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Seasonal Production Positions-Draft

2021 Seasonal Production Positions

Audio & Video

  • Introduction

    Department staff and apprentices set-up, operate, maintain and repair equipment used to support the rehearsals and production of a five opera repertory season. Familiarity with equipment such as wired/wireless microphones, speakers, digital mixers, intercom systems, video cameras, video monitors, recording equipment, computers & networking, terminating wires and cables is required. Earliest start date is May 31, 2021.

    Positions Available:  Staff (2), Audio Technicians (2)

Costume Shop

  • Introduction

    9 to 14 weeks of costume construction, paint/dye or crafts. Start dates vary beginning in early May.

    Positions Available: Staff (49) – 4 Drapers, 8 First Hands, 1 Tailor, 2 Tailor Assistants, 4 Costume Design Assistants, 10 Stitchers, 1 Milliner, 2 Millinery Assistants, 1 Crafts Head, 2 Crafts Assistants, 1 Head Dyer/Painter, 1 Dye Assistant, 1 Shop Assistant/Shopper, 1 Wardrobe Supervisor, 2 Wardrobe Assistants

    First time Costume Staff Stitcher applicants must also include a hand sewing sample which includes examples of the following: cross stitch (herringbone/catch-stitch), whip stitch (hemming stitch), slip stitch, hook and eye, a 4 hole button sewn with thread shank, and a snap.

  • Draper/Tailor

    The Draper/Tailor is the head of a team of 8-10 technicians, and is responsible for supervising this crew in the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for a 4-production repertory season. The Draper/Tailor must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: Draper/Tailor and pattern costumes according to designers’ renderings and research; accurately measure artists; facilitate the fitting of new and existing costumes; supervise the cutting, construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes. The Draper/Tailor is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or over hire, delivering costumes to wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 5 years draping/tailoring at the professional or academic level. Start date varies beginning in May. The Draper/Tailor position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • First Hand/Tailor Assistant

    The First Hand/Tailor Assistant is responsible for assisting the Draper/Tailor in the production of new costumes and refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for a 4-production repertory season. The First Hand/Tailor Assistant’s responsibilities are: accurately measure artists; assist in fitting new and existing costumes, taking notes for the Draper/Tailor as needed; pattern layout and fabric cutting according to Draper/Tailor direction; prep construction work for Stitchers, Apprentices and volunteers; supervision of Stitchers and apprentices in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes; oversee the labeling of finished costumes; perform final check of costumes before placement on finish rack/delivery to wardrobe; attend dress rehearsals; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 years assisting at the academic or professional level. Start date varies beginning in May.The First Hand position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Staff Stitcher

    The Staff Stitcher is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper/Tailor and First Hand/Assistant Tailor for a 4-production repertory season. The Stitcher’s responsibilities are: construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and labeling of finished costumes; assist in supervising stitching apprentices and volunteers; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 year stitching experience at the academic or professional level. The Staff Stitcher position is an entry level staff position with hourly rates beginning at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Millinery Head

    The Millinery Head supervises a team of 3-4 technicians, and is responsible for leading this crew in the construction, fitting, and alteration of hats and headpieces for a 4-production repertory season. The Millinery Head’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of hats and headpieces according to designer specification; supervision of cutting, construction, finishing work and alterations on assigned headwear. The Millinery Head is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering hats and headpieces to Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years millinery experience at the professional or academic level. The Millinery Head position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Millinery Assistant

    The Millinery Assistant is responsible for assisting in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume millinery pieces, including but not limited to: hats, helmets, veils, and headdresses for a 4-production repertory season. The Millinery Assistant’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of millinery pieces according to designer specification and Head Milliner direction; cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned millinery items; assist in supervising apprentice millinery crew and volunteers; timely delivery of millinery pieces to wardrobe for dress rehearsals; attend dress rehearsals as needed; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year millinery experience at the academic or professional level. The Millinery Assistant position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Crafts Head

    The Crafts Head supervises a team of 3-5 technicians, and is responsible for leading this crew in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry for a 4-production repertory season. The crafts head must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification; supervision of cutting, construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned craft items. The Crafts Head is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering hats and headpieces to Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years crafts experience at the academic or professional level. The Crafts Head position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Crafts Assistant

