Assistant Manager & Run Crew Positions Available!

AUDIO ENGINEERING

LEAD AUDIO ASSISTANT (1): As a Browning Fellow, work directly with the IATSE Audio Engineer and Sound Designer. Complete changeovers, A/V run crew duties for each opera in the repertory, and set-up, operate, and maintain equipment used in rehearsals and performances. Must be familiar with microphones (wired & wireless), speakers, running and securing cable, intercom systems, and video monitors. Experience working with musicians a plus. Compensation starting at $12.00 per hour.

SECOND AUDIO ASSISTANT (1): As an Emerson Candidate, work directly with the IATSE Audio Engineer. Complete changeovers, A/V run crew duties for each opera in the repertory, and set-up, operate, and maintain equipment used in rehearsals and performances. Must be familiar with microphones (wired & wireless), speakers, running and securing cable, intercom systems, and video monitors. Experience working with musicians a plus. Compensation starting at $11.00 per hour.

LIGHTING & ELECTRICS

ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIANS (2): As a Browning Fellow, work directly with the IATSE Master Electrician, the Lighting Supervisor, and Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer Chris Akerlind, learning the board and how to maintain stock during a repertory season. Members of the Electrics Crew. Compensation starting at $11.00 per hour.

ASSISTANT DECK ELECTRICIANS (2): As an Emerson Candidate, work directly with the IATSE Deck Electrician building and maintaining practicals. Members of the Electrics Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

ELECTRICS CREW (4): Complete changeovers (e.g. regularly re-hang and re-focus four light plots), run follow spots for rehearsals and performances. Must have experience with a variety of lighting equipment, standard focus procedures, basic knowledge of electricity and wiring. Must be comfortable working at heights, able to maintain a positive attitude, able to work on a deadline, and driven to exceed. Compensation starting at $10.25 per hour.

ORCHESTRA OPERATIONS

ORCHESTRA ASSISTANT (1): As a Browning Fellow, work directly with the IATSE Orchestra Operations Manager and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Player. Member of Orchestra Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

ORCHESTRA CREW (1): As an Emerson Candidate, complete changeovers in the orchestra pit regularly lifting music stands, stacks of chairs and heavy instruments, transfer orchestra materials and instruments from rehearsal halls to theatre and back again as needed. Must be able to lift more than 50 pounds, able to maintain a positive attitude, and able to work on a deadline. Familiarity with hand tools and experience working with musicians a plus. Compensation starting at $10.25 per hour.

PROPERTIES OPERATIONS

PROPS ASSISTANT (2): Work directly with the IATSE Props Supervisors and the OTSL Props Manager generating tracking and run crew paperwork. Member of Props Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

PROPS CREW (2): Complete changeovers and perform props run crew duties for each opera in repertory. Occasionally props interns are costumed for onstage moves during the show. Must be familiar with hand tools, able to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations, and driven to exceed; experience with props maintenance a plus. Compensation starting at $10.25 per hour.

SCENIC OPERATIONS

ASSISTANT STAGE CARPENTERS (2): As an Emerson Candidate, work directly with the IATSE Stage Carpenters and the OTSL Technical Director organizing efficient changeovers. Member of Deck Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

RIGGING INTERNS (2): Work directly with the IATSE Stage Carpenters ensuring all flown scenery elements are safe. Member of Deck Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

DECK CREW (6): Complete changeovers and perform scenic run crew duties for each opera in the repertory, report directly to the IATSE Stage Carpenter. Occasionally Deck Crew members are costumed for onstage moves during the show. Must have experience in standard backstage and shop skills; additional skills will be trained on the job. Must be familiar with hand tools, able to move heavy scenery, able to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations, and driven to exceed; experience with rigging and automation a plus. Compensation starting at $10.25 per hour.

WARDROBE

ASSISTANT WARDROBE MANAGER (1): As an Emerson Candidate, work directly with the Wardrobe Manager and the OTSL Costume Shop organizing quick changes, maintenance and changeovers for costumes. Member of Wardrobe Crew. Compensation starting at $11.25 per hour.

WARDROBE INTERN: (1): As an Emerson Candidate, work directly with the Wardrobe Managers to learn how to manage a crew performing quick changes, costume maintenance, and costume changeovers. Member of Wardrobe Crew. Compensation starting at $10.50 per hour.

