Michigan Opera Theatre Jobs & Part-Time Opportunities

Michigan Opera Theatre, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan Opera Theatre is supported by private donations, foundation and corporate grants, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency.

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Audio Department Head is one of 5 IATSE department heads responsible for working and managing performances and events as well as equipment maintenance for the Michigan Opera Theatre / Detroit Opera House stage. Audio head is responsible for live & archival audio mixing, show communications, setup  and strike of audio and video equipment as well as working with other department heads performing general stage work.

Department heads are paid hourly and per performance. Rates and benefits are as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement with IATSE local 38.

The AV Department head reports to the Head Carpenter and Technical Director of the Michigan Opera Theatre.




Application Due Date;  May 4, 2018
Send Letter of Application, Resume & professional references to:
Dan Brinker, Technical Director
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226

Assistant Director of Operations

The Assistant Director of Operations works as a strategic business partner to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in the effective operation of the Detroit Opera House.  Through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by a desire to provide consistently outstanding experiences to all patrons in the Detroit Opera House, as well as a need to ensure a positive, supportive and creative culture internally, the Assistant Director of Operations provides day to day leadership that supports the mission of Michigan Opera Theatre. The Assistant Director will maintain a professional manner when dealing with all constituencies and always preserve a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Specific Responsibilities:

Physical Facilities

Event Operations

Communications and Relationships

Other Responsibilities

Position Qualifications

Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Position Reports to:           Chief Administrative Officer
Classification status:          Full time, exempt, salaried
Last updated:                   2/28/18

Application Process:

To Apply for this position in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan Opera Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity in our workforce.


Sell Subscriptions for MOT

Be a voice for the Michigan Opera Theatre.

Looking for a few outstanding phone reps to call opera patrons for subscriptions. This is a part-time position.  Mondays-Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (availability to start as early as 3:00 preferred) and Saturday mornings.

Creative, exciting atmosphere.
Ideal second job. Ideal job for recently retired professional.
Perks include Free Tickets.

If you are a great communicator, motivated and dependable, please call (313) 961-3500,  option 6, extension 3208, and leave a message.

Similar experience preferred but not necessary. A passion for the Arts, and for Opera in particular, a plus!

Parking Center Staff

The Herman Frankel | Opera House Parking Center is accepting applicants for the positions of cashier, attendant, and flagger. Call Bob or Paul at (313) 965-4052.

Maintenance, Ushers, Bar Staff and Security

To apply for part-time maintenance, security, bar staff or staff usher positions, please pick up an application at the security desk at the Madison Avenue stage door entrance.

All other applicants please send your resume to:

Human Resources
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226

You can also fax your resume to 313.237.3412.

Thank you for your interest in Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House!