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Auditions

La bohème Auditions

CHORUS AUDITIONS - La bohème

 

The Michigan Opera Theatre is holding auditions to fill a few open positions in the chorus of La bohème. Auditions will be held at the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226 on:

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

The Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus is a professional group of diverse men and women of all professions and backgrounds.

Music rehearsals begin January 31, 2022, staging rehearsals begin March 9, 2022 followed by performances April 2-10, 2022.

La bohème – Giacomo Puccini

How do we go from tragedy to hope? From death to life? From loneliness to love? In this visionary treatment of Puccini’s opus La bohème, MOT does just that — by presenting the opera in reverse order. From finish to start, from death to the promise of new love, from loneliness and despair to the joy of friendships, wine, and song, this reversal presents the characters and arias we love in a refreshing, new vision of the story. Our favorite starving young artists and lovers survive to hope another day.

Presented in the Detroit Opera House in a co-production with Boston Lyric Opera, this bold, unconventional take on Puccini’s opus is itself a bohemian work of art: experimental, nonconforming, original. This production is the first to stage La bohème in reverse, marking an impressive creative milestone for MOT as part of our vision for The Next 50.

AUDITION DETAILS: must include two arias. One in English and one in a foreign language. Music must be memorized. Operatic repertoire is preferred, but standard oratorio selections will be accepted.  Sight reading may be requested. Singers are required to bring their own music in the correct key. MOT will provide an accompanist.

 

Singers who wish to be considered for an audition should send resume & photo to Michigan Opera Theatre at production@motopera.org.

 

Please include CHORUS AUDITION in the subject line along with date preference.

 

Following review of your resume you will be contacted to schedule an audition.

Jobs

Employment

Department: Detroit Opera House Operations

Classification: Non-exempt, Part-Time

Work Schedule: Seasonal, 10-15 hours/week, evenings and weekends

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to employment@motopera.org

 

Position Summary:

Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) Events Team coordinates, sets up, and executes a multitude of outside events at the historic Detroit Opera House (DOH), which are unrelated to opera or dance, including touring Broadway productions, popular music performances, weddings, and professional networking events. The Assistant Events Manager (AEM) is an integral part of this dynamic team, supporting the Events Manager (EM), in the organization and execution of excellent, memorable events. Through careful coordination and preparation, the AEM creates seamless communication and cooperation between various MOT departments and outside vendors during events. The AEM is a competent improviser and problem-solver, who through clear, polite communication, effectively resolves issues during events. The AEM is an enthusiastic customer service advocate, who consistently meets the highest quality of expectations from MOT clients and patrons to ensure MOT client satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively communicate event details with all clients and their guests
  • Distribute necessary event details to key staff, department heads, and vendors, in a timely fashion before the event
  • Ensure the readiness of the DOH’s appearance by communicating with internal MOT Departments ahead of time, including Facilities, Security, Ushers, and Parking Attendants
  • Coordinate with Front of House and Back of House, caterer, and various vendors (florists, DJ, musicians, etc.) as required to ensure a seamless event
  • In collaboration with the caterer, determine details pertaining to food service and food service movement throughout the building
  • Assist with set up and break down of all components related to event i.e, registration, gift table, ceremony seating, signage
  • Power on various sound systems, set up microphones, set up auxiliary cord for mp3 players and computers, phones etc.
  • Brief ushers and staff of pertinent event details to ensure they are confident in assisting guests and provide a positive customer experience i.e., transitioning throughout building spaces, directions to exits and restrooms, safety procedures
  • Assist and support the EM throughout entirety of event, as directed.
  • Courteously address and expeditiously resolve any customer service-related issues
  • Be alert to any potential safety hazards or concerns throughout event/performance
  • Interact with clients and guests throughout the event to ensure their needs are not only met but exceeded (for example assist with gifts, personal belongings, procession details, etc.)

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2 or more years’ experience working in a customer service capacity at an events center or company, in positions such as an usher or box office employee
  • Demonstrated organization skills and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional event planning experience
  • Experience working with an Events Management System
  • Experience working with PAs and sound systems

Essential functions/physical demands:

  • The person in this position routinely maneuvers throughout the building, including hallways and stairwells, in order to manage events
  • The person in this position stands for several hours at a time to supervise events
  • The person in this position routinely lifts and moves objects weighing up to 35 pounds

 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.  Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission. 

