Join the Team

We’re always looking for more members at Great Lakes Light Opera. If you’d like to gain real-world experience while volunteering to bring opera outreach into the community, let us know!

Contact us if you’re interested in performing, stage managing, publicity, costumes, props, or any other aspect of producing an opera. We are also always in need of pianists and musicians who want to get experience accompanying operas.

 


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Director of Development will report to Great Lakes Light Opera’s Executive Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing donor relationships on behalf of the Great Lakes Light Opera
  • Researching and writing grants to support productions and educational projects
  • Building strong relationships with corporations
  • Overseeing accounting, payroll, and taxes
  • Recruits new board members

Required qualifications:
Proven development success and grant writing experience. Detail oriented, self-sufficient, creative, positive and assertive attitude.  Proficient in MS word, articulate verbal and written communication skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and ability to think quickly on your feet.

Preferred skills:
Accounting, legal experience.

Time commitment:
5 – 10 hours per week, flexible schedule

Compensation:
Successful candidates will earn commissions through grant-writing, up to $20k per year.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter and samples of your work to Executive Director, Megan Thompson at .


EDUCATION COORDINATOR

The Education Coordinator will report to Great Lakes Light Opera’s Executive Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Selling educational programming to libraries, schools, community centers, and other relevant venues
  • Coordinating logistics for programming including but not limited to space, A/V capabilities, and piano
  • Maintaining the educational calendar of all Great Lakes Light Opera educational ventures
  • Managing the Opera Avengers podcast by working with the Opera Avengers Conceptual Manager to choose topics and create production timelines
  • Scheduling recording sessions and editing for Opera Avengers Podcast
  • Working with the Director of Adult Programming and the Director of Youth Education and Outreach to recruit singers and teaching artists for educational programming

Required qualifications:
Detail oriented, highly organized, proven sales ability, self-sufficient, creative, positive and assertive attitude.  Proficient in MS word, articulate verbal and written communication skills, ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and ability to think quickly on your feet.

Preferred skills:
Performance/arts experience, background in teaching/education, podcast production.

Time commitment:
5 – 10 hours per week, flexible schedule

Compensation:
Volunteer position with opportunity for growth. Successful candidates will earn bonuses through commissions and/or grant-writing, up to $20k per year.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter and samples of your work to Executive Director, Megan Thompson at .