COC Education & Outreach Event Internship Opportunity

The Canadian Opera Company’s Education and Outreach department organizes and facilitates many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to engage with and access opera.

The Education and Outreach team is looking for an intern who will capture reporting materials for the events and programs during the 2018/2019 season, and compile and analyze the materials and data collected in a creative and innovative way.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to attend events, and receive tickets to the opera dress rehearsals in the 2018/2019 season. The Event Intern will report to the Children, Youth, and Family Programs Manager. Throughout the contract period there will also be opportunities to work with other staff and artists at the Canadian Opera Company.

This position will involve a variety of tasks and responsibilities, including:

  • Capturing photo and video footage at events and workshops
  • Acquiring qualitative and quantitative data during the events and workshops
  • Compiling reporting materials of programs and events
  • Analyzing and reporting on materials collected in a creative and clear format
  • Other related activities as necessary

This internship position is suited to a post-secondary student in a program that requires an internship as part of the course curriculum; who enjoys capturing events and analyzing information; who works well independently as well as in a team environment; and is interested in and passionate about the arts, arts outreach and education, and opera and/or performing arts. The selected candidate will obtain a vulnerable sector verification.

Submissions will be accepted until October 1, 2018

The COC thanks all applicants in advance. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

For more information about the COC’s education and outreach initiatives, please visit our website at or contact

The COC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process.  If you require an accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please respond by e-mail to:

Children, Youth & Family Programs Manager
Canadian Opera Company
227 Front St. E.
Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8 

About the Canadian Opera Company

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support-base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world’s attention. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world’s foremost Canadian and international artists. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the Four Seasons Centre opened in 2006. For more information on the COC, visit its website,

About the Education and Outreach Department

The COC stands at the forefront of opera production in Canada and is internationally recognized for its commitment to delivering opera of the highest standards. In addition to the core activities on the mainstage, the COC offers 20 accessible, meaningful and enriching education and outreach programs to a diverse audience of 40,000 children, youth, and adults annually. Working with the COC education and outreach team, individuals gain invaluable arts administration and artist-educator experience and learn about the inner workings of a large cultural institution.

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