Job Title: Assistant Stage Manager
Reports to: Director of Production and Production Stage Manager
Works Closely with: Stage Manager, Production Staff and Select Music and Artistic Staff
About Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera, which owns its 1926 historic theater that was renovated in 2007-08, produces four
operas in repertory from January to March, a Youth Opera production and opera in the fall. Additionally,
throughout the opera season, Sarasota Opera offers, special events and concerts.
Duties may include but are not limited to:
Attending all rehearsals as needed by the Stage Manager
Assisting with the collection, organization and running of rehearsal props and costume pieces for the rehearsal room
Setting rehearsal rooms
Following the score and cueing singers
Standing in for missing performers
Assisting the stage manager in running all performances - SL or SR responsibilities, cueing
performers, giving calls, handling performance crises, etc.
Overseeing the setting of props and costume pieces onstage
Creating sign in sheets for cast and supers
Walking the set and backstage areas for safety hazards
Recording and transferring spike marks from rehearsal room to stage
Generating and maintaining running paperwork for props, wardrobe, A/V and banda
Assisting on or stage managing concerts or other special events
Required Knowledge and Skills
The successful candidate will have at least two years of stage management experience, must read music
well, have a good understanding of Microsoft Office, and good communication skills. Opera experience is
REQUIRED, repertory experience is preferred.
Fall Season: Oct. 1st to Nov. 21st 2017
Winter Season: Jan. 8th to Mar. 25th 2018
This is a seasonal position, with the rate of pay based on previous experience. Housing and travel
Send resume and cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ASM 2017 -
2018” in the Subject line. Please also indicate if you are available for Fall and/or Winter. For more
information visit www.sarasotaopera.org. EOE.