Des Moines Metro Opera
Indianola, IA

Expires: 04/30/23

Job Dates

May 29 - July 28 2023


$600 plus travel stipend and housing per week

Des Moines Metro Opera is a major summer opera festival located in Indianola, IA. The Company produces 3 new productions each season in a summer repertory schedule as well as a smaller scale chamber sized production in the 2nd Stages Series. Our 51st mainstage season includes a rental production of Bizet's Carmen, new production of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, and a new production of Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges. The 2nd Stage Series includes a production of Redler+rsquo;s The Falling and The Rising which will be presented at Camp Dodge, as well as Kander+rsquo;s dwb (driving while black) which will be presented at three different community locales. The dates for DMMO+rsquo;s 51st Summer Festival are May 29 +ndash; July 28, 2023.

Props Artisan/Run Crew Responsibilities:
- Assist in the preparation, building, modification, purchasing, and repairing of properties for all Mainstage and 2nd Stage Series productions.
- Assist in loading and unloading all scenery trucks during your residency at the festival.
- Act as props run crew for all Mainstage and 2nd Stage Series productions.
- Assist in cleaning the properties area at the end of the season, including returning all stock to DMMO storage.
- Assist with maintaining a prop inventory throughout the season.
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Production@DMMO.org.

The duties associated with the position will require you to stand and sit for long periods of time, have both small and large motor skills, withstand repetitive movements of hands and arms for long periods of time, and to safety lift 50lbs by yourself. The position also requires the staff member to have the ability to consistently produce high quality work at sufficient speed, to create and maintain a positive work atmosphere by communicating in a manner respectful to co-workers.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.

DMMO is following CDC and Iowa DOH recommendations including requiring vaccinations and masking for all staff as well as vaccination or testing for all audience members. We will continue to assess the situation as we get closer to the summer.


Bearclaw Hart


Business Address

106 W Boston Ave

Indianola, IA 50125

Posted: 01/22/2023 22:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 01/23/2023 05:42 EST

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