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Opera Club Intern


Job Title: Opera Club Intern
June 12 through August 26 – Summer 2023
Job Description (PDF)

Position Overview

The Opera Club Intern works within the Development Department and reports to the Major Gifts Officers. The Opera Club Intern also works with Opera Club Leadership.

The Opera Club Intern’s primary responsibility is to oversee attendance and ensure smooth operations at the Opera Club, a private lounge to which major donors, Opera Club members and special visitors are invited before each performance and during intermission.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Create list of Opera Club members and guests attending each performance, ensuring bios of constituents are current; provide list to select staff members in advance of each performance.
  • Update Opera Club membership in database, as needed.
  • Greet guests upon arrival; answer questions; liaise with House Management and Ushers.
  • Issue Opera Club passes for artists and other special guests as requested by Artistic Administration and Development.
  • Manage ticket requests; work with the Box Office to coordinate tickets for Opera Club members and guests.
  • Facilitate introductions between Development Staff and donors/donor prospects.
  • Track Opera Club member attendance at donor-benefit events, such as working rehearsals and dress rehearsals; help prepare and distribute donor benefits materials to Opera Club members.
  • Work with Opera Club Leadership to send season passes, invitations to special events, and annual meeting materials to Opera Club members; give brief presentation at Opera Club annual meeting.
  • Manage upkeep of Opera Club facility, including stocking basic supplies and assisting
    Concessions Staff as needed.
  • Other Development tasks as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications

Formal dress at all performances. Excellent interpersonal skills. Sound judgment; ability to problem solve and negotiate situations with discretion. Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding donors, members and guests. Proactive and independent work style, as well as the ability to work as a member of a team. Computer skills with Windows-based environment required (including Word and Excel); experience with a relational database, specifically Tessitura, highly preferred.


While this is a 40 hour per week position, the schedule is variable due to the workflow. Hours vary including evenings and weekends.

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

The deadline to apply is March 20 or until filled.

Submit a completed employment application form, your resume, cover letter and 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

Application Form (PDF)