Employment Opportunities

Join The Glimmerglass Festival team

The Glimmerglass Festival employs more than 350 people in the course of a single season. The core of the company is about 20 full-time, year-round staff members, amplified by seasonal staff and interns leading up to and including the summer Festival.

Available Seasonal Positions:
ATD – Scenery Operations
Assistant Wardrobe Manager
Costume Crafts Staff
Crafts Manager
Draper
First Hands
Production Scheduler
Safety Coordinator
Scenic Artist
Scenic Carpenter
Staff Costume Shopper
Staff Stitcher
Wardrobe Staff
Young Artists Program Residence Manager
Head Chef – Young Artists Program
Sous Chef – Young Artists Program


Seasonal Positions

ATD - Scenery Operations - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Technical Director for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are May through late July 2017.  The ATD will assist the Technical Director in the planning, supervision, and execution of all productions.  Other responsibilities include assisting in maintaining a safe work environment; drafting projects in AutoCAD; tool maintenance and inventory management; and the training of all interns in proper tool use.  Required: shop management experience; positive problem-solving ability; experience with major designers in demanding circumstances.   Assistant Technical Director receives hourly compensation and overtime and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file Ross Rundell, Technical Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Portfolio may also be submitted.

Assistant Wardrobe ManagerThe Glimmerglass Festival invites applications for the position of Assistant Wardrobe Manager for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are early June through late August 2017.  The Asst. Wardrobe Manager assists in the supervision of the wardrobe crew.  S/he is responsible for the maintenance of costumes and dressing duties. Candidates must be able to succeed in a fast-paced festival environment, an excellent communicator, problem solver, and able to work with a wide variety of personalities.  Prior Wardrobe experience are required.  The Asst. Wardrobe Manager receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  

Crafts Manager - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Costume Crafts Manager for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are mid-May through mid-August 2017.  The Costume Crafts Manager supervises a staff of five, comprised of artisans and interns on the build of four main stage productions and two second stage productions.  He/She is responsible for craft supplies, equipment, and general shop safety, pulling of rehearsal pieces.  Candidates must be a team leader, be able to succeed in a fast-paced festival environment, an excellent communicator, problem solver, and able to work with a wide variety of personalities.  Prior craft management experience are required.  The Costume Crafts Manager receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Portfolio also required.

Costume Crafts Staff - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Costume Crafts staff for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are mid-May to late-July 2017.  The Costume Crafts staff is primarily responsible for millinery, painting/dying, and specialty stitching.  S/he receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Portfolio also required.

Draper - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Draper for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates vary but are generally May through July 2017.  The Draper will work directly with assigned Costume Designer as well as supervise a team consisting of a First Hand, Stitcher, and Intern Stitcher.  S/he receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.   Portfolio also required.

First Hands - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks First Hands for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates vary but are generally May through July 2017.  The First Hand will cut and stitch projects, assist in the supervision of stitchers, and prep/assist with fittings.  S/he receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.   Portfolio also required.

Scenic Artist - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Scenic Artist for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are May 8 through August 13, 2017.  Responsible for painting all scenery, props (with the help of the Prop staff) and touch-up/maintenance throughout the season.  Requires excellent all-around scenic skills and the ability to work independently and accurately.  Professional experience required.  Commitment to safe shop practices is essential.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com. Portfolio or website must also be included.

Scenic Carpenter - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Carpenter for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are May 1 through July 23, 2017. Applicants must have strong skills in welding and carpentry. Must be able to work independently and also as a member of a team. Experience with professional designers and directors in artistically demanding circumstances is required.  Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com

Staff Costume Shopper-The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a staff Costume Shopper for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are May 15 through August 13, 2017.  Shopper will assist designers and management with shopping and tracking of purchases. Some shop work may be required. Only candidates holding a valid driver’s license with a clean record will be considered. Shopper receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.

Staff Stitcher - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks staff stitchers for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates vary but are generally April through July 2017.  S/he receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Jodi Zanetti, Costume Director, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.   Portfolio also required.

