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More positions may be added; please check back for updated information. Please note: All company members will be required to follow all COVID-19 health and safety policies and procedures, including mask wearing and testing. To apply, please prepare your one page Resume and one page Cover Letter in a single PDF file and complete the Glimmerglass Employment Application Form by clicking the button below. -Some positions (Carpentry, Costumes, Costume Crafts, Design, Hair & Makeup, Paints, Props, and Photography) may require examples of your previous work- please include either a link to your digital portfolio/webpage or images with descriptions on additional pages at the end of your PDF submission. Online portfolio is preferred. 

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks to hire persons of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. Developing and investing in our employees is our highest priority to achieve an environment that fosters company wide success. The Festival aims to employ individuals at varying stages of their careers, who have a desire to work for a leading arts organization that values professional and personal growth through collaboration and commitment to creating the highest quality product possible. Click here to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

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Updated: December 2, 2022

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Company Manager for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Company Management Department is responsible for the logistics of housing seasonal staff, and transporting employees who do not have personal vehicles to work-related activities. The Assistant Company Manager reports to the Director of Company Management, and works with a  Housing Coordinator, Residence Managers, Housekeeping Staff, and Company Management Staff and Apprentices. The Assistant Company Manager will manage the general administration of the Department, including maintaining and updating database information and departmental reports, preparing purchase orders and tracking departmental records, maintaining the company fleet, and coordinating the arrival and departure of seasonal employees. They will assist in supervision of the departmental staff, inspection of houses prior to occupants’ arrival and again after their departure, and moderation of relevant information during Company Orientations. This position will work almost equally in the office and in the field monitoring houses, vehicles, and company members. Strong organizational, communication, and leadership skills are highly desired. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and problem-solve quickly and benevolently is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus. Transportation of company members in company vehicles will sometimes be needed. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required.

This position runs March 6th to September 15th, 2023. $19.50/Hr. Eligible for overtime. Housing included. 

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Assistant Production Electricians for its 2023 Festival  Season. 

The Assistant Production Electrician works as a member of a 18-person Electrics crew; they report to the Production Electrician, and work alongside another Assistant Production Electrician, Electrics Staff, and Electrics Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in leading the electrics crew in the preparation, install, circuiting, and focusing of a large repertory light plot, acting as the lead deck electrician for assigned productions, and overseeing the strike process. A successful candidate will have knowledge with stage electrics, personnel management, 12v/24v practical lighting fixtures, troubleshooting,  intelligent lighting fixtures, LEDS, Network, and power distribution. Having a team-oriented attitude and the ability to cultivate a positive work environment is essential. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 8 to August 27, 2023. $16.50/Hour. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

JOB TITLE: Assistant Stage Manager (Summer Seasonal)
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Director of Production & Production Stage Manager
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Stage Manager, Production Staff, & select Music & Artistic Staff
DATES: May 15 to August 20, 2023 (inclusive)

Position Summary
The Assistant Stage Manager is a seasonal employee who, under the guidance of the Production Stage Manager, will assist with the documentation, preparation and prompting of all rehearsals and performances for two summer opera productions. They will also maintain a working score for assigned productions, and other duties related to stage management as assigned.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Attending all rehearsals as needed by the Stage Manager;
Generating and maintaining production running paperwork;
Assisting with the collection, organization, and running of rehearsal props and costume pieces for the rehearsal room;
Setting up rehearsal rooms;
Following the score and cueing singers;
Assisting the stage manager in running all performances (SL or SR responsibilities, cueing performers, giving calls, handling performance crises, etc.);
Checking the setting of scenery, props, and costume pieces onstage;
Creating sign-in sheets for cast (including chorus, supers, youth performers);
Walking the set and backstage areas to check for safety hazards;
Recording and transferring spike marks from the rehearsal room to stage; and
Assisting on or stage-managing concerts, or other special events

Position Requirements
This position is a good fit for someone who:
Has prior experience as an Opera Assistant Stage Manager;
Can read music proficiently and is comfortable giving performer and crew cues from a piano/vocal score;
Is proficient in Microsoft Word, particularly in the use and formatting of tables, and Gmail;
Has clear and effective written and verbal communication skills;
Can work independently and meet deadlines;
Shows initiative to seek out information and advance projects with minimal supervision;
Can manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a busy production environment;
Possesses an ability and desire to show exceptional attention to detail in all aspects of work;
Can communicate with and effectively organize large groups of people, including chorus, supers, and youth performers, in both rehearsal and performance;
Can see and work in the dark lighting conditions of a backstage environment;
Can perform moderate lifting for purposes of rehearsal scenic and prop transitions;
Can remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; and
Is comfortable with problem solving and managing interpersonal dynamics.

