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The Virginia Opera is looking to fill the following positions:

Production Stage Manager
Master Electrician
Lighting Supervisor
Board Op / Programmer

 

Virginia Opera Seeks Production Stage Manager

Virginia Opera, located in Norfolk, VA invites applications for the Production Stage Manager position for the 2017-18 season.

Type of Employment:  Full-time Seasonal, salaried

Reports to:  Director of Production 

The position is full time seasonal with the contract spanning from August 28, 2017 to December 10, 2017 & January 8th 2018 to April 22, 2017.


The ideal candidate will have at least 3-4 years of professional opera stage management experience with high proficiency in calling cues in opera, reading music, scheduling, creating paperwork, driving rehearsals and performances, overseeing backstage operations, and maintaining a positive attitude in various situations.
 

The Stage Manager will support the opera’s four mainstage shows and various special events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills, time and priority management, and interpersonal skills. Touring experience is preferred but not required as Virginia Opera performs in three markets including Norfolk, Richmond, and Fairfax.

 

Please send you cover letter, resume with three references to lee.marc@vaopera.org. Please include “Production Stage Manager” in the subject line.

 

 

Virginia Opera seeks Master Electrician

 

Virginia Opera, located in Norfolk, VA invites applications for the Master Electrician position for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The position is full-time seasonal.

 

Duties include:
* In charge of running the light calls at the Harrison Opera House, located in Norfolk VA, home base for the Virginia Opera, as well as running the calls at our touring venues in Richmond and Fairfax, VA.

* Act as Deck Electrician during show calls.

* Assist Lighting Supervisor in maintaining all paperwork related to production (LightWright, spreadsheets, etc)

* Responsible for all show and tour prep – gel inventory, packing lists, rental gear, etc.

* Maintain upkeep and maintenance of all lighting, sound and video equipment.

* Manage and maintain Electrics Shop and Electrics Storage.

* Maintain and update Electrics inventory of all equipment, tools, and consumables.

* Position reports directly to the Lighting Supervisor.

 

Ideal candidate will have:
* 1-3 years professional experience as a theatrical electrician.

* Experience in running crews (Union, and Non-Union)

* Experience with LightWright, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, CAD.

* Knowledge of/experience working with CD80 dimmer racks.

* Knowledge of ETC consoles, specifically ETC EOS family to include networking systems.

* Knowledge of Sound – specifically setting up and running of clear- com headset communication system, wired and wireless microphone, body mics, backstage and onstage audio, monitors and paging system.

* Knowledge of Video & Projection – setting up and running of maestro camera and monitors backstage.
    **Projections – knowledge of Christy LW650 and  Christy M Series Roadster HD14K-M

* Knowledge relating to building/repairing and trouble-shooting electric practicals and related equipment in a quickly and efficient manner.

* Able and willing to work in high places.

* Be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

* Valid Drivers’ License Required.

* Able and willing to travel.

 

Virginia Opera is a non-AGMA company; housing will not be provided.  Only candidates with professional opera experience will be considered.

 

Please send your cover letter and resume with three references to Lee Marc Molnar, Director of Production, at lee.marc@vaopera.org with “Master Electrician” in the subject line.

 

Virginia Opera seeks Lighting Supervisor

 

Virginia Opera, located in Norfolk, VA invites applications for the Lighting Supervisor position for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The position is seasonal salaried.

 

Duties include:

* Managing lighting department budget

* Maintain lighting, sound, video, and projection inventory

* Oversees lighting, and electrical concerns for HOH building operations

* Oversees purchasing and rental of lighting, etc. equipment

* Leads lighting related calls (focus, load-in, etc).

* Is the direct supervisor to the Master Electrician and Light Board Operator

* Manages lighting related software (Vectorworks, Lightwright, ETC Offline Editor, etc.)

* Oversees all hardware relating to supertitles (computers, projectors, etc)

* Functions as the assistant to the Lighting Designer in Norfolk to include paperwork and followspot tracking.

   --remounting of lighting, etc. for shows in the Richmond, Fairfax and all other venues

   --responsible for lighting of special events (Gala, Opera in the Park, etc.)

   --communications with lighting and projection designers early in the design process to include providing drawings of the Norfolk venue, inventories, photos, and any other pertinent information.

 

Ideal candidate will have:
* 3 years in a professional theatrical setting
* Extensive knowledge in the following: Vectorworks and  Lightwright software, ETC family consoles, Microsoft Office Software, QLab software, conventional lighting and non-conventional lighting and accessories (moving lights, scrollers, LED fixtures), projections and other video related concepts

* Knowledge of sound equipment helpful.

 

Virginia Opera is a non-AGMA company; housing will not be provided. 

 

Please send your cover letter and resume with three references to Lee Marc Molnar, Director of Production, at lee.marc@vaopera.org with “Lighting Supervisor” in the subject line.

 

 

Virginia Opera seeks Board Op / Programmer

 

Virginia Opera, located in Norfolk, VA, invites applications to fill the Electrician/Light Board Programmer position for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

 

The successful candidate will have a BA or BFA and 1-3 years of experience, which include the knowledge in the following areas:

- Microsoft Office programs, Lightwright 5, VectorWorks and QLab. 

- Ability to read light plots and understand Lightwright paperwork

- ETC console, specifically ETC EOS family with a direct understanding of programming, operation, and setup

- Constructing electric practicals and related items

- Able to troubleshoot electric problems quickly and efficiently

 

The candidate must also be able to lift 50lbs, work in high places, and have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge and understanding of general stage operations is a plus.

 

Please send your cover letter and resume with three references to Lee Marc Molnar, Director of Production at lee.marc@vaopera.org with “Electrician/Light Board Programmer” in the subject line. 

 

 


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House an Opera Singer!

Looking for a novel way to support Virginia Opera? If so, consider opening your home to one of our many talented opera singers and join the exclusive ranks of "Virginia Opera Housers!"

That's right, housing a mainstage artist helps Virginia Opera more than you can ever imagine.

If you have a spare bedroom you can share with an opera singer, we need your help! In return you will receive two (2) tickets to the current opera, an invitation to a special "thank you" party at the end of the season, and a listing in the opera's program book. Plus, being a houser is considered a tax deductible donation!

If you wish to help Virginia Opera in this most special way, or want to learn more, please call Katie Ritter at 757-627-9545 ext.3305 or email katie.ritter@vaopera.org.