Employment

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; Hourly Position
Duration: March 1 – October 1, 2018

Position Description:

Primarily responsible for administrative support to the Artistic Department.  Participates in the current and future season planning process; assists as the primary point of contact for young artists, seasonal staff and interns; attends departmental meetings; and functions as an Artistic Department representative.  Reports directly to the Director of Artistic Administration and works closely with the Director of Artistic Initiatives and Director of the Young Artists Program.

This position will include some weekends and evenings, particularly during the summer festival. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required. Access to a vehicle is required. Housing and gas stipend provided.

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain Artistic Department calendars, databases, and all contract-related administration
  • Coordinate departmental logistics for all second stages, off-site, and pre-season performances
  • Plan and assist with all logistics of the Young Artist Program audition tour and guest artist auditions
  • Track Artistic Department expenses and assist with budgeting
  • Assist the Director of Artistic Initiatives on program related administration
  • Assist the Music Operations Manager and Orchestra Personnel Manager with orchestra administration
  • Coordinate intern schedules and coverage for child wrangling and backstage duty assignments
  • Liaise with VIP guests and arrange artist travel
  • Assist in the creation of the Festival Master Schedule and, during the season, work with the Production Scheduler to ensure accuracy
  • Liaise with internal and external constituents regarding artistic-related needs
  • Represent the Artistic Department at events, rehearsals, performances, and auditions as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (arts administration, music, or theatre preferred)
  • At least one year experience working in artistic administration or stage management
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure
  • Flexibility, strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail are essential
  • Ability to read music required and working knowledge of opera and musical theatre repertoire is a plus
  • Strong knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel) required

Application Procedures:

Please send cover letter and resume with references as one PDF document to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com.  Please use ‘Artistic Associate’ as the subject line.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks calling stage managers for the 2018 summer season.  Stage managers will facilitate rehearsals, assist with scheduling, and run performances for one mainstage opera.  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.  Three to five years of calling stage management experience in opera is a requirement with a preference for experience working in repertory.  Reading music is a must.  Stage managers receive weekly compensation and are provided housing.  Having a car is highly encouraged but not required. Contract dates are 5/14/18 – 8/26/18.  Rehearsals for the first two shows begin on 6/4/18.  Please submit cover letter, resume and references as one PDF file to Christopher Staub, Production Stage Manager, at cstaub@glimmerglas.org.  Deadline to apply:  December 15, 2017.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Costume Crafts Artisans for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, Silent Night, The Barber of Seville and The Cunning Little Vixen).  Contract dates are mid-May to late-July 2018.  Duties include, but are not limited to, millinery, jewelry making and modification, fabric painting, dying and manipulation, shoe and boot modification, and the use of leather, plastics, metals and non-traditional materials in addition to knowledge of costume history. Must be skilled stitchers with strong knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing equipment. All Costume Staff will assist in the set-up and take down of the Costume Shop/Crafts and will assist in Costume Storage as needed. Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to Deborah Shippee at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “CRAFTS ARTISAN.”  Portfolio or website must also be included.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Events Manager for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Barber of Seville, and Silent Night).  Contract dates are June 4 through August 29, 2018.  The Events Manager will facilitate the planning and execution of all development and second stage events.  The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and extremely organized.  Must function well in a fast-paced environment.  Event experience required.  Competitive salary and housing provided.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “EVENTS.”

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks First Hands for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, Silent Night, The Barber of Seville and The Cunning Little Vixen).  Contract dates vary from mid-April to mid-August.  The First Hand duties include, but are not limited to: cutting and stitching as assigned by Draper, Costume Director or Assistant Designer. First Hands must be skilled hand sewers with strong knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing equipment and costume history. First Hands will supervise Stitchers as required by Draper.  All Costume Staff will assist in the set-up and take down of the Costume Shop and will assist in Costume Storage as needed. Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to Deborah Shippee at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “FIRST HAND.”  Portfolio or website must also be included.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Production Administrator for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Barber of Seville, and Silent Night).  Contract dates are April 30 through September 2, 2018.  Requires strong communication, personal initiative, and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.  Experience in the financial and backstage practices of Production also required.  Commitment to safe and respectful work environment is essential.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “PROD ADMIN.”