WARDROBE CREW (6): Complete changeovers and perform wardrobe run crew duties for each opera in the repertory, maintain costumes, assist singers with costume changes. Must be familiar with costume maintenance (laundering and basic stitching), able to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations, and driven to exceed; experience with costume construction a plus. Compensation starting at $10.25 per hour.


Contract dates are May 4th through July 5th, limited housing slots available. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is an equal opportunity employer. To apply please complete the application here OR send a cover letter, resume, and references to Maggy Bort, Production & Operations Personnel Manager, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 210 Hazel Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63119.

2020 Festival Season:

CARMEN by George Bizet: May 23rd – June 27th

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss II: May 30th – June 28th

AWAKENINGS by Tobias Picker & Aryeh Lev Stollman: June 7th – June 26th WORLD PREMIERE SUSANNAH by Carlisle Floyd: June 13th – June 27th

Now Hiring Costume & Props Artisans!

COSTUME PERSONNEL

STITCHER INTERNS construct costume pieces and must have knowledge of machine and hand sewing, time management, teamwork, and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Starting at $11.00 per hour.

STITCHERS construct costume pieces and must have knowledge of, and experience with, costume construction, machine and hand sewing, time management, teamwork, and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Starting at $13.00 per hour.

FIRST HANDS organize costume construction based on patterns and must have experience with cutting, pattern making, tailoring, and machine maintenance. Starting at $15.00 per hour.

TAILORS interpret designs and create patterns and must have experience creating men’s suits from scratch, creating flat patterns, draping, working knowledge of costume history and fabric types and uses, management skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Starting at $20.00 per hour.

DRAPERS interpret designs and create patterns and must have experience with flat patternmaking, draping, and tailoring, working knowledge of costume history and fabric types and uses, management skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Starting at $20.00 per hour.

COSTUME CRAFTS ARTISANS create wearable accessories and should be familiar with millinery, dying, leatherwork, jewelry, and shoe construction and repair. Starting at $15.00 per hour.

The DESIGN ASSISTANT will assist the Costume Shop Manager, Costume Director, and costume shop staff in the planning and creation of the costumes for the season. Candidates should have experience working in a costume shop, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and be willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment. Starting at $12.00 per hour.

The SHOP ASSISTANT / MATERIALS CO-ORDINATOR will assist the Costume Shop Manager, Costume Director, and costume shop staff with the daily operations of the costume shop, procuring shop materials and maintaining a clean and safe environment. Candidates should have experience working in a costume shop, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and be willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment. Starting at $11.25 per hour.


PROPERTIES PERSONNEL

PROPS ARTISAN INTERNS work closely with the Props Artisans to create the props used on stage for four productions and must have experience with time management, teamwork and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in carpentry, painting, metalworking, upholstery, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $11.00 per hour.

PROPS UPHOLSTERY ARTISAN covers furniture and set pieces with upholstery for four productions and must have experience with traditional and modern upholstery techniques, working knowledge of period styles and fabrics, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in carpentry, painting, metalworking, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour.

PROPS CARPENTER ARTISAN works with the IATSE Props Carpenter to create furniture and hand props for four productions and must have experience working in a woodshop, working knowledge of period styles and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in painting, upholstery, metalworking, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour.

PROPS METALWORKER ARTISAN creates metal hand props and scenic elements and must have experience with welding and soldering, working knowledge of the history of armor and weapons, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in carpentry, painting, upholstery, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour. The

ASSISTANT PROPS MANAGER works hand in hand with the Props Manager to organize the prop builds for each production, acquire materials and supplies, supervise maintenance and repairs, communicate with other departments, and respond to daily notes. They must have exceptional communication, time management, organizational, research and shopping skills as well as a working knowledge of period styles and the ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced environment. Must have a valid driver’s license, as well as a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Photoshop and AutoCAD. A college degree in theatre with a specialty in props or two years props experience in a LORT theatre or other major professional theatre preferred. Compensation is $700.00 per week.


Contract dates vary from March 23rd through June 14th, housing is negotiable. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please complete the application here OR send a cover letter, resume, and references to Maggy Bort, Production & Operations Personnel Manager, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 210 Hazel Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63119.

2020 Festival Season:

CARMEN by George Bizet: May 23rd – June 27th

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss II: May 30th – June 28th

AWAKENINGS by Tobias Picker & Aryeh Lev Stollman: June 7th – June 26th WORLD PREMIERE

SUSANNAH by Carlisle Floyd: June 13th – June 27th