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SUBMITTED DATE: 1/9/2018

PROFILE
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point (www.opera.org), is a training program for aspiring opera singers in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Now preparing for its 68th season, the company runs three main stage productions in repertory (7-8 performances each) and a smaller, traveling studio artist production for a one-month season, mid-June to mid-July.  The company comprises 45 vocal artists supported by an artistic/administrative staff of 25 and a paid orchestra of 25.  2018 main stage productions:  Strauss Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe.  There will be a small, traveling outreach production of Cinderella.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is seeking an Assistant Stage Manager for its summer season May 21 – July 20, 2018.  Responsibilities will include: assist Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers in pre-production work acquire, maintain and create props, assisting in rehearsals, set up and work backstage during mainstage and runout performances, nightly changeovers, and other duties as needed. The successful applicant will be a quick thinker, problem solver, creative, energetic, reliable, and able to read music. Experience in opera and/or musicals preferred.  

The assistant stage manager will be hired as an independent contractor, will be ineligible for medical/retirement/travel benefits and no taxes will be withheld.  Compensation comprises $1500 paid in four installments, a shared air-conditioned room and meals 6.5 days/week for the period of the contract.  

Review of applications will begin January 21 and continue until the position is filled.  Interviews will be conducted by telephone.

Application procedure:
Please send the following as PDF attachments to Thomas Cockrell, artistic director, artisticdirector@opera.org

1. Letter of application outlining qualifications for the position
2. Résumé detailing experience
3. List of three references, including email addresses and phone numbers


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