"Santa Fe's objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America..."

                         Phillip Huscher
                         The Santa Fe Opera
     An American Pioneer

    Position Detail

    Assistant Technical Director

    Type: Year-Round
    Department: Production


    The Santa Fe Opera seeks an experienced and motivated full-time Assistant Technical Director. The Santa Fe Opera works year-round to produce 5 operas for the summer festival season.  The ATD along with the Technical Director, is responsible for analyzing and implementing scenic designs, creating technical drawings, assisting with hiring and supervising seasonal staff, and facilitating rentals.


    Candidates must have BA in Theatre Production or comparable experience—previous repertory experience preferred.  Candidates must have excellent construction, rigging, and people management skills.  Candidates must have experience in AutoCAD and Artcam; Autodesk Inventor and Vectorworks a plus.  Candidates must exhibit strong leadership and organizational skills and be willing and able to work collaboratively with others.   Candidates must be able to work within and maintain a budget in a rigorous time schedule.  Candidates must be able to carry 85 pounds and be able to climb and work from ladders.  Candidates must be able to wear a respirator in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard.  Having own car highly recommended.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health, dental, vision, and paid vacation.

    How to Apply

    In-Person interviews will be conducted in the Mobile, AL area between 3/5 and 3/8 and at USITT in Ft. Worth, TX between 3/26 and 3/29.

    The employment application is available at our web site, www.santafeopera.org.  All applications or resumes along with references should be mailed to The Santa Fe Opera, P.O. Box 2408, Santa Fe, NM  87504, or submitted via e-mail to Eric Moore, Technical Director: emoore@santafeopera.org.  No phone calls please.  Must provide documentation proving eligibility to work.   EOE.


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