Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

Expires: 08/20/18

Job Dates

10/01/18 - 04/01/19


22.00 per hour per week

Job Title: Props Department Head

Reports to: Director of Production

Works Closely with: Props Coordinator, Head Carpenter, Technical Director and Stage Management

About Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera, which owns its 1926 historic theater that was renovated in 2008, produces four operas in repertory from January to March, in addition to one opera and a Youth Opera production in the fall. Additionally, throughout the opera season, Sarasota Opera offers special events and concerts.

Position Summary
Sarasota Opera is seeking a full time seasonal stagehand to act as the Department Head for our IA props crew. The dates of our 2018-2019 season are Oct 1, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 + Jan 3, 2019 Mar 30, 2019. Additional work with IATSE Local 412 is available outside of the Opera season. We perform in Rep style so the applicant should expect night and weekend work and overtime.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Coordinate and lead all Load-in and change-over of prop elements for each production
Create and maintain props for all Sarasota Opera productions
Ensure the prop shop and work areas are clean and promote a safe working environment
Lead the props run crew for all productions
Assist in fulfilling all rehearsal props needs, and organize the transfer of all props between rehearsal spaces and the stage

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge and skills
A minimum of two years as department head or other leadership position
Knowledge of Prop carpentry, furniture building and repair, scenic art, and machine/ hand sewing
Computer skills including Word, Excel, Photoshop
The ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds unassisted
Excellent organizational and communication skills, and attention to detail

All Stagehands are currently required to join the IATSE Local #412 referral list and are subject to a collective bargaining agreement including work rules, pay scale and benefits. Housing and transportation are not provided. Send resume with references and cover letter to prodjobs@sarasotaopera.org with Props in the Subject line. For more information, visit: www.sarasotaopera.org. EOE.


Steven Grair

Director of Production



(941) 366-8450

Business Address

61 N Pineapple Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

Posted: 07/12/2018 10:49:57 EST

Last Updated: 07/12/2018 13:00 EST

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