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Librarian Apprentice


Job Title: Librarian Apprentice
June 8 – July 29 (Some off-campus, pre-season work will be required starting in May.)
Job Description (PDF)

The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra Library Apprentice reports to the Orchestra Librarian. He/she will work directly with the Chief Conductor, Guest Conductors, Orchestra Manager, orchestra players, music staff, and Production Music Services staff and apprentices.

Performs duties including, but not limited to:

  • bowings, cuts and other markings using best performance practices
  • creating and repairing parts
  • page turn corrections
  • editing and proofreading of parts
  • transpositions or other inserts
  • assisting in cataloging sets and scores
  • attending all orchestra rehearsals
  • completing the required tasks for performance duty as determined by the Orchestra Librarian
  • other necessary tasks as required by the Orchestra Librarian or Orchestra Manager

Qualifications should include:

  • a bachelor degree in music or equivalent in experience
  • a basic knowledge of foreign terminology, transpositions, opera and symphonic repertoire
  • experience in part marking, including bowings
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a strong attention to detail
  • ability to multi-task while maintaining accuracy
  • a familiarity of music copyright laws


  • Weekly stipend
  • Travel allowance
  • Admission to dress rehearsals and performances with company card (subject to seating availability)

A car is very helpful. The opera is located 7 miles north of Santa Fe city center.

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 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

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023

Please submit a resume to
No phone calls. Any questions can be directed to