Stage Manager

Department: Production

Available: August 1, 2021

Position Summary & Primary Responsibilities

The Met is seeking a highly qualified, experienced Opera Stage Manager.  The ideal candidate for this position will display a capacity to problem solve and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges.  This person must be mature and demonstrate an understanding of the artistic process and will be adept at interpersonal communication and diplomacy in a high-stress environment.

The Stage Management team is responsible for organization, planning and execution in coordination with stage, artistic, and technical staff to produce quality product on a short timeline. The Stage Manager is regularly required to work both independently and collaboratively on the development and execution of productions, taking the lead when needed, and acting as a capable and reliable assistant and liaison.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • 5+ years Stage Management experience with a repertory opera company
  • Ability to work long hours, weekends and holidays
  • Fluency in reading music is essential
  • High degree of computer literacy is required
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, manage stairs without handrails, work on uneven surfaces and read in low light conditions.
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs., hear, listen and read

To Apply:

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to: Please include “Stage Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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.

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