Career Opportunities (2022)

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Assistant House Manager

Maintenance, Grounds and Event Cleaning PositionsOperations AssistantParking AttendantProgramming AssistantInternships

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Assistant House Manager

Job Description:

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 1,300+ seat non-profit performing arts center in northern NJ, is seeking an Assistant House Manager to supervise and implement all front-of-house activities. Position will include also cross-training in various departments and assisting those departments as needed, including Education and Programming, as needed. The Assistant House Manager will be scheduled based on the theatre’s calendar of events and on an as needed basis at the discretion of the Operations Director.

Responsibilities include (training is provided):

  • Setup and maintain one or more concessions and merchandise areas at performances.
  • Assign volunteer responsibilities and manage a staff of (up to) 45 volunteers per performance.
  • Ensure the theatre is fully prepared for patron needs at each performance.
  • Concessions reconciliation and accounting procedures are necessary, at the beginning and end of all events, to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change.
  • Supervisory skills to direct cleaning and parking companies on every performance.
  • Open and oversee theatre lobby, greeting patrons entering the theatre.
  • Handle all patron issues (ticketing conflicts, complaints, medical emergencies, etc.) in a positive and friendly and efficient manner.
  • Compile and prepare performance reports for Management’s approval.
  • Close up the theatre at the end of shift and ensure all patrons have exited and building is secure.
  • Other duties required, as necessary, to ensure the successful implementation of events at the theatre.
  • Assistant House Managers will be required to assist with bus traffic, and children’s safety for our school time shows. Also responsible to assist children in and out of the facility, greet chaperones/teachers/bus drivers upon arrival, and guide the students outside to waiting chaperones, teachers and guardians.
  • Education Department needs door personnel for various classes, at different locations and the Assistant House Manager will cross train for this purpose, at the discretion of the Operations Director. Safety, courtesy and knowledge of class schedules and locations are a prerequisite. Training will be conducted mutually by the Operations and Education Department.

Requirements (flexible requirements dependent on applicant’s needs)*:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required; college degree preferred.*
  • Excellent customer service skills and communication skills. Will provide training as mandated by Operations Department.
  • Computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word & Excel are necessary.
  • Comfortable with handling and disbursing money; and operating/reporting on a POS system.*
  • Willing and able to work day/nights, weekends, and occasional holidays.
  • Comfortable with and prior experience working with the public.
  • Theater background a plus, but not required.*
  • Previous management experience a plus.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.*
  • Able to stand on your feet for up to 10 hours at a time.*
  • Ability to fix and repair seats, frames, light fixture replacements, and spot cleaning in between performances is a plus, but not necessary.*
  • Willing and able to pass a criminal background check.*

All employees must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance.

Please email resume with cover letter and 3 professional references to Lee@mayoarts.org. Please include RE: Assistant House Manager in subject line. You may also mail cover letter and resume to the attention of Lee Kaloidis, Operations Director. Please no phone calls.

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Maintenance, Grounds and Event Cleaning Positions

Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ has openings for Operations Maintenance, Grounds and Event Cleaning positions, tasked with cleaning, maintenance, and light repairs throughout the facility as per the direction of the Operations Director. Additional duties would include, but not limited to light landscaping and snow removal, as well anything associated with maintaining the Theatre’s properties and inside the facilities. Candidate must have an attention to detail and be proactive. Prior experience with cleaning and maintenance preferable. Must be available on nights and weekends as schedule will vary depending on the event schedule. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to Lee Kaloidis, Operations Director, lee@mayoarts.org

Operations Assistant

Status:

This is a part time, hourly position. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., although schedule will be flexible to meet the needs of performances and rental events, and any events and receptions that may need extra assistance.

Reports to:

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Personnel reports to:

Operations Director; Administrative and Support staff

Job Summary:

As a member of the management team, the Operations Assistant will help coordinate resources and facilities for all activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, improving and maintaining the resources and facilities, maintaining a facilities calendar to know all happenings within the facility and its campuses. Ensuring all visitors experience the highest possible standards of service and customer care, and managing the operational aspects on a day to day basis, and as mandated from the Director of Operations and/or President and CEO.

