Savonlinna Opera Festival

Opera festival summer employment & voluntary opportunities

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is Finland’s most internationally known festival, which takes place from July 5 to August 4, 2024. More than 70,000 people visit the festival and artists from all over the world perform and work at the festival.

Every summer, at the Opera Festival, a revolution takes place. The organization of only 14 year-round employees grows a hundredfold in a short time to a festival group of 1,200 people. There are more than 500 employees in the summer: there are about 80 singers in the choir, about 80 musicians in the orchestra, and about 200 people work in production. Around 400 volunteers are also involved in the celebration, e.g. from local sports clubs. Such a number of paid and voluntary pairs of hands are needed to receive the 70,000 visitors of the party.

Below you will find more detailed information about current summer jobs and volunteer positions.

Apologies all our job positions are currently written in Finnish. Should you have any questions regarding job openings, please contact the relevant head of department, as listed on our staff contact page.

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