Join our team! Current opportunities are listed below. Opera Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Operations

Job Title: Director of Operations
Reports to: General Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisory Responsibility: Artistic Administrator, Production Manager, Director of Engagement Programs and Operations Manager

General Position Summary:
The Director of Operations leads and oversees all aspects of the company’s producing activities encompassing mainstage performances as well as the development and execution of designated community engagement initiatives and performances, educational programs, and special events. He/She is a key participant in artistic and strategic planning for the organization.

Essential Functions/Major responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
The Director of Operations works in close partnership with the General Director, the Managing Director, the Director of Finance and HR, and other members of the senior staff to develop and advance the company’s artistic mission and institutional vision. He/She is an innovative, organized and results-oriented person; thinks strategically, has strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent analytical, organizational, reasoning and problem solving abilities. He/She is responsible for establishing communication and mutual respect with all staff to ensure harmonious functioning between all departments of the company.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Engage in an adaptive strategy process with General Director and senior staff, focusing on achieving Opera Omaha’s short-term and long-term organizational vision, mission, goals and objectives.
• Work closely with the General Director in repertoire planning and development of programming; identify and recommends artists.
• Communicate and consult regularly with the Artistic Administrator to oversee all artistic and music aspects of the company.
• Communicate and consult regularly with the Production Manager to oversee all technical aspects of the company.
• Integral in the development of new Opera Omaha initiatives including an annual spring festival, community artist program, and community co-productions
• Lead the Operations department in research and exploration of new venues for company initiatives.
• Negotiate contracts with key organizational partners as necessary, including but not limited to performance venues (such as the Orpheum Theater), festival sites, orchestras (such as the Omaha Symphony), labor unions (such as IATSE), commissions of new works (via publishers, composers, librettists), as well as the rental and royalty agreements for existing works.
• Negotiate company media content rights and obligations for promotional, educational, archival, and/or commercial uses.
• Lead and manage the budgeting process and cash flow projections for the Operations department; control expenditures to operate within budget.
• Work closely with the Production Manager to manage the process by which the company obtains and awards bids for designs.
• Work closely with the Managing Director, Director of Engagement Programs to secure seamless integration of all departments’ efforts on community engagement initiatives and performances, educational programs, and select special events (such as the annual Gala).
• Work closely with the Artistic Administrator and the Production Manager to develop and create the rehearsal schedule and performance calendar for the Operations department.
• Supervise the performance of the Artistic Administrator, Production Manager, Director of Engagement Programs and Operations Manager; provide leadership, motivation, and strategic direction needed to ensure the effective pursuit of departmental and organizational goals.
• Ultimately responsible for the performance and evaluation of all artistic and technical personnel reporting to Artistic Administrator and Production Manager including Union crews and/or others engaged by venues.
• Attend Opera Omaha performances and events; participate in Board and committee meetings as assigned; represent Opera Omaha at civic and cultural events demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct.
• Perform other functions and duties as assigned by the General Director.

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in arts administration or related degree a strong plus.
• Minimum 7 years of non-profit performing arts management experience required with proven track record in organizational advancement and staff leadership.
• Experience with non-profit Boards and volunteers.
• Demonstrated skills in organizational infrastructure, and long-range planning and implementation.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Advanced knowledge of opera, theatre, and producing
• Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizational and time management skills
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills
• Ability to listen and to manage staff relationships with integrity, honesty and humor
• Demonstrated success motivating and developing staff, crew, and volunteers.
• Positive attitude and willingness to be a contributing team member; flexible and resilient – comfortable embracing change
• Unwavering commitment and loyalty to the organization
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jenny Daggett, Director of Finance and Human Resources: jdaggett@operaomaha.org. Please include "Director of Operations” in the subject line of the email.

Community Opera Fellowship Manager

Job Title: Community Opera Fellowship Manager
Department: Operations (Artistic, Production/Technical, Community Engagement Programs)
Reports to: Director of Engagement Programs
FLSA Status: Full Time, exempt
Supervises: Holland Community Opera Fellows

General Position Summary:
The Community Opera Fellowship Manager is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the program for the Holland Community Opera Fellowship. He/she will report to the Director of Engagement Program.

Essential Functions/Major responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Community Opera Fellowship Program
• Serve as liaison between the Community Artist Panel, Community Partners, Community Opera Fellows, and the company
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs and Community Artist Panel to establish team goals, working guidelines, and program infrastructure
• Develop and implement policies and procedures for Community Opera Fellowship Program
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs and Head of Music and Community Opera Fellows to develop and manage program content and implementation strategy
• Work with the Director of Engagement Programs to conduct and administer the budget planning, expenditure tracking and other administrative tasks.
• Work with the Director of Engagement Programs to develop and implement systems for both quantitative and qualitative assessment and evaluation of the Community Opera Fellowship, and related programs, to be used for formal reporting in funding and PR materials and strategic planning for the company
• Serving as the main point of contact for internally and externally for all things related to the Community Opera Fellowship
• Promoting the values of the Fellowship throughout the Company
Community Artist Panel
• Work with Director of Engagement Programs to identify and recruit members of the Community Artist Panel
• Schedule and develop agenda and prepare materials for Community Artist Panel meetings
• Engage in meaningful conversations with the Community Artist Panel to identify community issues and potential partners for program development
• Communicate with individual panel members between meetings as needed
Community and Community Partners
• Engage in meaningful conversations with community members/institutions to identify community issues and potential partners for program development
• Establish relationships in the community to help identify new constituent groups, neighborhoods and sectors not currently being served by Opera Omaha programming
• Engage with medical, social services, business, and community groups to discuss and assess areas of need
• Develop and coordinate programming including activities and events with community partners
• Facilitate and manage program implementation with community partners
Community Opera Fellows
• Serve as direct manager for Community Opera Fellows
• Manage and facilitate the application and selection process for Community Opera Fellows
• Devise and manage system for structuring workload/schedule capacity for Community Opera Fellows; assess and revise on an ongoing basis
• Develop and manage onboarding and continual training for the Community Opera Fellows, including identifying learning opportunities

General Operations:
• Active participation in solving unforeseen circumstances.
• Attend performances and events as required.
• Speak at ancillary cultivation or performance related events as requested
• Prepare/maintain internal records and archival media; document operations as needed
• Attend and participate in meetings as required
• Other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred; preferably in social services, human services
• Experience working with social program development and cultural competency is preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects in a performing arts environment and to deal proactively with company requirements.
• Analyze information logically, drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary to generate appropriate and/or creative solutions.
• Strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher).
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Highly self-motivated with leadership qualities and also an effective team player.
• Results and team-oriented work style.
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
• Must have valid driver’s license
• May need to undergo background check(s) as required by community partner organizations

Interpersonal Contacts:
Opera Omaha staff, community partners, board members, guest artists and musicians, vendors, and any external constituents needing assistance. Establishes a good relationship with all to enhance company morale and maintain a positive attitude within the working environment.
Job Conditions and Work Hours:
Opera Omaha is a high-energy organization with a demanding mission. Employees will sometimes experience heavy workloads under very tight timelines. In addition, work may be required outside of normal business hours, including some evenings and weekends to support programming, performances, and other Opera Omaha initiatives.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to Jenny Daggett, Director of Finance and Human Resources: jdaggett@operaomaha.org. Please include "Community Opera Fellowship Manager” in the subject line of the email.