"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. 

The Santa Fe Opera, Attn Human Resources

Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408


The application process for the PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT for the 2016 season has closed. Applications for the 2017 Season will be available beginning mid-December 2016.


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, drivers, retail (gift shop), bartenders, and front of house (usher) assignments.  (Please note that the deadline for submission of usher applications is June 5, 2016.)  If you would like to submit an application, please indicate information regarding your preferred type of work.

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  • House Management


    Service the patrons of the Opera in a friendly and courteous manner, while professionally and politely adhering to and enforcing the Opera’s management policies; assist the patrons of the Opera in finding their seats; answer general questions; and assist house management with maintaining order and resolving problems as directed.

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  • Concessions


    Bartenders provide Santa Fe Opera patrons efficient, friendly service, ensuring the safety of all.  Responsible alcohol serving is mandatory.

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  • Gift Shop


    Participate in the welcoming atmoshpere of the Opera shop, and assist patrons with their purchases.


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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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  • Maintenance

    Ranch Night Porter

    On performance evenings, prepare and maintain the Cantina and surrounding areas to receive the patrons and guests of the Opera.

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  • Administration


    The Business Office Assistant 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 Director of Finance and Accounting or appropriate staff member, as required for each task.

    Application deadline April 15, 2016.  The position commences mid-June, and ends at the end of August.

    Credit toward an internship program can be provided if requested.

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