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Properties Artisan for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Barber of Seville, and Silent Night).  Contract dates are May 7 through July 22, 2018.  Applicants must have strong skills in at least one of the following areas: carpentry, metal fabrication, crafts, or gadgetry.  Aptitude in more than one area is preferred.  Experience with professional designers and directors in artistically demanding circumstances is required.  Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “PROPS ARTISAN.” Portfolio or website must also be included.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Safety Coordinator for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Barber of Seville, and Silent Night).  Contract dates mid-April through early September.  The Safety Coordinator is responsible for assessing and stocking PPE, overseeing fit-testing and equipment, scheduling first aid and safety training, and assisting in attaining medical treatment for company members and patrons when needed.  The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organized, and able to function well in rapidly changing environments.  Competitive salary and housing provided.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “SAFETY.”

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Scenic Artist for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Barber of Seville, and Silent Night).  Contract dates are May 7 through July 22, 2018.  Requires excellent all-around scenic skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Professional experience required.  Commitment to safe shop practices is essential.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “SCENIC ARTIST.” Portfolio or website must also be included.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Staff Costume Stitchers for its 2018 summer season (West Side Story, Silent Night, The Barber of Seville and The Cunning Little Vixen).  Contract dates vary starting mid-April through mid-August 2018.  Duties include, but are not limited to: stitching as assigned by Draper, First Hand, Costume Director or Assistant. Must be skilled hand sewers with strong knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing equipment and costume history. All Costume Staff will assist in the set-up and take down of the Costume Shop and will assist in Costume Storage as needed.  Receives hourly compensation, overtime and housing.  To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to Deborah Shippee at glimmerglasshiring@gmail.com with the subject line “STITCHER.”  Portfolio or website must also be included.

Seasonal; Hourly Position
Duration: March 1 through October 1, 2018

Position Description:

The Housing & Transportation Department is responsible for the logistics of housing seasonal staff, and transporting employees who do not have personal transportation to work-related activities. The Manager reports directly to the Director of Housing & Transportation and assists in the Department’s efficient operation. 

Primary Duties:

  • Manage the general administration of the Department
  • Moderate Housing & Transportation segments during Company orientations
  • Maintain and update database information and departmental reports
  • Prepare purchase orders and other financial records
  • Assist in supervision of Housing &Transportation staff
  • Coordinate the arrival and departure of seasonal employees
  • Inspect housing prior to occupants’ arrival, and re-inspect properties after departure
  • Assist in managing company’s fleet vehicles
  • Schedule local and ground transportation for seasonal employees
  • Monitor use of vehicles and maintain vehicle logs
  • Facilitate routine maintenance and repairs to company vehicles
  • Supervise the rotation of fleet vehicles in and out of storage
  • All other duties assigned

Requirements:

  • Two year college degree, or commiserate experience in a professional environment
  • Proficiency with Access, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

Application Procedures: 

Please submit cover letter, resume and references as one PDF file to Dianne Ciano, Director of Housing & Transportation, at dciano@glimmerglass.org.  Deadline to apply:  February 1, 2018.

Seasonal; Salaried Position
Duration: May 1 through August 31, 2018

Position Description:

Malton Place is a housing complex one mile north of the Glimmerglass Festival campus where 67 interns and seasonal staff members reside while working for the Company. The Residence Manager is responsible for basic supervision of Malton Place, and reports directly to the Director of Housing & Transportation. Housing is provided. 

Primary Duties:

  • Ensure all residents are provided a safe and acceptant environment
  • Communicate and enforce Malton Place house rules and company policies
  • Moderate “Malton Place” segment during Company orientations
  • Drive residents without personal transportation to local grocery store/laundromat weekly
  • Schedule daily shuttles between Malton Place and Glimmerglass Campus
  • Assist in supervision of Company Management interns and oversee intern schedule
  • Inspect Malton rooms prior to occupants’ arrival, and re-inspect after departure
  • Handle room lockouts, and furniture/small equipment checkout
  • Prepare work orders to resolve any mechanical or repair issues at Malton
  • Assist with local and ground transportation for seasonal employees, as needed
  • All other duties assigned

Requirements: 

  • Experience in Company Management or Residential Life preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment with a diverse group of individuals
  • Strong organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

Application Procedures: 

Please submit cover letter, resume and references as one PDF file to Dianne Ciano, Director of Housing & Transportation, at dciano@glimmerglass.org.  Deadline to apply:  February 15, 2018.

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