Description

Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $40,000-$45,000
Organization's Mission: To connect the community through great live music.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is committed to connecting our community through the performance of great live music. In service of that goal and to create an incredible place to work, USUO prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Position Summary: The Opera Chorus Master is a crucial leader on our team and will use their energy, knowledge, and expertise to select, develop, and assist the Utah Opera Chorus. Under the supervision of the Opera Artistic Director and with regular collaboration alongside the Principal Coach/Accompanist, Opera Company Manager, and Production Coordinator, this consummate professional will demonstrate a deep knowledge of all aspects of the Opera Chorus’s role in every USUO production. Through their mastery of music, this individual will be responsible for managing the chorus to success in each step of the production process. As a collaborator, we desire an individual who seamlessly transitions from the needs of the artists to the administrative functions of the department and greater USUO staff. The Chorus Master will be as comfortable with backstage processes as they are with leading from the front.
Primary Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Actively recruit the highest quality talent possible for Utah Opera Chorus.
Prepare Utah Opera Chorus for all Company needs.
Assist guest conductors for all Company needs including backstage conducting as necessary.
Cover conductor for all main stage productions.
Liaison with Utah Symphony Library.
Participate in casting and repertoire planning.
Assist Artistic Director in any administrative duties as necessary.
Communicate regularly with Company Manager, Technical Director, and Costume Director for all musical needs.
Participate in coaching and development of Resident Artists as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Strong musical (specifically operatic) knowledge.
Choral and symphonic conducting skills and experience required.
Language skills in Italian, French, German required.
Strong keyboard skills preferred.
Desired Qualifications: EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in music, opera, or a related field.
Master’s degree in Music/Opera preferred.
Experience in an organizational role at a performing arts organization preferred.
Knowledge of symphony and opera repertoire preferred.
Previous professional opera company experience preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Benefits: Full-time staff receive health coverage (USUO pays 100%), 401(k) contribution plan, and paid time-off and holidays.

Free Tickets: Staff receive complimentary and discounted tickets to Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances.

Work that Matters: Music touches lives for good and enriches our community. Be part of an organization that brings beauty and happiness to the lives of people all over the state.
How to Apply: https://usuo.org/job-application/
Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Salt Lake City

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Contact: Micah Luce
Email: mluce@usuo.org
Phone: 8018699601