Opera Idaho (OI) is a level 3 (budget $1,000,000 – $3,000,000) opera company and the only professional opera company of its kind in Idaho. Opera Idaho is one of the fastest-growing opera companies in the U.S., having tripled its budget in the last 13 years. Opera Idaho is located in Boise, ID, noted by some as the fastest-growing city in the U.S.
Opera Idaho celebrates its 50th consecutive season in 2022/23 with a mainstage season of four operas plus two non-subscription productions and a free outdoor Opera in the Park concert. In 2009 OI moved into its new performance home, the restored Egyptian Theatre, long popular in the community for its unique architecture, location and selection to the National Register of Historic Places; OI also performs at The Morrison Center on the campus of Boise State University. The principal place of business for OI is its facility in downtown Boise as part of the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, which also has facilities for Ballet Idaho and the Boise Philharmonic. The facility houses the company’s offices, rehearsal studio and meeting rooms.
Opera Idaho and Ballet idaho jointly seek a Bookkeeper.
This position reports to the General Director of Opera Idaho (OI) and Executive Director of Ballet Idaho (BI) and is responsible under their guidance for administering all bookkeeping and payroll tasks for OI and the OI Foundation and their bingo operations, as well as same for BI. The Bookkeeper will process payments and contributions, as well as generate invoices as needed.
Candidates must be self-motivated and have strong interpersonal skills, excellent organizational ability, superior communication skills (both oral and written). Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, QuickBooks, payroll, and bank reconciliation is required.
Compensation: commensurate with experience. Health & dental insurance are provided for the employee.
Ballet Idaho (BI) has been performing in Idaho since 1972. Currently, BI has an artistic staff of 24 dancers, a professional teaching staff of 18, a production staff of three, and an administrative staff of 12. Up to 40 musicians from the Boise Philharmonic and two pianists provide musical accompaniment for our performances, rehearsals, and classes depending on the production or project. BI offers a full season of 23 performances from November through May. BI offers a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classical ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana, or Wyoming, BI provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community. BI served more than 24,000 audience members this past year and our educational outreach programs served over 15,000 students during the academic year.
The principal places of business for both OI and BI are their facilities in downtown Boise, ID as part of the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, which also has facilities for the Boise Philharmonic. Boise is noted by some as the fastest-growing city in the U.S. The facility houses the companies’ offices, rehearsal spaces and meeting rooms. OI’s bingo operations are located at 5443 Glenwood St. in Garden City.