Des Moines Metro Opera
Indianola, IA
Professional Job

Expires: 04/30/23

Job Dates

May 29 - July 28 2023


$700 plus housing and travel stipend 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's The Falling and The Rising which will be presented at Camp Dodge, as well as Kander's dwb (driving while black) which will be presented at three different community locales. The dates for DMMO's 51st Summer Festival are May 29 - July 28, 2023.

Responsibilities Include:
- Assist the Head of Props in the preparation, construction, and repair of properties.
- Assist the Run Crew (Props Artisans and Props Interns) during all technical rehearsals, scene-shift rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and shows.
- Communicate any repairs needed during the run of shows to the Head of Props.
- Act as the liaison between Stage Management and Properties during scene shifts.
- Assist with maintaining a prop inventory throughout the season.
- Assist in scenic changeovers as needed

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 75lbs 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 of 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 05:44 EST

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