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Usher

Responsibilities

  • Provide courteous customer assistance by greeting, directing, and escorting patrons to their seats, and answering questions.
  • Stuffing and distributing program
  • Light clean-up after shows.

Requirements

  • Dependable
  • Neat
  • Interested in interacting with the general public.

Training is provided. Uniform to be worn on the job is long sleeve black shirt, black pants and dark shoes. Weekly schedule of 5 to 20 hours generally available, daytime and/or evening.

Starting wage: $15.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at [email protected].

House Manager

Symphony Space is seeking a part-time House Manager, committed to delivering the highest level customer service.

Position Description: The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the comfort, safety and security of our patrons. The House Manager assures that all front of house protocols are met.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Schedule, train and supervise ushers.
  • Assure that safety and security protocols are met.
  • Work closely with the box office and production management to resolve seating issues and assure prompt curtain times.
  • Inform appropriate staff of maintenance needs of the theater spaces; including working with the production support staff with regard to temperature control.
  • Track attendance at performances. Supervise operation of concessions.
  • Become knowledgeable about first aid and willing to take instruction in CPR and to be certified as a Fire Guard for the theater.
  • Assist and monitor volunteers, including, specifically concessions.
  • Provide inventory accounting of concessions after each event.
  • In all ways, act in the best interests, health and safety of the patrons and the property of Symphony Space.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Personable and committed to providing a top-notch patron experience.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, very dependable and work well under pressure.
  • Able to interface with the public and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule of approximately of 10-15 hours per week on weekends, daytime and/or evenings
  • WEEKEND availability is a must.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn electronic operations, such as scanning of tickets.

Starting wage: $17.00/per hour

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management at [email protected]. Please put House Manager in the subject line.

Manager of Institutional Giving

Symphony Space seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Manager of Institutional Giving. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is an integral part of the Development team and works with members of the entire staff to coordinate and implement all foundation, corporate, and government outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Executive Director and Director of Development to develop fundraising strategies and proposals
  • Stewarding relationships with existing institutional funders and generating all written correspondence relating to foundation, corporate, and government grants, including proposals, reports, budgets, and letters
  • Developing and maintaining the institutional giving calendar and efficiently managing deadlines
  • Identifying, researching, and providing stewardship for institutional prospects
  • Working with the Directors of Development and External Affairs to build Symphony Space’s corporate sponsorship program
  • Representing Symphony Space at various events and conferences, both in- and out-of-house

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years institutional fundraising experience with a solid understanding of the fundraising landscape of New York City. A background in arts and culture is preferred. Additional essential characteristics include:

  • Demonstrated success in donor cultivation and securing support from foundation, corporate, and government sources
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to inspire the respect and confidence of stakeholders, fundraising prospects, and institutional funders
  • Exemplary organizational and budgeting skills as well as the ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects
  • An approach that is thoughtful, detail-oriented, and creative
  • Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Symphony Space uses Spektrix) and the capacity to optimize their use in support of institutional fundraising goals
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with the annual CDP protocol

Compensation:

Competitive salary with these benefits: health, life and long term disability insurances; flexible spending plan (FSA); annuity plan; and three (3) weeks’ vacation.

Symphony Space is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two (2) writing samples to:

[email protected]

Please put MANAGER in the subject line.

No phone calls please.