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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

Assistant Stage Manager
– Spring 2023 Discoveries series

Reports to: Production Stage Manager
FLSA Status: N/A
Employment Status: Independent Contractor
Supervisory Requirements: No

Dates: March 1, 2023 to April 2, 2023 (inclusive)
Salary: $825/week + Housing & $350 travel stipend


SUMMARY

The Assistant Stage Manager is a contract employee who, under the guidance of the Production Stage Manager & Stage Manager, will assist with the documentation, preparation, and running of all rehearsals and performances for the upcoming Spring 2023 Discoveries production. They will also maintain a working score for assigned production, and other duties related to stage management as assigned.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform those duties that are industry standard for the position
  • Run rehearsals if the SM is not in rehearsal
  • Create, maintain, and distribute running paperwork, as assigned
  • Set up rehearsal rooms
  • Assist with the collection, organization, and running of rehearsal props and costume pieces for the rehearsal room
  • Assist with the creation of daily rehearsal notes
  • Help to maintain order and discipline at all rehearsals and performances
  • Create sign-in sheets for cast
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and with multiple departments
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with and effectively organize large groups of people, in both rehearsal and performance

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Theatre or related field preferred
  • At least 1 year of experience in professional live theatrical production
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.

 

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

No phone calls please.

Production Finance Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director of Production
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: No


SUMMARY

The Production Finance Coordinator is responsible for the timely and efficient flow of financial data from the Production & Artistic departments to the Finance Department and Senior Management, including budgets, forecasts, reconciliations, and Rental & Co-Productions.  Assist the Finance Department with compiling documentation for the annual audit.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaison between Production & Artistic departments and the Finance Department.
  • Manage all of the accounting activities across the Production & Artistic departments.  Including contract payments; payroll processing; invoice setup, management, and payment; reclass of expenses; reimbursement processing; and tracking of expenses.
  • Assist in preparing production department annual budget.
  • Assist in preparing monthly forecasts for monthly board financial package.
  • Generate reports for revenue, expenses, capital expenditures, and account variances.
  • Adhere to accounting standards and procedures for operational efficiency as defined by the Finance Department.
  • Assist with preparing documentation for the annual audit.
  • Perform account reconciliations on a monthly basis to ensure that departmental records are reconciled to company records.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Work with Controller and the Director of Production to ensure that Rental and Co-Pro income and expenses are properly recorded and billed.
  • Perform revenue & expense analysis to ensure accounting activities and reports are complete within deadlines.
  • Maintain complete accounting documentation for backup and reference purposes.
  • Generate accounting related reports for management and other production teams when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

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 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.
  • Live performance art work experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the production team and with multiple departments and cross-departmental teams.

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Degree in accounting, finance, business management, or related discipline; or three years of work experience in accounting and finance.
  • 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.
  • 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 Production Finance Coordinator 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.

Stage Manager
– Spring 2023 Discoveries series

Reports to: Production Stage Manager
FLSA Status: N/A
Employment Status: Independent Contractor
Supervisory Requirements: No

Dates: March 1, 2023 to April 2, 2023 (inclusive)
Salary: $1025/week + Housing & $350 travel stipend


SUMMARY

The Stage Manager is a contract employee who, under the guidance of the Production Stage Manager, will organize the documentation, preparation, and running of all rehearsals and performances for the upcoming Spring 2023 Discoveries production. They will also maintain a working score for assigned production, and other duties related to stage management as assigned.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform those duties that are industry standard for the position
  • Run all rehearsals
  • Call performances
  • Create, maintain, and distribute running paperwork, as assigned
  • Set up rehearsal rooms
  • Assist PSM with all scheduling needs for the production
  • Assist with the collection, organization, and running of rehearsal props and costume pieces for the rehearsal room
  • Create and distribute daily rehearsal notes & performance reports
  • Help to maintain order and discipline at all rehearsals and performances
  • Archive all final production paperwork in the digital archives
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to lead & work collaboratively within a team and with multiple departments
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with and effectively organize large groups of people, in both rehearsal and performance

 

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor or Associate degree in Theatre or related field preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in professional live theatrical production
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.

 

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

No phone calls please.

Stitcher

Reports to: Costume Shop Manager, Cutter/Draper
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time Seasonal
Supervisory Requirements: No


SUMMARY

The Stitcher will support the mission of The Atlanta Opera serving the work of the costume shop in the creation of world class opera production on both a grand and intimate scale.  The artisan assists in the implementation of costume sketches under the supervision of a Cutter/Draper.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sews, either by hand or machine, the costumes assigned by the team leader (First Hand or Cutter).
  • Manages time effectively on each sewing project.
  • Maintains work area, including sewing machinery necessary to keep work moving effectively.
  • Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions.
  • Contributes to a pleasant and professional atmosphere in the Costume Shop.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials.
  • Knowledgeable in garment construction including fabric preparation, pressing, and industry sewing techniques.
  • Excellent garment construction skills demonstrating experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques as well as hand sewing techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency at operating industrial and domestic sewing machines including but not limited to; single needle industrial; industrial zig-zag; overlock; merrow or serger; domestic straight and zig-zag machines.
  • Ability to operate industrial steam iron.
  • Be able to follow directions, ask questions, manage time and be professional.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time each day.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Punctual, personable, and interested in building and expanding their skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.
  • Collaboration, flexibility, grace under pressure and a good sense of humor are a must.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a professional costume shop, or 3-5 years’ experience at a college level costume shop required.

 

Please email cover letter and resume with references to resumes@atlantaopera.org, and include Stitcher 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

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