Volunteer

For 50 years, the Edmonton Opera has relied on the donation of time, energy and skills from our volunteers to help achieve our goals and the results can be seen on stage. Our dedicated group of volunteers can be found in our office, at our shows and our events, supporting our company in a variety of ways.

Currently we are in great need of office administrative and event volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Edmonton Opera, please fill out our application form and return to volunteer@edmontonopera.com. Questions may also be sent to this email address.

Office Administrative Volunteers

The Edmonton Opera has presented the magic of opera to the community for 50 years, and has always relied on the generous help from our volunteers. Much of this support happens in our office, assisting with day-to-day functions. These roles include data-base entry, mailouts, telephone call-outs, filing and projects specific to archives, marketing and communications, production and development. Although there will be staff present, volunteers are expected to work independently with limited supervision.

Responsibilities to be determined per project or assignment.

Skills required:

  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Reliable
  • Able to read and write English
  • Computer skills not required but encouraged
  • Knowledgeable of the Edmonton Opera

Time requirements:

All office administrative tasks happen in the Edmonton Opera offices located in the Winspear Centre downtown during regular business hours. Exceptions will be made for large scale mailouts and telephone call outs which will take place in the office in the evening. Volunteer shifts will be minimum of 2 hours.

For more information please email volunteer@edmontonopera.com

Events Volunteers

The Edmonton Opera is a performing arts organization with a 50-year history in Edmonton and has an equally well-established volunteer program. As our organization grows and expands its presence in the community, we require the next generation of volunteers to help with our fundraising events. Our events range from golf tournaments and garden parties to fashion shows and high-end galas, which all requires the support from volunteers to ensure a smooth execution from start to finish. Volunteer positions include Front of House duties such as serving and bussing, greeting and hosting as well as silent auction duties. While there will be staff present, candidates will be required to work with limited supervision. Applicants should have basic knowledge of the Edmonton Opera and will be subject to a dress code.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with set  up and tear down of event
  • Bus tables as required
  • Greet and direct guests
  • Monitor silent auction tables
  • Act as a representative for the Edmonton Opera

Skills required:

  • Enthusiastic and energetic
  • Able to work with limited supervision
  • Able to stand for 3 hours or more
  • Reliable
  • Knowledgeable of the Edmonton Opera

Time requirements:

Events each take place on a designated night and shifts will be 3 hours or more. Applicants must be available for the entire event.

For more information please email volunteer@edmontonopera.com