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.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Calling Stage Manager for the 2020 summer season (The Sound of Music, Rinaldo, Die Feen and Don Giovanni). Contract dates are May 18 through August 25, 2020. This position, under the guidance of the Production Stage Manager, is responsible for running all rehearsals and calling one of the four summer mainstage operas. They are also important in facilitating communication among many artistic and production departments. The Calling Stage Manager assists in supervising Assistant Stage Managers and SM Interns, delegating various show responsibilities to them.

Reports to: Director of Production & Production Stage Manager
Works Closely With: Director of Artistic Administration, Production Staff and select Music & Artistic Staff 


Running all staging and technical rehearsals
Calling performances of one mainstage opera production
Creating, maintaining and archiving all necessary production paperwork
Assists in supervising Assistant Stage Managers and SM Intern
Communicating all rehearsal scenery, prop and costume transfer needs for staging rehearsals with the relevant departments
Ensure that rehearsal facilities are set for music and staging rehearsals
Working with the Director of Artistic Administration and Production Scheduler to generate the daily rehearsal schedule
Running staging rehearsals for the production’s cover cast
Maintaining all artistic and production values during the production’s performance run 

Position Requirements 

The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge and skills: 

Two to three years of experience as an Opera Calling Stage Manager
Ability to read music well
Excellent organization and communication skills
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Experience with the Google Suite helpful. 


Stage Managers receive weekly compensation and housing is provided. Having a car is highly encouraged, but not required. 

Send resume and cover letter and three references as a single PDF file to Dustin Z West, Production Stage Manager at dwest@glimmerglass.org  with “SM 2020” in the subject line. EOE. 

Director of Finance
Full time, year round, exempt position
Reports To: General & Artistic Director; Chief Operations Officer
Supervises: Accounting Manager; Accounting Associate

Position Description:
The Director of Finance is responsible for the Glimmerglass Festival’s financial and accounting policies, systems and processes, tax and regulatory requirements, payroll systems and processes, and controls. This position is responsible for the delivery of costs effective and efficient accounting and financial systems that meet the current and future business requirements of the Glimmerglass Festival. Participates in short-term and long-range planning as a member of the senior executive team.

Responsibilities:Accounting, Payroll, Financial Systems and Financial Controls

  • Oversee the External Audit, review and analyze results and recommend for approval the Audited Financial Statements
  • Supervise the Cash Management function—including banking relationships and the purchase order system
  • Ensure compliance with all internal financial policies, rules and relevant regulations, and ensure filings are completed in a timely manner
  • Oversee the Point of Sale system utilized in the Marketplace
  • Manage the financial system, ensuing maximum productivity and that it meets the needs of the business today and the future
  • Monitor the continuous improvement of Accounting and Financial Processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output
  • Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models
  • Monitor the preparation of financial budgets of all departments

Cash and Risk Management

  • Responsible for the management of Insurance and Risk Management program
  • Monitor all investment activities
  • Oversee the annual business insurance renewal process and ensure appropriate coverage is maintained
  • Manage the reconciliation of bank statements and ongoing banking relationships for maximum efficiency
  • Monitor the check writing and check signing systems to protect the organization from fraud and/or the misuse of funds
  • Develop cash flow forecasting and maintain a long term cash forecast

General Duties

  • Record Endowment Fund activity in QuickBooks
  • Prepare annual operating budget for Board approval
  • Input approved budget into QuickBooks
  • Prepare & reconcile Box Office Ticket sales
  • Prepare & reconcile fixed asset journal entry
  • Maintain fixed asset inventory
  • Handle all aspects of annual audit
  • Prepare financial statements as needed/required
  • Review all Purchase Orders & expenses prior to Accounts Payable processing
  • Monitor daily cash balance at Key Bank
  • Review & sign check for all payments processed by the Accounting Manager
  • Authorize daily ACH withdrawals from Key Bank for utility payments
  • Work with Wells Fargo and Vanguard for stock donations
  • Prepare & file NYS Sales Tax return
  • Enter Paychex payroll information into QuickBooks

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to search@glimmerglass.org

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