Additional Information:

This position is seasonal, and works most during the summer months (May-September) and late winter months (February).

Department:  Production

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Schedule:  Schedule varies during the performance season, the ATD regularly works weekends and night time events.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter to employment@motopera.org. Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to  submit three CAD drawings in addition to their application.

 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a crucial member of a three-person technical direction team responsible for the planning, supervision and management of productions and events at the Detroit Opera House (DOH), ranging from opera and dance performances produced by Michigan Opera Theatre, to various Broadway touring musicals and professional networking events hosted in the DOH. The position reports to the Technical Director (TD) and aids the TD in drafting plans for upcoming MOT opera and dance productions, and is often responsible for supervising stage crews and managing various show paperwork. The ATD will assume responsibility for stage operations on assigned events and productions and may act as TD for Michigan Opera Theatre Tour productions. The ATD is an excellent, clear communicator, who corresponds with stage crew, vendors, and the public appropriately and timely. The ATD is a team-orientated multitasker and collaborator, who is able to shift roles seamlessly in this dynamic technical group.

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • For MOT Opera and Dance productions (approx. 10-12 per year), the ATD is responsible for:
    • Share in supervising the DOH IATSE crew during work calls
    • Maintaining show paperwork such as line schedules, work calls
    • Assist with show planning (materials ordering, scheduling, etc.)
    • Assist in drafting plans/sections and elevations as necessary
    • Assist in arranging transportation logistics for all productions
  • For DOH hosted-events throughout the year, including wedding, lectures, and Broadway touring shows, the ATD is responsible for:
    • Advancing and supervising stage operations of events and scheduling union crews
    • Assisting in setup and execution of in-house productions and events
    • Setup and take-down of audio equipment for non-stage events
    • Maintain Stage Equipment (maintain records, schedule repair & maintenance by union crew/ outside vendors as necessary)
    • Assist in managing warehouse spaces

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of technical theatre experience in a professional venue
  • Proficient in CAD Drafting (Vectorworks preferred)
  • Proficient in MS Office software; highly proficient in Excel
  • Proficient in setting up basic AV systems (projectors/ portable audio system)
  • Demonstrated, excellent communication skills. This position communicates with clients, vendors, and the public.
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Chauffeur’s license & DOT Medical Certificate eligible (not necessary to start, but must be able to attain)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Design/Technology, Technical Direction, or similar degree from an accredited theatre program or college.

Essential functions/physical demands:

  • The person in this position routinely moves materials weighing up to 50 pounds
  • The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time
  • The person in this position occasionally ascends/descends ladders
  • The person in this position occasionally moves throughout the building to access equipment
  • The person in this position occasionally works with dusty or mold-damaged materials and small quantities of chemicals. Must be able to wear a respirator.

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.  Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.

Department: Security

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule, on call for performances/events at the Detroit Opera House

Salary Range: $14/hr.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume by email to employment@motopera.org.

 

Position Summary:

Michigan Opera Theatre is southeast Michigan’s premier venue for opera and dance, and is a contemporary cultural-corner stone of the City of Detroit. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, near Comerica Park, Michigan Opera Theatre offers a dynamic work environment. MOT Crowd Managers work with the Security Team to provide services designed to ensure the safety of Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House patrons, visitors, performers during performances and other events. Through working cohesively with the MOT Security and Events teams Crowd Managers work to secure the safety of patrons, visitors, and performers by regulating traffic control, maintaining access to entrances and emergency exits, and performing security screenings—when required.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Regulate traffic by managing the movement of activities and guests
  • Monitor entrances and exits to ensure proper egress, in accordance
  • Observe crowds in order to keep vigilant watch for signs of danger
  • Correspond with the Manager on Duty, Director of Security, and the Manager of Venue Operations to adequately provide emergency care within the existing security plan framework.
  • Ensure security and safety of patrons, visitors, performers, and staff, through adherence to MOT security policies
  • Ensure security and safety of the venue, and perform security screening when required
  • Interact with guests attending events, provide information and direction in a positive and friendly manner

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Pass state background check
  • Minimum 1 year of experience as a crowd manager or related events management experience
  • Demonstrated customer service skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Security experience
    • Law enforcement experience
    • Crowd control/venue management certification

 

Physical Demands of the Work Environment:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to navigate stairwells, hallways, and other areas of the Detroit Opera House
  • Ability to stand for up to 3 hours at a time

 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

 

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission

Department: Development

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; some evening and weekend hours required

Posting ends: December 13th, 2021

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter via email to employment@motopera.org

This position is available to work 100% remotely.