Assistant Stage Managers receive $17.50/Hr. Includes housing. Having a car is encouraged, but not required.

The hiring process is highly competitive. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Technical Director of Stage Operations for its 2023 Summer Festival season. 

The ATD of Stage Operations works as a member of the four person Technical Direction team and as the Department Manager of a fourteen person Stage Operations team; they report to the Technical Director, and work alongside two Assistant Stage Operations Managers, six Stage Operations Staff, and five Stage Operations Apprentices. The ATD of Stage Operations plans and supervises the execution of scenic changeovers, and load-ins/load-outs of the four mainstage productions, a children’s opera, and other events occurring on the main stage. Assists in conjunction with the ATD of Rigging in the planning and execution of rigging changeovers. Schedules scenic and prop run crews and changeovers including coordinating rehearsal halls runs with appropriate scenic and prop elements. Assists supervising the TD Apprentice. Archives productions for future rentals. Maintains stage and storage areas including warehouse with special attention given to future rentals. Attends some technical rehearsals, and acts as a show supervisor when needed. Schedule is highly variable, often working nights and weekends. Experience running shows and knowledge of safe stage practices is required. Ideal candidates will have worked in a repertory setting, be organized, and have basic AutoCAD knowledge. Experience leading a large and diverse crew and being part of a team is essential. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs April 24th to August 27th, 2023. $21.50/Hr. plus $885 in preseason pay to cover time spent on hiring department staff and cover time for training required by the Festival prior to arrival on campus. Housing is provided plus travel reimbursement up to $200.   

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Wardrobe Manager for its 2023 Festival Summer Season. 

The Assistant Wardrobe Manager position works as a member of a 12 person Wardrobe crew, reports to the Wardrobe Manager, and works alongside another Assistant Wardrobe Manager, Wardrobe Staff, and Wardrobe Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting the Wardrobe Manager in supervising the Wardrobe Crew in the running and changeover of all Costumes for the Festival’s productions, leading the setup of the Wardrobe House, facilitating communication between the Stage Manager and Wardrobe Crew, oversee the upkeep (maintenance, repairs, laundry, etc.) of Costume Pieces, be present for all tech rehearsals and assigned shows/performances, and perform wardrobe dressing duties. A successful candidate will have knowledge in running costumes backstage in repertory, have experience dealing with quick changes, and has the ability to establish comfort and trust quickly as well as the ability to cultivate a positive work environment. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 30 to August 28, 2023. $16.50/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks A/V Staff for its 2023 Festival Season.

The A/V Staff position works as a member of a six-person A/V crew, they report to the A/V Coordinator, and work alongside an A/V Engineer, another A/V Staff member and two A/V Apprentices. The ability to work in a team-oriented environment and fostering a positive work environment is required. Completing pre-show checklists, troubleshooting equipment, fulfilling assigned run-crew duties, and helping to facilitate company concerts, lectures, and additional programming will be part of the daily responsibilities of this position. Previous experience with analog and digital sound systems, analog video, intercom, and QLab would be beneficial.Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 22 to August 27, 2023. $15.30/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form. 

