See the inner workings of the administration of The Santa Fe Opera

With positions ranging from Development to Marketing to Education, 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!

  • In most internships, some weekend and evening hours may be required.
  • Compensation varies with the experience of the applicant.
  • All interns receive an hourly wage with overtime (where applicable) and assistance with long distance travel to and from Santa Fe.
  • Intern housing is provided and partially subsidized by the Opera.



Opera Club Steward

Special Events Intern

Annual Fund Intern

Education Intern

Finance Intern


Marketing Intern


Media & PR Intern (now accpeting applications)

Orchestra Library Apprentice


Send completed general employment application along with a1-2 page resume and cover letter describing your interest in the relevant position, to Human Resources or by mail to:

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

Applications accepted for positions as they become available now through March 2, 2018.

If you are selected for a interview, you will be contacted by a member of The Santa Fe Opera staff.  

Application (PDF)

"The Opera is an amazing place to work! You have the opportunity to see the development of each production from behind the scenes and witness the work involved in producing such extravagant performances."

Seasonal Positions

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.

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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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