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OPERA Iowa Music Director/Pianist & 2018 Summer Festival Season Apprentice CoachSeasonal
Technical Director
SUBMITTED DATE: 1/8/2018

Des Moines Metro Opera is now accepting applications for Technical Director for our 2018 season

 

Des Moines Metro Opera produces three operas in repertory during its summer season. DMMO looks for creative, professional individuals who have a strong work ethic and are self motivated. This season’s operas include: Rusalka, Die Fledermaus, and Flight.

 

Applicant must be:

- A patient, driven individual with great organization and communication skills and the ability to manage expectations.

-Ability to work collaboratively with designers, directors, supervisors, and department heads.

- Ability to prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgement and initiative.

- Have a mastery of scenic construction; ranging from wood to steel techniques.

- Have experience creating daily schedules and managing a team.

- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

- Has prior experience working in rep with long work hours.

- Has prior experience working as an Technical Director.

 

Technical Director Duties

- Generate working build and load in drawings using AutoCAD or Vectorworks.

- Works with Assistant Technical Director to articulate scenic and build drawings to scenic shop staff and interns.

- Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.

- Manages shop staff.

- Must be willing to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to 

noise, vibration, and dust.

- Attends all Production Meetings.
- Attends all tech-week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting the show.
- Coordinates with stage supervisor on load in and strikes.

- Adheres to and enforce company safety policies.

 

 

Dates & Fee:

May 16nd through July 20th

DMMO provides a weekly fee, as well as housing and a travel stipend.

 

Please visit:

http://desmoinesmetroopera.org/about/employment-opportunities/seasonal

For more information regarding the company, season, and application process.

 

Please contact Dani Taylor at dtaylor@dmmo.org with any questions.

 


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Questions about Membership or this application? Please contact Vincent Covatto, organizational membership manager, at VCovatto@operaamerica.org or by calling 646.699.5237.
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