WORK WITH US

See below for current openings and opportunities to work with Kenosha Opera Festival!

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Kenosha Opera Festival Fellowship Program is a performance-focused learning opportunity designed for the aspiring university level artist seeking real-world professional experience prior to entering graduate studies or a first job to prep you for the norms and expectations of the professional world. We never charge tuition, and we assist Fellows in securing grants to help with living costs during their time in Kenosha.

VOCAL FELLOWSHIP

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Vocal Fellows will develop transferable skills for the unique needs of the opera industry, as well as the general performance industry. They will engage in skill-building sessions relevant to opera performance, experiential learning focused on vocal performance, and networking with industry professionals. Fellows may be considered to serve as study-covers for a professional operatic role or to sing minor roles for the mainstage, full length opera. All Fellows will sing in the mainstage chorus, perform named roles in the Fellowship Production, engage in community outreach programming, grow their knowledge in classes on industry and artistic topics, and engage in private vocal coaching.

Age limit: 19-24

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

Fellowship Dates: July 1-August 7, 2022

PIANO FELLOWSHIP

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Piano Fellows will develop transferable skills for the unique needs of the opera industry and wider chamber and collaborative arts. They will engage in skill-building sessions relevant to accompanying in the unique context of opera performance, experiential learning centering on rehearsal and performance, and networking with industry professionals. Fellows will learn specific skills pertinent to accompanying opera. The Piano Fellow will assist the chorus master and accompanist in chorus and mainstage rehearsals, accompany their Vocal Fellow colleagues as assigned, grow their knowledge in classes on industry and artistic topics, and work one-on-one with Festival accompanists.

Age limit: 19+

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

Fellowship Dates: July 1-August 7, 2022

DIRECTING/PRODUCTION FELLOWSHIP

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Directing/Production Fellows will develop transferable skills for the unique needs of the opera industry, as well as the general performance industry. They will engage in skill-building sessions relevant to directing and other production roles within opera, experiential learning focused on directing and managing a production, and networking with industry professionals. Fellows will learn specific skills pertinent to directing opera (blocking, collaborating with the conductor and cast, etc.) and/or managing other aspects of a production (stage management, technical production, etc.). The Directing/Production Fellow will receive mentorship from the director/assistant director throughout the rehearsal process, grow their knowledge in classes on industry and artistic topics, and play a vital role in the mounting of the Festival’s productions.

Age limit: 19+

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

Fellowship Dates: July 1-August 7, 2022

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Kenosha Opera Festival Internship Program is an experiential learning opportunity for college students seeking real-world experience prior to entering graduate studies or the professional world.

MARKETING INTERN

The Marketing Intern will work alongside Kenosha Opera Festival’s General and Artistic Director to produce marketing materials according to the KOF style-guide, create and maintain the social media schedule, analyze demographic and engagement data, and create press releases and other written materials. The intern should be prepared to take logistical and artistic direction and apply it to their work while contributing their own ideas and making unique contributions. The intern will support our live-media activities such as interviews, filming and recording, and on-site event organization. The intern should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week to the internship. Hours can be flexible, and some work can be completed remotely.

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

ARTS ADMINISTRATION INTERN

The Arts Administration Intern will work alongside Kenosha Opera Festival’s Managing Director at the peak of Festival operations. The intern will assist with managing program scheduling and personnel communications, event planning and facilitation, and organizing and promoting community outreach engagements. The intern will gain valuable experience in operations, finance, and personnel management for a nonprofit organization. The intern should expect to commit 10-15 hours per week to the internship. Hours can be flexible, and there may be opportunities for some work to be completed remotely.

Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2022

PRINCIPAL ARTIST AUDITIONS

Kenosha Opera Festival is currently auditioning principal artists for our 2022 Season through a digital audition process. Please click the button below to access the online form. You will need to upload a headshot, a resume, and provide links to three recent recordings. We look forward to reviewing your application!

JOIN THE CHORUS

Kenosha Opera Festival is not currently auditioning adult chorus for our 2022 Season, but feel free to send us an email to tell us you're interested! We generally seek local singers of all backgrounds – professional singing experience is not required. We'll add your name to our list and reach out when the official audition application is available.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Kenosha Opera Festival seeks the best of local talent to support our summer-long festival. If you have a passion for directing, stage managing, lighting design, costuming, or any other aspect of production, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email us with your name, general theatrical background, and a fun fact about yourself if you’d like to be a part of the team bringing incredible opera to Kenosha this summer!