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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: May 18, 2022

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Costume Shop Associate Floor Manager for its 2022 Festival Season. 

The Costume Shop Associate Floor Manager works as a member of a 35 person Costume Shop; they report to the Costume Director, and work alongside an Associate Costume Director, a Costume Administrator, Drapers, First Hands, Stitchers, Stitcher Apprentices, a Costume Shop Floor Apprentice, and a Costume Administrator Apprentice. The primary goals of the position will include Costume Shop set up, upkeep, and breakdown, creating a Draper Bible 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, a working knowledge of computers and word/excel, an understanding of costume shop terminology, 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, 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 ASAP to August 28th 2020 . $22.00/Hr. Includes Housing AND Travel. 

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. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE. 

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified 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.

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 Director of Young Artists Program (YAP) to begin August or September 2022. This position is three months full-time in-residence Cooperstown, NY from end of May-end of August and involves travel for fall audition tour; part-time remote during the remainder of the  year.

Established in 1988, the YAP is an important component of the company’s mission to promote a fulfilling and artistically challenging environment for young performers, coach/pianists, stage directors, and conductors. The Director will oversee program administration and implementation while maintaining an environment of artistic excellence and constructive professional mentorship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate all recruitment for the program: screen all applications in September (approximately 1,100 annually), determine which artists are granted a live audition/interview, take part in a nationwide audition tour each fall (October/November), and make casting decisions in collaboration with the Director of Artistic Administration.
  • Create a hiring and casting proposal for each season at the conclusion of the tour that is then presented to the Artistic and General Director for approval.
  • Establish and maintain a culture committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
  • Serve as the director of all musical and dramatic studies for Young Artists each festival season, including the development/execution of career-focused seminars, discussions, etc., for the Young Artists, coordination of working sessions with the Artist in Residence and other guest principal artists, and programming of performances with the Young Artists.
  • Create the daily schedule for the Young Artists Program activities in conjunction with the Scheduling Manager.
  • Assist the Director of Artistic Administration in overseeing Artistic Department seasonal staff and apprentices.
  • Ensure Young Artists are fully prepared for all stage and cover assignments.
  • Arrange auditions for industry visitors during the month of August.
  • Attend all major rehearsals involving Young Artists—both for mainstage and ancillary activities.
  • Serve as a career mentor and coach for Young Artists.
  • Collaborate with the chorus master in assigning chorus divisi.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled music staff meetings throughout the festival season.
  • Partner closely with development and assist with the assignment of sponsorships for each Young Artist to ensure appropriate matches.
  • Assist the Director of Artistic Administration with establishing and reviewing YAP policies and procedures as needed, including conflict resolution when appropriate.
  • Participate in press and marketing activities as requested.
  • Assist in identifying appropriate artists for concert, development, and ancillary events, and assist in creating musical programming for said events—both in and out of the regular summer season.
  • Partner with other company department heads and attend staff meetings during the regular season. Participate in conference calls during the off-season as required.

Preferred experience:
The successful candidate will have strong administrative, leadership, and collaborative skills, excellent knowledge of the voice, vocal repertoire, and casting considerations, and a proven track record as a coach/pianist at a professional level. Candidates should have experience with nurturing young
singers/artists and artistic planning;. Compensation low $30K, with housing provided while in-residence in Cooperstown.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified 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.
To apply, please send Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document to search@glimmerglass.org.

Facilities Staff – The Glimmerglass Festival seeks candidates for its maintenance and facilities staff (summer-seasonal). The position reports to the Facilities Supervisor and assists in maintaining the Festival’s properties, working both indoors and outdoors. The candidate must be willing to abide by The Glimmerglass Festival’s Covid policies, including testing and wearing a mask while on campus. Clean driver’s license helpful. Physical Requirements: Position requires standing, walking, and bending during the entire shift. Must be able to push/pull and lift 50 lbs. $15/hour. E-mail name and phone number to search@glimmerglass.org or call our Facilities Department at (607) 547-0700 ext. 263 to apply.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks First Hands for its 2022 Festival Summer Season. 

The First Hand works as a member of a 35 person Costume Shop; they report to the Costume Director, and work alongside an Associate Costume Director, Associate Costume Shop Floor Supervisor, Drapers, other First Hands, Stitchers, Stitcher Apprentices, and a Costume Shop Floor Apprentice. The primary goals of the position will include assisting in the setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop, cutting and stitching projects, preparing and assisting in fittings, being available for dress rehearsals of their assigned show, 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, 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 either May 9 to July 10, 2022… or May 30 to July 30, 2022. $15.50/Hr. Includes housing.

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. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE. 

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified 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.

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, Resume (including three references), and examples of your work 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 Gift Shop Associate for its 2022 Festival Summer Season. 

The Gift Shop Associate reports directly to the Gift Shop Manager and is responsible for the efficient operation of a quality retail sales operation. 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 strong interpersonal skills. Customer service, retail experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace is highly desired. 

This position runs from May 9 – August 28. $14.00/hour. Eligible for overtime. Includes Housing.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work the cash register, handle personal checks and credit cards as well.
  • Daily cleaning and vacuuming as needed 
  • Keep gift shop merchandise well-stocked, organized and neat .
  • Answer questions from patrons, tourists and local business people.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Gift Shop Manager.

 

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. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE. 

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified 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.

Full-time, year-round, non-exempt position 

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 Executive Director, responsibilities to 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.
  • Oversee employee benefits programs
  • Manage job descriptions
  • Implement, support and monitor a comprehensive performance evaluation process
  • Provide consistent guidance and support in assessing and refining compensation practices to include unbiased salary structures, pay increases, and bonuses.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve 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

A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of HR experience, or a master’s degree in HR management and two years of experience in the HR field, or seven 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 required.

Salary begins at $54,000 w/ benefits
Send a cover letter and resume to search@glimmerglass.org.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Safety Staff member for its 2022 Festival Summer Season. 

The Safety Staff position works as a member of a two person Safety Department and works directly with the Safety Manager whom they report to, but also occasionally works with the Production Administration team. Primary goals and tasks will include assisting in maintaining an excellent company safety culture and safe working environment, assist the Safety Department in ensuring compliance with regulatory OSHA requirements, promote a safe work environment daily, conduct safety observation reports on a regular basis, assist in the delivery of Orientation and Training materials, assist in the delivery and scheduling of outside training, will help to implement all COVID-19 Compliance Policies as outlined by Glimmerglass Festival, collect and maintain required documents per company requirements, investigate, document, and respond to incidents, maintain compliance with regulatory agencies, and assist in tracking and restocking PPE, First Aid, and other equipment. Knowledge and experience within production and operations and a working understanding of COVID-19 Mitigation procedures needed. Projects will be in coordination of all Festival Departments and will be a highly collaborative position. 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 25th to August 28th 2022 . $14.00/Hr. Includes housing.

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. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE. 

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified 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.

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.

2022 Festival

In the summer of 2022, we return to our theater for productions of classics and new works.

Join us

The Glimmerglass Festival is hiring staff and apprentices for the 2022 Festival.

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