Executive Producer

The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC*) seeks qualified candidates for the role of

Executive Producer.


The Executive Producer will be a crucial partner for the Artistic Director in leading planning and

creative production for all AMOC* programming, including new productions, festivals, and

residencies. They will lead all work required to commission, develop, workshop, rehearse,

produce, and/or present productions, imbibing these activities with the Company’s institutional

goals and ethos, with the support of its producorial team and project-to-project staff. The

Executive Producer reports to the AMOC* Board.


POSITION TYPEFull-time; salaried; New-York based; managing remote staff with travel

nationally and internationally for production activities


COMPENSATION: $100,000-$120,000



Program planning

  • In consultation with the Artistic Director, lead artistic planning for all stages of the Company’s new productions, touring repertory, and festivals, always reflecting the institutional vision
  • Proactively act as principal thought partner for Company Artists and Artistic Director in development of new works
  • Shape producing timelines and structures that appropriately, productively, and intentionally serve the final production. Determine and execute partnership structures with commissioning, producing, and presenting partners to ensure artistic ideas are realized fully
  • Create detailed production budgets that reflect the Production’s needs and Company ideology
  • Serve as principal liaison with presenting, co-producing, and commissioning partners and negotiate corresponding agreements. Actively lead national and international tour booking strategy and execution
  • In collaboration with Administrative Director, oversee AMOC* annual budgeting and tracking processes



  • Oversee all production activities, ensuring that AMOC* Productions are executed in a manner consistent with the Company’s values, available resources, and the needs of the artists.
  • Recruit, hire, and oversee Production personnel, including line producers, production stage managers, designers, technical directors, etc. on a project-to-project basis
  • Manage line producers and proactively lead amendments/improvements to systems and processes to address challenges before they arise
  • Support AMOC* production fundraising and marketing efforts with clear vision for strategic branding, messaging, and opportunities. Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
  • In collaboration with partner institutions, ensure that the audience experience is welcoming, accessible, and reflects the appropriate context as desired by Company Artists and Artistic Director
  • Lead post-production closing and assessment. Determine and execute strategy for process improvements and the future life of a production as necessary



  • Serve as principal liaison with AMOC* Artists, ensuring clear and consistent communication regarding the Company’s ongoing activities, systems, and approach
  • Manage long-term producorial staff and contractors, and ensure ongoing administrative systems appropriately serve Company Members
  • Actively participate in long-term planning conversations and clearly present on ongoing activities and strategy at quarterly Board and sub-committee meetings
  • Effectively represent AMOC* in external meetings and public functions
  • Other appropriate duties as mutually agreed




  • Significant experience as a theatrical producer, with deep understanding of line producing and tour management and booking
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a large, and largely freelance and remote, team, and to cultivate and maintain a healthy, thoughtful culture in workspaces
  • Demonstrated ability to work with artists at a strategic level, with an ability to gather co-producing and co-commissioning partners that best serve AMOC* Productions
  • Excellent acumen and experience with complex budgeting and financial management
  • Detailed understanding of a variety of producorial models
  • Strong ability to adapt to varying and unique artistic needs, while holding to strong principles and vision
  • Proven ability to build a trusted network of partners, and confidence in representing an institution in planning and negotiation with external parties

Thank you for your interest in AMOC*. There are no open positions at this time.

AMOC* (American Modern Opera Company), founded in 2017 by Matthew Aucoin and Zack Winokur, builds and shares a body of collaborative work. As a group of dancers, singers, musicians, writers, directors, composers, choreographers, and producers united by a core set of values, AMOC* artists pool their resources to create new pathways that connect creators and audiences in surprising and visceral ways. 

Our 2023/24 season proposes a dialogue between neglected histories and uncertain futures, from colonial legacies to today’s climate crisis. With two significant world premieres, a US-tour launch, a new work in Paris, and our continued commitment to developing multidisciplinary works, this season showcases groundbreaking American artistry on an international scale. In December 2023, we celebrated Latin American poets and the voices of women with John Adams’ El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered, a chamber-music arrangement written specifically for AMOC*. El Niño toured to Opera Omaha, Stanford University, and Yale University before returning to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a second year. Spring 2024 also marks the world premiere of two AMOC* commissions: Music for New Bodies, composed by AMOC* Co-Founder Matthew Aucoin, is a staged song cycle based on recent poems by Jorie Graham. This new work, co-created with director Peter Sellars, explores humankind’s impact on the planet and the presence of immense cycles beyond our control. The work premieres as a co-commission with DaCamara of Houston and Rice University on April 20th at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. In June, Comet/Poppea, a co-production with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Cath Brittan, and The Industry debuts at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles. Conceived and directed by Yuval Sharon and composed by George Lewis, with a libretto by Douglas Kearney, Comet/Poppea juxtaposes W.E.B. DuBois’ short story The Comet with Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea—framing both a rebuke of opera and a celebration of the form’s radical potential.

Simultaneously, AMOC* continues developing new works, including a multidisciplinary triptych by artistic duo Gerard & Kelly combining music, dance, and film that focuses on Julius Eastman’s life and legacy – in partnership with Los Angeles-based music collective, Wild Up. The first part of this triptych, Gay Guerrilla, premiered in July at the Centre Pompidou (Paris) in partnership with the Opéra national de Paris, & Compagnie, AMOC*, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, with the support of enoa and the Creative Europe program of the European Union.