Education Program Administrator
PURPOSE: Responsible for coordination of Opera Education in-school touring program and administrative and operational support of all programming.
Responsible for the implementation of the Guild’s signature program, formerly called Opera à la Carte, currently presented in over 100 Bay Area schools annually. This position reports to the Director of Education and works closely with the entire Education staff and board. This reimagined program, titled Opera Together, offers an exciting opportunity for a candidate with vision, imagination, and a deep desire to merge the elements of grand opera with contemporary practice and engagement with students. Launching this fall, with a new innovative interpretation of Puccini’s La Bohème, the new Opera Together program will draw artists and creative team members from all over California and beyond. This position has the potential to grow to a full-time contract position depending upon skills of the candidate.
- Teaming with Education staff, create and implement new vision for this classic program
- Consult with staff and board on opera selection, script adaptation, and music samples
- Production of final working script for artists, students, and teachers including score edits
- Oversee hiring of design team, vendors, and directors and facilitate all production meetings in conjunction with Education staff
- Coordinate casting and hiring of artists in conjunction with staff and music director
- Schedule and oversee rehearsals and program related activities
- Perform administrative duties including payroll, budgets, and other logistics
- Coordinate with teachers in planning and scheduling over 100 performances at school sites
- Attend Opera Guild Education Council meetings
- Support Education Team in other programming as needed
Education and experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University
- 3-5 years of work experience in opera production/performance/education/arts administration
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of operatic repertoire and voices, Bay Area artists and companies, Artistic administration, Current Arts Education standards and practices
- Skill in oral and written communication, MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, Zoom, FileMaker Pro, and knowledge of basic social media platforms
- Extremely detail-oriented with the ability to manage time and tasks efficiently
- Communicate effectively with wide variety of individuals including Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, artists, teachers, students, and other stakeholders
Please email cover letter and resume, including salary requirements directly to [email protected]. No phone calls please. San Francisco Opera Guild only accepts resumes that respond to specific job listings. Actively seeking diverse candidates from all backgrounds to join our team.