"Santa Fe's objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America..."

                     Phillip Huscher
                     The Santa Fe Opera
 An American Pioneer

Seasonal Positions

Seasonal employees begin arriving in the spring and by early July, more than 600 employees are on board to make the upcoming season come to life!

Application Process

 Send completed general employment application, along with resume and cover letter, to Human Resources or by mail to the address below. 

Important Note: Production Staff form and submission process are DIFFERENT from the general employment.

The Application Process for the Production Department for the 2015 Season has concluded.

Applications for the 2016 Season will be available on our website beginning in mid-December 2015.

Questions can be directed to proddir@santafeopera.org.

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

2012 Season: Tosca Dome



    The Company's summer performance season is July and August.  There are a number of various seasonal positions available, some of which may begin as early as April or May.  Such positions include maintenance and groundskeeping jobs, retail (gift shop), bartenders, and front of house (usher) assignments.  (Please note that the deadline for submission of usher applications is May 27, 2015.)  If you would like to submit an application, please indicate information regarding your preferred type of work.

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    SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN - Position filled for the 2015 season

    Responsible for assisting the Special Events staff with the preparation and execution of special events associated with the Opera’s Board of Directors and Donors during the summer season.

    Application deadline March 13, 2015.

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    Working with the Manager of Annual Giving and other members of the Development Office, assist in the management of all aspects of stewardship & recognition of donors as related to the various levels of giving and the associated benefits. 

    Application deadline March 13, 2015.

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  • Administration


    The Business Office and Administration Assistant/Intern will support the projects and workload of the Opera’s various business functions.  This individual will be a responsible team member, working under the direction of the appropriate department head or staff member, as required for each task.

    Application deadline March 31, 2015.  The position commences mid-June, and ends at the end of August.

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  • Box Office

    Seasonal Box Office Customer Service Rep

    Position Starts On: various

    Position Ends Approximately: various

    Representatives provide excellent service to patrons of the Opera by assisting them with ticket purchases and program questions. Therefore, it is important to become familiar with the season's repertoire, the layout of the theater, and the general rules of the house.

    There are several positions with weekly hours fluctuating between 20 and 40, dependent on the needs of the box office. Start dates are from mid-April to early June.

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