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Costumes
& Prop Artisans

Costume Personnel

Properties Personnel

To Apply:

To apply, please click the link below OR send a cover letter, resume, and references to Maggy Bort, Production & Operations Personnel Manager, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 210 Hazel Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119.

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Contract dates vary from March 23rd through June 14th, housing is negotiable. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is an equal opportunity employer.

COSTUME PERSONNEL

STITCHERS construct costume pieces and must have knowledge of, and experience with, costume construction, machine and hand sewing, time management, teamwork, and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Starting at $13.00 per hour.

STITCHER INTERNS construct costume pieces and must have knowledge of machine and hand sewing, time management, teamwork, and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Starting at $11.00 per hour.

FIRST HANDS organize costume construction based on patterns and must have experience with cutting, pattern making, tailoring, and machine maintenance. Starting at $15.00 per hour.

TAILORS interpret designs and create patterns and must have experience creating men’s suits from scratch, creating flat patterns, draping, working knowledge of costume history and fabric types and uses, management skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Starting at $20.00 per hour.

DRAPERS interpret designs and create patterns and must have experience with flat patternmaking, draping, and tailoring, working knowledge of costume history and fabric types and uses, management skills, and good interpersonal and communication skills. Starting at $20.00 per hour.

COSTUME CRAFTS ARTISANS create wearable accessories and should be familiar with millinery, dying, leatherwork, jewelry, and shoe construction and repair. Starting at $15.00 per hour.

The DESIGN ASSISTANT will assist the Costume Shop Manager, Costume Director, and costume shop staff in the planning and creation of the costumes for the season. Candidates should have experience working in a costume shop, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and be willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment. Starting at $12.00 per hour.

The SHOP ASSISTANT / MATERIALS CO-ORDINATOR will assist the Costume Shop Manager, Costume Director, and costume shop staff with the daily operations of the costume shop, procuring shop materials and maintaining a clean and safe environment. Candidates should have experience working in a costume shop, exceptional organizational and communication skills, and be willing to work long hours in a fast-paced environment. Starting at $11.25 per hour.

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PROPERTIES PERSONNEL

PROPS ARTISAN INTERNS work closely with the Props Artisans to create the props used on stage for four productions and must have experience with time management, teamwork and maintaining a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in carpentry, painting, metalworking, upholstery, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $11.00 per hour.

PROPS UPHOLSTERY ARTISAN covers furniture and set pieces with upholstery for four productions and must have experience with traditional and modern upholstery techniques, working knowledge of period styles and fabrics, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in carpentry, painting, metalworking, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour.

PROPS CARPENTER ARTISAN works with the IATSE Props Carpenter to create furniture and hand props for four productions and must have experience working in a woodshop, working knowledge of period styles and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in painting, upholstery, metalworking, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour.

PROPS METALWORKER ARTISAN creates metal hand props and scenic elements and must have experience with welding and soldering, working knowledge of the history of armor and weapons, and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations. Skills in time management and teamwork required. Skills in carpentry, painting, upholstery, sculpting and casting a plus. Starting at $15.25 per hour. The

ASSISTANT PROPS MANAGER works hand in hand with the Props Manager to organize the prop builds for each production, acquire materials and supplies, supervise maintenance and repairs, communicate with other departments, and respond to daily notes. They must have exceptional communication, time management, organizational, research and shopping skills as well as a working knowledge of period styles and the ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a fast-paced environment. Must have a valid driver’s license, as well as a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Photoshop and AutoCAD. A college degree in theatre with a specialty in props or two years props experience in a LORT theatre or other major professional theatre preferred. Compensation is $700.00 per week.

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About Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

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 nearly 50 states and multiple countries. As of 2019, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has presented 28 world premieres and 27 American premieres, which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any American company. In addition to the spring Festival Season, Opera Theatre operates year-round education and community programs serving nearly 17,000 local children and adults. The company’s annual budget size is approximately $10.8 million; contributed revenue represents more than 50% of budget. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has a year-round artistic and administrative staff of 35, which increases to approximately 500 during the Festival Season.