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Opera Saratoga
Saratoga Springs , NY

Expires: 07/14/20

Job Dates

05/27/20 - 07/08/20

Pay

$ 350 per week

Opera Saratoga Seasonal
www.operasaratoga.org

Saratoga Springs, NY
In Residence: Late May Early July

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

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.

DESIRED SKILLS

As part of the scenery department the scenic carpenter will play a large role in both the success of the 2020 Summer Festival as well as the organizations long-term success and enhancement of the quality of productions presented by the company. He/she must have the following skills and experience:

Experience as a scenic carpenter, working in professional opera and/or theater.
Ability to read scenic drawing and build plans.
Experiences with rigging and counter weight fly systems.
Knowledge of both woodworking and metal working techniques.
Ability to safely lift 60+ pounds.
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
Comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders and scaffolding
Drivers License required

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Loading in and changing over technical elements of each production.
Building scenic and repairing scenic elements as need.
Keeping the scene shop and work areas clean and promoting a safe working environment.
Being a part of the run crew as needed for each production.

COMPENSATION, TRAVEL AND HOUSING

Competitive compensation based on experience. Housing during the Summer Residency period is provided.


APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

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.




Contact

Jason Barroncini

Production Manager

production(at)operasaratoga(dot)org

Business Address

19 Roosevelt Drive

# 215

Saratoga Springs , NY 12866

Posted: 01/14/2020 23:27:11 EST

Last Updated: 01/15/2020 02:00 EST

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