Chautauqua Institution is a ‘not-for-profit’ global convener of dialogue and debate on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four pillars of arts, education, religion, and recreation. The Chautauqua community is located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Southwestern New York State and comes alive each summer with a unique mix of visual and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship/programs, and recreational activities.
Founded in 1929, The Chautauqua Opera Company is North America's oldest continuously operating summer opera company and 4th oldest opera company after the Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera and San Francisco Opera. The Chautauqua Opera Company offers more than 30 operatic events each season, including three mainstage productions in Chautauqua Institution's 4000-seat Amphitheater and in the historic 1,300-seat Norton Hall, concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, weekly recitals, opera performances for young audiences, and Opera Invasions. The Chautauqua Opera Guild serves as an advocacy group in support of the Chautauqua Opera Company.
The Managing Director will report to the General & Artistic Director on management of daily operations and administrative functions for Chautauqua Opera Company in support of mission to produce highly captivating opera/music theater, excite audiences of all ages, nurture/develop young singers, attract opera lovers and encourage exploration of opera through multiple encounters within and beyond the gates of Chautauqua Institution. The Managing Director will collaborate with Performing and Visual Arts (PAVA) to plan and execute administrative and logistical aspects of the opera company’s summer operating season and off-season activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Auditions, Housing, Travel & Special Events
Formal Education Requirements
Formal Experience Requirements
Skills and Abilities
Working Conditions and Environmental Hazards
Hours of Work
Supervision & Guidance