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General Chorus

General Chorus auditions for the season are closed.
Please check back in the Summer of 2023 for information about the 2023-24 season auditions.

Jobs

Associate Director of Communications & Public Relations

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


SUMMARY

Builds and maintains the company’s reputation for excellence while maximizing earned revenue. This position oversees internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing and digital content communications; designs and implements all communications strategies; creates social and digital marketing campaigns; directs the publication of promotional materials; and serves as a primary liaison with the media. This position participates in short-term and long-range planning as a member of the marketing and communications team.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop annual marketing & communications outreach strategy, encompassing both paid and organic reach.
  • Ensure consistent reflection of the company brand across all collateral and assets.
  • Oversee and execute executive internal communications, as needed.
  • Prepare and administer communications annual budget and earned revenue projections.
  • Oversee creation of the content for digital and print communications, including website, e-newsletters and emails, advertising, promotional materials, social media initiatives, and internal institution-wide materials.
  • Establish priorities and goals for public relations communications and oversee implementation, including news releases, pitches, reviewer solicitations, reservations, and confirmations; cultivate and maintain media contacts to promote the publication of relevant stories, interviews, and other media coverage for the company.
  • Oversee media department, including photographer and videographer.
  • Manage contracted publicists and editorial writers on the scheduling, placement, and completion of articles and press releases, both local and national.
  • Oversee development and maintenance of the website content with assistance from the creative services staff.
  • Collaborate with company staff on program needs, biography requests, drafting copy, and editing media planning, PR planning, and social media planning.
  • Engage and direct marketing consultants, designers, and other outside contractors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work collaboratively within the organization.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work and achieve results in a timely manner.
  • Experience and aptitude for managing staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record for increasing ticket sales, preferably within an arts organization.
  • Experience in leveraging strategic partnerships to improve marketing reach.
  • Knowledge of and aptitude for promotion through social media channels.
  • Thorough knowledge and appreciation of opera.
  • Dynamic copywriting ability.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with 7 to 10 years of communications and PR experience, or any similar combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially using the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat preferred.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera, classical music and/or performing arts strongly preferred.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season..

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Associate Director of Communications & Public Relations in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

New Works Administrator

Reports to: Director of Education & Community Engagement & Director of Artistic Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time seasonal (ends June 30, 2022)
Supervisory Requirements: Sometimes


SUMMARY

The New Works Administrator supports operatic commissions & related events in addition to overseeing the Atlanta Opera’s annual 96 Hour Project.  This position will also project manage the development of new works for the Opera’s Mainstage and Discoveries series.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project Manage all phases of the Opera’s annual 96-Hour Project including:
    Phase One
    The Competition: Work with Community Engagement & Artistic teams to manage applications, budget tracking, venue contracts and logistics, casting contracts, promotions, and scheduling.
    Phase Two
    New Work Development & Workshops: Work with Community Engagement & Artistic teams to manage commission timelines and contracts, budget tracking, venue schedules, as well as workshop logistics and scheduling.
    Phase Three
    World Premiere Production: Work with Production & Artistic teams to manage production scheduling, budget tracking, contracts, and scheduling.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Audience Development teams to promote New Works initiatives.
  • Work with Director of Artistic Administration on future budgets and forecasting.
  • Identify upcoming composer and librettist talent.
  • Research premieres of new works at other companies.
  • Be the point of contact and coordinate logistics for workshops of premieres.
  • Project manage new works and assist with deliverables timelines and deadlines.
  • Work with Managing Director, Administrative Manager, and Director of Artistic Administration on commissioning agreement needs.
  • Coordinate with Administrative Manager and Director of Artistic Administration on publisher communication.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed on new works logistics.
  • Create, distribute, and track survey data for all programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous new works or arts administration experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to design educational programming for diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage projects simultaneously.
  • Self-starting and solution oriented.
  • Patience, flexibility, and collaborative.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Theater, Production, or related field.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in production or opera administration.
  • Knowledge of operatic new works. (preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include New Works Administrator in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Senior Technical Director

Reports to: Director of Production
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes


SUMMARY

The Senior Technical Director (SrTD) reports directly to the Director of Production (DP) and provides oversight of all technical production activities in support of the mission of The Atlanta Opera. The SrTD actively manages the technical operations including scenery, properties, audio, lighting, and video; and provides administrative support for the Production Department.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Direct and supervise the technical department managers and staff.
  • Determine and manage all technical production needs for all productions including analysis of incoming rentals, and analysis of proposed new build projects/productions.
  • Direct and oversee all stage crew departments in the theatre, warehouse and shop paying strict attention to IATSE rules and practices.
  • Facilitate communication between directors, designers, and production technical departments along with distributing production materials to appropriate departments.
  • Advise and assist scenic, properties, lighting, video, and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
  • Safeguard the technical assets of TAO, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, video, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities, scenery, and properties; and arrange for the repair and replacement of assets within budgetary constraints.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding all licensing, permits, certificates and relevant documentation in regard to the technical and production aspects of performances.
  • In conjunction with Director of Production, develop and implement near and long-term technical budgets, individual project budgets and touring budgets.
  • Collaborate with all departments and oversee the technical support of other departments’ functions as required.
  • Oversee all Atlanta Opera staff and crew in backstage areas of performance venues.
  • Track and review stage crew hours, approve payroll for submittal to the Finance Department.
  • Create and implement incoming rental logistical plans.
  • Manage all aspects of Atlanta Opera asset rentals.
  • Manage all professional/production stage, warehouse, and shop labor contracts, maintaining ongoing relationships with the contract entities.
  • Give final approval on all scenic floor plans, rigging points, line schedules.
  • Oversee all production equipment logistics and transportation logistics.
  • Manage creation of appropriate technical paperwork including all technical drawings for all Atlanta Opera engagements.
  • Research competitive pricing for all technical operations purchases and rentals including shipping and support personnel.
  • Maintain expense budget within boundaries of project budgets.
  • Prepare support documentation for reconciliation of expenditures.
  • Provide additional project management and consultation as required.
  • Oversee compliance with all appropriate federal, state, and local safety and health practices.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct supervision of:

