Seasonal Positions: Production



1) Read our brochure prior to filling out the application.

Brochure (PDF)

2) Important: All applicants must be 18 years of age to be eligible.

Application (PDF)

3) Provide recommendations (for Technical Apprentice applicants only; not necessary for Production Staff applications).

Recommendation Form (PDF)

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. 

The deadline for application is March 10, 2018. Early applications are encouraged. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered as alternates. Address all correspondence, including applications, references, imagery and samples to or:

The Santa Fe Opera
Production Department
Attention: T. Armagost
P.O. Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

As an Equal Opportunity Employer the Company celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age. People of color, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

"you hear glorious melodies everywhere you turn, and laughter, and the sounds of children playing in the pool. Everyone is hardworking and professional, yet the level of camaraderie and shared commitment makes it feel more like a family than a workplace."

Seasonal Positions: administrative

Seasonal administrative employees are responsible for all the off-stage magic and include positions in the Box Office, Opera Shop, Front of House and more.

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With positions ranging from Development to Marketing to Education, our internship program offers a breadth of experience for the aspiring arts administrator. 

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Year-Round Positions

There are approximately 70 staff members working around the year in a variety of areas—from production, marketing, and fundraising to technical, administrative, and maintenance of the Opera's beautiful grounds.

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