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Opera Shop Cashiers


Title: Opera Shop Cashier
Employment Classification: Seasonal, hourly, non-exempt position
Salary: $16.50/hour
Job Description (PDF)

Job Description

Conduct retail transactions at The Santa Fe Opera’s Opera Shop, creating a friendly and engaging experience for patrons of the Opera. The primary goal is to make the retail business an educational, pleasant, and profitable operation through excellent customer service. This position requires the ability to work as a team member while exercising judgment and initiative.

Employment Standards

Duties/ Requirements:

  • Responsible for nightly Opera Shop sales transactions.
  • Assure store appearance and stock levels are maintained.
  • Assist with stock room organization and cleanliness.
  • Contribute to a strong customer service ethic.
  • Assure store security.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods and work in a fast paced environment.


  • Operate a point of sale program.
  • Conduct cash transactions in a timely and accurate manner with accurate cash counting.
  • Communicate effectively.


Up to 40 hours per week, on performance evenings only. The Opera Shop operates on two shifts. The first shift is from 5:00 pm until post intermission (typically 10:00 pm) and the second shift is from 6:15 pm until post-show (typically 11:59 pm.) Some flexibility of hours may occur due to scheduled events during the course of the year. Weekend work is necessary (hours over 40 per week paid at time and a half). This is a seasonal, hourly, non-exempt position. Wages begin at $16.50/ hour.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Retail experience (Experience in a performing arts/creative arts boutique store is a plus.)
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours required.
  • Computer literacy.

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