Boston Early Music Festival

43 Thorndike Street, Suite 302
Cambridge, MA 02141

Date Posted:
November 14, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Assistant Stage Manager

The Boston Early Music Festival is looking for an Assistant Stage Manager ASAP to join us for our annual November Chamber Opera presentation. 2018's Fall Chamber Opera presentation is Francesca Caccini's “Alcina”, the FIRST opera by a female composer.

We are looking for an Assistant Stage Manager to help manage our daily rehearsals, and then assist in the running of shows here in Boston and in NYC. We rehearse at the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA), during our rehearsal period of 11/12/18 thru 11/21/18. Partial availability is ok, with the exception of 11/19/18 - 11/21/18 & 11/23/18-11/28/18.

PLEASE NOTE - ALL travel and incidentals for the NYC portion will be arranged and covered by BEMF. Our Chamber Operas are semi-staged, meaning minimal scenic, some props, and full costume, wig and makeup. We do perform with a full chamber ensemble onstage.

We do a short performance residency at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, Boston MA, 11/23/18 thru 11/25/18 and then at The Morgan Museum, NYC, from 11/26/18-11/28/18. All Travel, Housing and Per diem for the NYC portion are provided by BEMF.

Manage daily rehearsals, and then assist in the running of shows in Boston and in NYC.

This is a good opportunity for an newer SM looking for Opera experience or a student with a somewhat flexible schedule. We love working with students and are happy to try and make schedule accommodations when we can.

How To Apply:
If interested, please email your CV/Resume/Cover Letter to Mercedes Roman-Manson, Production Manager at

Fee Commensurate with experience and time commitment. The agreement is non-union and we pay on a 1099.
Apply by:
November 19, 2018
Fee Commensurate with experience and time commitment.
About this Organization:

Recognized as the preeminent early music presenter and Baroque opera producer in North America, the Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) has been credited with securing Boston’s reputation as “America’s early music capital” (The Boston Globe). Founded in 1981, BEMF offers diverse programs and activities, including three GRAMMY®-nominated CDs and a 2015 GRAMMY® Award-winning recording (Marc Antoine Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs) in the category of Best Opera Recording, an annual concert series that brings early music’s brightest stars to the Boston and New York concert stages, and a biennial week-long Festival and Exhibition recognized as the “world’s leading festival of early music” (The Times, London). The 20th biennial Boston Early Music Festival will take place from June 9-16, 2019, and will feature Agostino Steffani's magnificent Orlando generoso. BEMF’s Artistic Leadership includes Artistic Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Opera Director Gilbert Blin, and Orchestra Director Robert Mealy, and Dance Director Melinda Sullivan.