Leader Usher
1234 Ingleside Ave
Job Overview

Job Title: Lead Usher
Organization: The Alden (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean)
Job Type: Contract Position

Description: The Alden, a 383-seat presenting theatre located inside the McLean Community Center (agency of Fairfax County), presents a full season of nationally and internationally touring acts in music, dance, film, children’s programming and more.
The Alden is seeking friendly and socially confident candidates to support the front of house (FOH) staff for a full season of programming, on a part-time, temporary basis.

Period of Contract: October 2021- June 2022
Duties of the Lead Usher:
• The primary duty will be to assist the front of house staff for all Alden events. (Schedule varies according to needs of the program. Many weekend and evening hours needed.)
• Report to the volunteer usher coordinator (and/or FOH manager on duty).
• Assist with the coordination of volunteer ushers and their duties: oversee preshow meetings, opening and closing procedures, and volunteer training as needed.
• Ensure that volunteers and patrons comply with theatre and agency policies.
• Assist with patron needs, questions, and emergencies.
• Disseminate information on all Alden events and other related details to patrons as needed.
• Must adhere to the rules and regulations of the Alden Theatre and the McLean Community Center including the Fairfax County Harassment and COVID-19 related policies

Experience/Qualifications: Must be able to demonstration strong customer service skills, possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, problem-solve, manage multiple tasks, respond quickly to patron needs, and assist during emergencies. Experience in theatre environment is a plus but is not necessary. Ability to work evenings/weekends.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Jeff Virchow at Jeffrey.virchow@fairfaxcounty.gov.
This is a paid position based on contract. Selected candidate will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and be fingerprinted and background-checked prior to start date.

Salary: $30 per event

Jeffrey Virchow
Performing Arts Assistant
Alden Theatre/McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
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