Current Openings

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity - Direct Sales Representatives

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Direct Sales Representatives. This is part-time outbound calling work for our ongoing marketing and fundraising campaigns.  You will be working directly for The Theatre, NOT an outsourced company.  Let your passion for the performing arts and sales shine through!

Position Description

Direct Sales Representatives make outbound calls to support The Theatre’s marketing and fundraising campaigns. Representatives are responsible for generating ticket/subscription sales to world-class theatrical productions and soliciting donations to support The 5th Avenue Theatre’s programs and services.

We seek to find candidates who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. We are looking for Representatives who can work primarily 5 nights a week, Sunday through Thursday.

Essential Functions

  • Make outbound sales calls to former and current patrons of The Theatre.
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Explain The 5th Avenue Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and sales offers.
  • Generate donations and sales and deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

Benefits

After a 90-day review, The 5th Avenue Theatre offers vacation, sick and holiday pay to part-time Direct Sales Representatives working at least 20 hours per week who demonstrate good attendance and a positive attitude.  These benefits are unique to this type of position amongst other arts organizations. We also offer incentive programs for top producers.  Direct Sales Representatives also receive show tickets and 5th Avenue Theatre event invitations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with outbound calling preferred – but motivation and enthusiasm is most important!
  • Articulate on the phone.
  • A proven sales/fundraising track record particularly in telephone sales.
  • Nimble and comfortable alternating sales approaches.
  • Positive, outgoing, and friendly personality.
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering complicated customer questions and help to resolve customer service issues.
  • Organizational skills; the ability to multitask, to work independently and to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to pass a background check – PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks.  We will do background checks for finalist applicants.

Schedule
Part-time, evening shifts -- Sunday through Thursday, 20 hours per week minimum.

Reports To
Direct Sales Manager

Compensation
Part-time employees receive all of the following: base hourly rate, raises to hourly rate based on sales totals, commission based on sales, weekly bonuses, and perks such as free comp tickets and event invitations.

Work Location
The primary work location is the administrative offices for The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

To Apply
Please email a chronological resume, including all relevant phone sales experience, to pconnor@5thavenue.org or call us at (206) 260-2107.  No walk-ins please.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Please apply immediately.

 

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of the nation's premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2002, the celebrated company has produced 15 new musicals.  To date, seven have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).  An eighth, First Date, celebrated its Broadway opening August 8, 2013, with a ninth, Disney’s Aladdin, has been announced for a Broadway debut in spring of 2014.  The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway.

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. In 1980, the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Director Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre attracts an annual attendance of more than 287,000 and ranks among the nation’s largest and most respected musical theater companies.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs which include The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the Rising Star Project, Show Talks with Albert Evans, Curtain Up!, the Student Matinee Program, and Spotlight Nights.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Opportunity -- Music Apprentice

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Music Apprentice for the 2014-2015 season. This position offers a unique learning and career-development opportunity while contributing to the Music Department and supporting performances at The Theatre.

The most competitive candidates for Music Apprentice are recent college graduates in a related field of study that demonstrate high levels of potential to become a music director or key member of a professional music staff. The Music Apprentice will be given hands-on experience in all areas of The 5th Avenue Theatre Music Department, under the training, guidance and supervision of the Music Supervisor.

Position Schedule

The Music Apprentice position is scheduled to start September 15, 2014 and will run through June 15, 2015.

Responsibilities

  • Learn, grow, and contribute in a professional setting.
  • Accompany auditions, rehearsals, and special events as appropriate.
  • Perform musical and historical research.
  • Support music direction of the 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company.
  • Copy and prepare scores.
  • Notation, transcribing, and arranging using Finale music notation software.
  • Read and respond to new musical script submissions.
  • Complete administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
  • Proficiency in piano accompanying and notation using Finale music notation software.
  • Serious interest in pursuing a career as a music director or key member of a music staff in the field of musical theater, and willingness to take on the apprentice role.
  • Organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Apprenticeship Program
The Apprentice Program is designed to provide qualified candidates with meaningful and educational work experience to supplement and enhance their recent academic work. Additionally, the Apprentice Program enables incumbents to establish working relationships with professional staff, which may be beneficial to their future career development. In return, The Theatre derives the benefit of the Apprentice’s capabilities to assist in music and theatrical activities and/or with special projects and events.  Further, the Apprentice Program also offers The Theatre with opportunities to teach, train, and help shape the future of the music profession for the performing arts, which is part of our mission.

