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Employment Opportunities 

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization known for innovative productions, featuring outstanding young artists.  The company offers a festival opera season each spring which attracts ticket buyers from zip codes throughout the metropolitan area, as well as visitors from more than 40 states and multiple countries.  Opera Theatre operates year-round education and outreach programs serving nearly 10,000 local children and 5,000 adults.  The company’s annual budget size is approximately $10 million; contributed revenue represents more than 50% of the annual budget.

Digital Marketing Manager

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of America’s leading festival opera companies, performing a four-opera festival season in May and June each year at the Loretto-Hilton Center in Webster Groves. Audiences traveled from every zip code in the St. Louis metropolitan area, from 48 states, and from as far away as Australia and Germany to attend the company’s 2017 Festival Season. The company has received national attention for its highly successful New Works, Bold Voices commissions of world premieres on contemporary American subjects, its long history of developing the next generation of great opera stars, its success in building young and diverse audiences for opera, and its meaningful impact across the St. Louis region through education and community programs.

Currently, the company is looking to welcome a new Digital Marketing Manager to its marketing and public relations team.

The Digital Marketing Manager is an integral part of OTSL’s marketing and public relations team, reporting to the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. An ideal candidate will have qualifications in most (if not all) of the following job functions:

· E-Marketing Strategy & Management The position is responsible for the strategy and execution of OTSL’s e-marketing program, including lead acquisition, content creation, and on-going assessment of e-marketing campaigns.

· Digital Advertising Strategy & Management In concert with OTSL’s agency and media partners, the position manages and assists in executing and assessing all digital advertising plans. This includes paid search, delivery of digital advertising through ad networks, retargeting, geo-fencing, or other paid channels, and social media advertising.

· Social Media Content Management In concert with OTSL’s Public Relations Coordinator, the position ensures that social media content is integrated with other digital and print content (e-marketing, web, video, blogs, press releases, etc.) and that OTSL is operating at the highest levels of online content engagement.

· Website Strategy & Management The position is responsible for consistent and accurate factual updates to the OTSL website, the management of design and functionality upgrades in concert with OTSL’s agency, and integration of website sales channels with the OTSL box office.

· Video Strategy & Management In concert with the marketing, artistic, and production teams, the position develops and implements strategy for video creation and dissemination, regularly assessing effectiveness of video campaigns.

· Data Extractions & Database Management In pursuit of the above objectives, the position effectively manages data extractions from OTSL’s CRM system, Tessitura, to ensure consistent audience segmentation across all digital platforms. The position also maintains the hygiene of the OTSL database.

Based on the skills and background of the most qualified candidate, the relative weight of each of these responsibilities may vary. Pending the chosen candidate, the position may manage or assist in conjunction with other members of the marketing and pr team, rather than provide exclusive oversight.


The ideal candidate will have:

· A minimum of 3 years of previous experience with the majority of the job functions outlined
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Extraordinary attention to detail and consistent professional follow-through
· Ability to manage multiple competing timelines with a professional demeanor
· A team-oriented approach and an interest in the performing arts
· An ability to work evening and weekend hours during the OTSL festival season (May – June) and in conjunction with other occasional programs throughout the year.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and video editing software
· Experience with Tessitura preferred
· Bachelor’s Degree, communications or related degree preferred

Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing a resume and cover letter via email to:

Joe Gfaller Director of Marketing and Public Relations Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

No phone calls, please.

OTSL is accepting applications on a rolling timeline, with an eye towards an expedient hiring process to ensure the Digital Marketing Manager will have sufficient time to ramp up into the position before the start of OTSL’s annual festival season.

Constituent Relations Coordinator

The Constituent Relations Coordinator is a key member of Opera Theatre’s development department, reporting to the Associate Director for Strategy and Organizational Development, and will:












The successful candidate will have:



Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position to: 

Michelle Myers
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
210 Hazel Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63119-7910

Email: No calls, please.

Seasonal Van Driver

Opera Theatre’s Artistic Department is seeking van drivers to transport visiting artists using a company 12 passenger van. Candidates must be available for the 9 week OTSL festival run from April 22 until June 24, 2018. Applicants must pass a driving records check and have or be willing to obtain a chauffeur's license (Class E). The expense for a Class E license will be reimbursed by Opera Theatre, and the license is valid for three years.  Two van driver positions are available; the daytime shift and the evening shift. The daytime shift would be on call from 8:00 AM  until 5:00 PM. The evening shift would be on call from 5:00 pm until last ride (likely 10 pm on non-performance evenings and midnight on performance evenings). The first and last rides of the day would depend on the scheduled events, which change daily.  Each driver would receive every other Sunday off. The van is not in constant motion during either shift, rather van runs are scheduled to coordinate with rehearsal/performance activities. 

Please contact Stephanie, Manager of Artistic Operations, to submit your resume and/or ask further questions. ; (314) 963-4245

Seasonal Administrative Internships

Opera Theatre of St. Louis is known as a center for training young professionals in all aspects of opera, including arts administration. OTSL is currently seeking interns for its 2018 season in various administrative fields.

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Costume Personnel

Applications are now open for Seasonal Costume Personnel. OTSL known for inventive new productions and exceptional craftsmanship is hiring seasonal Drapers, First Hands, Stitchers, Crafts Artisans, Craft Shop Manager, Painter/Dyer, a Design Assistant, and a Materials Coordinator. Contract dates vary from March 19 through June 10. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.  

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Props Personnel

Applications are now open for Seasonal Props Personnel. OTSL know for inventive new productions and exceptional craftsmanship is hiring seasonal Props Artisans and Props Carpenters. Candidates must have proven ability in carpentry, metal working, crafts and upholstery. Sculpting, casting, paper props and photo shop skills are helpful. Contract dates vary from April 9 through June 10. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.

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Run Crew and Front of House Personnel

Applications are now open for seasonal run crew positions in the areas of stage, props, electrics, orchestra, wardrobe and sound. Front of house positions including, ushers, greeters, parking lot attendants, and garden hosts. Competitive hourly wages and employment dates vary from the beginning of May through the end of June.

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Scenic, Lighting & Sound Materials Coordinator

Applications are now open for a Seasonal Materials Coordinator. Candidates must have valid driver’s license and good driving record, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Contract dates vary from the end of March through June. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.

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Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, and veteran or disability status.