Collaborative Pianist for Portland Opera To Go

Date Posted: March 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.
Position Status: Part-time / Non-regular / Season Contract
Reports To: Manager of Education and Outreach & POGO Tour Manager
Normal Hours: Portland Opera to Go (POGO) season runs September 10, 2018 through December 15, 2018. Hours are irregular and will vary with the weekly performance schedule. Overnight stays (typically 12-17 nights per season) and weekend hours are required for longer distance events, local community performances and related activities.

INTRODUCTION

Each year, Portland Opera’s flagship education and outreach program, Portland Opera To Go (POGO) travels throughout Oregon and SW Washington presenting a 50-minute, English language opera in the standard repertoire, adapted for school and community audiences. Past productions include Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and most recently, Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

For Fall 2018, we are proud to present our bilingual (Spanish/English) adaptation of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. We are seeking a Collaborative Pianist who will support our program and artists musically, and enjoy sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for opera with our school and community audiences throughout the area.

JOB SUMMARY

The Collaborative Pianist for POGO provides the sole musical support for each season’s production, and works directly with the Manager of Education and Outreach to schedule and conduct rehearsals for tour performances as well as any POGO-related concerts or recitals.

As a fully-participating member of the troupe, the Collaborative Pianist takes part in pre- and post-event enrichment activities, and may also assist with the set up and tear down for each performance.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be able to work a varied schedule for the entire POGO season
  • Well versed in the standard opera repertoire
  • Excellent sight-reading skills
  • Comfortable running a rehearsal and maintaining high musical standards in a variety of performance locations
  • Able to work and perform comfortably in spaces not primarily designed for musical/theatrical performance
  • Positive, gracious, flexible and collaborative demeanor
  • Enthusiasm for sharing the world and art form of opera with patrons of all ages, experience and comfort levels

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should should submit a resume and video recording to Alexis Hamilton at AHamilton@portlandopera.org. Please, no phone calls

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ABOUT PORTLAND OPERA

Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region. Over the past 52 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres. In addition to its annual season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and educational initiatives, including Portland Opera-To-Go, Opera a la Cart, and its Resident Artists Program, which supports the next generation of opera singers.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At Portland Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we are an equal opportunity employer. Portland Opera will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward this goal. We invite you to join us on our journey.

Portland Opera is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.