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Employment Opportunities 

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization known for innovative productions, featuring outstanding young artists.  The company offers a festival opera season each spring which attracts ticket buyers from zip codes throughout the metropolitan area, as well as visitors from more than 40 states and multiple countries.  Opera Theatre operates year-round education and outreach programs serving nearly 10,000 local children and 5,000 adults.  The company’s annual budget size is approximately $10 million; contributed revenue represents more than 50% of the annual budget.

 

Seasonal Van Driver

 

Opera Theatre’s Artistic Department is seeking van drivers to transport visiting artists using a company 12 passenger van. Candidates must be available for the 9 week OTSL festival run from April 22 until June 24, 2018. Applicants must pass a driving records check and have or be willing to obtain a chauffeur's license (Class E). The expense for a Class E license will be reimbursed by Opera Theatre, and the license is valid for three years.  Two van driver positions are available; the daytime shift and the evening shift. The daytime shift would be on call from 8:00 AM  until 5:00 PM. The evening shift would be on call from 5:00 pm until last ride (likely 10 pm on non-performance evenings and midnight on performance evenings). The first and last rides of the day would depend on the scheduled events, which change daily.  Each driver would receive every other Sunday off. The van is not in constant motion during either shift, rather van runs are scheduled to coordinate with rehearsal/performance activities. 

Please contact Stephanie, Manager of Artistic Operations, to submit your resume and/or ask further questions. snigus@opera-stl.org ; (314) 963-4245

 

Costume Personnel

Applications are now open for Seasonal Costume Personnel. OTSL known for inventive new productions and exceptional craftsmanship is hiring seasonal Drapers, First Hands, Stitchers, Crafts Artisans, Craft Shop Manager, Painter/Dyer, a Design Assistant, and a Materials Coordinator. Contract dates vary from March 19 through June 10. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.  

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Props Personnel

Applications are now open for Seasonal Props Personnel. OTSL know for inventive new productions and exceptional craftsmanship is hiring seasonal Props Artisans and Props Carpenters. Candidates must have proven ability in carpentry, metal working, crafts and upholstery. Sculpting, casting, paper props and photo shop skills are helpful. Contract dates vary from April 9 through June 10. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.

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Run Crew and Front of House Personnel

Applications are now open for seasonal run crew positions in the areas of stage, props, electrics, orchestra, wardrobe and sound. Front of house positions including, ushers, greeters, parking lot attendants, and garden hosts. Competitive hourly wages and employment dates vary from the beginning of May through the end of June.

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Scenic, Lighting & Sound Materials Coordinator

Applications are now open for a Seasonal Materials Coordinator. Candidates must have valid driver’s license and good driving record, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Contract dates vary from the end of March through June. Hiring begins in January. Competitive hourly rates and housing is negotiable.

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Opera Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, and veteran or disability status.