JOB TITLE: Calling Stage Manager (Summer Seasonal)

DEPARTMENT: Production

REPORTS TO: Director of Production & Production Stage Manager

WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Director of Artistic Administration, Production Staff, 

& select Music & Artistic Staff

DATES: May 15 to August 20, 2023 (inclusive), start date may vary by production

Job Summary

The Calling Stage Manager is a seasonal employee who, under the guidance of the Production Stage Manager is responsible for running all rehearsals and calling one of the four summer opera productions. They are also important in facilitating communication amongst many artistic and production departments. The Calling Stage Manager assists in supervising Assistant Stage Managers (ASM)and Stage Management (SM) Apprentices, delegating various show responsibilities to them. They may also be assigned a secondary calling assignment or ASM assignment.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Running staging and technical rehearsals;
  • Calling performances of at least one mainstage opera production;
  • Creating, maintaining, and archiving all necessary production paperwork;
  • Assisting in supervising Assistant Stage Managers and Stage Management Apprentices;
  • Communicating all rehearsal scenery, prop, and costume transfer needs for staging rehearsals with the relevant departments;
  • Ensuring that rehearsal facilities are set for music and staging rehearsals;
  • Working with the Director of Artistic Administration, Director of Young Artists Program, and Production Scheduler to generate the daily rehearsal schedule;
  • Running staging rehearsals for the production’s cover cast; and
  • Maintaining all artistic and production values during the production’s performance run.

Position Requirements

This position is a good fit for someone who:

  • Has prior experience as an Opera Calling Stage Manager;
  • Can read music proficiently and is comfortable calling cues from a piano/vocal score;
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Word, particularly in the use and formatting of tables, and Gmail;
  • Has clear and effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Can work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Shows initiative to seek out information and advance projects with minimal supervision;
  • Can manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a busy production environment;
  • Possesses an ability and desire to show exceptional attention to detail in all aspects of work;
  • Can communicate with and effectively organize large groups of people, including chorus, supers, and youth performers, in both rehearsal and performance;
  • Can see and work in the dark lighting conditions of a backstage environment;
  • Can perform moderate lifting for purposes of rehearsal scenic and prop transitions;
  • Can remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; and
  • Is comfortable with problem solving and managing interpersonal dynamics.

Calling Stage Managers are an exempt position that receive $1040.00 weekly and provided housing. Having a car is encouraged, but not required.

The hiring process is highly competitive. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Costume Crafts Artisans for its 2023 Festival Summer Season.

The Costume Crafts Artisan works as a member of a seven person Costume Crafts team; they report to the Crafts Manager, and work alongside an Assistant Crafts Manager, other Costume Crafts Artisans, and Costume Crafts Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the setup and breakdown of the Costume Crafts spaces; millinery construction and modification; jewelry construction and modification; leatherwork, stitching, painting, dying; shoe/boot modification; fabric and garment aging; assisting in pulling/restocking/organizing items in Costume storage; and possibly assisting the Costume Shop as needed. Dedication to safe practices, a team oriented work environment, and the ability to cultivate a positive work environment is required. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 8 to July 30 (2 positions) or August 27 (1 Position), 2023. $15.30/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Costume Floor Managers for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Costume Floor Manager works as a member of a 37 person Costume Shop; they report to the Costume Director, and work alongside another Costume Floor Manager, a Costume Administrator, Drapers, First Hands, Stitchers, Stitcher Apprentices, and a Costume Administrator Apprentice. The primary goals of the position will include Costume Shop set up, upkeep, and breakdown, creating appropriate Production Archive Books before each Draper’s arrival, facilitating appropriate paperwork, assisting in Designer/Draper/Costume Director communication, reassign and balance employees in Costume Shop and Crafts projects, distribute applicable rehearsal notes to staff, supervise the pulling of rehearsal costumes, keep inventory and order requests for the costume shops, facilitate the scheduling of fittings with the Artistic Department, oversee fitting room preparedness, assisting in fittings, assisting in pulling/restocking/organizing inventory in Costume Storage, acting as a direct liaison between Wardrobe and the Costume Shop, on call for dress rehearsals of assigned shows, and lead Costume space shutdowns at the conclusion of the season. The ability to drive with a clean license, a working knowledge of computers and word/excel, an understanding of costume shop terminology and construction, and general theater knowledge is very helpful to success in this position. Projects will primarily be worked on independently with the direction of Supervisors. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs either from April 10 (1 position) or April 24 (1 position) to August 27, 2023 . $23.00/Hr. Includes Housing and a Travel Reimbursement of $200.00.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Drapers for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Draper works as a member of a 37 person Costume Shop; they report to the Costume Director, and work alongside Costume Floor Managers, other Drapers, First Hands, Stitchers, and Stitcher Apprentices. The primary goals of the position include costume creation duties including drape/flat patterning, cutting, and making alterations to the designer and company’s specifications, communicating with the Costume Shop Floor Manager concerning project progress and team needs, assisting in the setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop, working directly with the Costume Designer to realize designs, supervising any projects done by the Stitcher Apprentice, outlining expectations with the assigned First Hand, fitting all items assigned to their team (built, purchased, or pulled), assisting in the pulling/restocking/organization of Costume Storage, being available for Dress Rehearsals of the assigned show, creating a wardrobe kit, and assisting in production specific archival work.  A successful candidate will understand how to work with multiple different fabric styles, draping and sewing techniques, be able to promote teamwork and a positive work environment, while also being acutely aware of deadlines. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May (flexible) to July (flexible based on start date) 2023. $20.50/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Electricians for its 2023 Festival Summer Season. 

