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Assistant Costume Shop Manager / Draper
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.  45 vocal artists supported by an artistic/administrative staff of 25 and a paid orchestra of 25 comprises the company.  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.

DESCRIPTION:
Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is seeking an Assistant Costumer for its 68th season.  The Assistant Costumer/Intern reports to the Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Shop Manager.  Representative responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Participating in all daily tasks in the costume shop
Participating in the execution of costume construction, modifications and alterations
Participating in crafts as needed
Supervising and mentoring a crew of student/ artist and volunteer workers
Attending dress rehearsals as a backstage crew
Assisting in pulling from stock, reorganization, and restocking of costume storage and work areas 
Acting as a wardrobe crew during the complete run of the performances
Maintaining costumes, accessories, and wigs during complete run of the performances

The successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor, will be ineligible for medical/retirement/travel benefits and no taxes will be withheld.  Compensation includes $2800, a shared air-conditioned room and meals 6.5 days/week for the period of the contract May 21-July 21, 2017.  
Review of applications will begin January 21 and continue until the position is filled.  

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. Link to portfolio if available
4. List of three references, including email addresses and phone numbers


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