Opera Education Assistant

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

To connect the community through great live music.

Salt Lake City, UT

Work Location: In-office


Website Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

To connect the community through great live music.


The Opera Education Assistant is a vital member of our team and will use their energy, knowledge, and expertise to tie together the administrative and practical functions of our department. Often acting as the direct point of contact between the organization and schools, community venues, and vendors, this individual will serve in a forward-facing and active role. Using their experience and under the guidance of the Director, the assistant will manage important agreements for schools, oversee department publications and media, and maintain department databases. As one of the friendly faces in the department, the assistant will also give public tours of our physical spaces to groups as well as direct presentations in schools for students and/or teachers. We desire an Education Assistant who will be flexible with an evolving department and welcome change with eager energy and creative functioning.


Scheduling and School Liaison Work
• Schedule opera school presentations (nearly daily performances).
• Create, manage, and send contracts and Education materials for opera school presentations
• Publish education calendars for company and Opera Resident Artists; maintain continually.
• Assist in planning and executing opera community residencies and tours.
• Coordinate schedules and releases with resident artists, Education department, and Opera Music staff.
Website Development and Management
• Regularly update Education website with current Education offerings.
• Meet regularly with company website manager to review issues and receive training.
• Manage surveys and applications for education events.
• Contribute Education content to social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter).
Assist at concerts, performances, activities
• Assist as needed at Opera-tunities Nights and Children’s Opera Showcase.
• Oversee ticketing at select events.
• Keep accurate records of education department activities.
• Prepare reports of education department activities as needed; help with reports to Development and USOE.
• Keep records of our rotation plan of events around the state and at school.
Public Presentations
• Give building tours of Production Studios, Capitol Theatre, & Abravanel Hall as requested.
• Give presentations in schools for symphony and for opera, and as needed in presentations to teachers.
Education Office Management
• Keep computer and office hard files organized.
• Order supplies as necessary.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and remain flexible to department urgencies when appropriate.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and Google Suite Tools.
• Occasional evenings and weekends required.

• Bachelor’s degree in music, fine art, arts administration, communication, or related field or experience in an organizational role at a performing arts organization preferred.
• Knowledge of symphony and opera repertoire preferred.
• Experience with digital photography, social media design, and website maintenance preferable.
• Knowledge of Tessitura database preferable.

• Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
• Able to move equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
• Must have reliable transportation.

Beginning pay: $16.87 per hour, plus benefits

Tentative Schedule
• Application period: June 7-30, 2022
• Interviews of finalists: July 6-8, 2022
• Employment begins: August 1, 2022 or thereabouts

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé, and references. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

To apply for this job please visit usuo.org.