Please note: Candidates for the Music Apprentice position are not guaranteed employment or any continuing role at The Theatre at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Reports To
Ian Eisendrath, Director of New Works and Music Supervisor.

Compensation
This is an unpaid position. The Music Apprentice is not an employee of The 5th Avenue Theatre. A weekly stipend of $250 is provided to help offset expenses.

Work Location and Schedule
The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle. The Music Apprentice will work approximately 40 hours per week.

To Apply
We are accepting applications now through July 1, 2014 for the 2014/15 Season
. The position will run from September 15, 2014 – June 15, 2015.

To apply for the Music Apprentice position, please submit the following:

  1. Chronological resume (maximum two pages);
  2. Two references, including e-mail and phone contact information, from the professional or collegiate musical theater world;
  3. Two-page example of a file the applicant notated in Finale (please send as a .mus file);
  4. CD containing applicant playing the following selections:
  • “Prologue” (mm. 1-40) from WEST SIDE STORY;
  • “Finishing the Hat” (mm. 12-55) from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE;
  • Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” (verse and chorus – in any key.)

Send application materials to:

The 5th Avenue Theatre
Attn: Dane Andersen
1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735
Seattle, WA 98101

Questions about the Music Apprentice can be directed to Dane Andersen, Music Coordinator, at: dandersen@5thavenue.org  Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of the nation's premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2002, the celebrated company has produced 15 new musicals.  To date, seven have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).  An eighth, First Date, celebrated its Broadway opening August 8, 2013, with a ninth, Disney’s Aladdin, has been announced for a Broadway debut in spring of 2014.  The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway.

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. In 1980, the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Director Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre attracts an annual attendance of more than 287,000 and ranks among the nation’s largest and most respected musical theater companies.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs which include The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the Rising Star Project, Show Talks with Albert Evans, Curtain Up!, the Student Matinee Program, and Spotlight Nights.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Customer Service Associates – Part-Time On Call
Box Office and Phones

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Customer Service Associates. This is part-time work in our Customer Service Department (Box Office and inbound Phone Center.)  If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the part-time job for you!

Position Description

Customer Service Associates assist patrons, in person and on the phone, with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, will call and related services. Employees may be assigned to both Box Office window and phone functions, depending on Theatre needs.

We seek to find candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. We are looking for Associates who can work part-time and on-call shifts.

Schedule-On Call

These positions are being hired for evening and weekend hours while musicals are in performance.  During show weeks, shifts average 3 hours on weekdays, full days on Saturdays & Sundays.  Applicants should be aware that hours will be reduced or unavailable during non-show weeks.  Check our website for current show schedules at www.5thavenue.org

Essential Functions:

  • Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
  • Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers.
  • Provide general information to subscribers and patrons.
  • Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed.
  • Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift.
  • Process and distribute will-call during shows.
  • Support The Theatre’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining The Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

Required Qualifications:

 

  • At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy crowded work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Tessitura experience desired.
  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Box Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.)
  • Ability to pass a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. (We will do background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.)

 

Reports To:

Customer Service Manager -Box Office and/or Customer Service Manager-Phones

Compensation:

$10.25 per hour and perks such as two comp tickets to most shows on opening night.

Work Location

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure

Please send cover letter, chronological resume and references to:

Email:              ticketingjob@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  On-Call Part-Time Position

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Ticketing Job

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre, a non-profit 2100 seat theater organization, is one of the nation's premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2002, the celebrated company has produced 15 new musicals.  To date, seven have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).  An eighth, First Date, is currently running on Broadway, and a ninth, Disney’s Aladdin, has been announced for a Broadway debut in February of 2014.  The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway.

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. In 1980, The 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Director Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre attracts an annual attendance of more than 287,000 and ranks among the nation’s largest and most respected musical theater companies.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach program which includes: The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the Rising Star Project, Show Talks with Albert Evans, Curtain Up!, the Student Matinee Program, and Spotlight Nights.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.