Performing Arts Associate (Part-time)

Performing Arts Associate (Part-time)
1234 Ingleside Ave
High school diploma or equivalency
$25/hour plus benefits
Job Overview

JOB POSTING: The Alden – Performing Arts Associate (Part-time)

Job Title: Performing Arts Associate

Organization: The Alden, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean (inside the McLean Community Center)

Job Type: Part-time; Fairfax County position with medical, dental and vision insurance.

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 a friendly, detail-oriented candidate who can manage the crowd of a theatre event while remaining consistent in operational procedures to serve as support to the theatre staff and programs, including front-of-house operations, arts education programs, patron services, artist services, and general administrative tasks. Candidate will be independent, self-directed, and creative with excellent customer service skills. Schedule varies according to needs of the program and consists of approximately 50% weekend and evening hours.

Duties of the Performing Arts Associate:
• Assist with administrative tasks of arts education programs, including preparing marketing and educational materials, serving as point of contact with patrons and vendors, and processing contracts as well as payments.
• Assist with front of house staffing for The Alden’s performances, rentals and arts education events.
• Assist with set up, supervision and follow up of arts education events like rehearsals and auditions in accordance with theatre and agency policies.
• Assist with coordinating volunteer ushers and their duties: oversee preshow meetings, opening and closing procedures and volunteer training as needed.
• Ensure volunteers, patrons and arts education program participants comply with theatre and agency policies.
• Assist with patron and participant needs, questions and emergencies. Disseminate information about all Alden events and other related details to patrons as needed.
• Assist with hospitality tasks for guest artists.
• Assist with box office sales and will-call services as needed.

Experience/Qualifications: Must demonstrate 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 a theatre environment is a plus but is not necessary. Must be proficient in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel and Outlook. Must be able to work evenings/weekends.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Virchow at
Selected candidate will need to be fingerprinted and background-checked prior to start date.

Salary: $25 per hour, 20-30 hours per week, plus medical, dental and vision insurance.
Jeffrey Virchow
Performing Arts Assistant
Alden Theatre/McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101

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