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Costume Shop Foreman

Reports to: Costume Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Seasonal Full-Time
Supervisory Requirements: Yes

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018


SUMMARY

The Costume Shop Manager will support the mission of The Atlanta Opera by supervising the work of the costume shop in the creation of world class opera production on both a grand and intimate scale. The Costume Shop Manager will supervise the work of the costume staff and report to the Costume Coordinator.

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the daily work of the costume shop. Maintains the work flow of built, purchased, rented or pulled costume projects in the shop by monitoring all construction processes; monitoring personnel and resource needs
  • Hire seasonal shop and wardrobe staff and per-production over-hire as necessary
  • Resolve staffing issues by identifying staffing needs; making recommendations for hiring and performance evaluation; training and assessing training gaps of current and new staff
  • Schedule and maintain staff hours, timesheets, and pay roll
  • Manage costume shop seasonal budgets and expense accounts, working closely with the accounting department to comply with all financial policies
  • Schedule and attend all costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
  • Attend all dress rehearsals supporting the work of the Costume Coordinator and Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Maintain inventory and order shop supplies
  • Researching and sourcing supplies, materials and equipment
  • Provide instruction and development for other employees
  • Take on shop projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 

COMPENTENCIES

  • Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques, and fabric
  • Knowledge of draping, cutting, constructing, fitting, and alterations
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume related equipment, products and tools and their implementation is necessary
  • Basic sewing machine repair and maintenance
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, DropBox)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Bachelor Fine Arts or graduate degree in Costume Technology or Management or equivalent work experience in a professional theatrical costume shop
  • 5 years’ experience in costume technology with demonstrated supervisory experience, quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jschmink@atlantaopera.org, and include Costume Shop Foreman in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Stitchers

Reports to: Costume Coordinator
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Employment Status: 1 Seasonal Full-Time / hourly
Supervisory Requirements: no

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Constructs or alters all assigned costumes according to the instructions
  • Actively participates in a team
  • Researches the period, style, and techniques necessary to complete the costume within the costume designer’s guidelines
  • Maintains the integrity of the costume design
  • Assists Costume Coordinator during fittings

COMPENTENCIES

  • Ability to operate shop equipment including industrial and domestic sewing machines, multi-needle and leather sewing machines, steam irons, and cutting tools
  • Hand sewing
  • Ability to listen, take instruction, and participate in a team to complete the builds/alterations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Works well in a face-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds

 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to perform a variety of construction and alteration techniques with minimum guidance
  • Demonstrates proficiency hand sewing techniques
  • Knowledge of/and experience in a variety of costume construction techniques including tailoring, period construction techniques, and alterations
  • Demonstrates knowledge in theatrical construction and quick rigging techniques
  • Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes
  • Good working knowledge of costume history
  • Ability to collaborate with the costume team to efficiently complete assigned projects

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jschmink@atlantaopera.org, and include Stitcher in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Technical Director

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

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

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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 a company Safety Officer, which includes, but is not limited to, 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
  • Collaborate with other departments on necessary projects
  • Maintaining a clean, organized shop
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPENTENCIES

  • Computer drafting proficiency, Vectorworks and AutoCad
  • Mastery of wood and metal scenic construction and fabrication techniques; scenic engineering and rigging
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, Drop Box)
  • Proficient digital drafting (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, collaborative, and management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule


QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BFA
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 lbs. safely and independently
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Ability to safely drive a 26’ truck
  • Proven ability to motivate, manage, educate and coordinate staff members of varying proficiency levels
  • Prior experience leading scenery construction and logistic processes in off-site shop
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry and OSHA standard safety practices
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets
  • Familiarity with proper maintenance and usage of all shop equipment and hand tools
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jcohen@atlantaopera.org, and include Technical Director in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Assistant Technical Director

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

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

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DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build, repair, and maintain scenery
  • Repair and maintain shop equipment
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work environment
  • Run a safe, efficient shop
  • Manage a fast-paced work environment
  • Efficiently lead union crews
  • Attend production meetings, tech rehearsals, and performances when required
  • Coordinating load-ins/outs for all venues of sets, lights and sound
  • Act as a Company Safety Officer
  • Technically design new shows including and not limited to:
    • draft a full set of working/shop drawings
    • create assembly guidelines
    • venue ground plans
    • review load-in/out requirements
    • assist in managing trucking needs
  • Attend all technical rehearsals & advise on all stage running operations and all stage running sheets
  • Oversee Set & Equipment Rentals: possibly act as Rental TD for clients; maintain inventory, supervise repair and refurbishment as necessary, provide technical information to clients as necessary
  • Advise on feasibility of rental sets (draft as necessary, review load-in/out requirements, trucking needs, labor needs, modifications for our venues)
  • Collaborate with other departments on necessary projects
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPENTENCIES

  • 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 (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Experience in managing union crews preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively within production team and with multiple departments
  • Ability to drive a 26’ Box Truck

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BFA
  • 2-3 years’ work experience in theatrical production with a demonstrated track record of increased responsibility
  • 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
  • A strong sense of humor

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jcohen@atlantaopera.org, and include Assistant Technical Director 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.

The Daughter of the Regiment: Exact needs TBD
Carmen: Exact needs TBD
Sweeney Todd: Exact needs TBD

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.

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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. 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

For more information about becoming an Atlanta Opera volunteer, please fill out the form below, or contact Rebecca Danis at 404-881-8736 or rdanis@atlantaopera.org

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