The Grand Théâtre de Genève is the largest cultural institution in French-speaking Switzerland and one of the principal opera stages in Europe. As Geneva’s opera and ballet theatre, it presents important works of the classical repertoire, as well as new pieces by contemporary artists, designed for the enjoyment of a wide audience. Beginning in the 2019/2020 season, the general manager of the Grand Théâtre will be Aviel Cahn. With over 300 staff members active in artistic, technical and administrative professions, the Grand Théâtre de Genève also features an opera chorus, a ballet company and enjoys a close performance relationship with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
The Grand Théâtre de Genève is currently recruiting a
STAGE DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT
(for the duration of the 2019/2020 season, with possible extension)
Your mission and your duties:
This position is part of our young artists’ professional development policy and therefore only concerns persons under 35 years of age. Your duties will include providing assistance to the stage director and performers, during the initial phases of production preparation, as well as during rehearsals and performances. You will be contributing to the development of the production and its successful operation. You will be in charge of transmitting information and maintaining communication between the different teams involved in the production.
You are a young professional of the stage, with relevant training and significant experience as a director’s assistant in the field of opera. You know how an opera is performed and are also familiar with the main works of the repertoire. You are proactive and flexible and have a keen sense of responsibilities and organization. You have proficient computer skills. You are fluent in written and spoken French and English, as well as another useful language in the field.
What we offer:
A powerful and unforgettable experience in a prestigious and vibrant cultural institution, working closely with artists and performers of the highest calibre, attractive social conditions and a range of tasks and duties that will allow you to develop recognised expertise in the field of opera.
Contract Type: covers the 2019/2020 season, may be extended
Work Begins: 15 August 2019
Apply Before: 28 February 2019
Please address your complete application package (motivation letter, CV and copies of diplomas or any relevant documents, as apply) exclusively by e-mail to recrutement(at)geneveopera.ch (max. 10 MB).