Studio Manager

The Atlanta Opera


The Studio Manager reports to the Artistic Administrator and is responsible for managing the Young Artist Program (Studio Artists).  Working closely with the studio artists and the artistic department to ensure their apprenticeship is rewarding and successful.  Collaborate with all departments to fulfill the mission of The Atlanta Opera.

•    Manage the Young Artist Program (Studio Artists).
•    Serve as first point of contact for the daily needs of YAP artists, coaches, and guests.
•    Coordinate and promote all auditions for both the studio and mainstage artists and assist with all aspects of the audition process, including but not limited to; logistics, status notifications, and travel for finalists.
•    Schedule daily, monthly, annual activities for studio artists as approved by the Artistic Administrator.
•    Maintain YAP database and assist in reviewing applicants for final auditions.
•    Develop and coordinate curricular opportunities such as masterclasses, language lessons, and workshops.
•    Coordinate logistics for ancillary programs, giglets, and audience development activities involving the studio artists.
•    Produce, manage, and distribute daily schedule amendments, weekly schedules, and monthly calendars as well as overseeing release requests.
•    Assist Artistic Administrator with generating overall budget activity throughout each fiscal year, overseeing financial records, processing invoices, budget re-forecasting, and future season budget planning for YAP.
•    Process YAP credit card expenses.
•    Organize internal/external engagements for studio artists with Artistic Administrator.
•    Prepare contracts for YAP studio artists, coaches, and guests.
•    Process payroll for the studio artists.
•    Create programs for recitals, special events, master classes, patron events, etc.
•    Assist with selecting YAP artists along with the Artistic Director and Artistic Administrator.
•    Collaborate with other departments on interdepartmental needs.
•    Other artist services as needed.
•    Other duties, as assigned.


•    Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills.
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
•    Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required.
•    Ability to evaluate vocal and performance skill.
•    Knowledge or strong interest in opera preferred.
•    Ability to work collaboratively with multiple departments.

•    Bachelor’s degree in music or related field preferred, or equivalent professional experience.
•    Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season.
•    Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
•    Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
•    Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
•    Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.


  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $45,000.00 – $55,000.00 (Yearly Salary)


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