    The Crafts Assistant is responsible for assisting in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry for a 4-production repertory season. The Crafts Assistant’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification and crafts heads direction; cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items; assist in supervising apprentice crafts crew and volunteers; labeling of finished craft items; timely delivery of craft pieces to wardrobe for dress rehearsals; attend dress rehearsals as needed; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 year crafts experience at the academic or professional level. The Crafts Assistant position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Head Dyer/Painter

    The Head Dyer/Painter supervises a team of 1-3 technicians, and is responsible for the dyeing, painting, texturing, and distressing of garments and fabric for a 4-production repertory season. The Head Dyer/Painter’s responsibilities are: development of dye/paint samples and recipes according to designer specification; attend fittings as needed; delegation and supervision of team on all dye/paint items. The Head Dyer/Painter is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering costume fabrics/pieces to the shop or Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years dye/paint experience at the academic or professional level. The Head Dyer/Painter position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Assistant Dyer/Painter

    The Assistant Dyer/painter is responsible for assisting in the dyeing, painting, tex turing, and distressing of garments and fabric for a 4-production repertory season. The Assistant Dyer/Painter’s responsibilities are: development of dye/paint samples and recipes according to designer and Head Dyer/Painter specification; attend fittings as needed; timely delivery of completed projects within the deadline of the workroom schedule or tech schedule; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year dye/paint experience at the academic or professional level. The Assistant Dyer/painter position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Costume Design Assistant

    The Costume Design Assistant is responsible for assisting the costume shop management team and designer in the production of costumes for 1 of 4 shows in a repertory season. The Design Assistant’s responsibilities are: collecting, organizing, and distribution of information and materials for the show; assist with the inventory and distribution of shipments; accurately measure artists; coordinate the pulling, organization, and use of rehearsal clothing; assist in fitting new and existing costumes, documenting via notes and photographs; assist workroom in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on costumes as needed; restock unused costume pieces; timely delivery of all paperwork for inventory and dressing sheets; attend all dress rehearsals; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in Theatre Production or Design, or comparable professional experience with training in Costume Design and construction. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have strong organizational and collaboration skills. Start date varies starting in mid-May.The Costume Design Assistant is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Shop Assistant/Shopper

    The Shop Assistant/Shopper is responsible for assisting the costume shop management team in the procurement of materials/supplies related to the production of costumes for a 4-production repertory season. The Shop Assistant/Shopper’s responsibilities are: local shopping/sourcing such as shoe repair and rubbering with local vendors; assist with the inventory and distribution of shipments; accurately measure artists; assist with rehearsal clothing requests and organization; assist in fitting new and existing costumes; organization and balancing of receipts and petty cash; assist workroom in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on costumes as needed; restock fabrics; answer phone; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have a BA in costume technology, design, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year experience working in an academic or professional costume shop. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. The Shop Assistant/Shopper is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour.

  • Wardrobe Supervisor

    The Wardrobe Supervisor supervises a team of 3-4 Wardrobe staff and 15 additional Dressers, and is responsible for leading this crew in the organization, maintenance, and running of a 4-production repertory season. The Wardrobe Supervisor’s responsibilities are: dressing room set-up; assist in labeling costume pieces; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing, and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check-in; supervision of apprentices during the tech and run of the shows; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; setting crew dressing assignments and training dressers; creating dressing sheets and show tracking paperwork; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume design or technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years Wardrobe Supervisor experience at the academic or professional level. The Wardrobe Supervisor is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Wardrobe Assistant

    The Wardrobe Assistant is responsible for assisting the Wardrobe Supervisor in the organization, maintenance and running of a 4-production repertory season. The Wardrobe Assistant’s responsibilities are: dressing room set-up; assist in labeling costume pieces; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing, and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check-in; supervision of apprentices during the tech and run of the shows; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; assist in creating dressing sheets and show tracking paperwork; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have advanced wardrobe experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues. Start date is end of May. The Wardrobe Assistant position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

Lighting & Electrics

  • Introduction

    9 weeks of hang, trial focus, practical construction, and technical and dress rehearsals. 4 weeks of daily repertory focus and running shows. Start dates vary from May 25, 2021.

    Positions Available: Staff (8) – 3 Lighting Supervisors, 1 Master Electrician, 1 Staff Electrician, 1 Staff Electrician/Video, Technician, 1 Assistant Master Electrician, 1 Lighting Programmer, 1 Video Programmer – Disguise Software

  • Master Electrician

    The Master Electrician duties include working with the Lighting Director in implementation of repertory lighting and projections for 4 show repertory season, creating and maintaining paperwork, supervising equipment, practical elements and effects, purchasing materials and securing rental equipment for all 4 shows, and working with apprentice electrician crew.

    Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a variety of theatrical settings, and minimum of 3 years’ experience wiring practicals and electrical skills and running of crews. Experience with Apple computers with the following software with: MS Word, Vectorworks, MS Excel and Filemaker Pro. Start dates vary starting in mid-May, 2021.  The Master Electrician position is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Staff Electrician

    The Staff Electrician works with the Electrics Staff to supervise and assist the crew during daily tasks, research and engineer practicals, set mounts, special effects and electrical projects. They maintain equipment, materials, and inventories, help to keep the electrics shop clean and organized, and serve as primary supervisor for all staging rehearsals.

    Graduate or Senior pursuing a BA in Theatre Production or comparable professional experience or training. 2-4 years of professional experience, including running and training crews in a theatrical setting. Willingness and ability to work within a rigorous time schedule with a variety of personalities and skill levels. The Staff Electrician is an entry level position with hourly rate beginning at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Light Board Operator

    The Light Board Operator operates and programs the light board for all rehearsals and performances, runs console for daily focuses and helps to maintain all elements of the lighting system including the emergency generator system. Maintain, distribute, and file all necessary paperwork for the department. Leadership of various projects, manage inventory databases, and coordinate the layout and patch of all DMX devices.

    Graduate or Senior pursuing a BA in Theatre Production or comparable professional experience or training. 2-4 years of professional experience running and programing light boards, and control systems. Experience with computers and DMX devices. Willingness and ability to work within a rigorous time schedule with a variety of personalities and skill levels. The Light Board Operator position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour.

  • Assistant Master Electrician

    Assists the Master Electrician in managing the crew in the implementation of the repertory lighting system. They also purchase all equipment and supplies, coordinate rentals, maintain department petty cash, and complete all budgetary paperwork. The Assistant Master Electrician assists in the planning, researching and engineering of electrical projects, maintenance of practicals, effects and gear. They also train and supervise the crew, anticipate needs, requirements and requests of the department. They maintain documentation necessary for revival of productions.

    Graduate or Senior pursuing a BA in Theatre Production or comparable professional experience or training. 2-4 years of professional experience. Experience with running crews, wiring and soldering, computers, Vectorworks, Filemaker Pro. Willingness and ability to work within a rigorous time schedule with a variety of personalities and skill levels. The Assistant Master Electrician position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rates beginning at $15.00 per hour.

  • Lighting Supervisor

    The Lighting Supervisor assists the Lighting Designers in efficient and accurate implementation of repertory lighting for 2 to 4 operas. They create and maintain accurate paperwork and drawings. They develop paperwork for up to 5 followspots for each opera. They call and supervise daily focuses, and assist designers during all onstage events. Anticipate needs, requirements and requests of the designers, and maintain the artistic vision for each performance. Maintain all documentation necessary for revivals.

    Minimum requirements and experience are a BA in Theatre Production or comparable professional experience or training. Minimum 3 years of assisting professional lighting designers. Experience in repertory lighting and/or outdoor lighting is extremely helpful. Experience with computers, drafting in Vectorworks, Filemaker Pro, MS Word, and MS Excel. Willingness and ability to work within a rigorous time schedule with a variety of personalities and skill levels. The Lighting Supervisor position is a salaried exempt staff position with a hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

Production & Music Service Crew

  • Introduction

    8 weeks of supporting onstage rehearsals, orchestra rehearsals and general notes. This position overlaps with several areas of production, i.e.: stage, props, and scenic art. Excellent position for someone interested in theatre production. 4 additional weeks of performance repertory. Heavy lifting and physical stamina required. Earliest start date is May 31, 2021.

    Positions Available: Supervisor (1), Assistant (1)

  • Production/Music Services Supervisor & Assistant Supervisor

    Staff positions which supervise a crew of 4 apprentices. Duties include (but are not limited to) developing, implementing, and tracking all orchestra set-up and tear-down. With the apprentice crew, these individuals work in the orchestra pit as well as the rehearsal hall to ensure readiness of equipment for music staff and instrumentalists at all on-stage rehearsals and performances. Regular heavy-lifting of music stands, percussion, harps, and other unwieldy instruments up and down stairs into/out of the pit is required. This crew serves as the stage crew at daily staging rehearsals onstage, cleaning, mopping, setting scenery and conducting scene changes as needed. Organization and accuracy in paperwork is a must. Previous experience dealing with musical ensembles is required. Start dates are mid to late May, 2021. The Production/Music Services Supervisor & Assistant Supervisor are both salaried exempt staff positions with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

Properties Department

  • Introduction

    12 to 16 weeks in construction and finishing of furniture, stage dressing and prop elements. Run staff and apprentices support technical and dress rehearsals and repertory performances. Earliest start date for Properties is February 15, 2021 (most start May 16, 2021).

