Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $16.83 (beginning)
Organization's Mission: 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 Education Assistant is a vital member of our team and will use their energy, knowledge, and expertise to tie together the administrative and practical functions of our department. Often acting as the direct point of contact between the organization and schools, community venues, and vendors, this individual will serve in a forward-facing and active role. Using their experience and under the guidance of the Director, the assistant will manage important agreements for schools, oversee department publications and media, and maintain department databases. As one of the friendly faces in the department, the assistant will also give public tours of our physical spaces to groups as well as direct presentations in schools for students and/or teachers. We desire an Education Assistant who will be flexible with an evolving department and welcome change with eager energy and creative functioning.
Primary Responsibilities: Scheduling and School Liaison Work
• Schedule opera school presentations (nearly daily performances).
• Create, manage, and send contracts and Education materials for opera school presentations
• Publish education calendars for company and Opera Resident Artists; maintain continually.
• Assist in planning and executing opera community residencies and tours.
• Coordinate schedules and releases with resident artists, Education department, and Opera Music staff.
Website Development and Management
• Regularly update Education website with current Education offerings.
• Meet regularly with company website manager to review issues and receive training.
• Manage surveys and applications for education events.
• Contribute Education content to social media (Facebook, Instagram, twitter).
Assist at concerts, performances, activities
• Assist as needed at Opera-tunities Nights and Children’s Opera Showcase.
• Oversee ticketing at select events.
• Keep accurate records of education department activities.
• Prepare reports of education department activities as needed; help with reports to Development and USOE.
• Keep records of our rotation plan of events around the state and at school.
Public Presentations
• Give building tours of Production Studios, Capitol Theatre, & Abravanel Hall as requested.
• Give presentations in schools for symphony and for opera, and as needed in presentations to teachers.
Education Office Management
• Keep computer and office hard files organized.
• Order supplies as necessary.
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED SKILLS / ABILITIES:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and remain flexible to department urgencies when appropriate.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, and Google Suite Tools.
• Occasional evenings and weekends required.

• Bachelor’s degree in music, fine art, arts administration, communication, or related field or experience in an organizational role at a performing arts organization preferred.
• Knowledge of symphony and opera repertoire preferred.
• Experience with digital photography, social media design, and website maintenance preferable.
• Knowledge of Tessitura database preferable.

• Prolonged periods of remaining stationary and working on a computer.
• Able to move equipment weighing up to 30 pounds.
• Must have reliable transportation.
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.

The staff supports USUO’s mission to connect the community through great live music by doing everything from promotion and fundraising to artistic planning and operations.
How to Apply:
Location: Salt Lake City, UT


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Contact: Paula Fowler
Phone: 801-533-5626