 

Position Summary:

An essential role at Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), the Database Operations Manager (DOM) is charged with maintaining and curating robust data systems, crucial to the continual operations of both the Development and Marketing Departments. Highly proficient in Tessitura software, the DOM manages the integrity of ticket sales information and all donor information, and provides  comprehensive reporting to the Development, Marketing and Finance Departments to aid them in their goals. The DOM is an excellent multi-tasker who operates well working under pressure of competing deadlines and technical challenges, while quickly learning and adapting to new technologies. The DOM is a superb problem solver, utilizing interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and coordinate with MOT staff, while maintaining strong attention to detail to support the Development team in their fundraising goals.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the configuration, maintenance, development, and set up of fundraising systems and ticketing systems for MOT within Tessitura.
  • Create and maintain systems and complex mailing lists for fundraising billing, direct mail (for Development and Marketing), donor prospecting, and other needs outside of Tessitura.
  • Provide training for team members to facilitate individually produced, regularly needed data tracking and reporting. Develop and document processes to train and educate staff.
  • Provide data-driven business intelligence to support grant reports, marketing decisions, and other business information needs. Additionally, provide instruction and assistance to Marketing, Development and Finance departments in interpreting analytics.
  • Maintain the integrity of the database, including scheduling regular patch installations and identifying areas of improvement within the scheduled procedures in SSMS and the systems in place for front-end use.
  • Participate in establishing and enforcing Data Protection policies and PCI compliance regulations.
  • Manage Tessitura-provided plugins like Analytics, NSCAN, and TNEW as well as third party applications that integrate with Tessitura.
  • Establish and oversee best practices around the reconciliation and analysis of financial information between Tessitura and the General Ledger, including fundraising reporting and sales.
  • Provide Tessitura functionality expertise and support to application users in the design and execution of Lists, Extractions, Output Sets, CSIs, data imports/exports, and Tessitura Dashboard analytics.
  • Work proactively with colleagues to drive Tessitura and data management initiatives, lead internal power user group, and participate in the Michigan group for Tessitura.
  • Coordinate and manage testing for integration projects, data quality and integrity across all systems.
  • Manage the Extended Services relationship and serve as the main business contact for administration of Tessitura and RAMP.
  • Manage the flow of troubleshooting tickets issues and other problems from all staff to Tessitura, resolving a majority of them on-site.
  • Support third party vendor relationships
  • Assist when needed with answering phones, reminder calls, or event registration.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience working with and administering Tessitura customer relationship management system, or a comparable relational database; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience building events in Tessitura and/or Ticketmaster or other ticketing system.
  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI, macros, and merge coding.
  • Demonstrated, excellent troubleshooting skills; must be able to communicate effectively with all staff members and understand their business requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, while maintaining attention to detail and precision.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and technologies quickly and comprehensively.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • T-SQL and SSRS programming knowledge and experience.
  • Foundational understanding of basic accounting and GAAP, data visualization, and fundraising and marketing best practices (or a combination thereof).

Essential functions/physical demands:

  • The person in this position occasionally works weekends and evenings to accommodate necessary data entry and participate in other Development activities.
  • The person in this position occasionally remains in a stationary position for periods of time.
  • The person in this position occasionally moves throughout the building to access files.

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission. 

Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Department: Development

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; some evening and weekend hours required

Posting ends: October 18th, 2021

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter via email to employment@motopera.org

 

Position Summary:

The Development Operations Coordinator (DOC) of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) is responsible for providing both donor relations and crucial administrative support to the Development team. This role is essential to the overall goals of this dynamic fundraising team, which is tasked with securing financial support from individuals through portfolios covering major gifts, annual giving, and legacy giving, as well as institutional partnerships. The DOC is an excellent multi-tasker and an enthusiastic advocate for MOT’s programming, performances, and mission, utilizing strong communication skills to effectively correspond with MOT contributors, while employing a strong attention to detail to support the Development team in operations and data reporting.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Produce gift receipts and individualized acknowledgement letters for all gifts.
  • Oversee and perform entry of gifts, contributions, and pledges.
  • Perform regular data audits and assist in resolving data integrity issues.
  • Assist supervisor and finance department in completing month end reconciliation.
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Manager of Information Systems to perform routine maintenance tasks of the fundraising software, as required.
  • Develop and distribute tutorials, processes, and procedures on fundraising software and tools, especially related to Tessitura.
  • Coordinate and execute procedures and guidelines to ensure the quality of data and assist the Director of Development Operations and development team with analysis.
  • Conduct direct mail campaigns through managing production, timing, and mailing of appeal letters.
  • Identify and drive solutions and processes to assist with ongoing development of Telefund campaigns.
  • Conduct regular performance analysis of campaign activity to refine efforts and improve ROI.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 2 years of relevant customer service experience
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database applications
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to initiate, cultivate and maintain relationships easily
  • Demonstrated, strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, during the September-May performance season.
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience working with Tessitura

Essential functions/physical demands:

  • The person in this position occasionally works weekends and evenings to accommodate necessary data entry and participate in other Development activities.
  • The person in this position occasionally remains in a stationary position for periods of time
  • The person in this position occasionally moves throughout the building to access files

 

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission. 

Department: Marketing and Communications

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, occasional weekends/evening performances as needed

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter via email to employment@motopera.org

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing and Communications (DoMC) is responsible for the successful development and implementation of Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) marketing, branding, sales, research, and communications efforts. Simultaneously, the DoMC is responsible for developing a cohesive marketing strategy, curating the company’s image, and raising visibility and awareness of MOT both locally and nationally to support all institutional goals. The DoMC share’s MOT’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and collaborates with the President & CEO and the Artistic Director to establish a marketing strategy that supports the artistic vision and operating objectives of the Opera Company and its various business units, including the Detroit Opera House (DOH).

 

Specific Responsibilities:

      • Lead initiatives in the development and implementation of innovative marketing, communications, and sales/service strategies to achieve revenue goals, build the MOT brand, promote opera and dance offerings, and raise awareness both locally and nationally of MOT programs and achievements.
      • Develops annual communication strategies and plans for MOT and DOH and oversees the implementation of all aspects related to implementation of such.
        • Develops plans and leads messaging decisions for communicating MOT and DOH activities to the media.
        • Develops plans and leads messaging decisions for website, social media, and e-communications programs.
      • Develops season and single ticket sales goals and revenue projections in collaboration with other senior leaders, and the Box Office Manager.
      • Leads discussions relating to the determination of ticket pricing, discounting, and scaling of performance venues to maximize attendance and revenue.
      • Leads the MOT’s research efforts to better understand and respond to its patrons utilizing both qualitative and quantitative forms of research.
      • Stewards the MOT brand, including consistently enforcing company-wide use of graphics standards and style guidelines as well as key organizational messages.

Required Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related degree, or equivalent education plus experience.
      • Ten or more years of experience successfully leading marketing and communications functions of a complex organization. Performing arts experience preferred.
      • Five years of focused experience in customer or member acquisition and retention.
      • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in backgrounds, cultures, values, and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.
      • Proven ability to build strong brands and increase earned income.
      • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. 
      • Proficiency with email marketing, ticketing systems, and Microsoft Office Suite, required.

Desired Qualifications:

      • Demonstrated experience with marketing communication disciplines and multi-channel campaign design and execution. Experience with TRG Consulting preferred.
      • Master’s degree in Marketing preferred.
      • Experience with Tessitura preferred.
      • Preference for candidates with experience in a subscription-based environment.

 

Essential functions/physical demands:

      • The DoMC position must be able to attend occasional evening and weekend rehearsals and performances of MOT and DOH, outside of normal office hours.
      • The DoMC position must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time.
      • The DoMC position occasionally moves throughout the building to access files.

 

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.

Department:  Innovation

Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Work Schedule: Work schedule varies depending on the performance season

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and portfolio to employment@motopera.org

 

Position Summary:

As part of Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) nascent Innovation Department, the Digital Media Manager and Storyteller (DMMS) plays an essential role for MOT by creatively elevating the presence and relevancy of opera and dance in metro Detroit through a combined and unique set of videography, journalism, and media skills. In collaboration with, and under the guidance of, the Director of Innovation, the DMMS develops digital content to ensure MOT and the Detroit Opera House reaches and engages loyal audiences on all digital and social media platforms.

