Stage Manager This is a seasonal, flat-rate, contract position.
The Stage Manager is responsible for ensuring that the production of all OMF events (concerts, rehearsals, tours, run-outs, special events) runs smoothly, effectively, and in a safe and timely manner. The Stage Manager also functions as a liaison between the ensembles, the guest artists, other stage hands, and the rest of the management of OMF.
Job duties and responsibilities Pre-Concert
Ensures any rehearsal and performance spaces are adequately equipped with all necessary equipment such as chairs, music stands, conductor’s podium and rostrum, any stage lighting, stand lights, electrical outlets, extension cords, any large instruments not supplied by musicians (i.e. percussion instruments, keyboard instruments, etc.) and water.
Coordinates movement of any necessary equipment with the General Manager, Librarian, and Union.
Ensures safety for all OMF rehearsals/concerts, i.e.: (matting to cover electrical cords, safety lighting backstage, access and egress, riser stabilization, chair stops on risers, etc.); hang screen and projector; hang announcement board and keep it current
Maintains an inventory of all equipment used by OMF ensembles, including but not limited to: chairs, music stands, stand lights, percussion instruments, and keyboard instruments.
Develops and maintain knowledge of all musical instruments used in the orchestra to safely move or transport any instrument as needed.
Designs stage plots for each rehearsal/concert/event.
Keeps a tool kit available for spot repairs if necessary. Concerts and Rehearsals:
Ensures the rehearsal and performance spaces are set up with all necessary equipment in performance places according to stage plot.
Ensures all musicians have all equipment needed and that said equipment is in performance condition.
Ensures all musicians have the necessary room to perform on their instruments and can see the conductor and that the stage is well lit.
Gives calls to stage for musicians, conductor, guest artists and anyone else needed on stage.
Assists artistic administration, Music Director, and Guest Artists in any way possible.
Coordinates production requirements, timings, and special needs for concerts, rehearsals, broadcasts, recordings, and other special events.
Serves as liaison to record producers and engineers to arrange schedule and technical requirements for recording sessions and assist in placement of recording equipment according to Orchestra’s needs.
Coordinates activities of Development, Marketing, and Public Relations departments for special projects involving use of the auditorium, stage drew, and/or orchestra players.
Attends production meeting week of concert as schedule (typically 1.5 hrs.)
Supervises load-ins of equipment to stage and set up stage prior to first rehearsal (approximately 3-4 hours).
Sets microphones before rehearsals and take down after concert (approximately 1.5 hours).
Arrives at least 30 minutes prior to all rehearsals and at least 1.5 hours prior to concerts.
Is ready and available for adjustments and stage changes. (time varies).
Supervises the returned equipment to its correct storage place. (approximately 2 hours)
Reporting relationship: Reports to Production Manager
Operations Assistant Oregon Music Festival (OMF) is seeking to fill the position of Operations Assistant for the current season. This is a regular, hourly, part-time position or a paid internship position. Operations Assistant works closely with the festival staff and takes direction from the Production Manager or General Manager. The position includes a variety of tasks related to the production of the festival including work with various needs of Orpheus Academy (OMF’s educational program). Requirements: Able to take specific direction and work within strict deadlines; positive, team mentality; well organized; a creative thinker and quick learner; possesses basic office skills; highly productive and with an affinity for the arts. This is a part-time, seasonal position that may expand into a permanent position. Currently, this is a 10-15 hours/week position; pay is commensurate with skills and experience.
Reporting relationship: Reports to General Manager