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.

ACCOUNTING CLERK

Assists with all aspects of the Accounting/Finance Department including accounts receivable, accounts payable and general finance office administration. The Accounting Clerk reports to the Accounting Manager & the Director of Finance.

*This is a part time position from October 1 thru March 31 and full time from April 1 thru September 30.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel highly desirable.
  • Desirable: a comprehensive knowledge of accounting processes, internal controls, generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to adapt to a changing work environment.
  • The ability to balance competing demands and tasks.
  • The ability to take initiative and offer ideas and solutions that are creative and cost effective.

EDUCATION & RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires a two-year college degree from an accredited institution in Accounting or Finance.
  • Requires a minimum of two (2) years of demonstrable experience functioning as a finance/accounting professional.

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

Updated 1/14/20.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks First Hands for its 2020 summer season (The Sound of Music, Rinaldo, Die Feen, Don Giovanni).  Contract dates are mid-May through mid-July 2020.

Duties:

  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop
  • Assist in distributing work to Stitchers
  • Assist in checking Stitchers’ work
  • Cutting and stitching as requested
  • Responsible for being sure all parts and pieces are available,  in fitting room and ready to fit prior to each fitting
  • Strike all items from fitting room at end of fitting
  • Assist with fittings, including taking notes and photos
  • Available for dress rehearsals (Assist wardrobe with dressing performers, take notes for the Draper, etc.)
  • Assist in pulling/restocking/organizing items in Costume Storage

Please note that this is a general guideline of what is expected of a First Hand but you may be asked to perform other duties in the Costume Department as well.

First Hands receive $13.35/hour, overtime, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Drapers for its 2020 summer season (The Sound of Music, Rinaldo, Die Feen, Don Giovanni).  Contract dates are mid-May through mid-July 2020

  • Report directly to the Assistant Costume Director and Costume Director

  • Communicate with the Assistant Costume Director concerning progress of work load and team needs

  • Assist with setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop

  • Work with Costume Designers and Assistants to realize designs

  • Drape/flat patterning

  • Cutting

  • Alterations

  • Stitching as needed

  • Supervise a team consisting of First hand, Staff Stitcher, and Intern Stitcher

  • Supervise Intern Stitcher apron project

  • Meet with Intern beginning and middle of contract to go over skill level

  • Meet with First Hand prior to first fittings to go over expectations/needs in fittings

  • Fit all items assigned to your table–built, purchased and pulled

  • Build costumes to the standards provided for maximum alterability

  • Assist in pulling/restocking/organizing items in Costume Storage

  • Have costumes completed (basting allowed, no pins) for Piano Dress

  • Available for dress rehearsals of the assigned show

  • Assist Wardrobe at dress call as needed

  • Creating a wardrobe repair kit by end of contract

  • Packing and labeling of patterns/fabrics by end of contract

  • Promote a positive work environment

Please note that this is a general guideline of what is expected of a Draper and you may be asked to perform other duties in the Costume Department as well.

Drapers receive $18.60/hour, overtime, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Stitchers for its 2020 summer season (The Sound of Music, Rinaldo, Die Feen, Don Giovanni).  Contract dates are mid-May through mid-July 2020

  • Report to the Draper/First Hand

  • Assist with the setup and breakdown of the Costume Shop

  • Use domestic and industrial sewing equipment as required

  • Perform hand sewing tasks with speed and accuracy

  • Keep work areas clean and organized

  • Possible cutting assistance of small projects

  • Assist in pulling/restocking/organizing  items in Costume Storage

  • Possible assistance in Crafts as needed

Please note that this is a general guideline of what is expected of a Staff Stitcher and you may be asked to perform other duties in the Costume Department as well.

Stitchers receive $11.80/hour, overtime, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Costume Administrator for its 2020 summer season of four mainstage productions and two second stage shows.  Contract dates are April 20 through August 30, 2020.

The Costume Administrator primarily facilitates costume accounting and reconciliation of all purchasing, shipping and returns, in addition to general office duties.  The successful candidate will be extremely organized, detail oriented, and proficient in Microsoft Office.  Must have excellent telephone etiquette and remain calm under pressure and keep a positive attitude in the working environment.  Please note that this is a general guideline of what is expected of a Costume Administrator and you may be asked to perform other duties as well.

The Costume Administrator receives $13.60/hour, time and a half over 40 hours per week, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks Staff Electricians for its 2020 summer season. Contract dates are May 25 through August 30, 2020.