The DMMS is charged with communicating stories of mission-driven impact to the broader community and acts as an embedded journalist, which the DMMS curates to correspond with the narrative arc determined by the Artistic Director and the Director of Innovation. The DMMS executes this by covering MOT programs and capturing the experiences of our patrons, musicians, guest artists, and program participants to effectively support growth in audiences, partnerships, and contributions—all critical to MOT’s strategic plan.

The Digital Media Manager and Storyteller is also charged with engaging and growing new audiences across all digital and social media platforms.

Specific Responsibilities:

      • The DMMS is intimately aware of relevant social media platforms and their advertising structures, so to create content that best fits each platform
      • With the Director of Innovation, executes a yearly digital content plan that incorporates winning strategies for all relevant digital platforms, prioritizing continued engagement of current followers/patrons, along with the growth of new followers and potential ticket buyers and donors.
      • Identifies and executes digital content partnerships to enable growth.
      • Compiles, reviews, and organizes raw footage.
      • Creates deliverables that help convey the heart and soul of what MOT represents in a way that resonates with audiences and MOT stakeholders alike.
      • Collaborates with MOT staff, musicians, leadership, program participants, and patrons to achieve interesting, engaging, and relevant storytelling and content.
      • Acts as a journalist that attends majority of community and education events to capture experiences across various media, including the development of featured stories and the interviewing/surveying of participants for the purposes of program impact and efficacy.
      • Generates an expansive archive of MOT’s demonstrated impact in the community and serve as a critical resource for proposal development and effective reporting to major funders and other vested partners.
      • Formats high quality deliverables which efficiently function on various platforms.
      • Manages access to digital assets across MOT.

 

Position Qualifications:

      • Budget management experience
      • Minimum of 3 years’ experience writing and producing media content
      • Minimum of 3 years’ digital/video content creation experience
      • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite
      • Demonstrated photography and photo editing skills
      • Strong ability and experience creating online short-form video
      • Demonstrated, excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate creative individuals and team members
      • Expert knowledge of social media platforms, and demonstrated ability to learn new media platforms quickly
      • Experience in creation, management, and execution of a detailed content calendar

Desired Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a specialization in Communications, Creative Writing, or Journalism
      • 2 or more years’ experience in negotiating with vendors/outside entities preferred
      • Experience working with a performing arts nonprofit organization
      • General knowledge appreciation of music, performance practice and styles, as well as current opera practices and repertoire

Essential functions/physical demands:

      • The DMMS must be able to work weekends and evenings in accordance with Michigan Opera Theatre’s performance and rehearsal schedule
      • The DMMS must be able to navigate through backstage areas and passageways

The position of Digital Media Manager and Storyteller is made possible in its first two years by an OPERA America Innovation Grant, supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.

Department: Security

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: On call for performances/events at the Detroit Opera House—Event Medics are part of pool, working according to their availability

Salary Range: $16/hr.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume by email to employment@motopera.org.

 

Position Summary:

Michigan Opera Theatre is southeast Michigan’s premier venue for opera and dance, and is a contemporary cultural-corner stone of the City of Detroit. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, near Comerica Park, Michigan Opera Theatre offers a dynamic work environment. MOT Event Medics work with the Security Team to provide services designed to ensure the health and safety of Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House patrons, visitors, performers during performances and other events. Event Medics work to secure the safety of patrons, visitors, and performers by providing immediate medical care to any and all individuals who fall ill, to be vigilant of individuals displaying signs or symptoms of illness, to call for or facilitate communication with emergency first responders, and provide crowd management services for the safety of patrons, visitors, employees and artists.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Immediately respond to all medical emergencies in accordance with the relevant procedures and policies.
  • Observe crowds in order to keep vigilant watch for symptoms and early signs of illness or medical emergencies.
  • Treat symptoms of minor injuries, such as small cuts/scrape, dizziness, nausea, headaches, contacting emergency medical services as needed.
  • Correspond with the Manager on Duty, Director of Security, and the Manager of Venue Operations to adequately provide emergency medical care within the existing security plan framework.
  • Participate in traffic control duties for large events, as needed.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Pass state background check
  • EMT-I license or EMT-P license
  • Ethical, confident, and dependable

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Nursing/other health care experience
  • Security experience
  • Crowd manager experience