  • Technical Director (TD)
  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Properties Manager & Artisan
  • Assistant Technical Director (ATD)
  • Warehouse & Operations Manager

Indirect supervision of:

  • Stage crew, carpenters, riggers, lighting, video, and audio technicians.

 

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional manner at all times, including guest artists and designers.
  • Well organized and detail oriented with an ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially in CAD, VectorWorks, DropBox, and using Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, OneDrive, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Knowledge and/or strong interest and knowledge of opera preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the production team and with multiple departments and cross-departmental teams.
  • Ability to drive a 26’ box truck and large cargo vans.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre or related field preferred.
  • At least ten years work experience in theatrical production with a demonstrated track record of increased responsibility.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Have valid driver’s license.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Senior Technical Director in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Staff Accountant

Reports to: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: No


SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for compiling all data throughout the year for annual filing of the Georgia Film Tax Credits.  They will communicate with all the departments in the company as well as tax consultants and auditors to assure all reporting and filings are accurate.  Also, supporting the finance department and Staff Accountant on projects and filling in during vacations and busy times.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Database Management: Build and maintain large subledger databases to be drawn on as needed for tax credit application. Excel knowledge required.
  • Fixed Asset/Capital Expenditures: Record and maintain ledger and documentation to substantiate asset values.
  • Payroll Ledger: Build and maintain detailed payroll subledger with batch, general ledger, and third-party tie out. ADP or Crystal Reports experience strongly preferred.
  • Corporate American Express: Build and maintain detailed credit subledger with batch, general ledger, and third-party tie out. Excel knowledge required.
  • All accounting functions as needed, able to assist when projects and circumstances arise.
  • Assist Staff Accountant duties as needed
  • Assist Controller in month-end close processes.
  • Assist Controller with annual Insurance Audits (Worker’s Comp & Property), 1042, unclaimed property and other state and federal filings as needed.
  • Maintain Monthly Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations.
  • Record monthly Forecast adjustment.
  • Assist in processing production department’s payment requests.
  • Support Grant Application and Reporting needs.
  • Record miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Renew annual State, County and City business licenses.

 

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Attention to detail.
  • Honesty and good judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Consistency and reliability.
  • Highly organized.
  • Versatility.
  • High tolerance for stress.
  • Strong initiative and self-starter.
  • Intuitive decision making.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, and results oriented.
  • An ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and time management skills.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or related discipline; or three years of work experience in accounting and finance.
  • Knowledge and experience with Georgia Tax Code. Specially, with preparing and filing the Georgia Film Tax Credit and the Georgia Postproduction Film Tax
  • Credit annually. Work with consultant, tax accountants, and auditors.
  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Technology savvy with knowledge of accounting & reporting software; Knowledge of Abila/MIP Fund Accounting, Concur & Tessitura preferred.
  • Willingness and desire to learn and implement new technologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel required.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for up to and over eight hours per day.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Staff Accountant in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries are non-speaking, non-singing roles in opera, similar to extras in movies. Casting needs vary per production. The Atlanta Opera accepts supernumerary applications any time of year for all those interested in being a part of an operatic production.

To apply online, please fill out the form below. Once received, we will add your name to our files, and we will contact you if your description fits our casting needs for a production.

Supernumerary Application

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      Internships

      There are no internships at this time. Please check back for updates.

      Volunteering

      The gift of your time and expertise is just as valuable as a monetary gift. Volunteers help keep costs low and help us fulfill our mission of presenting world-class opera productions, while fostering education about this important art form. The company is so grateful to have such a supportive volunteer team. Their hard work and generosity keeps the beauty and passion of opera alive in Atlanta. Just some of the ways you can volunteer with The Atlanta Opera:

      • Sell merchandise at Shop Opera
      • Light Walking
      • Final Dress Rehearsal
      • Phone relief/receptionist coverage
      • Archives
      • Filing
      • Special events

      For more information about becoming an Atlanta Opera volunteer, please fill out the form below, or contact Emily Crisp at ecrisp@atlantaopera.org

      Complete Volunteer Registration

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      • Availability

      • Please indicate when you are usually available to volunteer.
      • Employment Status

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      • Demographic Information

        The information below will be held confidentially. Statistics obtained from this information will be used anonymously for grant reporting.
      • Application Agreement

        I certify that the information given stated on this application are true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statements made by me may be used as a basis for rejection of this application. All volunteers must provide their own transportation. It is the policy of The Atlanta Opera to afford equal opportunity to all volunteers and applicants without regard to age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status or physical disability.