Syracuse Opera Company

About Syracuse Opera Company

Founded in 1974, Syracuse Opera is the only year-round professional opera company in Central New York. Our 501(c)3 organization enriches the lives of the people of upstate New York through locally produced opera, the one all-inclusive art form that celebrates the beauty of the human singing voice through the spectacle of live theatre. Our core values are Artistic Excellence, Integrity, and Community Enrichment. Our employees bring their unique strengths, passions, and backgrounds to a positive, team-focused working environment, and we are committed to helping young people channel their creative energies and talents into fulfilling arts and culture careers.


Administrative & Communications Intern

January 2022 - August 2022 Syracuse, NY
“I've worked a few arts administration jobs in college, and this one was by far my favorite because I felt like I was really making a difference. The work I started with involved data projects and inventories and assisting with social media and mailings, which was kind of what I expected out of an internship; that I would get some skills and lend some of my expertise in exchange for class credit. But when I mentioned that I was interested in community outreach and box office management, the team gave me a shot to try some things out. I sought out new community parterships, helped set up meetings with community organizations, revamped our subscription system... all with guidance of more experienced people who were excited to balance my fresh perspectives with their industry knowledge. And if that sounds like a lot for internship, it was--which is why, once I demonstrated that I was good at what I did and took it seriously, the company brought me on in a paid position, which I'm still working in. And I absolutely love it. Plus, I get to spend time around a lot of great singers who have helped me as a musician as well. Honestly, this is what an internship should be. I think I could be happy at this company for years, and I've already gained so many skills that whenever it's time for the next step, I know I'll be ready and supported.”
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