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Theater Maintenance Supervisor Assistant


Title: Theater Maintenance Supervisor Assistant
Reports to: Theater Maintenance Supervisor
Department: Facilities
Compensation: $22/hour
Employment Classification: Non-exempt/year-round
Job Description (PDF)


This role works closely with the Theatre Maintenance Supervisor manager to evaluate the maintenance and repair needs of the theatre, production shops as well as all other theatre related structures and surrounding grounds.

  • Assist with all aspects of seasonal preparation and shut down of the theatre and surrounding buildings.
  • Spring cleaning and preparation of the theatre house, bars, restrooms, offices. Installation of tarp awnings, water system start up, fountain start up, and various staining / painting projects required to keep the theatre in prime condition.
  • Year round cleaning and maintenance of Orchestra rehearsal hall.
  • Painting and repair of all theatre and production-shop spaces.
  • Cleaning of all spaces used year round including offices, halls and restrooms.
  • Assist with the supervision of theatre maintenance and cleaning team.
  • Seasonal management of program guides for marketing department.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Employment Standards


  • Any combination of education, training and experience in building maintenance or construction totaling two (2) years with at least one year of experience as a supervisor.


  • Familiarity of equipment maintenance, landscaping, blueprints and building drawings, carpentry, painting, stucco repair, basic HVAC, and safety regulations.
  • Must be familiar with the tools and products associated with cleaning, maintenance, and grounds keeping.
  • Must have some knowledge of building systems such as heating and air conditioning, plumbing, roofing and fire protection.
  • Familiarity with the use and safe operation of basic power tools; saws, drills, etc.


  • Excellent leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with staff and team members.
  • Must be able to drive a truck with a trailer, operate a forklift, and a tractor.
  • Basic math skills and record keeping.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.


  • 40 hours per week, regular schedule being Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some flexibility of hours may occur due to scheduled events during the course of the year.
  • In season hours, May – September, may increase as job necessitates.
  • Weekend work can be required and when needed is a necessary (hours over 40 per week paid at time and a half).
  • This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position with benefits.

Physical Standards:

  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds occasionally and 20 pounds frequently.
  • No allergies to cleaning products.
  • Capable of spending significant amount of time on your feet walking, standing and climbing stairs.
  • Ability to use ladders for various projects.


  • A uniform (shirt) is required and will be provided.

This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The fundamental job requirements are included, and these are the essential job functions. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

The Santa Fe Opera supports employees with its robust safety program, devotion to environmental sustainability and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion while setting the industry standard for stagecraft. The Santa Fe Opera has an industry-wide reputation as an excellent employer, providing rewarding opportunities amid a setting of great natural beauty. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Santa Fe Opera celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Positions require proof of eligibility to work.

  1. Submit a completed employment application form using either the (PDF) Form or Online Form.
  2. Submit your (PDF) application form, resume and cover letter by email to Human Resources or by mail to:

The Santa Fe Opera
Attention: Human Resources
Post Office Box 2408
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2408

(PDF) Application Form

Online Application Form