Special Events Intern

Job Description


Director of Special Events


Non-exempt; paid Internship

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Special Events, the Special Events Intern is responsible for assisting with the preparation and execution of events associated with the summer season’s activities. This includes the Opening Weekend Celebration, Opening Night Dinners, the Summer Gala, and Cast and Company recognition parties following performances, along with other donor and board-related events.

Specific Responsibilities

The Special Events Intern will be a critical team member in planning and executing each of the summer’s special events. Specific duties will include designing and disseminating invitations, tracking responses including dietary restrictions and seating preferences, assisting with performance seating charts for opening weekend, calling and emailing guests both for follow-up and as courtesy calls, assisting with set-up and take-down for each event, and interacting with other SFO departments, along with vendors, caterers, and guests.


Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Proactive and independent work style; also ability to work as a member of a team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Computer skills with Windows-based environment required (including Word and Excel); experience with a relational database highly preferred. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Fundraising knowledge a plus, but not required.


40 hours/week, with overtime as needed.


May 11, 2020


Around August 21; flexible based on school schedule 

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.


Application (PDF)

Please submit a completed general employment application, along with a1-2 page resume and cover letter describing your interest in the relevant position, by e-mail to Human Resources or by mail to:
The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

If you are selected for a interview, you will be contacted by a member of The Santa Fe Opera staff. The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer The Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or political affiliation. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

"The Opera is an amazing place to work! You have the opportunity to see the development of each production from behind the scenes and witness the work involved in producing such extravagant performances."