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 / VIDEO DEPARTMENT HEAD
MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE / DETROIT OPERA HOUSE
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.
- Part of team of department heads
- Work as necessary for the operation of the stage & associated venues (not limited to sound work)
- For Opera & Dance
- Set mics, speakers & necessary equipment
- Live Mix Audio for Archival recordings and/ Live Radio Broadcast
- Manage (mix) orchestra foldback/ monitoring to stage & backstage areas
- Manage Video & Audio stage monitors
- Manage playback audio components
- Amplified parts (instrumentals / voice effects)
- Sound effects
- Manage show communications (intercom)
- Setup/ maintain / troubleshoot video surtitle system & computers
- For other Events
- Takes a primary role in determining equipment needs & system design for given project / event
- Represents Opera House when outside event provides sound equipment
- Acts as Audio Engineer, (or A2 with outside sound providers)
- Setup equipment
- Live Mix Audio live audio for events
- Mic setups/ engineering
- As Supervisor
- Supervises Audio Assistant and larger audio crews when necessary. Crews determined in consultation with Technical Director/ show contracts.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
- Proficiency mixing audio in multiple musical genres, especially classical/ symphonic as well as lectures and corporate events
- Sound system installation and operation for major events/ concerts including:
- Safe Rigging (flying) of sound systems
- Power management for audio systems
- Ability to maintain professional demeanor in potentially high stress situations working with clients both professional and amateur
- Proficient with both Digital and Analog audio control systems (boards)
- Proficient in setting up and managing stage communications systems (Intercom, radio)
- Proficient in implementing closed circuit video systems for stage an pit monitoring
- Routine maintenance of audio / visual equipment
- Managing and Supervising assistants/ crews of various abilities
- Experience in Computer Audio applications (light editing, sampling)
- Starting Date is flexible; Mid-July preferred.
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.
- Participate in directing the operations and resources needed to manage the Opera House as Michigan’s premier venue, and the Parking Center as a top-quality resource for patrons.
- Work closely with leadership to establish and supervise operational systems for the facility, including safety procedures and technical training.
- Work closely with the CAO & Facilities Manager to oversee capital projects and new construction as necessary.
- Participate in the execution of the Detroit Opera House Master Plan.
- Work closely with other team members to ensure that the maintenance and upkeep of MOT’s physical facilities is sufficient to maintain and/or improve operational excellence, aesthetics, ambiance, safety, accessibility and excellent experiences.
- Ensure that customer service/patron relations standards are met and exceeded to ensure the highest level of experiences for our guests
- Serve as Manager on Duty for events as scheduled. Participate in coordinating operations for events, including volunteer ushers, food & beverage, engineering, parking and safety & security.
- Participate in financial settlements for cash operations and rental events, observing and enforcing all financial controls established by the finance department at all times.
Communications and Relationships
- Manage relationships and leases with tenants, as well as with corporate contracted parking clients.
- Champion MOT and the Detroit Opera House in a visible and credible manner both inside and outside the organization
- Support the Detroit Opera House as patron experience-driven organization through all interactions and transactions
- Work collaboratively with the CAO to develop, implement and communicate necessary institutional policies and procedures, as well as training programs
- Participate in the development of proposed annual budgets (income and expenditures). Work closely with leadership and the finance team to track progress on annual facility operating, capital maintenance and upgrades budgets.
- With the CAO, ensure compliance with all city, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations in accordance with the operation of an entertainment venue, retail space and parking center.
- Oversee the execution of internal projects and events as assigned, including the development, implementation and execution of assigned strategic and annual work plans.
- Work collaboratively and strategically on projects, events and activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned that support MOT’s overall objectives.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- Two or more years of experience managing a public venue, including staff supervisor experience.
- Capital project management and construction oversight experience preferred.
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations governing the operation of public facilities.
- The ability to deliver customer service that exceeds the customer’s expectations.
- The ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills to successfully interact with diverse groups of people and multiple constituencies.
- The ability to resolve conflicts with the utmost regard for all parties and positive outcomes.
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills with a strong attention to detail.
- Demonstrate independent, mature judgment; convey a professional image and attitude.
- The ability to formulate and execute plans efficiently and effectively.
- Fluency with financial reporting, budgeting and reconciliation.
- Experience working successfully in a team environment.
- Proven communication, leadership and relationship building skills
- Proven ability to act as an advocate for the institution among various stakeholders
- High standards, maturity standing as a visible leader with integrity and trust.
- Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
- The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines effectively and with grace.
- A capacity to solve problems with strong strategic, organizational and management abilities.
- The ability to influence decisions through tact, diplomacy and proven relationship building skills.
- An interest in and a dedication to promoting all aspects of MOT’s programs and DOH’s public operations.
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
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:
Detroit Opera House
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!