"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

    House Managers

    Type: Seasonal
    Department: House Management


    House management oversees activities in the theater during the rehearsal phase and throughout the performance season. The house manager is repsonsible for activities in the theater and surrounding areas. Knowledge of theater management and the ability to provide superior customer service, while keeping a cool demeanor under pressure, are the qualities necessary for success.


    Monitor activities in the theater, ensuring that all rehearsals and performances are undisturbed;

    Control admittance into the theater at evening dress rehearsals and performances;

    Management of the usher corps and their seating of patrons on performance evenings;

    Oversee scheduling, hiring, discipline, motivation and morale of usher staff;

    Prepare the record of hours worked by members of the Usher Corps for payroll purposes.

    Maintain program book inventory and coordinate the delivery, storage and distribution of program books throughout the season;

    Monitor all regularly scheduled and special tours of the theater conducted by members of The Santa Fe Opera Guild;

    Distribute cameras and lost and found items at the conclusion of performances; maintain neat and orderly lost and found storage;

    Secure the theater at the close of performances;

    Communicate with the Parking Lot Supervisor, Stage Manager, and Box Office Managers on performance evenings to coordinate audience service activities.

    How to Apply

    Send resume and cover letter to ekellogg@santafeopera.org.  This is the preferred method of submission.

    Or, you may mail to The Santa Fe Opera, P.O. Box 2408, Santa Fe NM, 87504.

    No phone calls, please.



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