Working at the Santa Fe Opera
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 identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
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.
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. They are responsible for all the off-stage magic and include positions in the Box Office, Opera Shop, Front of House, audio, wigs and more!
With positions ranging from Development to Marketing to Community Engagement, our Internship Program offers a breadth of experience for the aspiring arts administrator. Past interns have gone on to major positions at other opera companies and arts organizations, including Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Houston Grand Opera and Juilliard. Some have even come back to the Santa Fe Opera as full-time employees!
I’ve worked all over the world, and the magic of doing opera in the high desert simply can’t be beat.
Extreme challenges are part of the job, but once you see and hear the final result, it’s all worth it!
Bunnies on the lawn, incredible sunsets at day’s end—and I swear the birds sing more sweetly here.