Usher/Ticket Taker

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

USHER / TICKET TAKER

Do you have a passion for the performing arts, theatre, music & dance? Do you enjoy sharing that passion with others? Are you looking for flexible part-time work that combines your love of the arts with your passion for excellent customer service? Look no further!

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) is looking for qualified customer service professionals to join our Usher team!

 

ABOUT US

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is a dynamic cultural hub and community resource where local, national and international artists share their artistry with ever-expanding audiences. The campus, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, CA, is committed to robust and distinctive presentations and education programs curated with both creativity and social impact in mind. Distinguished by its eclectic programming that mirrors the diverse landscape of Los Angeles and its location in the entertainment capital of the world, The Wallis has produced and presented more than 275 dance, theater, opera, classical music, cinema and family programs since its doors opened in October 2013. Hailed as “au courant” (LaLa Magazine), The Wallis was lauded by Culture Vulture, which proclaims, “If you love expecting the unexpected in the performing arts, you have to love The Wallis.” Its programming has been nominated for 48 Ovation Awards and seven L.A. Drama Critic's Circle Awards.

 

The campus itself, a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot facility celebrating the classic and the modern, has garnered six architectural awards. Designed by acclaimed architect Zoltan E. Pali (SPF:architects), the restored building features the original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (on the National Register of Historic Places), which serves as the theater's dramatic yet welcoming lobby, and includes the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater; the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater; an inviting open-air plaza for family, community and other performances; and GRoW @ The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education, where learning opportunities for all ages and backgrounds abound. Together, these elements embrace the city's history and its future, creating a performing arts destination for L.A.-area visitors and residents alike. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is led by Chairman of the Board Michael Nemeroff, Executive Director & Chief Executive Office Rachel Fine and Artistic Director Paul Crewes.

 

ABOUT THE JOB

An Usher is a part-time customer service position pro-actively engaging patrons by answering questions and offering assistance when needed to create an enjoyable and positive experience for all patrons and guests and ensuring their safety while they visit The Wallis.

 

The successful candidate must be able to commit to being available to work at least two (2) shifts per week, with one of those shifts falling on the weekend. Shifts are primarily nights and weekends, with a few occasional weekday and morning shifts.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Assist in event program preparation.
  • Assist with lobby set-up and break down.
  • Read/scan tickets and direct patrons to the appropriate location.
  • Seat patrons and distribute programs.
  • Clear assigned section and pick up discarded programs and inserts, etc. following a performance. Turn in any lost and found items.
  • Lead patrons to safety in the event of an emergency evacuation.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE NEEDED

  • Must have strong customer service skills, poise and tact in dealing with patrons, staff and guests.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have 1-3 years of customer service experience. Experience working in a theatre or arts related field preferred.
  • Be able to walk up and down stairs without assistance.
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time - up to 3 hours, as there are no guarantees of seats being available for Ushers during a performance.
  • Must be able to work in a combination of indoor and outdoor weather conditions.

 

COMPENSATION

  • $14.25/hour
  • Paid parking is provided

 

Please email resumes to mwiesel@thewallis.org and include Usher/Ticket Taker in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and encourages applicants of any age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or gender.

 

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