Summer Production Staff
Early response is encouraged; notifications for phone and in person interviews will start to go out mid-January. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2014.
DMMO Crew Heads and crews are paid hourly, receive free housing and a travel stipend.
All crew/department head and some assistant positions (marked with *) require at least 2+ years professional experience and/or work in a BFA/MFA program. All other positions require professional experience and/or work in a BA/BFA/MFA program. Special consideration will go to those who have previously worked in summer stock rep. All Stage Management applicants must be able to read music.
The following positions are currently open for seasonal employment during the 2013 summer season:
Carpentry Department: Modification and construction of scenery. No run crew. Shop Carpenters (1 position open): May 23/26 - July 25
Stage Department: Technical and dress rehearsals, work notes, repertory changeovers, and run crew. Assistant Stage Supervisor (1 position open): May 26 - July 25
Properties Department: Construct, alter, and fabricate all props. Run Crew Chief and Interns run shows and assist properties artisans in notes and repairs. Properties Master* (1 position open): May 24 - July 25 Properties Artisan (1 position open): May 27 - July 25
Wardrobe Department: Fittings and alterations for seasonal costume rental. Some costume construction. Run crew. Wardrobe Crew (1 position open): May 23/26 - July 25
Electrics Department: Hang, circuit and focusing of the season plot; perform daily changeovers; run special effects during productions; assist with the set up of audio/visual equipment. Please check back after December 15, 2013 for open positions
Stage Management Department: 3.5 weeks of rehearsal, technical rehearsals, running shows. Assistant Stage Manager (2 positions open): beginning May 27, 2014 - July 21, 2014
Hair & Makeup Department: Daily maintenance and setting of wigs, pre-performance application of wigs and makeup and assist with chorus quick changes. Please check back after December 15, 2013 for open positions
To apply for a position:
Submit an online application at 2013 Production Staff Application OR
Send filled out Employment Application form (download link here), resume with 3 references, and a cover letter to: Des Moines Metro Opera
ATTN: Christopher Brusberg
106 West Boston Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125
Position: Opera Iowa Technical Director (Winter/Spring Educational Tour)
Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., seeks a Technical Director for its 2014 Educational Tour with OPERA Iowa. The tour includes performances of Davies' THE THREE LITTLE PIGS and Donizetti's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE. Contract dates are mid-January through mid-April 2014. The Technical Director's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in the creation of the touring scenery, creating props for all productions, and supervising/participating in load-in and load-out of scenery at each tour site. Loads are done with the assistance of a volunteer crew. Must feel comfortable driving a box truck (16' - 26' in length). DMMO provides a travel stipend for travel to and from Indianola and covers housing with per diem while on the road with the tour.
Hourly, Based on Experience
To apply send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
-Cover Letter (Please discuss how your experiences and skills will make you a good candidate)
-Resume with 3 References
You can also send a cover letter and resume to: Christopher Brusberg, Production Director, Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc., 106 West Boston Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
Please check back after December 1, 2013, for Music/Directing Staff Openings