The Electrician works as a member of a 18 person Electrics crew; they report to the Production Electrician, and work alongside Assistant Production Electricians, other Electrics Staff, and Electrics Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the preparation, install, circuiting, and focus of a large repertory light plot, performing daily changeovers, running assigned productions, and striking the plot at the conclusion of the season. A successful candidate will have experience in either stage lighting equipment, or a general electrical background. A team oriented attitude as well as an ability to participate in a positive work environment is required. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 15 (3 positions) or May 22 (3 positions) to August 27, 2023. $15.30/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

JOB TITLE: Gift Shop Manager (Summer Seasonal)

DEPARTMENT: Operations/Communications

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager/ Director of Communication

DATES: May 29 to August 25, 2023 

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Gift Shop Manager for its 2023 Festival Summer Season. 

Working under the Operations Manager and the Director of Communications, the Gift Shop Manager oversees the work of two Gift Shop Associates and is responsible for the efficient operation of a quality retail sales operation. Responsibilities are performed with considerable independence and reviewed only periodically. Inventory controls are managed and merchandise is purchased under the general concept of markets served and sales potential. The ideal candidate must be available to work nights and weekends and have the ability to supervise the work of others. Good knowledge of merchandise buying procedures and product market values is a plus. Knowledge of retail management, promotion, and marketing methods is highly desired. 

This position runs from May 29 – August 25. $15.50/hour. Eligible for overtime. Includes Housing.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Responsible for managing, tracking, and ordering inventory and sales transactions.
  • Manage the schedule of Gift Shop Associates, and supervise their duties.
  • Communicate with the Finance Department for end-of-day sales. 
  • Organize the plan for the display and presentation of merchandise 
  • Supervise cashiering and receipting the sale of merchandise by cash and charge transactions.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Hair & Makeup Staff Artist for its 2023 Festival Summer Season.

The Hair & Makeup Staff Artist works as a member of a six person Hair & Makeup crew; they report to the Hair & Makeup Supervisor, and they work alongside a Assistant Hair & Makeup Supervisor, other Hair & Makeup Staff, and Hair & Makeup Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the set up and breakdown of the Hair & Makeup room, daily maintenance of wigs, application of pre-performance makeup, period/modern hairstyling, backstage quick changes during the running of assigned production. A successful candidate will have broad knowledge and experience working with all hair types and skin tones, ventilating, foundation building, and show running experience. Being able to work in a team oriented environment and fostering a positive work atmosphere is required. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 29 to August 22, 2023. $16.00/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form. 

