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Are you interested in working in the performing arts? Please email your resume to jobs@operahousearts.org.

Seasonal Stage Technician

Position Title: Seasonal Stage Technician
Reports To: Artistic Director

The Seasonal Stage Technicians play a pivotal role within the Production Department, contributing to the seamless execution of various stage productions and events. This position offers valuable hands-on experience in the entertainment industry and provides an opportunity to work alongside seasoned professionals in a dynamic environment.. The Seasonal Stage Technician role typically involves an average of 20 hours per week from early June to August 23rd, including some evening and weekend shifts. However, in the weeks leading up to the opening of our main stage productions, the workload may increase to around 40 hours to accommodate intensive preparations. Overall, this position offers a dynamic schedule that balances regular maintenance tasks with focused support for key production milestones. Additional opportunities for training in digital projection and recording.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the setup, preparation, and loading/unloading of stage equipment, including lighting, sound systems, props, and scenery, during load-in and load-out periods.
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure all technical elements are in place and functioning correctly prior to performances.
  • Operate audio and lighting consoles during rehearsals and live shows, following cues and instructions from stage managers and directors.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on stage equipment to ensure optimal performance and safety standards are met.
  • Work efficiently and effectively to meet tight deadlines and maintain production schedules for two main stage theatrical productions, an annual jazz festival, numerous one-off events and concerts.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to create a secure working environment for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Provide support as needed for various tasks related to stage production, including set changes, costume adjustments, and special effects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passion for the entertainment industry and a desire to learn and grow within the field.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively under pressure.
  • Basic understanding of stage equipment and technical elements preferred but not required.
  • Ability to follow directions accurately and execute tasks with attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings, and weekends, as required by production schedules.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy equipment and work in demanding environments.
  • Willingness to work on ladders.

Compensation:  $21/hr. 

Front of House Associate

Position Title: Front of House Associate
Reports To: Operations Manager

Front of House Associates work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure a friendly, welcoming, professional, efficient and accessible experience to all visitors. Front of House Associates report directly to the Operations Manager. This is a part-time position with the potential to be year-round. This position currently is 10-12 hours per week in the winter, weekend evenings, and 20-35 hours in the summer, weekday & weekend evenings.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Setting up and projecting movies
  • Preparing concessions
  • Restocking products
  • Maintaining organized inventory
  • Money management
  • Light cleaning duties
  • Customer interaction 
  • Serving patrons 
  • Monitoring the audience during performances and movies
  • Escorting people to their assigned seats
  • Handing out programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Detail oriented, with excellent follow-up skills
  • Computer knowledge
  • A sense of humor and a calm and confident presence during chaotic production periods
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Customer Service experience
  • Must be able to lift at least 25lbs 

Compensation: $17-21/hr. based on experience.

Casting

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, typically in the late spring. 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 through actorsequity.org

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 a PDF of your resumé to casting@operahousearts.org.

The Opera House welcomes local residents to represent our community onstage in various productions and events, including holiday concerts, readings, storytelling events, and mainstage productions as actors, readers, or musicians.

No prior professional experience is necessary and people of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, first languages, and people with disabilities are welcome.

Please indicate your interested by emailing casting@operahousearts.org with your name and contact information.

Almost Maine production cast and crew with Opera House Arts staff

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.

Volunteer

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 info@operahousearts.org to find out how you can support the performing arts on Deer Isle.

Almost Maine production cast and crew with Opera House Arts staff