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Assistant Stage Manager

Reports to:  Director of Production/Associate Director of Production
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-time/Temporary/Per Show
Supervisory Requirements:  No
Pay:  RENT:  August 8 – October 7, 2024. $1,100 – $1,200 per week
LA BOHEME:  August 11 – October 6, 2024. $1,100 – $1,200 per week

SUMMARY

The Assistant Stage Manager (ASM), under the guidance of the Calling Stage Manager (CSM), will assist with the documentation, preparation, and running of all rehearsals and performances for the upcoming production of Rent and/or La Boheme. 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
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following duties, in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Perform those duties that are industry standard for the position.
  • Run rehearsals if the CSM is not in rehearsal.
  • Help to maintain order and discipline at all rehearsals and performances.
  • Create, maintain, and distribute running paperwork, as needed.
  • 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.
  • Create sign-in sheets for cast.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 rehearsals and performances.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Theatre or related field preferred.
  • 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.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

Please email resume with cover letter and references to resume.production@atlantaopera.org.
Include Assistant Stage Manager in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Assistant Technical Director

Reports to:  Technical Production
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-time
Supervisory Requirements:  Yes

SUMMARY

The Associate Technical Director (ATD) assists with oversight of all technical production activities in support of the mission of The Atlanta Opera. The ATD actively assists with management and implementation of technical operations and provides administrative support for the Technical Department.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following duties, in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Assist and advise on all technical production needs for all productions including analysis of incoming rentals, and analysis of proposed new build projects/productions.
  • Collaborates with TD on all incoming rental logistics.
  • Coordinate and supervise under the direction of the TD – all scenic focused crew departments in the theatre.
  • Collaborate with TD on crew management in the warehouse and shop.
  • In collaboration with the TD serve as project lead and technical team contact for productions as assigned.
  • Assist with show planning, scheduling, installation and running.
  • Provide support on compliance with laws and regulations regarding all licensing, permits, certificates and relevant documentation regarding the technical and production aspects of performances.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of near and long-term technical budgets, individual project budgets and touring budgets.
  • Work closely with all departments regarding the technical support of other departments’ functions as required.
  • Assist TD with tracking stage crew hours.
  • Implement as directed all professional/production stage, warehouse, and shop labor contracts.
  • Assist with all production equipment logistics and transportation logistics.
  • Produce drafting and appropriate technical paperwork including all technical drawings such as plans, sections, elevations, rigging points, assembly, and line schedules for all Atlanta Opera engagements.
  • Produce complete archival information, paperwork, backstage photos, and archival photos.
  • Produce construction drawings as needed for new builds.
  • Collaborate with TD or on scheduling of all shop and warehouse crew calls and staffing.
  • Coordinate the technical supervision of outgoing rental productions, communicating with outside companies on technical aspects of rental shows, etc.
  • Coordinate all material ordering with TD.
  • As directed, develop warehouse operations systems, storage systems, upkeep scenery and equipment, and maintain general oversight of the warehouse / shop space.
  • Support TD to assemble competitive pricing for all technical operations purchases and rentals including shipping and support personnel.
  • Advise and assist with maintaining expense budgets within boundaries of project budgets.
  • Prepare support documentation for reconciliation of expenditures.
  • Provide support on all safety matters including compliance with all appropriate federal, state, and local safety and health practices.

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently.
  • Excellent computer skills and aptitude, especially in CAD (VectorWorks), and using Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Strong Adobe Acrobat knowledge.
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in opera preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within production team and with multiple departments.
  • Ability to drive a 26’ box truck.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre or related field preferred.
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in theatrical production with a demonstrated track record of increased responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.

Please email resume with cover letter and references to resume.production@atlantaopera.org.
Include Assistant Technical Director in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Calling Stage Manager

Reports to:  Director of Production/Associate Director of Production
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-time/Temporary/Per Show
Supervisory Requirements:  Yes
Pay:  RENT:  August 5 – October 7, 2024. $1,400 – $1,500 per week
LA BOHEME:  August 8 – October 6, 2024. $1,400 – $1,500 per week

SUMMARY

The Calling Stage Manager (CSM) is a critical member of the Production team. During the rehearsal period the CSM is the main source of communication between TAO and all members of a production (artists, designers, etc.). The CSM is also responsible for working with the visiting creative team members and TAO staff to determine all rehearsal and performance needs for the production and coordinating with the TAO Film Studio for productions that are filmed.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following duties, in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • The CSM supervises the stage management department including Assistant Stage Managers (ASM) and interns.
  • Performs those duties that are industry standard for the position.
  • Runs all rehearsals.
  • Creates the Daily & Weekly rehearsal schedules in coordination with the Associate Director of Production (ADoP) and Director of Artistic Administration (DoAA) and works closely with the Technical Director (TD) to plan and schedule all technical and dress rehearsals and coordinate with DoAA to schedule all Orchestra Rehearsals.
  • Coordinates with the ADoP/TD to schedule production meetings.
  • Manages the Stage Management team in preparing the room for rehearsal, including working with the Costume Shop Staff and the Properties Team to ensure all needed items are prepared prior to the start of and during the rehearsal period.
  • Measure ground plans or assign to ASM as possible.
  • The CSM will coordinate and/or oversee the creation, maintenance, and distribution of all rehearsal schedules and calendars, scenic breakdown, contact lists, minis, rehearsal, and performance notes/reports, running documents (deck, rail, sound, props, costumes, wardrobe, WMU), onstage tech request, tech rehearsal “train schedule” if needed, archival documentation, and any other document, as needed.
  • Develop and coordinate with the Costume Shop scheduling of all fittings and dressing room assignments.
  • Calling shows includes running all technical rehearsals & cuing sessions and calling the performances.
  • Help coordinate light walkers.
  • Oversee supply inventories in stage management road box and standard artist hospitality inventories. Request supplies as needed.
  • Time Scores.

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to manage confidently and calmly.
  • Must be able to read music confidently.
  • Must have proven ability of leading a stage management team and working with a union crew, union orchestra, and large groups of people throughout the production process.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong administrative and project management skills.
  • Can work independently and meet deadlines.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant production experience, with a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience as a Stage Manager.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the Production and Artistic teams.
  • Ability to communicate using a phone and headset.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner.

Please email resume with cover letter and references to resume.production@atlantaopera.org.
Include Calling Stage Manager in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Stitcher

Reports to:  Master Draper/Tailor, First Hand
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-time
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 the Master Draper/Tailor (MDT) and First Hand (FH).

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following duties, in addition to other duties as assigned.

  • Sews, either by hand or machine, the costumes assigned by the team leader.
  • Manages time effectively on each sewing project.
  • Maintains organized work area.
  • Communicates with other team members concerning questions, problems, and possible solutions.
  • Contributes to a pleasant and professional atmosphere in the Costume Shop.

COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with a wide range of fabrics and materials.
  • 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; industrial steam irons.
  • Ability to follow directions and ask questions.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time each day.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Punctual, reliable, and responsible.
  • Interest in building and expanding skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • 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 resume with cover letter and references to resume.costume@atlantaopera.org.
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.

Currently, there are no supernumerary needs at this time. Please check back for updates.

To apply online for future consideration, 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

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      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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