 

Physical Demands of the Work Environment:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to navigate stairwells, hallways, and other areas of the Detroit Opera House
  • Ability to stand for up to 3 hours at a time

 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

 

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission

Department: Development

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; some evening and weekend hours required

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume and cover letter via email to employment@motopera.org

 

Position Summary:

Michigan Opera Theatre’s (MOT) Manager of Annual Giving (MAG) works closely with the Director of Development to oversee and  implement MOT’s annual fund campaign, including budgets, timetables and collateral materials. The MAG possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and stewards donors and contributors, and fulfills donor benefits, all while being an enthusiastic advocate for the company. The MAG is a team-orientated professional, who participates in Development events and initiatives, and supports their Development colleagues. The MAG is an independent, critical thinker, who performs well in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and can successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a strong attention to detail and an overall commitment to excellence.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Strategize, organize and implement all aspects of the annual fund campaign to raise funds from individual donors giving up to $2,499
  • Support the Director of Major Gifts in the solicitation and stewardship of donors giving $2,500-$9,999 annually
  • Develop a work plan, including budgets, timetables and collateral to implement the annual fund campaign and meet or exceed timetables and budgeted goals
  • Work closely with the Development Operations Coordinator and the Senior Manager of Information systems to ensure data integrity and accurate lists for solicitations, mailings and donor recognition
  • Develop drafts of campaign materials including letters, invitations, brochures/flyer copies, donor fulfillment materials, and telefunding scripts
  • Coordinate and deliver benefit packages for all levels of giving to maximize the patron relationship with MOT
  • Ensure that all donor acknowledgments are completed in a timely manner
  • Assist with planning and implementation of events as requested
  • Actively participate in the cultivation of departmental strategies to grow contributed revenue
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Demonstrated, exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to create personal relationships and to communicate effectively delivering exceptional customer service to a variety of stakeholders (i.e. donors, sponsors, volunteers, and subscribers), both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques, and direct mail appeals and newsletters
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with competing demands, while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, specifically in the manipulation of Excel spreadsheets and mail merges
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in backgrounds, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a fundraising team
  • Functional knowledge of Tessitura
  • Knowledge of standard opera repertoire performed in the United States

 

Essential Functions and Physical Demands:

  • The person in this position must be able to attend occasional evening and weekend performances and other events of MOT and DOH, outside of normal office hours.
  • The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time.
  • The person in this position occasionally moves throughout the building to access files.

 

Application Deadline:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.

Department: Security

Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: 9 AM-9 PM, Saturday-Sunday (12 hr. shifts, 24 hrs./week)

Salary Range: $14/hr.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit their resume by email to employment@motopera.org.

 

Position Summary:

Michigan Opera Theatre is southeast Michigan’s premier venue for opera and dance, and is a contemporary cultural-corner stone of the City of Detroit. Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, near Comerica Park, Michigan Opera Theatre offers a dynamic work environment. Through a meticulous security strategy, Michigan Opera Theatre Security Officers provide services designed to ensure the protective security of Michigan Opera Theatre staff, patrons, visitors and performers; and the Detroit Opera House buildings and grounds. Incumbents in this position will secure premises, personnel, patrons and guests by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; patrolling and inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry and checking credentials. During performances and other large events with visiting attendees, Security Officers monitor crowds, and provide crowd management services for the safety of visitors, employees and artists.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Patrol and secure the Detroit Opera House.
  • Monitor and analyze CCTV camera footage.
  • Protect company assets relative to theft, assault, fire and other safety issues; guard valuables in a secure area
  • Respond to alarms and emergencies, communicate any irregularities with management
  • Keep a thorough incident report record; follow procedures for various initiatives including fire prevention, traffic control and accident investigations
  • Check visitors in and out of the Detroit Opera House, and escort visitors around the premises.
  • Guard valuables in a secure area
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations

 

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to pass state background check
  • Clean driving record
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant security experience
  • Ethical, confident, and dependable

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • First aid/CPR-certified
  • Customer service experience

 

Physical Demands of the Work Environment:

  • Ability to navigate buildings including stairwells, work areas, parking structure, and patron areas as part of building security checks.
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairwells multiple times during a shift as part of building security checks.
  • Ability to stand for up to 3 hours at a time
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

 

Michigan Opera Theatre is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the MOT mission.