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Managing Director

Reports to: CEO, General & Artistic Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes

SUMMARY

The Managing Director works alongside and reports to the CEO, General & Artistic Director and is responsible for ensuring that his directives are executed by staff in a timely and precise manner. The Managing Director is a key financial and administrative leadership position within the company, providing the CEO, General & Artistic Director with input for increased administrative efficiency and financial oversight.  S/he is an active participant in and driver of the organization’s overall strategy and works as part of a Senior Management team. The Managing Director ensures the smooth running of the daily operations through oversight of the Finance and Administration department staff, and will lead the senior management team. S/he will work closely with the finance, audit, executive and investment committees of the board of directors. Extensive experience in financial management and in not-for-profit arts administration is required.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

  • Promote productive collaboration and communication between employees, departments, and with the board of directors.
  • Partner with the CEO, General and Artistic Director on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the CEO, General and Artistic Director based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Directly supervise all Senior Management staff
  • Develop organizational strategies in support of the company’s 5–year strategic plan. Oversee implementation of strategies and initiatives
  • Partner with the revenue departments to execute plans for increasing earned and contributed income.
  • Work with the Senior Management team to generate financial and administrative reports for the CEO, General and Artistic Director and Board of Directors.
  • Lead staff in achieving monthly goals and completing administrative tasks.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for procedures and policies for the organization

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Lead the company’s financial department. Analyze operational and financial data and prepares forecasts and projections.
  • Oversee the development and preparation of the monthly financial statement package that includes detailed analytics of the operational results along with detailed budget variance analysis, for distribution to senior management and the executive committee.
  • Coordinate the planning, compilation, and presentation of the annual budget; maintain all records of progress in relation to the budget.
  • Review monthly variance reports with senior management and ensure budget goals are met.
  • Monitor controls and accounting procedures to support all financial preparation, reporting and transactions including annual budgets, payroll, and reconciliation for multiple funds.
  • Oversees the tracking of weekly/monthly contributed and earned revenue and pledges. Work closely with the CEO, General and Artistic Director on cash flow projections, contributed income projections and managing expenses in order to achieve balanced and/or surplus budgets annually.
  • Responsible for all bank accounts, credit card accounts and other financial instruments as required.
  • Oversees the completion and filing of all local, state and federal reports necessary to maintain the company’s 501-C3 status and complying with all IRS regulations.
  • In conjunction with the external audit firm, oversee the preparation, review, and filing of annual federal and state income tax returns, serving as the primary contact with the IRS.
  • Review and approve all monthly and quarterly account reconciliations, as prepared by the Controller.
  • Review and approve weekly payables and bi-weekly payroll, as prepared by the Controller.
  • Review and approve all general journal entries, as prepared by the Controller.
  • Review and approve all employee/contractor information returns and quarterly wage filings, as prepared by the Controller.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

  • Partner with the CEO, General and Artistic Director and Director of Production in developing and executing successful negotiations for all collective bargaining agreements, including the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).
  • Oversee the contracting process as it relates to legal and financial commitments of The Atlanta Opera, which include but are not limited to all capital and operational leases, co-production agreements, rental agreements, and employment contracts. Maintain copies of said contracts, and when necessary liaise with outside counsel.
  • Oversee the risk management policies of The Atlanta Opera and lead the annual renewal process for all liability and property insurance policies.
  • Facilitate the daily movement of the high volume of information and communication flowing through the company’s office.
  • Oversee the Director of Business Operations in coordinating all necessary requirements (and budget) for the Opera as they relate to information technology needs, including but not limited to network administration, software, hardware, and internet. This also includes the management of outside contracting of third party IT vendors.
  • Communicate and support implementation for all technology platforms to TAO staff.
  • Oversee the company’s annual performance review process.

BOARD MANAGEMENT

  • Assist the CEO, General and Artistic Director in developing agendas and preparing reports for board meetings
  • Primary contact for the Finance and Executive Committee on all finance issues.
  • Primary contact for the Investment Committee for the review of the Endowment.
  • Primary contact for the Audit Committee on Audit matters • Assure follow-up for any board action items

COMPENTENCIES

  • Accountability and Honesty
  • Thinking Strategically and Analytically
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Partnering/Networking; Ability to engage with all stakeholders.
  • High tolerance for stress and long workdays
  • Decision Making
  • Establishing Focus
  • Negotiation
  • Delegation and Facilitation
  • Managing Risk
  • Ability to influence others
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Flexibility Strong aptitude for change and continual learning


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Business and/or Arts Administration, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) preferred, or 5+ years of experience in non-profit and financial and administrative management, preferably in a performing arts organization.
  • Significant experience in a senior-level position leading a staff of 5 or more is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development, revenue forecasting, cash flow management, financial analysis is required.
  • Understanding of non-profit finance and accounting is required.
  • Knowledge of opera and industry practices in order to participate fully with planning processes is required.
  • Knowledge of Abila MIP Fund Accounting and Tessitura is preferred.

