Michigan Opera Theatre Jobs & Part-Time Opportunities

Michigan Opera Theatre, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan Opera Theatre is supported by private donations, foundation and corporate grants, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency.

Learn how you can become a volunteer at Michigan Opera Theatre.


Production Coordinator, Community Programs

The primary responsibility of the position is to coordinate productions for Michigan Opera Theatre’s department of Education and Community Programs including coordination of music, sets, transportation, load ins/outs, and artists.

Specific Responsibilities:


  •   Serves as music coordinator for touring productions. Conducts rehearsals, oversees score edits and cuts, participates in casting decisions.
  •   Serves as stage manager and crew for touring productions. Transports sets and artists to performance locations. Sets stage, calls shows, manages set changes and other production elements. Drives MOT Community Programs van and trailer to/from performances.
  •   Collaborates on the creation of budgets and production schedules.
  •   Oversees set building, costume development, prop builds.
  •   Negotiates and executes community program artist contracts.
  •   Participates in securing venue contracts and conducting site visits.
  •   Oversees maintenance of production materials.
  •   In collaboration with Department director, plans/conducts auditions, and explores new repertoire and projects.


  •   Addresses day-to-day student/parent/staff issues.
  •   Assists in staff selection for special programs.
  •   Participates in selection of scholarship recipients.
  •   Works with team to recruit students.
  •   Serves as LATOH Production Manager.
  •   Distributes/gathers paperwork relating to data collection.
  •   Distributes informational letters to parents, students, and staff.
  •   With team, oversees morning and afternoon sign in/out and childcare.


  •   Maintains/updates contact database in Tessitura.
  •   Creates Ed. & CP touring season in Tessitura.
  •   Communicates information for company website, Bravo magazine, etc.
  •   Participates in collection of data for grant reporting.
  •   Schedules/coordinates events with appropriate Opera House staff.
  •   Addresses programming inquiries.
  •   Assists with sales and promotion of touring performances.
  •   Provides support for Studio, Opera Club, and Ambassador Program activities as needed.
  •   Provides occasional MOT performance duty as needed.
  •   Assists in department planning, goal setting, budgeting and pricing.
  •   Participates in organizing events as well as program/event logistics.
  •   May be asked to assist with vehicle maintenance
  •   Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

  •   Passion for the theatre industry, the performing arts, and a dedication to promoting Opera throughout the community and the region.
  •   Experience in teaching, mentoring, and/or coaching students preferred
  •   Must have a valid drivers license.
  •   Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs is required.
  •   Ability to read music preferred. Proficiency in piano would be a plus, but is not required.
  •   Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field
  •   An interest in opera and education
  •   Knowledge and/or experience with Tessitura a plus
  •   Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •   Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and articulate
  •   Desire and enthusiasm to work with children and families
  •   Highly organized with attention to detail
  •   Outgoing and friendly

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to:
Classification status: Full time, non-exempt, hourly
Last updated: January 11, 2017



Director of Accounting

Position Summary:
The Director of Accounting is responsible for general ledger accountability, financial reporting and analysis, and systems improvement. She/he will lead day-to-day accounting operations and is responsible for the direct oversight and supervision of accounting staff, for the production of financial reports and statements, and maintenance of accounting records and budgets. The Director of Accounting also serves as controller for the company and is accountable for developing and enforcing a comprehensive set of controls in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company policies.

Specific Responsibilities:


Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Classification status: Full time, exempt, salaried
Last updated: 9/25/16

Application Process:

To apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to employment@MOTopera.org

Michigan Opera Theatre values diversity in our workforce.


Sell Subscriptions for MOT

Be a voice for the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Looking for a few outstanding phone reps to call opera patrons for subscriptions. This is a part-time position.  Mondays-Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (availability to start as early as 3:00 preferred) and Saturday mornings.

Creative, exciting atmosphere.
Ideal second job. Ideal job for recently retired professional.
Perks include Free Tickets.

If you are a great communicator, motivated and dependable, please call (313) 961-3500,  option 6, extension 3208, and leave a message.

Similar experience preferred but not necessary. A passion for the Arts, and for Opera in particular, a plus!

Parking Center Staff

The Herman Frankel | Opera House Parking Center is accepting applicants for the positions of cashier, attendant, and flagger. Call Bob or Paul at (313) 965-4052.

Maintenance, Ushers, Bar Staff and Security

To apply for part-time maintenance, security, bar staff or staff usher positions, please pick up an application at the security desk at the Madison Avenue stage door entrance.

All other applicants please send your resume to:

Human Resources
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226

You can also fax your resume to 313.237.3412.

Thank you for your interest in Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House!