As a member of the Opera department and production department, the Assistant Production Manager, Opera will manage the day-to-day operations of the opera department. This position serves as the primary contact for the Opera and will provide administrative and technical support as requested. The ideal candidate for this position will possess problem solving capabilities and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges. This person must demonstrate an understanding of the artistic process. Candidate will have strong communication skills and exhibit diplomacy in a high-stress environment. This position reports to the Production Services Manager.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for organization, planning and execution of the Peabody Opera program in coordination with faculty, stage, artistic, and technical staff to produce quality product.
Serve as liaison between Production Department, Opera Department and Ensemble Office.
Work within and manage production budgets set by department head.
Serve as the main point of contact for students and manage their engagement with the department.
Oversees, and hires student workers.
Work with the Scheduling Coordinator, ensure that Arts Vision is kept up to date and accurate with all departmental schedules.
Publish weekly department rehearsal schedules anticipating any upcoming conflicts mitigating any problems.
Attend all technical and dress rehearsals for assigned shows.
Acts as stage manager for all performances or outsources staff if deemed necessary.
Serve as first point of contact for all visiting artists. Manage all aspects of artist inquires including auditioning, teaching, masterclasses, travel, and housing.
Work with the Production Manager to staff stage crew positions required for a performance.
Ability to multitask and prioritize working within three departments.
Organize and manage props and costumes for both Opera and Dance.
Maintain safe and clean rehearsal spaces.
Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace always.
Provide support and other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
Three years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
An undergraduate degree in a music-related field is preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered.
Professional experience as a stage manager for theater, music, or dance.
Ability to read music.
Advanced knowledge of the day-to-day workings of managing a stage production.
Excellent customer service skills
Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
Ability to work long hours and nontraditional shifts, evenings, and weekends due to performance schedule.
Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook
Experience with Arts Vision
Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
About Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute
Located in the heart of Baltimore's Mt Vernon Cultural District the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America's first academy of music. Today through its degree granting Conservatory and its community based Preparatory, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level. Peabody is one of the nine divisions the comprise the Johns Hopkins University.