Jobs & Volunteer Opportunities

Job or Volunteer Opportunity submitted by Kris Longley-Postema

Information: Santa Fe Opera

REPORTS TO: Properties Director, Assistant Properties Director, Production Director,
Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director

This a non-exempt position. Overtime begins after the 40th hour.

To provide supervision, mentoring, and instruction of props staff and apprentices in the safe, efficient and timely construction of
furniture, armatures, and stage rigging pertaining to properties for year-round opera operations.

 Complete all assigned prop projects as designed and specified by the Scenic Designer and Properties Director.
 Supervise, instruct and nurture prop carpentry apprentices and staff on construction of stage props, safe use of tools,
procedures and general safety.
 Inform Properties Director and or Prop Department Administrator about materials needed for props construction and specifics
of the projects.
 Research and procure materials as necessary.
 Inventory tools and equipment at the beginning and end of the season.
 Perform regular maintenance of tools, maintaining a tidy and clean shop area.
 Perform inspection, maintenance and record keeping on dust collection system.
 Repair, refurbish, load, unload prop rentals, returns and assist or lead the loading of the storage trailers and or containers.
 Maintain and repair current shows' props as directed.
 Coordinate with Prop Painters’ needs in surface preparation, materials etc.; assist with painting when necessary on prop
 Assist the Prop Director with the prop carpentry build schedule which would include the assignment of build projects.
 Coordinate with Properties Director on shop improvements and ways to make the shop more efficient and safe.
 Coordinate with our department and other departments any special needs that are involved with projects as directed by
Properties Director.
 Coordinate with Prop Run Chiefs the operation and specifics of props designed with special FX for the run of the show.
 Supervise and lead the apprentices in the construction of prop projects for the Apprentice Scenes Program.
 Coordinate with the Scenic Master Carpenter as to the use of space and material in the scene shop.
 Assist Scenic carpenters as needed in shop (extra hands).
 Assist scenic carpenters with truck loading and unloading.

 Accept responsibility for other appropriate projects relating to The Santa Fe Opera.
 Give support and show appreciation to The Board of Directors, Guild, Patrons and other volunteer organizations and supporters
of The Santa Fe Opera.
 Follow procedures and policies of The Santa Fe Opera as in the employee manual.
 Other duties as assigned.

 Minimum of 3 years of professional or educational staff experience with training in theatre production including props
construction and rigging.
 Training and understanding of safe practices for the theatre environment.
 Preferably three years professional experience in props carpentry, prop fabrication and construction.
 Must have comprehensive carpentry skills including furniture construction, stage rigging, scenic construction and welding both
 Willingness and ability to work within a rigorous time schedule with a variety of personalities and skill levels.
 Ability and license to operate a panel van or full size pickup truck with automatic transmission, or with a manual transmission, if
owned by the company.
 Comprehensive training in the safe operation of stationary and portable power tools, hand tools, stage rigging and related
 Mentoring, training and nurturing of staff and apprentice prop carpenters.

The employee must be able to safely operate the following tools and equipment: table saw, band saw, metal chop saw, power mitre
box saw, MIG and TIG welders, drill press, skill saw, personnel lifts, right angle grinder, bench grinder, stationary sander, belt sander,
router, power planer, chain hoist. May need to supply tools and the prop shop does not own that are required to complete elective
construction techniques. The prop department will reimburse and or replace employee’s tool and parts for “wear and tear” usage.

The Santa Fe Opera is at an altitude of 7000 feet. The environment of the work place includes indoor conditions that may be dusty.
The presence of particles or fumes and the use of materials that produce particles and fumes will require the use of dust masks,
respirators and the use of personal safety equipment. Outdoor conditions can include wide variation in temperature, exposure to
sun, rain, wind, smoke and other weather conditions. Work week is normally, but not limited to six days, eight to twelve hours per
day. Stress level can be high.

 Must be able to climb and work from ladders and personnel lifts.
 Must have vision and dexterity to safely operate stationary and portable power tools, hand tools, stage rigging and related
 Must be able to use a respirator in accordance with OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard.
 Must be able to carry 85 pounds.

Contact Name: Kris Longley-Postema
Contact Email: Kris Longley-Postema
Contact Phone: 505-986-5970

Job or Volunteer Opportunity submitted by Angela Kent

Information: Production Company: IFavor Entertainment Inc.
Producer/Director: Alex Rotaru
Dates: 11/9-11/13
Time: TBD
Location: Santa Fe
Salary: Credit commensurate with the work offered. Deferred pay negotiable.
Equipment: Ideally own a 4K camera, lights, interview audio package. Preferably Sony camera.

We are looking for Santa Fe based videographers/cinematographers/production sound techs/production assistants to help shoot interviews and B-Roll for a documentary on Artificial Intelligence and Espionage in Santa Fe November 9-13.

This is a non-union position.

Contact Name: Angela Kent
Contact Email: Angela Kent
Contact Phone: 310-902-3940

Job or Volunteer Opportunity submitted by Tara Bagley

Information: IATSE Local 480 – Office Admin

Job description:
We are seeking a team member to join our staff in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Our ideal candidate will have an excellent work ethic and will work cooperatively with our dedicated team. As an organization we prioritize staff training and development in a collaborative and exciting work environment. You will have strong analytical skills and will enjoy investigative problem solving. Time management and prioritizing your workload is required.
Administrative Assistant: Candidate must possess general knowledge and understanding of interpersonal skills, data entry, communication skills.
Duties will include:
• answering, transferring calls and taking messages as necessary
• Individual must be able to communicate with walk-in clientele
• position would also include running errands for staff and office
• data entry and filing
• ability to multitask and to assist other staff as necessary
• other duties as assigned
Qualified candidates must have: experience in Microsoft Office platform, filing, faxing. Must possess an outgoing personality, willingness to learn information regarding membership matters, must have a vehicle, insurance and current driver’s license.
Required skills and experience:
• 3 – 5 years office administrative experience
• Microsoft Office suite, Excel, and Google Docs experience
• strong communication and writing skills
• strong computer skills; able to adapt to new software systems
Associates degree or Bachelor's degree preferred but not necessary. Non-profit experience is helpful, but not necessary. Our organization offers competitive benefits, including Pension, Annuity, Health and Welfare.
Note that the assessment quizzes attached to this position are required to be considered for this position. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 per hour
Please submit your resume and cover letter to

Contact Name: Tara Bagley
Contact Email: Tara Bagley
Contact Phone: 5059869512