    Positions Available: Staff (10) – 1 Craftpersons, 1 Crafts Journey Person, 1 Carpenter, 1 Carpenter Journey Person, 1 Run Crew Coordinator, 2 Run Crew Chiefs, 1 Prop Paint Charge, 1 Prop Painter, 1 Prop Buyer/Shopper

  • Prop Craftsperson

    The Prop Craftsperson(s) is staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the production of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The craftsperson must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: Construct stage props from designer’s drawings and research along with research and information from the Properties Director. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; mentor apprentices in prop construction and maintenance; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have a wide range of crafting skills which should include some, if not all of the following; hand stitching, soft good construction and upholstery, use of industrial sewing and over-lock machines; mold making and casting; floral arranging; paper goods graphics and construction; woodworking; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; minimum of a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (3) years in prop construction at the professional or academic level. The Props Craftsperson is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Journey Craftsperson

    The Prop Journey Craftsperson is an entry level staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the production of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The Journey Craftsperson must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: Construct stage props from designer’s drawings and research along with research and information from the Properties Director/ Master. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; mentor apprentices in prop construction and maintenance; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have a wide range of crafting skills which should include some of the following; hand and industrial machine stitching, soft good construction and upholstery, mold making and casting; floral arranging; paper goods graphics and construction; woodworking; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; minimum of a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (1) year in prop construction at the professional or academic level. The Prop Journey Craftsperson position is an entry level staff position with hourly rate starting at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Carpenter

    The Prop Carpenter(s) is staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the production of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The prop carpenter must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construct furniture and stage props from designer’s drawings and research along with research and information from the Properties Director. These props will include furniture as well fabricated prop pieces and mounting/rigging of props for stage and rehearsal. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; prepare materials ordering lists; mentor apprentices in prop carpentry and furniture construction, welding, maintenance of tools and props; and excellence of product. Applicants must have a wide range of carpentry and welding skills which should include most, if not all of the following; furniture construction and joinery, MIG welding; scenic carpentry; basic cabinetry construction; woodturning; and use of stationary and portable power tools; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (3) years in prop carpentry construction at the professional or academic level. The Prop Carpenter is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Journey Person Carpenter

    The Prop Journey Person Carpenter is an entry level staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the production of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The prop carpenter must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construct furniture and stage props from designer’s drawings and research along with research and information from the Properties Director. These props will include furniture as well fabricated prop pieces and mounting/rigging of props for stage and rehearsal. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; prepare materials ordering lists; mentor apprentices in prop carpentry and furniture construction, welding, maintenance of tools and props; and excellence of product. Applicants must have a range of carpentry and welding skills which should include some, if not all of the following; furniture construction and joinery, basic welding; scenic carpentry; woodworking and turning; and use of stationary and portable power tools; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (1) year in prop carpentry construction at the professional or academic level. Start date varies beginning in May. The Prop Journey Person Carpenter position is an entry level staff position with hourly rate starting at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Paint Charge

    The Prop Paint Charge is staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the painting of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The prop paint charge must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: maintain a prop paint schedule and materials ordering list for the painting of furniture and stage props from designer’s drawings, notes and research along with research and information from the Properties Director. These props will include furniture, hand props, soft goods; and stage dressing. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; prepare materials ordering lists; mentor staff and apprentices in prop painting, maintenance of paint equipment and tools; and excellence of product. Applicants must have a wide range of painting skills which should include the following; scenic and faux-finish painting, staining; aging; sealing and finishing of props; color mixing and matching; and signage/ graphic artwork; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (3) years of Prop / Scenic Painting / at the professional or academic level. The Prop Paint Charge positions is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Staff Painter

