative communications skills—particularly in digital spaces, as well as comfort and confidence in dealing with patrons. LBO is an internationally regarded, niche cultural organization with a small and highly-energized team and support base. Building relationships and understanding the LBO culture is essential to the success of this individual. Ability to work in a collaborative, team-based environment is essential, as well as high levels of attention to detail and excellent customer service skills.

  • Please review the complete job description here.
  • To submit an application, please do so at this link.
  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Inquiries can be directed to Bronson Foster via email at bfoster@longbeachopera.org; no phone calls please.


Development Associate

Posted December 6th, 2021; updated December 6th, 2021

LBO is hiring a full-time Development Associate! The Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the development department and participating in all fundraising activities including donor cultivation, direct appeals, grants, and special events. This position will take lead in planning and executing the institutional funding channels including government grants, foundations, and corporate sponsorships in partnership with the Head of Development & Philanthropy. The Development Associate will be in charge of managing a comprehensive grants calendar, researching grant opportunities, writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects, and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. Additionally, the position will be responsible for managing the development department’s side of LBO’s donor database. This means accurately inputting all contributions and pledges, preparing transmittals for contributions to the finance department, regularly updating all departments on donations received, generating acknowledgement letters, and providing accurate reports of all fundraising activity in the donor database.

  • Please review the complete job description here.
  • To submit an application, please do so at this link.
  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Inquiries can be directed to Nico Bejarano via email at nbejarano@longbeachopera.org; no phone calls please.



There are currently no internship opportunities. Check back, soon.



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer program is on pause in preparation for the upcoming season.

Standard Front of House Volunteer Roles:

  • 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 receive a ticket to the opera.

If you are interested in assisting LBO as a volunteer, please email boxoffice@longbeachopera.org to learn about volunteering today!



For paid production crew queries, please send a resume in PDF format to the Director 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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Long Beach Opera events are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission