Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Springs , NY

Expires: 07/14/20

Job Dates

05/27/20 - 07/08/20


$500 per week

Saratoga Springs, NY
In Residence: May 27 July 8, 2020


Opera Saratoga, formerly Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs, New York home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually during the Summer Festival, as well as through community engagement programs year-round. The 2020 Summer Festival under the leadership of Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson, will feature 3 different productions: The Pirates of Penzance, Sky on Swings, Madama Butterfly; as well as a wide variety of concerts at diverse venues unique to the region.


The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is contracted as a full-time resident position for a period leading into, during, and after the Summer Festival. For the 2020 Season, he/she will be required to be in residence from May 27th to July 8th. Outside of the resident period, he/she completes task as needed on a limited basis remotely.


Communicate with the Technical Director (TD) and Production Manager (PM), for each production to determine feasibility and
resources needed for each production
Assist the TD with preparing/drafting technical working drawings as assigned
Assist with sourcing any materials and/or equipment needs for the season


Assist the TD with budget estimates for scenic elements for on-site building
Work with the TD and PM to keep all scenic elements within budget
Assist with drafting construction drawings as assigned
Coordinate, in partnership with the Technical Director and Production Manger, the setup of scene shop facilities in
Assist with Securing and overseeing purchases of all needed materials
Assist with Developing the build schedule for on-site builds in coordination with other departments, and assisting in
adjusting the build schedule as production needs change
Supervise and participate in the build of scenic elements
Supervise and participate in the installation of scenery built off-site
Coordinate and lead load-ins, changeover schedules, scenic repairs with the TD
With guidance from the TD, supervise scenic crew and carpenter interns
Assist in coordinating with other department heads to make sure all crew needs are met
Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals, and other rehearsals as needed
Maintain all scenic elements during production periods
Ensure a safe, clean, and organized workspace, including all storage areas
Other duties as assigned by the TD or PM

Under the direction of the TD, supervise the load-out of all three productions and disposal or storage of each
Supervise the restoration of all theater spaces and the return of all Opera Saratoga stock


The Assistant Technical Director will bring a strong appreciation of Opera Saratogas mission and a desire to positively both impact the organizations long-term success and enhance the quality of productions presented by the company. He/she must have the following skills and experience:

2+ years experience as Assistant Technical Director, or 3+ years experience as a Head/Lead Carpenter working in
professional opera and/or theater
Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, Vectorworks, or AutoCad, and internet file sharing)
Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges
Well-developed communication skills
Experience in a supervisory position and leading crew calls
Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders and scaffolding.
Capable of lifting at least 50 lbs
Drivers License required


Competitive compensation based on experience. Travel stipend, and housing during the Summer Residency period is provided.


Please send a resume and cover letter with at least two references that can speak directly to your skill set for this position to: Jason Barroncini, Production Manager

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone solicitations please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Opera Saratoga is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Jason Barroncini

Production Manager


Business Address

19 Roosevelt Drive

# 215

Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Posted: 01/14/2020 22:46:21 EST

Last Updated: 01/15/2020 02:00 EST

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