Seasonal Employment

Production Staff

Des Moines Metro Opera is now accepting production staff applications for their 2019 Season.

Production Staff Application


Summer Production Staff

Early response is encouraged; notifications for phone and in person interviews will start to go out early-December. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019.

If you are currently an undergraduate student looking for experience as an intern check out open positions in Design and Production Internships.

DMMO Crew Heads and crews are paid hourly, receive free housing and a travel stipend. All crew/department head and some assistant positions 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.

DMMO has the following positions open for the 2019 summer season:


-Shop Foreman

-Shop Carpenters




-Props Master

-Props Artisan

LIGHTING (all positions have been filled)

COSTUME SHOP/WARDROBE (all positions have been filled)

STAGE MANAGEMENT (all positions have been filled)



To apply for a position:
Send filled out Employment Application form or send a resume with 3 references, and a cover letter to: 

OR mail to the following address:
Des Moines Metro Opera
ATTN: Dani Taylor
106 West Boston Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125

Music/Directing Staff

No positions open at this time.