Production Assistant, Washington National Opera (WNO)

Washington DC
Jan 29, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Entertainment, Other
Full Time

The Production Assistant is a member of the production staff team and assists in managing WNO rehearsals and performances. This non-union paid position is ideal for those with a background in Stage Management and an interest in pursuing a career in the field, but who have little professional experience at a large company. This is an exciting opportunity to work with internationally known singers, directors, conductors and staff while performing at the Kennedy Center in the nation's capital.

WNO seeks Production Assistants for the following production periods. Preference will be given to those available for multiple periods:

September 23 - November 16, 2019

September 30 - November 23, 2019

January 27 - March 22, 2020

January 28 - March 21, 2020

April 6 - May 23, 2020


30% Maintain rehearsal records including sign-in and log coordination/distribution, call board set-up and maintenance, and archiving.

30% Assist with rehearsal room management

30% Assist with technical rehearsals, including, but not limited to, light walking.

10% Other duties as assigned.


1-2 years of experience in performing arts, opera preferred

Bachelor's degree in performing arts preferred

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

Passion for the performing arts

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, continually changing environment

Ability to read music

Familiarity with one or more foreign languages is a differentiating characteristic

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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