Administrative Assistant, Supernumeraries

Department: Supernumeraries
Available: July 2021 - Seasonal Assignment

Position Summary

The Metropolitan Opera (the “Met”), located in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, is one of New York’s premier cultural institutions. The Met’s foremost goal is to present the highest quality performance of the opera repertory featuring the world’s most talented artists, conductors, stage directors and designers. The Met is committed to presenting works from the broadest range of the operatic repertory; and each season it stages more than 200 performances of opera.  With groundbreaking technology like Met titles, live national and international broadcasts and simulcasts, educational programs for students and aspiring singers and free concert performances, the Met endeavors to expand and educate the audience for opera by championing the accessibility of the art form and fostering its growth.

The Met seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant who will be directly responsible for providing support to the Supernumeraries department through a variety of administrative duties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, email/memo writing, and mass communications.
  • Manage Supernumeraries at rehearsals and performances, as assigned.
  • Communicate daily information to other departments to support successful coordination at rehearsals and performances.
  • Assist in preparing weekly schedules for Supernumeraries and sending schedule change notifications.
  • Create daily sign-in sheets.
  • Input payroll and finance data.
  • Support the Administrator of Supernumeraries in the daily coordination and tasks of the department.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

Successful candidates will have:

  • 1-2 years prior administrative experience, ability to multitask a must.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and experience with databases
  • Familiarity with the performing arts preferred but not required
  • Strong communication and mathematics skills
  • Ability to work with many personality types
  • A flexible schedule, with the ability to work some nights and weekends
  • Ability to maintain good humor, calm, and accuracy in a fast-paced work environment

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit, talk, and hear
  • Frequently required to use repetitive hand motion and to stand, walk, reach, bend
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 20 pounds. 

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Internal candidates should please contact the Human Resources department directly to apply.

The Metropolitan Opera believes that diversity is critical to our success and growth as a leading performing arts institution and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.