Administrative Assistant, Supernumeraries

Administrative Assistant, Supernumeraries

CATEGORY: Administrative

Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY 10023

Job Details


The Metropolitan Opera (the “Met”), located in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, is one of New York’s premier cultural institutions. The Met’s foremost goal is to present the highest quality performance of the opera repertory featuring the world’s most talented artists, conductors, stage directors and designers. The Met is committed to presenting works from the broadest range of the operatic repertory; and each season it stages more than 200 performances of opera. With groundbreaking technology like Met titles, live national and international broadcasts and simulcasts, educational programs for students and aspiring singers and free concert performances, the Met endeavors to expand and educate the audience for opera by championing the accessibility of the art form and fostering its growth.


The Met seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant who will be directly responsible for providing support to the Supernumeraries department through a variety of administrative duties.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, email/memo writing, and mass communications.
  • Manage Supernumeraries at rehearsals and performances, as assigned.
  • Communicate daily information to other departments to support successful coordination at rehearsals and performances.
  • Assist in preparing weekly schedules for Supernumeraries and sending schedule change notifications.
  • Create daily sign-in sheets.
  • Input payroll and finance data.
  • Support the Administrator of Supernumeraries in the daily coordination and tasks of the department.



  • 1-2 years prior administrative experience, ability to multitask a must.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and experience with databases
  • Familiarity with the performing arts preferred
  • Strong communication and mathematics skills
  • Ability to work with many personality types
  • Flexible schedule, with the ability to work some weekends
  • Ability to maintain good humor, calm, and accuracy in a fast-paced work environment



The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer.


Please note this is a Seasonal position.



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