Bucks County Playhouse
New Hope, PA

Expires: 01/11/19


salary commensurate with experience

Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA is seeking an Associate House Manager to join a growing organization at this thriving professional theater. BCP offers the opportunity to work alongside Tony Award-winning producers, Broadway and Hollywood actors, and countless other professional artists and managers in New Hope, Pennsylvania at what is known as Americas Most Famous Summer Theater.

About the Position
As an Associate House Manager, you will be working in a dual functioning role. On days when the House Manager is not in, you will be responsible for the smooth operation of the house (both the lobby and audience seating area) during the run of the show. Welcome the public to the theater and oversee their safety and well-being before, during and immediately after the show. They answer questions, listen to patrons compliments and concerns, and make audience members feel welcome. The front-of-house (FOH) staff may be the only members of the company who the audience interact with on a regular basis, so their interactions are of prime importance. On days when the House Manager is in, you will serve as Head Usher. Assisting HM supervise FOH volunteers, preparing show materials, and monitoring the theater during performances.
This is an entry-level part-time hourly position, reporting to the Patron Services Manager, and is part of the Front-of-House team.
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Prepares + oversees FOH during show times
Responsible for the safety of the audience, in case of an emergency (incident reports, emergency procedures)
Oversees volunteers during FOH shifts
Monitors + tracks program marketing inventory
Attentive + anticipates patron needs
Communicates with Stage Manager + production regarding shows
Serves as sales agent in box office after hours during shows
Communicates with Concessions Management before, during + after each performance
Produces + distributes daily HM report
Closes Playhouse at end of day as needed
Performs other duties assigned by supervisors
Head Usher Responsibilities:
Reports to the House Manager (HM)
Supervises FOH volunteers
Prepares materials + stations needed for show
Assists with wheelchair seating removal/installation as needed
Inspects/sanitize ALDs and insure they are all in working order
Monitors house during performances, reports any issues to HM
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
Highly enthusiastic, positive minded and detail oriented
Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask probing questions, understand concerns, and overcome objections
Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change within a fast-paced business environment
Must possess a professional and friendly attitude and be able to quickly develop a rapport with customers at the theater
Ability to learn and navigate new software quickly
Physical mobility
Ability to work independently + as part of a team
Love of theater a must!
Previous House Managing experience a plus, but not required
Bucks County Playhouse, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, provides the finest theatrical entertainment for visitors and residents of New Hope, Doylestown, Lambertville and the Delaware Valley. Its mission: to present first class professional entertainment and regain the Playhouses historic place in the national theatrical landscape; and to stimulate, support, inspire and celebrate the performing arts via community programs, partnerships and arts education.
Located between Philadelphia and New York, Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill after a group of community activists, led by Broadway orchestrator Don Walker and playwright Moss Hart, rallied to save the building. The Playhouse quickly became one of the countrys most famous regional theaters, featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty, and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty, and Broadway producer Jed Bernstein. In January 2014, Broadway producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman assumed the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer, respectively.
To apply:
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@bcptheater.org. Include Associate House Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please. Bucks County Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Emily Lieb

Management Assistant


(267) 277-7810

Business Address

70 S. Main St.

New Hope, PA 18938

Posted: 07/11/2018 14:27:00 EST

Last Updated: 07/11/2018 17:00 EST

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