About LA Opera 
LA Opera (LAO) is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that plays a significant role in the cultural life of Southern California. Hundreds of LAO employees and artists help bring to life world-class opera that preserves, promotes and advances the art form while embodying the diversity, pioneering spirit and artistic sensibility unique to Los Angeles.  
Our productions are experienced by more than 100,000 audience members each year at our home at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. We reach many more through our community and school programs, Off Grand performances in venues across Los Angeles, and  On Now  digital content. 

About the Opportunity 
LA Opera is seeking a temporary Production, Stock, and Rental Coordinator. This is a full-time temporary position, and the duration is anticipated to be three to four months, starting early September 2021. 

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversees local/domestic/international shipping
  • Purchases shop fabrics, notions, and supplies 
  • Prepares a detailed schedule for each opera production for the transportation of all costume items between the costume shop, rehearsal location, outside contractors, and the theater ensuring deadlines are met.  
  • Communicates with rental companies about costume building, supervisor travel, and costume shipments  
  • Schedules and coordinates costume dry cleaning

This is a full-time, temporary position based at the LA Opera Costume Shop in Downtown Los Angeles, with an hourly rate of $26.02.

Who we’re looking for 
We are seeking an individual with at least two years of experience relevant to the Production, Stock, and Rental Coordinator role. This position is responsible for overseeing protocols and procedures for costume and stock management and reports directly to the Costume Director, supervises the Warehouse Manager and Production Assistants, and collaborates with key Costume Shop, Wardrobe, and Opera staff. 

Successful candidates will possess knowledge of theatrical period and costume construction in addition to alteration methods, have experience working with and creating costume dressing lists and packing lists, as well as meet wardrobe and laundry requirements. Additionally, successful candidates will have experience with warehouse organization, working with and creating costume dressing and packing lists, have an understanding of petty cash procedures and purchase transactions, and be knowledgeable with shipping documents (e.g., invoices, BOLs, carnets). Finally, it is imperative that candidates possess organizational skills, have the ability to multi-task, work in a professional manner with creative teams and performers, have excellent time management and communication skills, be computer literate, and have experience working with figures and spreadsheets.
The right person for this role will work well with limited supervision and thrive in a fast-paced costume shop.  

We are committed to a workplace in which everyone has equitable opportunities and support and experiences a sense of belonging, and we are seeking a Production, Stock & Rental Coordinator who champions and demonstrates this commitment.  

Individuals of identities that are underrepresented in arts and costume administration are especially encouraged to apply.    

To apply 
Please send resume and cover letter to 
jobs@laopera.org with the subject line “Temporary Production, Rental, & Stock Coordinator.”

LA Opera is an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any legally protected categories.

Vaccination policy
LA Opera has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, which requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID to perform work for the company beginning August 9, 2021. Within 24 hours of accepting an offer of employment with LA Opera, individuals must either submit proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID or submit to the human resources department a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination policy. If proof of vaccination is not provided and a request for an exemption is either not submitted or not granted, the offer of employment will be withdrawn. Individuals receiving an offer of employment from LA Opera will be provided the full text of the vaccination policy.