Front of House Associate

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States

Category
Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Listing Start Date
9/16/2021
Listing End Date
10/15/2021
Pay
From $14.25 To $14.25
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Part-Time
Travel
No Travel

Description
Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Front of House Associate. This is a part-time 10 to 20-hour per week position with a variable schedule. This position requires someone who is detail-oriented, collaborative and customer focused, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should have robust problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills.
 
CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION
Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Front of House Associates provide excellent customer service and assist the rest of Front of House staff in ensuring that productions and events are safe, entertaining, and efficiently run. Front of House Associates duties include scanning tickets, assisting patrons with seating and wayfinding and running concessions.
This position reports to the Patron Experience Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Patron Services
• Assist in making sure the lobby, theatre, and concession stand are set up before patrons arrive
• Provide friendly service to patrons as they arrive, tear/scan tickets, help patrons find their seats, direct them to restrooms, answer questions about the theatre and shows, help with late seating, and watch the house for any general issue that arise before and during the performance
• Work assigned concessions lanes and gift shop prior to the show, during intermission and post show in a quick and efficient manor while making accurate transactions using the Square sales system
• Assist in making sure that the patrons all leave the theatre safely post performance
• Help clean the theatre and restock concessions and gift shop for the next performance
• Represent Children’s Theatre Company at both internal and external events as requested
• Attend trainings and meetings as required
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Patron Experience Manager and/or Performance Supervisor
• Project the brand image of CTC through actions and behaviors at events and at the theatre
Collaborate with all staff in the furtherance of CTC’s goal of being an anti-racist/anti-bias theatre that works towards Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
• Encourage and empower everyone to speak out against racist and/or biased workplace practices and policies
• Positively contribute to the ACT One platform, creating a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community
COMPENSATION
The starting pay for this part-time position is $14.25 per hour. Benefits include sick and safe leave and the ability to contribute to a 403(b)-retirement savings plan.
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources at jobs@childrenstheatre.org. Please include the name of the position(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
Requirements
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
• Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing
• Coping under pressure – Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and make sound decisions in the face of high stress situations
• Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
• Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
• Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
• Detail-oriented – Thoroughness and accuracy when completing a task through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small
• Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized
• Professionalism – Demonstration of personal accountability and effective work habits, and an understanding of the impact of communication and professional image; acting with integrity and ethical behavior with the interest of the community in mind

COVID-19 Vaccine
All employees of CTC are required to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. If a candidate is selected to fill this role, they will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Physical Aspects
This role is periodically responsible for activities that require certain physical abilities. CTC will make reasonable accommodations for employees who are not able to perform these activities, but who are otherwise able to perform the essential aspects of the role. The more physically demanding aspects of the role are:
• Periodically lifting and moving items like program boxes, concession boxes, merchandise, etc. of up to 50lbs
• Assisting patrons up and down stairs repeatedly in a darken environment
• Standing for long periods of time

Experience
• Demonstrated customer service skills including working with diverse groups of people
• Previous ushering experience in a non-profit or arts organization a plus, but not required

Computer Skills
Ability to quickly learn and use institutional programs such as Square, When 2 Work and Paycom

Certificates & Licenses
• CPR/AED/First Aid Certification; training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification
• The position is required to be certified to sell and handle alcohol; training is provided for candidates who do not already possess this certification

Other Qualities
• MUST be available for at least two weeknight performances and one weekend day during the run of all productions
• Availability for weekday mornings are a plus
• A commitment to ethical conduct in all respects of the work environment
• A commitment to creating a just, equitable and inclusive work environment
• A commitment to the protection of confidential information to which this position has access
• Willingness to wear CTC Front of House uniform
• Must be age 18 or older
Employer
Andrew Robertson
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55404
United States