North End Music and Performing Arts Center

PO Box 130255
Boston, MA 02113

Date Posted:
August 01, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts





Artistic Director Position: Responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing the artistic vision for the NEMPAC Opera Project for the 2018-2019 season and beyond.

Season Responsibilities:

  • Work within and continue to develop the NEMPAC Opera Project mission: Founded in 2011, the mission of the NEMPAC Opera Project is to serve Boston’s artistic community of singers, instrumentalists, and artistic staff, as well as the general public by providing affordable opera experiences in urban Boston.

  • Responsible for securing and overseeing all artistic staff including, producer, assistant producer, costume designer, set designer, stage manager, assistant stage manager, choreographer, box office manager and other artistic personnel.

  • Has ultimate oversight over artistic direction and works with the directors and artistic team to develop the vision for the current season. 

  • Research and propose annual opera to Ex. Director of NEMPAC, which is to be performed at Faneuil Hall, the Great Hall at the end of June 2018.

  • Create, work-within, and manage the annual Opera Project budget. This includes managing the budget as a whole as well as each individual budget line. Responsible for managing all staff reimbursements and working with the producer to complete this.

  • Works with producer to: Ensure all rehearsal spaces and performance venues are secured and properly cared for during rehearsal process. Ensure all lighting equipment and other tech elements are secured. Oversee the planning and management of auditions and call back auditions. Attends all auditions and participates in casting.

  • Works with the producer on Free Community Park Performance: Responsible for overseeing the Free Community-NEMPAC Park Performance each season. Responsibilities include material rentals (chairs and tent), communication with NEMPAC Executive Director, City of Boston Special Events Department and other various agencies.

  • Continued communication, work with media personnel, marketing directors, NEMPAC Executive Director and the NEMPAC Board of Directors as needed.

  • Secure all promotional materials needed, including production photography, event poster, etc.

  • Speak on behalf of the project, when needed.

  • Lead and plan all production meetings, from monthly meeting to weekly meetings during the time of production.

  • Must be present to oversee multiple music and staging rehearsals and be present for load in, tech week, dress rehearsals and all performances.

Special Events/Other duties:

  • Special events: May be required to attend fundraising events and marketing events. May be required to attend opening night gala.

  • Attends and reports at NEMPAC board meetings when required (1-2 per year).

  • While much of the work is flexible, must have some weekend and night time availability. Must be present for all of tech week and dress rehearsals.


Qualifications and Personal Attributes:

  • Background in music or theatre and/or arts administration

  • Must have a love of Opera and Musical Theatre, as well as a deep understanding of the various jobs within the NEMPAC Opera Project (Singers, Musicians, Director, Costume Designers, etc.).

  • Must enjoy working in a leadership position and feel comfortable being the supervisor of a team and cast that can be upward of 50-100 artists.

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • Must be approachable and committed to maintaining a positive and constructive artistic atmosphere.

  • Adaptable and committed to a successful production each and every season.

  • Have an understanding of NEMPAC's mission and the NEMPAC Opera Project mission.

How To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to the NEMPAC Executive Director, Sherri Snow at Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. 
Apply by:
August 17, 2018
This is a stipended position. Stipend depends on candidate experience. Begins at $1,200 for the season. Stage directing, musical coaching and other opportunities can be further discussed.
About this Organization:
Our mission is to provide affordable arts-related programming to residents of the North End/Waterfront and the surrounding neighborhoods. By encouraging participation in the arts, we hope to strengthen relationships within the community. We offer music and art instruction for toddlers to adults, in a wide range of offerings from drama to yoga to saxophone, voice and percussion and more.