The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities.
Ford Theatres Ticketing Associate (Part-Time Seasonal)
Position: The Ford Theatres in Hollywood seeks self-motivated, service-oriented Ticketing Associates to provide quality patron service and perform a variety of administrative box office duties autonomously. Duties include but are not limited to ticket sales, group sales, and patron data collection and analysis. This position is the first point of contact for our beautiful 1,200-seat outdoor venue in the Hollywood Hills which hosts performing arts and multicultural events from May through September. The Ford Theatres is a program of the L.A. County Arts Commission.
Project Period: April through September, 2014.
Working Hours: Part-time hours will average between 15 and 35 hours per week depending on applicant availability. Applicants must have the ability to work varying, flexible hours and commit to a minimum of five shifts per week, which may take place during regular box office hours (Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), event show times (between approximately 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekends and weeknights) or weekend family event times (Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).
Project Location: John Anson Ford Theatres, located at 2580 Cahuenga Boulevard East, in Hollywood, CA.
Required Experience/Skills/Qualities: Ideal candidates for this position will be personable, with experience providing excellent customer service to diverse communities. Qualified applicants will have basic administrative experience, with a strong attention to detail and a proactive work ethic. Applicants should be comfortable working in a computer-based ticketing system and database (e.g., ProvenueMax, TICKETsage, Tessitura or others) as well as Excel, Outlook and Word. Previous cash handling and/or box office experience is required. Multilingual skills are desired but not required; those fluent in another language (especially Spanish) are encouraged to apply. Interest or background in the arts is desired but not required.
Compensation: Starts at $11 per hour with opportunities to be promoted to a Manager on Duty position. This is a part-time, temporary position without benefits.
How To Apply: Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references. All submissions should be emailed to the attention of Jessie Randle at firstname.lastname@example.org, with Ticketing Associate, Ford Theatres as the subject line. Please do not submit any application materials through the U.S. mail or phone regarding the status of the submission. Only complete applications will be considered. Applications will be reviewed starting in February and qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews in late February or early March 2014. Position will remain open until the staffing need is met and may close without advance notice. No phone calls, please.
Project Description: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is in search of a Communications Intern to help with marketing campaigns for the Ford Theatres, a multi-disciplinary performing arts venue with programming in the 1,200-seat Ford Amphitheatre, offering music, dance, family events & film from May through October. The candidate will also assist the L.A. County Arts Commission communications team with managing the press database and assisting with marketing efforts on the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a three-hour free event that presents community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of LA County at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, and broadcast live on KCET. The Ford Theatres and L.A. County Holiday Celebration are programs of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
This position offers an opportunity to work closely with experienced public relations/marketing professionals and add significant experience to your resume. Work on these projects is year round.
Project Period: Spring 2014