Central City Opera, located less than an hour from Denver in the foothills of the Rockies, is the second oldest summer opera festival in the United States. The 550-seat opera house, a historic landmark in Central City, affords an intimate, innovative opera experience.  The year-round administrative offices for the opera are located in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to its main stage productions, Central City Opera is noted for its famed Apprentice Artist/Studio Program, dedicated to the education and development of rising young opera singers.

If you are interested in volunteering for Central City Opera, please fill out our Volunteer Application or consider becoming a member of the Guild.

For a list of current staff, visit our Staff & Board page. Available jobs are listed below.

Central City Opera Festival Staffers/Interns in their uniforms to usher performances.

Artists Training Program 

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program, which selects 30 participants from more than 1,000 applicants each year, has provided valuable training for many of America’s most notable young opera professionals, including Denyce Graves, Cynthia Lawrence, Margaret Lattimore, Mary Mills, Emily Pulley, Don Bernardini, Greg Turay, and J.rg/overview Patrick Raftery.

Application materials for the Artists Training Program are due in October each year. Please see the above link for details.

Part Time Staff Opportunities

POSITION:                    Accounting Clerk
STATUS:                        Part-time, Nonexempt
REPORTS TO:               Controller
DIRECT REPORTS:       None

COMPENSATION:       $16.00-$22.00 per hour, depending on qualifications/experience
Normal Hours:           20-25 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Controller may authorize additional hours.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

This position is responsible for advancing the mission of the Central City Opera House Association (CCO) by supporting finance and accounting functions of the organization. The Accounting Clerk will be responsible for the successful and timely completion of duties assigned by the Controller and will be trained to perform essential functions in the absence of the Controller.  The Accounting Clerk is expected to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding CCO’s business affairs.

NATURE AND SCOPE

The Accounting Clerk performs a variety of general accounting support tasks as well as other such duties as may be assigned. The Accounting Clerk will be familiar with and follow established internal controls and company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Perform daily accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and data entry.

-Set up and maintain vendor files.

-Assist with monthly reconciliations and the preparation of monthly financial reports.

-Assist with preparation and completion of annual processes and reports, including budgeting, audits, SCFD qualification reporting, and the Opera America survey, among others.

-Accurately file accounting documents to maintain historical financial records.

SKILLS REQUIRED AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

– A minimum of two years of successful experience in similar accounting positions. Some college level accounting courses preferred, but not required.

-Knowledge of non-profit accounting practices.

-Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

-Ability to work productively in a high volume, sometimes noisy, fast-paced environment.

-Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

-Effective verbal and written communication skills.

-Competency in Microsoft Office applications with strong skills in Excel.

-Experience with SAGE MIP accounting software preferred, but not required.

-Experience with QuickBooks required.

JOB CONDITIONS

Approximately 90% of the workday is spent working at a computer workstation and/or on the telephone. Most of the workspaces have some natural light; all are lit with a combination of fluorescent and incandescent lighting. Hours may fluctuate and may include some evenings or weekends.

Equipment Used:  In addition to a computer workstation and telephone, the Accounting Clerk uses copy and fax machines, postage meter, and scanner. Use of other office equipment may occasionally be required.

Physical Demands:  Use of computer and mouse for extended periods of time. Phone work is intermittent and not for prolonged periods. Standing, kneeling, or sitting are necessary for filing. Lifting tasks are occasional and limited to 20 pounds or less without assistance. Computer workstation and desk are not shared and can be adjusted to make them more ergonomically comfortable for the individual.

TO APPLY:  Please email a letter of interest and a professional resumé to HR@centralcityopera.org  with Accounting Clerk in the subject line. Only those candidates whose skills and experience best fit the needs of the position will be contacted.  No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

Central City Opera is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is dedicated to building a diverse staff.  Applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged.

Seasonal Staff Opportunities

CENTRAL CITY OPERA HOUSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2018 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

**ALL POSITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS SHOULD CHECK BACK  IN DECEMBER FOR 2019 SEASON APPLICATION MATERIALS**

Central City Opera, located 40 minutes northwest of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies, is the fifth oldest summer opera festival in the United States and the oldest performing arts organization in Colorado.  The 550-seat theater, a historic landmark in Central City, affords an intimate experience with operatic and musical theater.  CCOHA now performs in regional venues as well each summer.  In addition to the mainstage season, Central City Opera is noted for its famed Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, dedicated to the development of the young American singer.

Positions as Festival Staffers/Interns offer excellent professional development towards careers in arts management and opera production, as well as practical experience in specialized areas of interest.  Many past Festival Staffers have gone on to successful careers in these fields.

DESCRIPTION:  Fourteen positions as Festival Staffers are available for the summer season, with a fulltime commitment from May 29 through August 11, 2018.  All Festival Staffers serve as ushers during most performances and perform daily general operational duties throughout the summer including office support, garden watering, facility maintenance/light cleaning and switchboard operation.  Internship areas include: office/music library, events/party planning, public relations/marketing, gift shop/retail assistance, house/company management, stage management, wardrobe, props and wigs/makeup.  In consideration for these positions, the Opera offers free shared housing with kitchen facilities, a weekly salary of $310 and a one-time roundtrip travel stipend.

ELIGIBILITY:  Concurrent or previous academic coursework or practical experience in those areas of interest and be a high school graduate.  Should have an interest in opera/music theater and must have a positive demeanor and solid work ethic.  The ability to deal maturely with the public is a must.  Writing and photographic samples may be requested if interested in public relations/marketing; social media experience also helpful.  Candidates for office/music library and stage management positions must be able to read music.  All candidates must have some previous related experience that is at least of collegiate-level quality.  Employment is limited to citizens of the United States, students from abroad with valid student or work visas and aliens who have been granted permanent resident status by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Job duties for all interns are detailed

INTERN JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

GENERAL OPERATIONAL/USHER DUTIES (ALL INTERNS)

Costume/Wardrobe Assistant
Events Assistant
Gift Shop Assistant
House/Company Management Assistant
Marketing Assistant
Office/Music Library Assistant
Props Assistant
Stage Management Assistant
Wig/Makeup Assistant

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:   **ALL POSITIONS HAVE NOW BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS SHOULD CHECK BACK IN DECEMBER FOR 2019 SEASON APPLICATION MATERIALS**

2018 CCO Application (PDF)

2018 CCO Application (Word document)