Careers & Auditions
The Technical Director (TD) plays a critical role in the management of the technical aspects for production and key oversight for the Minnesota Opera (MNOP) campus. The TD, in conjunction with the Vice President of Production, takes an active role in facilitating communication with scenic, props, electrics, projections, sound, and scene shop personnel, facilities management, and Minnesota Opera leadership to ensure all departments are informed about designs, changes, and technical planning for each production. The TD has a primary responsibility to oversee the research and development, engineering, construction, installation, maintenance, and transfer of scenery (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for all productions produced and presented by Minnesota Opera including Ordway and Luminary productions, Youth Opera productions, site-specific productions, galas, special events, and community programs (referred to throughout this document as “productions”), under the direction of the company’s Vice President of Production (VPP). The TD works in collaboration with the Assistant Technical and Facilities Director (ATFD) and Facilities Manager to advise on the safety, maintenance, security, structural health and cleanliness of the MNOP campus, including the Opera Center, Luminary Arts Center, Warehouse, along with any parking facilities affiliated with MNOP. The TD performs a leadership role to help create and support a working and producing environment that is artistically satisfying, professional, and safe in alignment with the company’s diversity charter, mission and vision.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER
The Production Stage Manager (PSM) works closely with the Production and Artistic Departments in supporting and guiding the creative teams through Minnesota Opera (MNOP) procedures for each production while also creating a positive and productive environment for performers. Key to the success of all productions the PSM takes an active role in facilitating communication, scheduling, and preparations for successful transitions of productions from rehearsal room to stage, while supporting the successful operations and integration of artists and staff in event and daily activities of Minnesota Opera. The PSM performs a leadership role to help create and support a working and producing environment that is artistically satisfying, professional, and safe in alignment with the company’s diversity charter, mission, and vision.
LUMINARY ARTS CENTER FRONT OF HOUSE ASSOCIATE
The Front of House Associate (FOH Associate) is a part-time position providing excellent customer service to all Luminary Arts Center patrons by creating a welcoming environment, serving concessions, handling money (as cash, credit cards, but no checks), supervising patrons within the theater and assisting with parking lot facilitation on a rotating basis. FOH Associates will possess excellent customer service ability, and knowledge of current Luminary Arts Center performances and concessions offerings, and the ability to adapt and stay levelheaded during intermission and in case of any emergencies.
PATRON SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE
MN Opera aims to inspire hope, empower all voices, and strengthen bonds between people of all backgrounds and identities. The company is committed to becoming an antiracist and anti-oppressive organization and is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Patron Services Representative. An entry-level, part-time position, the Patron Services Representative provides excellent customer service to all Minnesota Opera patrons via multiple channels (inbound and outbound calls, email, mail, in person) and supports daily Patron Services operations. Patron Services Representatives will possess expert knowledge of Minnesota Opera performances and events and will go above and beyond to ensure an extraordinary customer experience.
RESIDENT ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications for the 2024–2025 Minnesota Opera Resident Artist Program are now live. Opportunities are available for both singers and pianists.
OVERHIRE LIST FOR MN OPERA SCENE SHOP AND LUMINARY ARTS CENTER
Minnesota Opera is continually looking for workers to add to our Overhire Lists for both Scene Shop work
at the Minnesota Opera Scene Shop and various crew positions at the Luminary Arts Center (formerly
LAB Theater) in the North Loop, Minneapolis. Rates start at $25.19/hour for “Extra II” employees, as
defined by our CBA with IATSE 13.