Employment Opportunities

Join The Glimmerglass Festival team

The Glimmerglass Festival employs more than 350 people in the course of a single season. The core of the company is about 20 full-time, year-round staff members, amplified by seasonal staff and interns leading up to and including the summer Festival.


All seasonal positions are currently filled.

Full-Time, Year-Round


Development Officer­­

The internationally-acclaimed Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY is seeking a development officer to complete a five-person collaborative team responsible for raising $4.5M annually, plus capital support. The officer will manage and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects and collaborate on strategic planning and long-range fundraising initiatives. He/she will work closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement, functioning as the second chair in the department. The department’s event-related projects include oversight of an annual gala in NYC, which nets in excess of $700,000, off-season cultivation events in a variety of geographic locations and approximately 40 cultivation functions throughout the summer season. The officer will play a key role in the supervision of these activities as well as in the coordination and implementation of campaigns and the processes to achieve goals. Assistance with or leadership of grants and grant research is also an option if this is an area of interest and proficiency. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for opera and musical theater are essential. Now in its 42nd season, The Glimmerglass Festival—under the leadership of Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello—sells nearly 35,000 tickets annually to visitors from throughout the U.S. and 10 foreign countries. The company produces 40-plus performances of four main stage productions of opera and classic Broadway in repertory, along with an array of second stage musical and intellectual programs over its eight-week summer festival. The intimate 900-seat Alice Busch Opera Theater is an architectural gem, situated on the company’s 26-acre lakeside campus in rural central New York. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Please Send cover letter, resume and three references to search@glimmerglass.org 


Updated July 15, 2016