Volunteer for Calgary Opera
Be Part of the Magic with Calgary Opera
We can't do what we do without you! If you'd like to meet fascinating, culturally-minded and diverse people, volunteer at the opera! We are looking for help all year round in a wide variety of positions and capacities. We offer many enticing incentives including free dress rehearsal tickets, volunteer appreciation receptions as well as discounted single tickets to all of our productions. Please contact Taryn Craig, volunteer coordinator for more details:
In person: 1315 - 7 Street SW Calgary, AB
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
OPERA IN THE VILLAGE
Get Involved with Opera in the Village presented by Imperial! Enjoy a summer afternoon or evening on the banks of the Bow River in East Village where the RiverWalk™ Plaza will be alive with entertainment and will host our production of The Mikado. Join our team of over 250 volunteers to help make this festival spectacular!
August 12th - 16th & 19th - 22nd
East Village RiverWalk™ Plaza - 618 Confluence Way SE
- Weekday Evenings (variety of times)
- Weekend Full Days (variety of times)
*Follow the sign-up link below to view more detailed shift times*
- Ushering/Ticket Taking
- Entrance Greeters
- Green Events monitoring
- Selling Drink Tickets
- Plus MUCH more!
*If you're experiencing issues with our online sign-up, please contact Taryn Craig, email@example.com or call 403-802-3415*
PLEASE NOTE: There is no minimum volunteer time commitment required for this festival. You are not required to sign up for every day. Just whatever works for you!
Dates: July 29th, 30th, August 5th, 6th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Village Experience Centre - 553 Riverfront Ave SE
FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:
Sign up for 1 – 2 Shifts:
- 1 Dress rehearsal ticket to The Mikado OR 2 dress rehearsal tickets for another production in our 2015/2016 season
Sign up for 3+ Shifts:
- 1 Dress rehearsal ticket to The Mikado AND 2 dress rehearsal tickets for another production in our 2015/2016 season
- 20% off regular priced Opera in the Village tickets
- PLUS meet like-minded, arts and cultural supporters while being part of the vibrant team!
Contact Taryn Craig, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information:
In person: 1315 - 7 Street SW Calgary, AB
If you've already registered in our volunteer website:
SA OPERA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
DATES: July 30th & 31st
LOCATION: Elbow River Casino
DAY SHIFTS: 11:00am - 7:15pm
NIGHT SHIFTS: 6:45pm - 3:15am OR 10:45pm - 3:15am
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20 per day
We need your help for our upcoming Casino! No experience is necessary to help out for these dates as positions are very straight forward. It's very important that we fill all the required positions for both days! Casinos are an excellent way to spend time with new like-minded people and support Calgary Opera as well.
Throughout our season, we play host to a multitude of special events. All our events require the help of volunteers to make them a success! Depending on the time of year, we host events such as Taste of the Opera, Soirees, annual fundraisers including California Wine Fair, and others associated with our main stage productions.
AT THE OPERA
Opera Shop – (Jubilee Auditorium) The Opera Shop has CDs, DVDs, opera binoculars, hats, T-shirts, bags, etc. for sale during each Opera. We require volunteers to provide excellent customer service and assist with the sales of athe merchandise.
Greeters – to be available to the audience to hand out programs and answer general questions from our patrons. We want our guests to feel welcome from the moment they arrive.
Backstage Caterers – Bake your favorite treats for the singers and musicians of the opera production and work backstage during a production or dress rehearsal. Meet the singers, conductors, musicians and directors in the production. Volunteers provide snacks for performers and crew backstage and provide catering assistance where necessary.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Weekly front office coverage - During our weekly staff meetings, we need 1 volunteer to answer our office phones.
Mail outs - Atleast twice a year, we require a full team of volunteers to assist with large mail-outs. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, catch the first glimpse of upcoming performances, and maybe hear a bit of rehearsals in the background.
Performer Chauffeur – Singers, conductors and directors come from across Canada and around the world to put together a Calgary Opera performance. We require volunteers to chauffeur artists from Calgary International Airport to their respective hotels and act as ambassadors of Calgary Opera. A car is required for this position as well as valid insurance.