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.

Seasonal Positions

Assistant Stage Managers - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Assistant Stage Managers for its 2017 summer season (Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma!, Xerxes, and The Siege of Calais). The ASM will assist facilitating rehearsals and run performances for two mainstage operas and may have the opportunity to call second stage productions or concerts. He/she will possess a high level of professionalism, a positive attitude, superior communication and organizational skills, and be able to succeed in a fast-paced festival environment. Two years of ASM experience in opera is a requirement with a preference for experience in working in repertory. Reading music is a must. ASMs receive weekly compensation and are provided housing. Please submit cover letter, resume and references as one PDF file to Christopher Staub, Production Stage Manager, at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Deadline to apply:  November 20, 2016.

Residence Manager - The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Residence Manager for 2017 Festival Season. Job responsibilities involve basic supervision of 67-unit company-owned housing complex, including assistance with lockouts, facilitating equipment checkout, assisting with transportation and ensuring housing policies are enforced. The ideal candidate is responsible, interested in company management and enjoys interacting with young adults. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required. There is ample opportunity to attend performances, participate in company activities, and explore other areas of interest within the company. Applicant must be available early May to late August.  Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Dianne Ciano, Director of Housing & Transportation, The Glimmerglass Festival, PO Box 191, Cooperstown, NY 13326, or email to dciano@glimmerglass.org.        

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.

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 October 27, 2016

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