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 Full-Time, Year-Round Positions:
Costume Director

Available Seasonal Positions:
Crafts Manager

Year-Round Positions

Costume Director - The Glimmerglass Festival, located in Cooperstown, NY, is seeking a skilled Costume Director to join our year-round team.  Glimmerglass is a summer festival that produces four mainstage operas and musicals, two second stage productions and a youth opera each summer.  The position reports to the Director of Production and manages a seasonal staff of 40+ staff and interns.  Responsibilities include collaboration with design teams to achieve artistic vision within the parameters of the Glimmerglass Festival staff and budget; create and manage build/fitting schedule and budget; hiring and training of seasonal staff; monitor tech rehearsals; manage inventory and supervise rentals. Applicants should have extensive knowledge of costume construction and administration, strong leadership and communication skills, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in an equivalent position.  This year-round position with benefits is open immediately.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Abby Rodd, Director of Production at abbyrodd@glimmerglass.org.  No phone calls, please.

Seasonal Positions

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 May 8, 2017 – August 13, 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. S/he is responsible for craft supplies, equipment, general shop safety, and pulling of rehearsal pieces. Candidates must be a team leader, an excellent communicator, and a problem solver. S/he must be able to succeed in a fast-paced festival environment and be able to work with a wide variety of personalities. Prior craft management experience is required. The Costume Crafts Manager receives hourly compensation, overtime, and is provided housing. Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to Diane Feller at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.

Updated March 16, 2017