Are you the sort of person who loves lively, often fast-paced interactions with people from around town and all across the world? Does great music and drama hold a special place in your heart? Are you thrilled to find yourself in a busy, intelligently run office of committed professionals or in the thick of the exciting lobby action for a Family Performance or a glamorous Opening Night? You sound like you’d make a great volunteer for The Dallas Opera!
This is your chance to meet lots of folks who share your interest in the arts, while giving a little something back to the community. Do it for us. Do it for them. Above all, do it for yourself! Read on to find out more on how to get involved.
The Dallas Opera has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for you to choose from, including:
Special Events cover a wide range of social, networking, and adult education activities from elegant formal dinners to decidedly casual affairs—including simulcasts in Klyde Warren Park, recitals in Moody Performance Hall, or panel discussions at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Volunteers are needed for check-in, crowd management, and to act as all-purpose concierges throughout these events. If you enjoy chatting with people, answering questions, and being of service to the arts, special events may be your preferred area of volunteering.
Organizations / Fundraising
There are many roles that need to be filled in order to create great opera. Fundraising is one of the most vital. At the Dallas Opera, there is a rich variety of in-house organizations and affiliates to choose from, designed to address the needs of our company, our artists and our patrons, or to serve as goodwill ambassadors to the community at large. Each offers its own benefits. These range from an opportunity to house a visiting singer to a chance to mix and mingle with arts-savvy young professionals. Either way, membership has its privileges.
Administrative / Box Office
Live opera. It’s brilliant singing, it’s thrilling orchestral music, it’s an exceptional opportunity to enjoy all the classical arts rolled into one, but it’s also keeping track of paper clips and tickets. Volunteers for Administrative/Box Office will have the opportunity to work in the business office during normal business hours at key times of the year, as well as on performance nights and weekends.
How to apply
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Which of the above activities interest you (education, special events, fundraising, administrative)?
- Have you volunteered with us before?
- Have you purchased tickets/subscriptions or attended events with us before?
- Your name and a way to contact you
We will be in touch with you as opportunities arise, or (for Education volunteers) to let you know about plans for the next scheduled orientation. Thank you!