Career opportunities

The Semperoper as employer

One of the most beautiful theatres in the world, the Semperoper also enjoys a world-class artistic reputation. Directly behind the main opera house you will find Semper Zwei, an experimental venue for diverse forms of musical theatre. 

Who are we?

The Semperoper Dresden is a world-renowned institution and home to top ensembles such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, which enjoys a glittering history as one of the oldest orchestras in the world, the State Opera Chorus of Dresden, the Semperoper Ballett as well as numerous international guest artists. Over 700 people from more than 30 nations work shoulder to shoulder at the Semperoper to produce brilliant opera and ballet evenings, superb concerts and interesting formats for children and young people.

What we can offer you

Staff perks

  • Flexible work schedules 
  • Individual training opportunities
  • Health management
  • JobTicket
  • Staff canteen
  • Reduced ticket prices for our performances

Salary conditions

  • Transparent, collectively-agreed salaries
  • Annual bonus
  • Other collectively-agreed supplementary payments
  • Pension scheme
  • Collectively-agreed holiday entitlement
  • Benefits of public sector employment

Exemplary training

Every year, the Dresden Chamber of Industry and Commerce awards five to six companies from its district the certificate »Exemplary Training Company«. We have repeatedly received this award for the sustained quality of our dual work-study vocational training, combined with a high success rate, as well as for our special commitment to providing work experience.

Training, internships and work experience

An institution with tradition

The Semperoper is a landmark building on the famous Theaterplatz beside the Elbe, which forms the centre of Dresden’s historic Altstadt district. The first opera house, which opened here in 1841, was designed by Gottfried Semper in late classicist, part Renaissance style. 

History of the Semperoper

Career opportunities

Current vacancies

On, behind, next to or even above the stage: there are always a number of vacancies at the Semperoper Dresden.

Job offers