Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

Expires: 03/08/22

Job Dates

Winter Season 2022


Contact Local 412 for pay rate information Contact for Details

Job Title: Props Artisan/Crew Member

Reports to: Director of Production

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

About Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera, which owns its 1926 historic theater that was renovated in 2008, produces a winter festival season with four operas in repertory from January to March, and a fall season of varying size. Additionally, throughout the opera season, Sarasota Opera offers special events and concerts.

Position Summary
The Props Artisan is a seasonal stagehand and part of the IA props crew. Additional work with IATSE Local 412 is available outside of the Opera season. We perform in rep style so night and weekend work should be expected.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
+ Build and maintain props for all Sarasota Opera productions
+ Load-in and change-over of prop elements for each production
+ Keeping the prop shop and work areas clean and promoting a safe working environment
+ Being a part of the props run crew as needed for productions
+ Assist in fulfilling all rehearsal props needs, and the transfer of all props between rehearsals spaces and stage
Position Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge and skills
+ A minimum of two years as a props artisan or professional stagehand
+ Prop carpentry and painting skills
+ Ability to sew and work with fabrics
+ The able to work at heights, and lift a minimum of 70 pounds
+ Excellent organization and communication skills
+ Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
+ The ability to balance competing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor

Dates and Pay
+ Specific dates will vary but generally early January through late March should be expected.
+ 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. The Business Agent for Local 412 and be contacted at ia412ba@verizon.net in regards to pay rate and rules. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Please Note
+ We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ candidates, and other historically excluded identities to apply.
+ As part of our ongoing COVID 19 mitigation strategies, all employees and independent contractors will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival.

Email resume with references and cover letter with Props Artisan in the Subject line. For more information, visit: www.sarasotaopera.org. EOE.


Scott Keclik

Director of Production


Business Address

61 N. Pineapple Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

Posted: 09/08/2021 12:10:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/10/2021 22:19 EST

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