Responsibilities include installing, circuiting and focusing 500+ unit plot; performing daily changeovers; running productions; and strike. Requires thorough experience with stage electrics. This is a large crew and a team-oriented attitude is essential.

Staff Electricians receive $11.80/hour, time and a half over 40 hours per week, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Master Electrician for its 2020 summer season. Contract dates are May 18 through August 30, 2020.

Responsibilities include leading up to 10+ electricians through installing, circuiting and focusing 500+ unit plot; performing daily changeovers; Crew head for 2 of 4 productions; and strike. Requires thorough experience with stage electrics, personnel management, 12v/24v practicals, troubleshooting moving lights, LEDS, Network, and power issues. This is a large crew and a team-oriented attitude is essential.

The Assistant Master Electrician receives $13.50/hour, time and a half over 40 hours per week, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Technical Director—Rigging Operations for its 2020 summer season.  Contract dates are April 27- August 30, 2020.

 This Department Head position coordinates installation and maintenance of hanging scenery and all stock rigging equipment, including life safety systems & chain motors. Assists supervising the TD Intern and secondary stage shows. Archives productions for future rentals. Maintains rigging supply room and budget. Attends technical rehearsals, and acts as show supervisor for one show. Participates in load in/out and changeovers.

Schedule is variable and includes nights and weekends. Experience operating rigging during shows and welding/fabrication is required. Ideal candidate will have worked in a repertory setting, be organized, have AutoCAD knowledge, and be able to work with a team and independently. Creative problem solving and teaching experience desirable.

The ATD Rigging receives $18.70/hour, time and a half over 40 hours per week, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Costume Crafts Artisan for its 2020 summer season of four mainstage shows and two second stage productions.  Contract dates are May 18 – July 26.  The Crafts Artisan is primarily responsible for footwear, millinery, painting/dying, and specialty stitching.

  • Report to the Crafts Manager/Asst. Crafts Manager/Costume Director & Assistant Costume Director
  • Assist in the setup and breakdown of the Craft areas
  • Millinery construction and modification
  • Jewelry construction and modification
  • Leatherwork
  • Stitching
  • Painting/dying
  • Shoe/boot modification
  • Fabric/Garment aging and distressing
  • Assist in pulling/restocking/organizing items in Costume Storage
  • Possible assistance in Costume Shop as needed

Please note that this is a general guideline of what is expect of a Crafts Artisan, you may be asked to perform other duties.

The Crafts Artisan receive $12.85/hour, overtime, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Lighting Supervisor for its 2020 summer season. Contract dates are May 18-August 25.

The Lighting Supervisor is responsible for the accurate maintenance of lighting designer’s vision through the run of a challenging repertory opera season.  They create, maintain and uphold the organization of all repertory paperwork for each show, refocus lights during each changeover, and maintain the smooth running of each production.  They work in conjunction with the assistant lighting designer to achieve the designer’s vision.  They are responsible for designing onstage concerts and may assist on second stage productions.  In collaboration with the assistant master electricians, they ensure the preservation of the design for each repertory performance.  The Lighting Supervisor reports to the Lighting Director.  Candidates should have excellent attention to detail and be proficient in both Vectorworks and Lightwright.  Candidates must be self-motivated, mature and professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Compensation is $16.90/hour, time and a half over 40 hours per week, and company-provided housing.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and references as one PDF file to hiring@glimmerglass.org. Include your last name and the job title in both the PDF file name and the email subject line.

Box Office Supervisor

Early May – August 25. The Glimmerglass Festival invites applications for its 2020 Festival. The Box Office Supervisor will fulfill basic box office duties essential to the summer festival. Responsible for ticket sales, patron services, and preparation of income reports. Will also be in charge of VIP requests and assisting in supervising interns. Must have excellent attention to detail and customer service skills. Requires excellent phone and personal manner, and be computer literate.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three references to info@glimmerglass.org.

The Glimmerglass Festival is in search of a Residence Manager for our Young Artists Program, which consists of 50-60 Young Artists. The Residence Manager is responsible for basic supervision of company-owned and leased houses for Young Artists staff and reports directly to the Director of Housing & Transportation. Housing is provided.

Primary Duties:

 

  • Ensure all residents are provided a safe and accepting environment
  • Communicate and enforce house rules and company policies

 

 

  • Drive residents without personal transportation to local grocery store/laundromat weekly
  • Assist in supervision of Company Management interns and oversee intern schedule
  • Inspect 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

 

  • 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

Please submit cover letter, resume and references as one PDF file to mschifano@glimmerglass.org.

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