JOB TITLE: House Manager (Summer Seasonal)

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Operations Manager

DATES: May 29 to August 25, 2023 

The House Manager works as a member of a three-person Front of House team; they report to the Operations Manager and guide the work of two Front of House Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include coordinating a smooth Front of House operation for each performance and providing a comfortable, pleasant patron experience with a high level of customer service. They will ensure the safety of patrons, volunteers, and staff through proper implementation and enforcement of emergency procedures. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, attention to detail, and independent work ethic are desirable. Comfort as a self-starter and the ability to work with a high degree of professionalism is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Training and supervision of Front of House apprentices
  • Recruitment, training, scheduling, and supervision of volunteer ushers; leading usher orientations in the beginning of the season as well as condensed orientations prior to each performance.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Box Office, Stage Management, Production, Operations, Audience Services, and other appropriate staff
  • Report and follow through on any malfunction and safety concerns in the Front of House and in the theater.
  • Work with Box Office to resolve seating problems and late arrivals for maximum patron satisfaction whenever possible.
  • Monitor the use of inappropriate cell phone/camera/recorder use by patrons.
  • Secure theater at end of performance, provide a performance report to appropriate staff

Must be available to work nights and weekends. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 29  to August 25, 2023. Starts at $19.00/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Production Electrician for its 2023 Festival Season. The Production Electrician reports to the Lighting Director and the Director of Production. 

The position works as a member of a 13-person team. The Production Electrician directly supervises two assistants, six staff and four apprentices. The primary goals of the position include supervising members of the Electrics staff in prepping the rental lighting package at the rental house; Direct and supervise the installation of a repertory light plot, including intelligent lighting equipment and show-specific set electrics. Design and Implementation of a large scale three-phase power distribution network; Collaborate with lighting designers and supervisors to realize the artistic goals of each production; Supervise and direct assistant production electricians in the their day to day tasks and responsibilities; Coordinate with lighting supervisors to facilitate focus of each opera; Schedule and oversee a staff of electricians and electric’s apprentices during load-in, rehearsals, changeovers and performance calls. Provide guidance and mentoring for all electric’s apprentices and staff; Work in close collaboration with all other departments to facilitate smooth load-ins, focus and changeover; Work in conjunction with the festival lighting programmer to design and maintain the lighting network; Under the direction of the Director of Production and Stage Managers, assist with coordination of emergency response in the event of an emergency or extreme weather; Oversee the safe operation of the festival stage systems, including the safe use of rigging, electrics, genies, ladders, etc.; Manage season budgets and make purchases for the Electrics department; Work with other crews on cross-departmental projects (such as Set Electrics/Practicals).

Skills needed:

  • Strong working knowledge and comfort with the use of Vectorworks and Lightwright.
  • ETC EOS family console programming experience.
  • Microsoft Office. 
  • High level of experience with electrical maintenance and troubleshooting. 
  • Experience developing and maintaining a lighting control network. 
  • Experience with building electrical elements within scenery.
  • Strong attention to detail, critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.

This position requires constant communication with other departments. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Some training opportunities may be available. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 8th through August 27, 2023. Exempt position paying $1,040/week plus $1,500 in preseason pay to cover time spent on hiring department staff and cover time for training required by the Festival prior to arrival on campus. Housing is provided plus travel reimbursement up to $200.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Scenic Carpenter for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Scenic Carpenter works as a member of a seven person carpentry crew. The Scenic Carpenter reports to the Head Carpenter and ATD of Scenery Operations and works alongside other Scenic Carpenters and two Scenic Carpentry Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting with the construction of five mainstage productions and a children’s opera. There may be some general carpentry projects around campus as well during down time. Basic wood construction and welding knowledge is needed to find success in the position. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Some training opportunities may be available. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 1 to August 27, 2023. $16.50/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.   

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Staff Rigger for its 2023 Festival Season.

