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EVENT MANAGER
This position reports to the Executive Director and is ultimately responsible for the effective planning and execution of approximately 200 events at the theater each year.

The Event Manager will:

  • Recruit, hire, evaluate, schedule, and train all front of house student staff
  • Recruit, train, and develop relationships with volunteer ushers
  • Recruit, hire, evaluate, schedule, and train concessions staff
  • Manage the volunteer usher schedule and communicate with ushers using TimeCounts
  • Coordinate with event promoters to ensure paperwork is complete, logistics are planned, and event can be implemented efficiently and smoothly
  • Work in the BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center providing direct customer service to patrons and visitors
  • Coordinate all event staff and volunteers to ensure successful front-of-house operations before, during, and after events

 The Event Manager must:

  •  Be outgoing and personable – the Event Manager is the “face of the theater” to patrons, volunteers, and student staff
  • Enjoy working an evening/night time schedule
  • Be skilled at motivating, supervising, and directing teams
  • Have a proven record of accurately managing numerous tasks with varying deadlines and countless details
  • Possess excellent personal organization and time management
  • Demonstrate an ability to handle high-stress situations and crowd management

Work Schedule:

32 hours/week average
Thurs – Mon, 3:00pm-9:30pm standard schedule, with regular variance, especially in the first two months of every semester when new staff are trained

Wage & Benefits:

  • $16.64/hour
  • paid sick and vacation time – 1 week in first year, available after 3 month review; 2 weeks vacation/ 1 week sick time after 1st anniversary)
  • group health insurance plan
  • SIMPLE IRA contribution matching (after 1st anniversary)
  • eligibility for bonus incentive (after 1st anniversary)
  • 9 paid holidays

Apply to:
Danielle McClelland, Executive Director
director@buskirkchumley.org
To apply, please provide resume and cover letter on or before March 7, 2019.


ARTIST HOSPITALITY & POSTERING INTERN
This position is designed for students interested in the music industry but is open to all. Accommodations can be made to meet class or degree internship requirements.

Help us spread the word about upcoming performances by nationally-touring artists and provide support when these artists arrive at the theater, ensuring that our contractual requirements are satisfied and they have a positive experience at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Requirements

  • A semester-long commitment to work a total of 40-50 hours on an varying schedule
  • Schedule will be determined by concert dates but schedule will be developed for the entire semester at the beginning of each semester
  • Must be extremely responsible and dependable
  • Must have a commitment to quality work, we can only hire self-motivated individuals
  • Must have a car and provide proof of insurance

Tasks

  • Postering for “BCT Presents” concerts across the community
  • Shop for food items based on hospitality requirements of each artist
  • Ensure that food is available according to hospitality requirements of each artist
  • Facilitate meals at downtown restaurants, through take-out orders or by escorting artist to restaurant
  • Be available at the theater as a runner/driver for certain artists
  • Provide documentation for all purchases and assist with post-event cleanup

Mileage will be reimbursed for all tasks.

Apply to:
Anne Stichter, Event Coordinator
events@buskirkchumley.org
Resumes and cover letters are accepted on an ongoing basis, but most hires are made at the end of the spring and fall semesters for the following semester.


BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE
Only IU students approved for federal work-study funding are eligible for these positions.

Requirements

  • A semester-long commitment to the weekly schedule. The number of hours per week varies by person, depending on work-study award amount, but seven to ten hours per week is typical.
  • Availability for weekend shifts.
  • An outgoing and upbeat attitude. You will be handling a great deal of patron interactions.
  • A commitment to quality work. We can only hire self-motivated individuals.
  • Interest in working as part of a team.

Tasks

  • Promote events and provide ticket-sales services to our patrons.
  • Welcome and orient visitors to downtown Bloomington.
  • Gain expert knowledge in area attractions and amenities.
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

Apply to:
Rebecca Stanze, Associate Director
associatedirector@buskirkchumley.org
Resumes and cover letters are accepted on an ongoing basis, but most hires are made at the end of the spring and fall semesters for the following semester.


SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
These positions are unpaid, although academic credit and partial work-study funding is possible.

Requirements

  • A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for the entire period of May 1 – Aug 31 (up to 40 hours per week possible)
  • An ability to work day shifts, evenings, and weekends. The schedule is varied, but established in May for the entire summer.
  • An outgoing and upbeat attitude. You will be handling a great deal of patron and promoter interactions.
  • An ability to manage lots of details. You will be responsible for the safe and successful execution of events.
  • Being responsible and organized. Timeliness, dependability, and self-sufficiency are the keys to success in this position.

Intern Tasks

  • Staff the BCT Box Office & Downtown Visitors Center:
    • Promote events and provide ticket-sales services to our patrons
    • Welcome and orient visitors to downtown Bloomington
    • Gain expert knowledge in area attractions and amenities
    • Develop the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Serve as house managers for events
  • Work on projects in assigned administrative areas
  • Learn how a presenting and community venue operates
  • Meet and work with artists and arts organizations of all types, from nationally-touring performing artists to local community groups
  • Earn important work experience and references for future job searches

Intern Expectations

  • You come ready to work and learn about the industry as a whole.
  • You take your work for the theater seriously. A strong work ethic is a MUST.
  • You are willing to work closely and well with a team.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to see the inside of the presenting world.

Apply to:
Anne Stichter, Event Manager
events@buskirkchumley.org
Resumes and cover letters are accepted on an ongoing basis, but summer hires are generally made in February/March.