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Community Engagement Internship


Title: Community Engagement Internship
Reports to: Director
Classification/Status: Non-exempt
$14.60 per hour
May – August, Summer 2024
Job Description (PDF)

Position Overview

Working primarily with the Community Engagement Department, but also has the option of cross-training with additional administrative departments, assists in the development and coordination of volunteer and other community engagement programs. This includes but is not limited to: coordination, scheduling, and tracking of volunteers, liaising with various departments impacted by program, and volunteer mentor program. Also may be called upon to support other activities of the department including, but not limited to: General Administration, Active Learning Through Opera (ALTO), Opera Makes Sense, Preview Dinners, Repertory-Related Programing, and Youth Night at the Opera. Depending on time and initiative, this position may also be assigned special projects related to education and community programming. This position is available May – August.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Assist with backstage tour planning, scheduling, interdepartmental coordination, and volunteer docent communication.
  2. Assist with Pueblo Opera Program coordination including logistical planning of transportation contracts, catering, and invitations.
  3. Assist Community Engagement department in general administrative tasks in support of programming.
  4. Dependent on time and opportunity, cross-train or observe other administrative departments.


Flexibility; prioritize in a fast-paced environment.  Proactive and independent work style; along with ability to work as member of a team.  Punctuality. Strong personal skills.  Computer skills a must.

Evidence of soft skills is critical.  These include empathy, patience, listening, and anticipating needs and appreciating where others are coming from.

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.

The Santa Fe Opera supports employees with its robust safety program, devotion to environmental sustainability and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion while setting the industry standard for stagecraft. 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, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Santa Fe Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees/interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company or have been approved for an accommodation based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster.

Application Process

Positions require proof of eligibility to work.

  1. Submit a completed employment application form using either the (PDF) Form or Online Form.
  2. Submit your (PDF) application form, resume and cover letter by email to Human Resources or by mail to:

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

(PDF) Application Form

Online Application Form