The Staff Rigger works as a member of a three-person crew. The Staff Rigger reports to the ATD of Rigging Operations and works alongside the Rigging Apprentice who will be involved in most projects the Staff Rigger participates in. The primary goals of the position will include the initial load-in of flying scenery elements, assisting with rigging changeovers for our repertory season, and conducting rigging maintenance as needed. Theatrical rigging, fall arrest, and metal fabrication knowledge is needed to find success in the position. Projects will be worked on independently, as a member of the Rigging team, and at times participate in the projects of the Carpentry and Stage Operations crews. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Some training opportunities may be available. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 1 to August 27, 2023. $16.50/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Stage Operations Staff for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Stage Operations Staff works as a member of a 13 person Stage Operations crew. The Stage Operations Staff reports to the Assistant Stage Operations Managers and Assistant Technical Director (ATD) of Stage Operations and works alongside other Stage Operations Staff and Stage Operations Apprentices on the Stage Operations crew. The primary goals of the position will include the initial installation of scenery for five productions and a children’s opera, run crew during performances for their assigned shows, as well as changeovers for scenery, rigging, and props during our repertory performance schedule. Experience running shows and being able to work as a member of a team required. This position has irregular hours including some late night calls. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Some training opportunities may be available. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by The Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 8 to August 27, 2023. $15.30/Hr. Includes Housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Stitchers for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Stitcher works as a member of a 37 person Costume Shop; they report to the Costume Director, and work alongside Costume Floor Managers, Drapers, First Hands, other Stitchers, and Stitcher Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop, stitching projects, preparing fittings, being available for dress rehearsals of their assigned show, assisting Costume Crafts if needed, and assisting with any pulling/restocking/organization of Costume Storage. A successful candidate will have knowledge of different types of fabric and sewing techniques, and will be able to promote a positive work environment. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May (flexible) to July (flexible based on start date) 2023. $15.30/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form. 

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Wardrobe Manager for its 2023 Festival Season. 

The Wardrobe Manager works as a member of a 12 person Wardrobe crew, reports to the Costume Director, and supervises Assistant Wardrobe Managers, Wardrobe Staff, and Wardrobe Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include supervising the Wardrobe Crew in the running and changeover of all Costumes for the Festival’s productions, leading the setup of the Wardrobe House, facilitating communication between the Designers and Wardrobe Crew, oversee the upkeep (maintenance, repairs, laundry, etc.) of Costume Pieces, be present for all tech rehearsals and assigned shows, coordinate extra duties with the Costume and Costume Crafts shops, create crew schedules, and maintains Wardrobe budgets. A successful candidate will have knowledge in running costumes backstage in repertory, have experience dealing with quick changes, as well as the ability to cultivate a positive work environment. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 22nd to August 27th 2023 . $19.50/Hr. Includes housing and $750.00 in pre-season pay to assist in hiring department staff and cover time for training required by the Festival prior to arrival on campus.  

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Wardrobe Staff for its 2023 Festival Summer Season. 

The Wardrobe Staff position works as a member of a 12 person Wardrobe crew, reports to the Wardrobe Manager, and works alongside Assistant Wardrobe Managers, other Wardrobe Staff, and Wardrobe Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the running and changeover of costumes in the Festival’s repertory season, helping to set up and shut down the wardrobe house, assisting in the maintenance, repairs, and laundering of costumes during the season, be present for all tech rehearsals and assigned shows/performances, and perform wardrobe dressing duties. A successful candidate will have knowledge in running costumes backstage in repertory, have experience dealing with quick changes, and has the ability to establish comfort and trust quickly as well as the ability to cultivate a positive work environment. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training and workshops are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs May 29 to August 27, 2023 . $15.30/Hr. Includes housing.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.  

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

Job Title: Development Officer and Board Liaison
Classification: Full time, year-round, non-exempt position
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development

JOB SUMMARY:
The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Development Officer and Board Liaison to join the company’s full-time fundraising team. As a Development Officer, the position manages a portfolio of donors and prospects, developing and building relationships with these patrons. The position is also tasked with enlarging the portfolio through the department’s cultivation work and
personal entrepreneurial efforts. As Board Liaison, the position is responsible for the preparation and distribution of materials for meetings, among other duties. The Development Officer & Board Liaison works as a member of a five person Development team; they report to the Director of Development, and work alongside the Associate Director of Development, Development Operations & Grants Manager, and Development Assistant. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gift Officer Duties
● Manage a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects: serves as the patrons’ liaison to Glimmerglass, recognizes their involvement, acknowledges their donations, develops an engagement plan for each donor or prospect, and works continually to solidify their interest in and contributions to the Festival. The officer additionally seeks to enlarge the portfolio by
engaging unassigned prospects at events and through creative entrepreneurial efforts.
● Coordinate Young Glimmerglass, the Festival’s young patron association. Responsibilities include planning off-season events; scheduling and executing activities for Young Glimmerglass weekend during the summer season; and cultivating new members.