    The Prop Staff Painter is position that works with the Prop Paint Charge and (1) apprentice technician and is responsible for the painting of new stage props and the refurbishment of existing stage props for a (4+) production repertory season. The Prop Staff Painter must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season with the Prop Paint Charge: maintain a prop paint schedule and materials ordering list for the painting of furniture and stage props from designer’s drawings, notes and research along with research and information from the Properties Director. These props will include furniture, hand props; soft goods; and stage dressing. Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; prepare materials ordering lists; mentor staff and apprentices in prop painting, maintenance of paint equipment and tools; and excellence of product. Applicants must have a wide range of painting skills which should include some if not all of the following; scenic and faux-finish painting, staining; aging; sealing and finishing of props; color mixing and matching; and signage/ graphic artwork; a willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; a BA in production / technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (2) years of Prop / Scenic Painting / at the professional or academic level. The Prop Staff Painter position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Buyer/Shopper

    The Prop Buyer/Shopper position is a seasonal staff position responsible for purchasing and procuring of stage properties and or related materials for the construction and fabrication of stage properties for a (4+) opera repertory season. They must be able to handle a large petty cash draw and a company credit card which will require frequent and timely balancing of receipts and cash, and submitting necessary paper work for reimbursement. Any shortages or loss in petty cash are the responsibility of Prop Buyer/Shopper to rectify. They should have experience in money and receipt handling; bookkeeping organization and or retail sales, theatrical production and or crafting. They must be licensed to operate a full size pick-up truck. Knowledge of decorative arts, style and fabrics are a plus. The Properties Director and the Properties Administrator direct and assist the Prop Buyer/Shopper with research, schedule, priority setting, organization and bookkeeping. They should possess a passion and patience for shopping for the stage. The Prop Buyer/Shopper position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

  • Prop Run Crew Chief

    The Prop Run Crew Chief(s) is staff position working with a team of staff and apprentice technicians and is responsible for the accurate and safe running of rehearsals and performances as they pertain to the prop department, cataloging and recording of notes, production paperwork and narratives for the running of stage properties, and mentoring of run crew prop apprentices in a (4+) production repertory season. The Run Crew Chief must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: Make crew show assignments and schedules, accurately spike/mark on stage and in rehearsal locations the of props from drawings and ground plans; record notes and changes; along with Stage Management produce a production narrative and mini-ground plan; Applicant must efficiently manage a schedule for a timely delivery of props to rehearsals, techs and assigned productions; monitor safety and morale; mentor apprentices in prop performance and rehearsal running and note taking; maintain excellence of product; catalog performance props; support assigned rehearsals and performances. Applicants must have a wide range of skills which should include, if not all of the following; Stage Management skills and experience, tech and rehearsal experience, crew leadership, computer skills; a valid driver’s license and the willingness to drive a step van or truck; willingness and the ability to work rigorous hours; minimum of a BA in production/technology, or comparable professional experience with a minimum of (2) years in a SM / ASM and or crew chief position at the professional or academic level. The Prop Run Crew Chief position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

Safety Department

  • Introduction

    12 to 16 weeks. Duties include maintaining present safety program, helping to implement new Covid safety protocols, monitoring first aid and accident follow up, procuring and maintaining safety equipment. Planning and execution of crew meals during technical rehearsals. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Earliest start date is early May. The Safety Coordinator position is a salaried exempt position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour. The Assistant Safety Coordinator position is an entry level staff position with hourly rates beginning at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

    Positions Available:
    Staff (2), 1 Safety Coordinator, 1 Assistant Safety Coordinator

Scenic Art Department

  • Introduction

    12 weeks of scenic painting, sculpture, texture, other finish work including touch up. You must submit a portfolio to be considered for a position in this department. Staff positions require 3 years of professional experience. Earliest start date for Scenic Art Staff is March 2, 2021. The Staff Scenic Art position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour with overtime potential.

    Positions Available: Staff (0)

  • Staff Scenic Artist

    These positions require the applicant to have at least three years professional experience. Responsibilities include painting and finishing of all scenic elements including covering, priming, texture work, sculpting and applying scenic details. Candidates must have the ability to mix and match colors and knowledge of scenic materials and tools, craft skills (including casting and mold making). Contract is 20 weeks beginning in early March.

Stage Department

  • Introduction

    10 weeks of technical and dress rehearsals, work notes and repertory changes. 4 additional weeks of repertory running crew.
    Heavy lifting and physical stamina required.

