Usher, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 11, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Usher, Hylton Performing Arts Center The George Mason University Hylton Performing Arts Center, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Usher (front of house staff). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Department: The Hylton Performing Arts Center opened in May of 2010, and is the region's first state-of-the-art performing arts center. The partnership with Prince William County, the city of Manassas, and George Mason University has created a project that will educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our citizens. The center provides performance space for local community arts groups, as well as national and international tours which will include everything from Beethoven to Bluegrass (and everything in between). Located on the Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) campus in Manassas, Va., the center has three performance spaces--the 1,166-seat Merchant Hall, the 300-flexible seat Gregory Family Theatre, and the 3000 square foot Jacquemin Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall which seats between 145-240. In addition, the 9,000 square-foot Didlake Grand Foyer provides event space in western Prince William County for receptions up to 600 people and seated dinners for nearly 300. About the Position: The Front of House Staff members are the face of the center. They have direct contact with our patrons. Ushers provide exemplary customer service to every patron entering one of our venues. Our Ushers are responsible for creating a courteous welcoming environment, and providing directions and answers to patrons inquiries. Each Usher may work in a variety of positions ranging from greeter, ticket-taker, and usher to security. Each Usher is expected to arrive dressed for work at the scheduled start time. Responsibilities:Provide high-level customer service to all Hylton Performing Arts Center patrons and community partners; andAdhere to established Front of House procedures to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests such as:Seating large groups of patrons in high stress situation;Taking tickets using scanners to allow access to the theaters;Direct patrons to different locations of the performance venue; andWork independently and in group settings for the overall success of Hylton performances.Required Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent;Excellent customer service, communications and interpersonal skills; andUnderstanding of and appreciation for the performing arts.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WG8632 at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, and resume.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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