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Technical Director

The Technical Director manages and implements all technical aspects of productions for Opera House Arts’ two-show theater season and assists with set up and breakdown for the annual gala. In conjunction with the Production Manager, the Technical Director will take an active role in facilitating communication with the Designers and Opera House Arts leadership. The Technical Director must be able to work with a great deal of independence and exercise independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties.

Our 2022 theater season begins with an outdoor site-specific production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Emma Rosa Went that begins previews on June 29, opens July 1, and closes July 17. The annual gala falls on Tuesday, July 5. The final production of the season is World Builders by Johnna Adams, directed by Artistic Director Cait Robinson. World Builders begins previews August 8, opens August 12, and closes August 28.

This is a seasonal position beginning June 13 and terminating with the strike of the final theatrical production of the season. Compensation is $6,000 plus housing. Opera House Arts regrets that we are not able to allow pets in company housing.

Opera House Arts is dedicated to building an equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Duties include:

  • Supervises and manages the construction, realization, and strike of all sets

  • Works with designers to analyze cost, safety and practicality of designs

  • Maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities

  • Ensures that the scene shop and theatre remain safe workplaces

  • Hire and supervise contract positions, including scenic artists and carpenters

  • Maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies

  • Attends Tech Week rehearsals to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show

  • Makes recommendations to theatre leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment

The successful candidate will:

  1. Have a working knowledge of the following software AutoCAD or Vectorworks and Google Suite.
  2. Demonstrate strong project management skills, experience delivering complex projects efficiently, on-time, and on budget.
  3. Feel strongly about technical direction as a leadership role and as a model of collaboration, positive communication, and inclusive behavior
  4. Have strong carpentry skills, experience with rigging and welding is a plus
  5. Show a commitment to (and ability to evaluate) safety in all aspects of construction and shop operation
  6. Be comfortable with physical demands that include frequent heavy lifting, kneeling, bending over, and working at height.
  7. Have a valid drivers’ license and transportation.
  8. Familiarity with lighting and sound systems and equipment is a plus.

To apply: Submit a resume and three references to with the subject line: (your last name) – Technical Director.

Front of House Associates - 21 and up

Opera House Arts seeks dependable, outgoing individuals aged 21 and up, who enjoy the arts and safely interact with the public to join our Front of House Team. The positions are year-round, part-time. Compensation is $18-20 per hour based on experience. Each position is 10-12 hours per week in the winter, weekend evenings, and 20-35 hours in the summer, weekday & weekend evenings. Additional hours are available if willing to train on light board, microphone setup, and other technical duties. Now hiring for the winter and summer.

Current responsibilities include:

  • preparing nightly house manager reports

  • setting up and projecting movies

  • preparing concessions

  • supervising volunteers and/or student house managers.

  • Projectionist candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds.​

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to with the subject line: (your last name) – Front of House. No phone calls please.

Opera House Arts is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, political affiliation or philosophy. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


Opera House Arts offers performance opportunities for professional actors (both local and out-of-town) and for non-professional community members, and we are always looking for new talent for our stages. While auditions for specific productions throughout the season are by invitation only, we hold general auditions each year. Please note: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of employment at Opera House Arts. We encourage actors of all genders, ethnicities, ages, religions, colors, national origins, sexual orientations, first languages, and actors with disabilities to audition.

Out of Town Members of Actors’ Equity Association
While auditions for specific productions throughout the season are by invitation only, we hold general auditions each spring. Once Equity general audition dates are announced, you can make an appointment by calling the New York Equity audition hotline. Please take note that Opera House Arts does not schedule appointments; all appointments are scheduled through the Equity office.

Local Members of Actors’ Equity Association, and Non-Equity Actors
Opera House Arts is committed to cultivating and celebrating the work of local professional actors. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. We will contact you directly to schedule auditions for a particular production. Please submit an electronic headshot and PDF of your resumé to

Opera House Arts invites you to audition for our Community Chorus for Much Ado About Nothingtaking place this summer at Mariners Memorial Park.

Auditions will be held Tuesday, April 26th, and Wednesday, May 11, from 6:30-8:30 on the Opera House Stage. Auditions will be casual and fun, with some singing and some reading from the play for those interested in having lines.

To audition, please email with your name and contact information. You will be given a song to become familiar with and we will practice the song together as a group at the beginning of auditions. If you are interested in having some lines, we will have you read through some dialogue at auditions as well.

The Opera House welcomes local residents to represent our community onstage as chorus members in an annual professional production. Community chorus members may appear in group scenes, processionals, songs, and dances, and may have short lines. As an integral part of the production, they must attend all technical rehearsals, previews, and performances, but have a reduced rehearsal schedule.

Community chorus auditions are open to ages 10 through adult. (Younger children may audition and participate alongside a parent or adult caregiver.) No prior experience or training is necessary. People of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, first languages, and people with disabilities are welcome.

These roles are reserved for local individuals whose current career or education does not center on acting. Community chorus members may not play any role that would otherwise be cast with a professional actor and may not be members of Actors’ Equity Association.

To audition, please email with your name and contact information.

Play Submissions

Opera House Arts is not accepting play submissions at this time.


Would you like to volunteer and become part of the Opera House Arts family?
From gardening to ushering, popping popcorn or opening up your home to visiting artists— Opera House Arts offers many ways to get involved and help keep this historic cultural center humming along through every season.

Please email us at to find out how you can support the performing arts on Deer Isle.