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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 Conductor for the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) Preparatory Chorus

Reports to: Director of MOTCC

Start Date: August, 2016

Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus

The Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus (MOTCC) is an ensemble for Metro Detroit youth interested in vocal musical theatrical art. Accepting children by audition, ages 8-16 with unchanged voices, the choir performs as a separate ensemble as well as with international opera stars in Michigan Opera Theatre productions. Children accepted into the MOT Children’s Chorus learn the various aspects of opera and voice training, including voice studies, movement and audition techniques in a professional environment with internationally-renowned opera singers and voice specialists as coaches and mentors.

Michigan Opera Theatre Preparatory Chorus
The MOTCC Preparatory Chorus provides a comprehensive program of vocal training and performance protocol to 8-11 year old children and prepares them for advancement into the principal chorus. The chorus rehearses once a week on Mondays from 5:30-7:00, with occasional extended rehearsal times and added rehearsal dates when needed. They learn to sing in unison and in two part harmonies, with and without accompaniment. They learn how to read, study and memorize music. A portion of the rehearsal is devoted to studying sight reading, terminology, and of learning key musical concepts. Choristers explore text and music interpretation and receive exposure to foreign languages through repertoire study. Correct posture, diction, tone placement, and breath management will be taught and developed so that participants are able to sing accurately with good breath control and resonance throughout the singing ranges. The preparatory chorus participates each season in A Winter Fantasy concert, on the main stage prior to the MOTCC principal chorus’ main stage opera, and in other performance opportunities throughout the community.

Mission statement
The mission of the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus is to provide exceptional choral music and theatrical performance instruction in a professional environment to young people. This instruction will foster their creativity, personal expression and social growth. Offering a curriculum that embraces diverse cultures and traditions and a rich and extensive range of musical genres, the program seeks to instill personal and artistic excellence in its students. In keeping with its role as a major cultural resource to the entire community, Michigan Opera Theatre offers these unique learning opportunities to a diverse group of students from varied economic, cultural and social backgrounds.

Job Description
The Conductor of the Preparatory Chorus is a part time position.

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Position Qualifications:

Compensation:

To Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to:
motcc@motopera.org

For more information about the MOTCC, visit www.motcc.org

 

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager for Michigan Opera Theatre reports to the Director of Patron Marketing and Communications and is responsible for implementing publicity and promotional plans for Michigan Opera Theatre. He/she develops and manages content for traditional media, social media, website and organizational publications.

Specific Responsibilities:

Budgets and Plans

 Messaging and Content Development

 

Media Relations

 

Social Media

 

Publications

 

General

 

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:                 Director of Patron Marketing and Communications
Classification status:                Full time, exempt, salaried
Last updated:                         4/24/16

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Application Process:
To Apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to: Patricia Walker at P.Walker.LLC@gmail.com

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

 

PATRON SERVICES ASSOCIATE – PART TIME
B
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The Patron Services Associate for Michigan Opera Theatre is responsible for assisting patrons with all ticketing and purchase needs. He/she acts at all times as a steward of Michigan Opera Theatre. The Patron Services Associates serves patrons efficiently, accurately and politely at all points of contact, understands and implements donor retention strategies and ensures the highest level of patron satisfaction. This is a part-time position.

 

Specific 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:                 Patron Services Manager

Classification status:                PART-TIME, non-exempt, hourly

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Application Process:

To Apply for this PART TIME position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to: Patricia Walker at P.Walker.LLC@gmail.com

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!

 

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!