Established in 1923, San Francisco Opera is one of the world’s leading producers of opera, presenting a roster of traditional and contemporary lyric theater repertory at the historic War Memorial Opera House. 
San Francisco Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity of Staff.
  • Teaching Artist
    Regular Part-Time, Non-Exempt


    To assist the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community in providing high quality performing arts opportunities in partnership with K-12 schools and universities, and in family and adult programs.

  • Artistic Planning Manager

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt


    Summary: To work closely with the Managing Director: Artistic to plan, manage, and coordinate activities and operations of San Francisco Opera’s Artistic Department.

  • Chorus Director
    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt


    Summary: The San Francisco Opera is hiring a new Chorus Director following the retirement of 35-year incumbent, Ian Robertson. The Chorus Director is responsible for the artistic standard and preparation of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, working in a high paced, international-level repertory house producing 8 mainstage operas per year in addition to other non-mainstage programming. The Chorus Director will work closely with the Opera’s Music Director, Eun Sun Kim, to ensure the very highest artistic standards in all productions.

  • Leadership Giving Officer

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt



    To develop strategies and manage the cultivation and solicitation plan for each individual in an assigned portfolio of donors who primarily give or have the potential to give between $25,000-$250,000 annually.

  • Chief Operating Officer

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt


    The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will work with the General Director on operationalizing the strategy and goals of the organization. The position is an intersection point between other leadership team members, ensuring that cross-departmental projects are progressing through the company. The COO will also oversee a number of senior roles, and will play a critical role in realizing new directions and new opportunities for the organization. 

  • Director of Music Operations

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt



    To work closely with senior leadership on company planning and logistics, focusing on areas of union relations/negotiations with AFM and AGMA, and oversight of the non-soloist artists of San Francisco Opera and related programs. Oversees the following departments/staff: Orchestra, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra Library, Dramaturg Emeritus


  • Individual and Leadership Giving Associate
    Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt


    To provide administrative and project support for the Individual and Leadership Giving areas in the development department.


  • Music Operations Associate

    Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt


    Summary: To assist the Orchestra Manager and Librarian with personnel management of our union orchestra, music preparation, and other administrative duties to support the work of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.


  • Special Projects Manager, Production Department

    Regular, Full-Time, Exempt


    Summary: To project manage activities and to coordinate the production facets of San Francisco Opera’s Centennial Season and other special projects.

  • Seamster
    Seasonal: Jan 2022 – Nov 2022, Full-time, Non-Exempt

    To stitch theatrical costumes.

  • Women’s Cutter/Draper
    Seasonal: Jan 2022 – Nov 2022, Full-time, Exempt

     Responsible for costume construction and fitting

  • Costume Production Supervisor
    Seasonal: Starts in 2022, Full-Time, Exempt 


    Summary:  Responsible for the coordination and costume presentation of assigned operas, from conception to the final performance, to include budgetary considerations.

  • Assistant Cutter/Draper
    Seasonal: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022, Full-Time, Non-Exempt


    Summary: To assist the Draper in the construction and fitting of costumes. Assumes the responsibilities of the Draper in their absence.