The Janáček Opera NdB announces a recruitment procedure for the position of Assistant Director and Stage Manager

6 December 2023, 1:00
The Janáček Opera NdB announces a recruitment procedure for the position of Assistant Director and Stage Manager

The management of the Brno National Theatre (NdB) has announced a recruitment procedure for the position of full-time Assistant Director and Stage Manager.

The starting date for the position is as per agreement, with training from the theatre ideally starting on 1 April 2024. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV by 15 January 2024 to The recruitment procedure will have multiple rounds and will take place during February/March 2024.


  • Experience in the field (assisting in opera direction, or independently realised projects)

  • B2 level English - advanced; Italian or another language an advantage

  • Knowledge of opera operation and theatre terminology

  • Understanding of piano reduction is a prerequisite

  • Information technology user skills 

  • Diplomacy skills and resilience to stress

  • Time flexibility (uneven working hours)

  • Reliability

NdB offers:

  • Work in the artistic and creative environment of an opera ensemble, which has long been highly rated by the professional public

  • Daily contact with top-class artistic personalities

  • Employee benefits

  • Theatre holidays

  • Bracket remuneration

Job description:

Assistant Director

  • Works according to the Director’s instructions and assists in preparing the production. Keeps the Director’s ledger.

  • Prepares, according to the Director’s instructions, the schedule of acts/scenes for each rehearsal. Prepares casting requirements for the production for the performers in the rehearsals based on the act/scene schedule.

  • Is responsible for preparing refresher rehearsals, where they represent the Director.

Stage Manager:

  • Manages the performance and is responsible for its proper course. In connection with this, they attend in all rehearsals of the staged work. Keeps reports of rehearsals. Based on instructions from the Director and Conductor, they organize the ensemble’s activities on stage and backstage.

  • Keeps a Stage Manager’s ledger.



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