Please send resume to resumes@atlantaopera.org. No phone calls please.

 

 

Technical Director

Reports to: Director of Production
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes

SUMMARY

The Technical Director reports directly to the Director of Production and provides oversight of all technical production activities in support of the mission of The Atlanta Opera. The Technical Director actively manages the technical operations and provides administrative support for the Production Department.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee stage operations for all main stage opera productions, including coordinating load-ins and load-outs of all sets, lights and sound; oversee all technical rehearsal and advise on all stage running operations and stage running sheets, and coordinate stage schedule for rehearsals and notes
  • Advise the Director of Production in developing and implementing near and long term technical budgets, individual project budgets and touring budgets
  • Maintain technical expense budget within production budgets
  • Manage creation of appropriate technical paperwork including scale ground plans, section drawings, assembly guides, labor needs, and venue templates for all Atlanta Opera engagements.
  • Give final approval on all scenic floor plans, rigging points, line schedules
  • Supervises all aspects of scenery construction and refurbishment
  • Act as company Safety Officer, which includes, but is not limited to, maintaining first aid kids, managing accident reports and updating and maintain the company safety manual and conducting any meetings/trainings as necessary
  • Create and implement incoming rental logistical plans, sourcing appropriate and economical options
  • Manage production equipment logistics
  • Develop production rental plan with specific income goals, revenue plans and industry marketing
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding all licensing, permits, certificates and relevant documentation relevant to the performances of Atlanta Opera
  • Research competitive pricing for all purchases and rentals including shipping and support personnel
  • Provide additional project management and consultation as required
  • Act as Rental Technical Director for clients
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES
  • 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 using the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs
  • Proficient digital drafting
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera preferred
  • Experience in managing union crews preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively within production team and with multiple departments

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • BA or BFA, MFA preferred
  • 3-5 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
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season

Please send resume to resumes@atlantaopera.org. No phone calls please.

 

Lighting Supervisor/Production Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Production
Employment Status: Full-time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes

SUMMARY

The Lighting Supervisor/Production Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Production and provides oversight of all lighting activities in support of the mission of The Atlanta Opera. The Lighting Supervisor/Production Coordinator actively manages the lighting operations and provides administrative support for the Production Department.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES – Lighting Supervisor

  • Liaison with Lighting Designers and Projections Designers for light plot and specifications, providing necessary information (ground plans, inventory lists, preliminary schedules, etc…)
  • Draft plots as necessary
  • Advise on feasibility of design, in consultation with Technical Director, with respect to venue limitations, inventory, budget, schedule, and other special concern.
  • Plan lighting, sound, and projections hang, focus, and cueing in consultation with Technical Director.
  • Make orders of lighting, sound, and projections equipment (rental gear, expendables, special equipment, etc…)
  • Manage electrics/ projections budget
  • Supervise hanging of all lights and lighting equipment
  • Supervise focus
  • Attend all services with Lighting Designer
  • Call follow spot cues as necessary
  • Attend all performances
  • Maintain all TAO lighting, sound, and projections equipment (owned, rented, or borrowed)
  • Maintain all communication equipment (clear-com headsets, two-way radios, etc…)
  • Supervise audio/visual technician in venue
  • Advise/provide technical support as needed with respect to lighting at special events or functions
  • Other duties, as assigned

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES – Production Coordinator

  • Reconcile and track all expenses incurred by the Production Department and report to the Finance Office as needed
  • Maintain all files for the Production Department, including, but not limited to receipts, expenses, and contracts
  • Assist the Director of Production in the maintenance and creation of all scenery, props and costume rental files for use on the website and other methods of distribution and presentation
  • Assist the Director of Production with the execution and payment processing for Production Department contracts, including but not limited to designers and scenery rentals
  • Assist the Director of Production in adhering to USA guidelines for all Union designers as needed
  • Assist the Director of Production in the coordination and execution of new hire paperwork for Production personnel
  • Assist the Director of Production in Production Department hourly payroll processing
  • Other duties, as assigned

COMPETENCIES

  • 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 using the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software programs.
  • Proficient digital drafting
  • Knowledge or strong interest in opera preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively within production team and with multiple departments

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or related field
  • At least 4 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
  • Must perform the functions of the position in a safe manner
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season
Please send resume to resumes@atlantaopera.org. 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:

  1. Download and save the blank application below
  2. Fill out the appropriate information
  3. Save the form
  4. Email the completed for to auditions@atlantaopera.org with “Supernumerary Application” in the subject line. Please attach a headshot or photo of yourself

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 (PDF)

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. Last year, Atlanta Opera volunteers contributed more than 6,000 hours. 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:

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

Volunteer Application (PDF)

For more information about becoming an Atlanta Opera volunteer, please contact Laina Bennett at 404-881-2258 or lbennett@atlantaopera.org