Administrative Internship Program
Spring/Summer 2020

For more details and to apply, visit: www.opera-stl.org/intern

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is accepting applications for its Administrative Intern Program for the 2020 Festival Season, featuring Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Awakenings, and Susannah.

Opera Theatre is known as a center for training young professionals in all aspects of opera, including arts administration. OTSL’s Administrative Intern Program supports this mission by offering job training and experience for those interested in careers in arts management. Several alumni are currently employed full-time at Opera Theatre, and former interns have served in positions at organizations across the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the American Repertory Theater.

Opera Theatre’s administrative internships offer the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and provide exposure to a variety of skills crucial in today’s arts and non-profit landscape. In addition to working on projects that are integral to the success of the Festival Season, interns are encouraged to learn from and about roles across the entire company, and are invited to attend additional lectures, recitals, and rehearsals, and performances as their schedules permit. The program also includes educational sessions specifically for the interns, designed to further the professional growth of the program participants.

Internship Guidelines
• All internships are full-time positions, with an hourly stipend and overtime for any hours over 40 per week.
• Dates for each position vary (see individual position descriptions) but most are from late April/early May – early July.
• Hours may include some nights and weekends.
• The majority of our interns are college students or recent college graduates, but any qualified applicants interested in pursuing a career in arts management will be considered.
• Housing is not provided. Short-term options in the area are available but are limited.
• A basic familiarity with opera and classical music is a great help, however it is not required.
• Applications for the 2020 season will be accepted on a rolling basis.

o Artistic Administration Intern
o Development Intern
o Digital Marketing & Media Intern
o Education Intern
o Finance Intern
o Patron Relations Intern
o Photography Intern
o Press & Communications Intern

For more details on each position, and to apply, visit www.opera-stl.org/intern.

At Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to being an equal employment/engagement opportunity workplace, and will not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristics, protected veteran status, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process.

About Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization known for innovative productions featuring outstanding young artists. The company offers a festival opera season each spring which attracts ticket buyers from zip codes throughout the metropolitan area, as well as visitors from nearly 50 states and multiple countries. As of 2019, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has presented 28 world premieres and 28 American premieres, which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any American company. In addition to the spring Festival Season, Opera Theatre operates year-round education and community programs serving nearly 17,000 local children and adults.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has a year-round artistic and administrative staff of 35, which increases to approximately 500 during the Festival Season. Several hundred volunteer members of the Opera Theatre Guild provide support for all aspects of Opera Theatre’s work and advocate for the company throughout the greater St. Louis community. The company’s annual budget size is approximately $10.8 million; contributed revenue represents more than 50% of budget.