    Positions Available:
    Staff (6) – 1 Stage Operations Supervisor, 1 Stage Operations Carpenter, 2 Show Crew Supervisors, 2 Show Crew Leads

     

  • Stage Operations Supervisor

    Staff position which is responsible for training, leading, and supervising the stage crew of 16 apprentices, 2 Show Crew Supervisors, 2 Stage Crew Leads, and the Stage Operations Carpenter. Duties include (but are not limited to) taking responsibility for the physical stage, wings, roof and trap room and the transitioning of scenery from storage to stage and back again. With the Stage Operations Carpenter and the Stage Crew Leads facilitate changeovers between shows in the repertory. They must know and understand all parts of each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on the fly. With the Show Crew Supervisors, they assist in the planning of the running of the shows. Crew hours and assignments within the season are scheduled by the Stage Operations Supervisor as well as any paperwork related to the run of the stage and equipment. —e.g. fall protection, tools, etc. The Stage Operations Supervisor must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Previous professional supervisor experience (or equivalent) is a must. Reports to Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director and Production Director. Start date is May 24, 2021. The Stage Operations Supervisor position is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Stage Operations Carpenter

    Stage Operations Carpenter (along with the Stage Operations Supervisor) is responsible for training, leading, and supervising the stage crew of 16 apprentices, 2 Show Crew Supervisors, 2 Stage Crew Leads. Duties include (but are not limited to) taking responsibility for the physical stage, wings, roof and trap room and the transitioning of scenery from storage to stage and back again. Facilitate (with the Stage Operations Supervisor and the Stage Crew Leads) changeovers between shows in the repertory. They must know and understand all parts of each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make repairs on the fly. Assist in the planning of the running of the shows and prepare any paperwork related to the run of the stage and equipment. —e.g. fall protection, tools, etc. The Stage Operations Carpenter is also responsible for assessing and repairing scenery during the run of the shows. The Stage Operations Carpenter must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Previous professional supervisor experience (or equivalent) is necessary. Reports to Stage Operations Supervisor, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director and Production Director. Start date is May 24, 2021. The Stage Operations Carpenter position is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Show Crew Supervisors

    Show Crew Supervisors are responsible for learning each opera and then training, leading and supervising the apprentice stage crew in daily preparation and backstage duties for run-throughs, technical and dress rehearsals and performances. Each Supervisor must know and understand all parts of each show and each scenic unit and be able to assess, troubleshoot, and make minor repairs and adjustments. Supervisors make crew assignments within each show’s narrative, and are responsible for the development of all paperwork relevant to the run of each opera, as well as tracking of stage crew labor for payroll. Show Crew Supervisors must be highly organized and detail-oriented individuals who can multi-task and effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Reports to Stage Operations Supervisor and Carpenter, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director and Director of Production. Previous professional crew chief experience (or equivalent) is a must. Start date is May 24, 2021. The Show Crew Supervisor position is a salaried exempt staff position with hourly equivalent rate starting at $20.00 per hour.

  • Stage Crew Leads

    Show Crew Leads are responsible for leading smaller units of the larger stage crew in a very “hands-on” way on projects, changeovers, and run duties. Typically, a crew chief will run shows from the opposite side of the stage from the Show Crew Supervisor, temporarily taking on most of the duties of a Supervisor has during a performance. Each Crew Lead must know and understand all parts of each show and each scenic unit and be able to troubleshoot and make minor repairs and adjustments on the fly. With the Supervisors, Crew Leads help make crew assignments within each show’s narrative. With the Stage Operations Carpenter , Crew Leads should have sufficient layout and construction skills to lead the crew on wood and metal scenery projects during off-stage time. Stage Crew Leads must be an organized individual with very good people skills who can effectively lead a large crew in a fiercely deadline-driven environment. Reports to Stage Ops Supervisor and Carpenter, Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director and Director of Production. Previous professional run crew experience (or equivalent) is a must. Start date is May 24, 2021. The Show Crew Lead positions are an entry level staff position with hourly rate beginning at $13.50 per hour with overtime potential.

Wigs & Makeup

  • Introduction

    8 weeks of construction of new wigs and accessories, and dressing of existing pieces. 4 weeks of wig maintenance and makeup for repertory performances. Earliest start date is June 7, 2021. The Wig & Makeup Staff position is a mid-level and above staff position with hourly rate starting at $15.00 per hour.

    Positions Available: Staff (2)

Apply Now

The Production Department Application process for the 2021 Season is now available. 

If you are interested in applying for our 2021 season, please fill out and submit your application form below.  If you have any questions, you may email prodjobs@santafeopera.org.

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