Board Liaison Duties*
● Send Trustee communications such as updates from the Artistic & General Director, meeting notices, minutes for approval, and any relevant materials for upcoming meetings.
● Maintain and regularly update board calendar and password-protected resource portal.
● Facilitate meeting logistics and prepare associated materials with the input of committee chairs and staff presenters.
● Manage all steps of the meeting minutes process: write draft, send relevant sections to presenters for edits, and distribute final draft to Trustees for approval.
● At the start of each new fiscal year, the Board Liaison is responsible for tracking the signing and submission of Conflict of Interest, Code of Ethics, and Financial Commitment forms.

*Board Liaison duties will be fully assumed after a training period with the Associate Director of Development

General Duties
● The position is/becomes fluent in the use of the company’s Customer Relationship Management system (Salesforce), aligning its resources with development goals and processes; this fluency is to benefit the management of the officer’s portfolio and the work of fellow officers when needed, and for the officer to be able to use Salesforce as a tool to
implement and manage aspects of event coordination.
● Collaborates with fellow officers to facilitate strategic recommendations in order to advance all systems and practices associated with the position and the department’s goals.
● With department colleagues, collaborates on the development and implementation of an annual Communications, Engagement and Solicitation Plan to achieve the contributed income goals, along with goals for defined capital efforts and growth in planned gifts.
● Participates in all department meetings.
● Assists with other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
– Excellent writing and communication skills
– Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience plus two years of Development experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization
– Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, and Adobe Acrobat
– Strong appreciation of and interest in the performing arts
– Superior attention to detail and excellent time management skills

Salary begins at $40,000, with benefits and paid time off.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Caryn Reeves, Director of Development, at development@glimmerglass.org. References will be requested if invited to interview.

 

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a year-round Scenic Carpenter. Scenic Carpenters report to the Head Carpenter and ATD of Scenery Operations.

Scenic Carpenters work as a member of a 4-6 person carpentry crew. This year their primary goals will include assisting with the construction of four productions, a few large prop pieces, and general carpentry projects on campus. Basic wood construction and welding knowledge is needed. Some projects will be worked on independently, while other projects will require working in a group setting. Some training opportunities may be available. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position will begin as soon as possible and internal applications will be accepted. $18.00/Hr., eligible for Overtime, Includes Full-time Benefits and Paid Time Off.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by visiting our website, HERE or by going to https://glimmerglass.org/employment/ and filling out the Employment Application Form.

Job Title:  Human Resources Generalist
Classification: Full-time, year-round, non-exempt position
Department: Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Finance

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Human Resources Generalist to lead the effort to establish and retain an inclusive, diverse and high-performing workforce. Reporting to the Director of Finance, responsibilities include oversight of human resource management; employee relations, professional development, recruitment, onboarding, training, and performance management. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment and benefits laws and regulations. Facilitate timely resolution of employee relations issues while maintaining an appropriate balance between employee and management advocacy.

General Responsibilities:

  • Implement inclusive recruitment and interview strategies

  • Assist with a comprehensive orientation and onboarding program

  • Track new hire orientation paperwork to ensure staff are onboarded effectively and consistently

  • Assist in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepare and maintain the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.

  • Handle employee relations counseling, exit interviews, and general inquiries

  • Provide guidance and coaching to employees, leadership, and supervisors to guarantee that staff are informed of avenues for support and reporting concerns.

  • Assist with employee benefits programs

  • Manage job descriptions

  • Implement, support, and monitor a comprehensive performance evaluation process

  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve the efficiency of the department and services performed.

  • Lead and instigate collaboration with EDI consultants and staff teams; and help shape the culture to ensure inclusivity for staff, contractors, and vendors.

  • Provide coaching and counseling support to management and supervisors in the areas of employee relations, performance management, training, and policy interpretation.

Required Education and Experience

An associate degree and three to five years of HR experience, or five years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and experience. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification or ability to obtain certification within 12 months of hire date. A deep commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism is required.

Salary will be considered based on education level and work experience with a range starting at $50,000 with benefits.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.

 

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