Volunteer with Team OOTA

The Opera on the Avalon Guild is a volunteer organization committed to the growth and success of opera in Newfoundland. Guild volunteers work side-by-side with artists, company members, and staff to enhance the value of OOTA’s productions. Membership in the Volunteer Guild offers the chance to give something back to the arts community while providing an opportunity to develop new skills and build on existing experience and knowledge. We welcome your involvement, no matter what your time commitment. 

Opportunities to volunteer with OOTA include

Tempos: Not sure where to get involved? This is a great committee to get your feet wet! Tempos will be called to work on short term or one-time projects throughout the year. 

Special Events: Assist in planning special events including OOTA’s annual fundraising gala. 

Marketing: Distribute materials at community programs and events or hang production posters throughout the city. 

Transportation: Provide airport transportation for visiting artists and production personnel. 

Libretti: Type and edit opera libretti. 

Mailing and Office Assistance: Assemble mailings for OOTA activities, answer phones, and provide office support. 

Housing: Provide temporary housing for visiting singers and seasonal company members. 

Lightwalkers, Dressers & Supers: Serve as an artist stand-in during lighting rehearsals, assist the costume crew backstage, or be an extra on stage. 

For more information or to express your interest in volunteering, please contact: admin@operaontheavalon.com

Inclusion Statement

As an organization, we must now look at how we have operated in the past, how our values have evolved with our growing understanding of racial injustice, and how we can do our part in making the future – both within and outside of the arts – a better and safer place. 

We must use our platform to tell new and relevant stories about and by those who have been historically underrepresented and excluded from the opera community.

We encourage artists and community members to please reach out and share ideas about how we can effectively create change in our organization and the performing arts sector. All voices are welcome on this journey to create a fully inclusive environment and demolish oppression in the arts.

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk [bee-oth-uck], whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqmkuk [dah-gmm-gook] (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq [mig-maw]. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu [in-ew] of Nitassinan [ne-tass-eh-nen], the Inuit [in-yoo-eet] of Nunatsiavut [nu-nat-see-ah-vut], and the Inuit of NunatuKavut [nu-nah-tuhk-ah-vut]. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.

Contact Us

Opera on the Avalon

Suite 311, Terrace on the Square

8-10 Rowan Street

St. John’s, NL, A1B 2X1

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

(709) 738 1322



Opera on the Avalon is funded in part by The Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s, Canada Council for the Arts, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.