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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Director of Facility Operations

The Detroit Opera House   The theater now known as the Detroit Opera House was originally opened January 12, 1922, as the Capitol Theater. At the time of its gala premiere, the 4,250-seat theater claimed to be the fifth largest in the world. The theater was the first in a series of palatial vaudeville and moving picture houses built in the Grand Circus Park area in the 1920s. Designed by renowned Detroit architect C. Howard Crane, the building was constructed with superb acoustics and in the style of the grand European opera houses. Over the decades, the theatre presented film as well as legendary live entertainment, but after tenuous operations in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the theater closed in 1985. In 1988, the Michigan Opera Theatre purchased the building and dubbed it the Detroit Opera House after an extensive restoration and stage expansion that took several years, reopening in 1996. The Detroit Opera House (DOH) is now configured with seating for an audience of 2,700. This historic building is a gem of Detroit and an irreplaceable cultural resource of the region. Today, Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) presents Opera and Dance annually in the building, as well as galas and events, and the Nederlander organization leases the Opera House to present travelling Broadway performances. The facilities are also available for rent.

Position Summary   The Director of Facility Operations is responsible for facility operations of the historic Detroit Opera House as well as the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. Oversight includes functional activities of engineering, maintenance, security, parking services, valet, and building renovations & construction, as well as front of house operations, food & beverage services, and rental events. The Director of Facility Operations is a key member of the MOT/DOH Leadership Team.

Specific Responsibilities:

Physical Facilities

 

Event Operations

 

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.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:
To apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to employment@MOTopera.org

Michigan Opera Theatre values diversity in our workforce.

 

Classification status:                Full time, exempt, salaried

Last updated:                9/10/16

 

Director of Accounting

Position Summary:
The Director of Accounting is responsible for general ledger accountability, financial reporting and analysis, and systems improvement. She/he will lead day-to-day accounting operations and is responsible for the direct oversight and supervision of accounting staff, for the production of financial reports and statements, and maintenance of accounting records and budgets. The Director of Accounting also serves as controller for the company and is accountable for developing and enforcing a comprehensive set of controls in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company policies.

Specific Responsibilities:

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.

Classification status: Full time, exempt, salaried
Last updated: 9/25/16

Application Process:

To apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to employment@MOTopera.org

Michigan Opera Theatre values 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 Detroit 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!