Main Duties:

  • Assist Operations Director in managing the priorities of day to day needs and activities.
  • Operational Assistant for events and rentals: Knowledge of all operational items in the venue is essential – coordinate time with Production to learn the projector, etc. and troubleshooting checklist. Work with FOH and Operations Coordinator on event planning and setups configurations.
  • Improvement on our digital filing system and developing calendar and facility schedule improvements for effective communication in scheduling.
  • Provide administrative and operational support Operations Director and maintain rental file, and parking and cleaning schedules as directed.
  • Be a friendly and efficient first point of contact for the public and visiting professionals, offering information about performances, workshops and events.
  • Establish and maintain good relations with audience members, visiting companies, artists, organizations and all visitors

Planning:

  • Contribute to the operations team with timely scheduling, rental agreements, and calendar updates.
  • Inputting updates as directed by the Operations Director to all internal documents, such as the EAP, Operations Strategic Plan, ADA plan, and Operations Handbook.

Management:

  • Manage the facilities and its resources data entry.
  • Be prepared to cover shifts in the event of illness, holiday, staff shortage, etc.

Site Management:

  • Supervise room setups for conferences, meetings, receptions, and special events.
  • Scheduling and implementation of facility improvement projects

Health and Safety:

  • Report any notifiable accident or near misses to the relevant authorities.
  • Maintain and follow-up on any health and safety issues as directed.

Internal Relationships:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with visiting artists, staff, volunteers, teachers, and members of the board.

External Relationships:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with the officers and members of fellow arts organizations, chamber of commerce, and local community leaders.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with relevant arts organizations, advocacy groups, associations and professional bodies.

Other:

  • Undertake other duties, as requested.

Please send inquiries to Lee Kaloidis, Operations Director:Lee@mayoarts.org

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Parking Attendant

Mayo Performing Arts Center is seeking Parking Attendants for evening shows, daytime shows, including weekend shifts (both day and night) to assist theatergoers where to park for a show. We do not have our own parking lot but use several community lots in Morristown for select performances.

Responsibilities include:

  • Aid patrons with parking options and directions prior to performances.
  • Familiarize yourself with Morristown’s parking options and local amenities.
  • Handle parking complaints in a positive and friendly manner and help maintain a positive experience for all patrons.
  • Direct patrons to box office for tickets
  • Direct patrons to the house manager on duty to better assist their needs

Requirements:

  • Good customer service skills necessary
  • Position requires being able to stand for up to four hours during shift. Criminal background checks required.
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Call time is 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to the start of a performance.

Application Notes

Pay of $40/shift

Please send inquiries to: Lee Kaloidis, Operations Director. Lee@mayoarts.org

Programming Assistant

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 1300-seat 501 (c) (3) non-profit performing arts center located in Morristown, NJ, seeks an experienced Programming Assistant to assist the Programming Department with tasks related to booking and coordination of more than 200 artists and events presented by MPAC each year.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Coordination of programming calendar andother duties as they relate to events presented at the venue
  • Contract administration
  • Artist and performance research
  • Note taking and document/file organizing
  • Collaborate with other departments on various event details
  • Other duties as assigned by department

Successful candidate must have a passion for the theatre’s mission, program innovation and dedication to excellence.

Other requirements are as follows:

  • Knowledge of assorted genres of the performing arts, specifically cultural and arts-driven programming
  • Ability to work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Work independently and collaboratively with good judgment and decision making
  • Strategic thinker/planner, detail oriented, organized and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, customer service and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends

Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and cover letter to Adrienne Beck, Programming Director, abeck@mayoarts.org

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Internships

The Mayo Performing Arts Center is currently offering non-paying internships in various departments of their 1,300 seat Performing Arts Center, presenting over 160 performances throughout the year. Internships are available in: Development/Fundraising, Arts Education, Arts Management, House Management, Marketing/Public Relations and Production.

For application information and detailed job descriptions,
please visit theinternship pageof our website or call 973-539-0345 x6558.

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