Assistant Technical Director of Rigging Operations

The Glimmerglass Festival

Opera Festival

Cooperstown, NY

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Cooperstown, NY
  • Mon, Jan 31, 2022
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Opera
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): $19.50/Hr. Housing included.

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Opera Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks an Assistant Technical Director—Rigging Operations for its 2022 Festival Season. The Assistant Technical Director – Rigging Operations reports to the Technical Director.

The ATD coordinates installation and maintenance of hanging scenery and all stock rigging equipment, including life safety systems & chain motors. Directly supervises one Staff Rigger and one Rigging Apprentice. Assists in supervising and planning rigging changeovers with the Stage Operations Dept. Assists supervising the TD Apprentice. Archives productions for future rentals. Maintains rigging supply room and budget. Attends some technical rehearsals, and acts as a show supervisor when needed. Participates in load in/out and changeovers. Schedule is variable and includes nights and weekends. Experience operating rigging during shows and welding/fabrication is required. Ideal candidates will have worked in a repertory setting, be organized, and have AutoCAD knowledge. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future CoVid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs 4/25/2022 – 8/28/2022. $19.50/Hr. Housing included.

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks to hire persons of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. Developing and investing in our employees is our highest priority to achieve an environment that fosters company wide success. The Festival aims to employ individuals at varying stages of their careers, who have a desire to work for a leading arts organization that values professional and personal growth through collaboration and commitment to creating the highest quality product possible. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.


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