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First Stage Seeks Assistant House Manager

First Stage Seeks Assistant House Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Assistant House Manager will manage front-of-house operations before, during and after performances at First Stage, performances at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater and the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Reporting to the House Manager, this is a part-time, seasonal position, requiring weekday (for school matinee performances), evening, and weekend availability. Work schedule to be mutually agreed upon with the House Manager and the candidate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The Assistant House Manager will perform important front of house duties before, during and after a performance, including:
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Preparing concessions and merchandise counters, monitoring sales, and assisting volunteers in transactions. 
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Ensuring all literature racks are stocked with the appropriate materials.
   -Leading any backstage tours, or monitoring lobby during tours.
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Assisting ushers in taking tickets; distributing playbills; seating patrons; working with patrons and ticketing representatives in resolving any seating or ticketing issues; and latecomer seating.
  -Learn and use Tessitura software in relation to house management.
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Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 -Have exemplary customer service skills and verbal communication skills.
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Be able to learn quickly and work independently; think on one’s feet, and solve problems with ease.
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Have the ability to quickly solve simple math (for concession and merchandise transactions).
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Be able to stand on his/her feet for long periods of time, and be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
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Be enthusiastic about theater and the performing arts, and have an interest in serving young people and their families.
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Must have the ability to successfully pass a background check.

COMPENSATION
First Stage offers a mission you can stand behind and a family friendly, positive work environment. This seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position requires weekday, evening, and weekend, offering an hourly wage.

TO APPLY
Send resume, cover letter, and weekly availability to Michael Warren at mwarren@firststage.org. No phone calls, please.

ABOUT FIRST STAGE One of the nation’s leading theaters for young audiences and families, First Stage transforms lives by creating professional theater experiences that inspire, enlighten and entertain, drawing annual audiences of over 135,000 with more than 300 performances each year. Its Theater Academy, the nation’s largest high-impact theater training program for young people, fosters life skills through stage skills to 1,500 young artists annually. Through its innovative Theater in Education programs, First Stage is Wisconsin’s leader in arts-integrated education in schools, serving 20,000 students in classrooms throughout southeastern Wisconsin each year.

First Stage is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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