Production Scheduler – The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Production Scheduler for its 2017 summer season of four new mainstage productions and all 'Second Stage' productions.  The Production Scheduler creates, manages, and distributes the daily schedule by collecting and synthesizing information from various departments in a clear and succinct way.  Successful candidates will be highly organized, detailed-oriented, and work well under pressure.  Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must.  At least two years of experience in a similar position preferred. Production administration for a performing arts organization required.  Strong editing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite a must.   Employment from May 15 through August 22, 2017; housing provided; access to a personal vehicle highly recommended.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2017.

Safety Coordinator - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Safety Coordinator for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are mid-April through early September.  The Safety Coordinator is responsible for assessing and stocking PPE, overseeing fit-testing and equipment, scheduling first aid and safety training, and assisting in attaining medical treatment for company members and patrons when needed.  Candidates must be an excellent communicator, organized, and able to function well in rapidly changing environments.  The Safety Coordinator receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Diane Feller, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  

Wardrobe StaffThe Glimmerglass Festival seeks Wardrobe Staff for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais).  Contract dates are early June through late August 2017.  The Wardrobe Staff is responsible for the maintenance of costumes and basic dressing duties. Candidates must be able to succeed in a fast-paced festival environment, an excellent communicator, problem solver, and able to work with a wide variety of personalities.  The Wardrobe Staff receives hourly compensation and is provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  

Young Artists Program Residence Manager – The Glimmerglass Festival invites applications for the 2017 repertory season.  The Residence Manager manages the Young Artists Program residences, coaching venues, and schedules. The Residence Manager, in collaboration with residence manager interns, provides transportation to rehearsals and performances, and acts as a liaison between the Young Artists and the Manager of Artistic Operations.  Other responsibilities include supervising two interns and processing accounting paperwork.  Successful candidates will have a sound sense of judgment, strong organizational skills, stay calm under pressure, and have an ability to work on multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment.  Strong editing skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite are a must.  Employment from May 15 through August 28, 2017; housing provided; a valid driver’s license and clean record are required.  Access to a vehicle is required.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com. Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2017.

Head Chef - Young Artists Program – The Glimmerglass Festival invites applications for the 2017 season.  The Head Chef ensures that members of the Young Artists Program (YAPs) are provided with daily meals during the length of the YAP contract.  The Head Chef creates and cooks daily menus, orders food from select purveyors and local farms to effectively create meals that meet both dietary and budget needs, and manages a Sous Chef and co-manages two YAP Residence Interns with the YAP Residence Manager.  Other responsibilities include catering meals at various locations on the Glimmerglass campus and assisting with larger meals and events on campus.  The Head Chef will work in conjunction with the YAP Residence Manager to enforce compliance with health and safety code and act as the main contact for all health and safety inspections.  Successful candidates will have excellent time management and communication skills, a passion for food and desire to contribute to The Glimmerglass Festival’s “Green” standards, and willingness and ability to take corrective action if there is a problem in the kitchen.  Knowledge and full compliance of State and Federal health codes and safe food handling regulations is required (ServSafe certification is highly recommended). This position reports directly to the Manager of Artistic Operations.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel a must.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Employment from May 15 through August 28, 2017; housing provided; a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and access to a vehicle are required.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2017.

Sous Chef – Young Artists Program – The Glimmerglass Festival invites applications for the 2017 season.  The Sous Chef works directly with the Head Chef to ensure all meals are executed with quality and efficiency.  Duties include, but are not limited to, meal prep, meal execution, and dishwashing.  The Sous Chef assists the Head Chef to maintain a well-run kitchen by running errands to local stores and farms, assisting in the creation of menus, and assuming Head Chef duties as needed.  Successful candidates will have two or more years in a Culinary Arts program or equivalent experience, a strong desire to contribute to The Glimmerglass Festival’s “Green” standards, strong time management skills, and an ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.  A strong passion for food and interest in learning about all aspects of the kitchen and food industry a plus.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Employment from May 15 through August 28, 2017; housing provided; a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and access to a vehicle are required.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2017.

Updated January 12, 2017

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