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5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity - Direct Sales Representatives

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Direct Sales Representatives as we expand our efforts. 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 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 24 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 – AND have fun!

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 24 hours per week who demonstrate good attendance and a positive attitude.  These benefits are unique to this type of position among 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.
  • Organizational skills; the ability to multitask, to work independently and to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete a background check.  We will do background checks for finalist applicants.

Schedule

Part-time, evening shifts, Sunday through Thursday, and Friday morning shift.  24 hours per week minimum.

Reports To

Direct Sales Manager.

Compensation

Direct Sales Telemarketers and Tele-fundraisers receive a base hourly rate plus commissions based on performance ($13/hr guaranteed.) Permanent/Part Time staff receive additional benefits including: accrued paid vacation, 8 paid holidays per year, 2 personal days per year and become eligible for 401(k) with matching by The 5th Avenue Theatre.  Staff receive complimentary tickets to 5th Avenue Theatre shows as well.

Work Location

The 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 cbond@5thavenue.org or call us at (206) 436-5799.  No walk-ins please.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Please apply immediately.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). 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. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

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.  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
 
Guest Service Associates
Box Office and Phones
On Call Positions Available

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Guest Service Associates. These are positions in our Guest 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 job for you!  On call positions are available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary:

The Guest Service Associate assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upselling, donation asks, will-call and related services. Employees in this job classification may be assigned to both Box Office window and phone functions, depending on Theatre needs.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts.  

This recruitment is for on call staff. On call staff work a variable schedule depending on theatrical show needs and operational requirements; hours are typically evenings and weekends. Depending on Theatre needs, additional hours may be available. Schedules are created several weeks in advance for the whole run of a show.

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.
  • Perform upselling & cross-selling services.

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 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 take 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:

Ticketing Manager  & Assistant Ticketing Manager.

Compensation:

$13.00 per hour.    

Sick leave benefits are also provided, accrued per Seattle sick leave ordinance.  In addition, employees are eligible for 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:  Application for On Call 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 is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). 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. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

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.  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.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

STAFF FIRST HAND

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for the position of FIRST HAND.

Posting date: June 16, 2017

Application deadline: July 1, 2017 at midnight.

Position Summary:

The First Hand will work with the Tailor/Draper/Cutter to assist in the realization of a variety of costumes and related items as designed by the Costume Designer.  This position entails, but is not limited to, pattern corrections, preparation and cutting of materials for costume construction, assisting in fitting and altering costumes, supervision of stitchers, the construction, manipulation and creation of costumes. The First Hand should also keep accurate records of rental pieces, the alterations made to them and the restoration needed before returned.  In addition, the first hand is responsible for the organizing and labeling of costumes being altered and built and keeping fitting notes up to date during the production period.

Essential duties include:

  • Help prep fabric for use; includes, steaming, pressing, blocking, etc.
  • Aide with cutting of fabric for pieces patterned by the cutter/tailor.
  • See that all mockups are stitched together properly as directed by the Cutter/Tailor
  • Helps constructs garments and/or work with stitchers to construct garment
  • Assist the tailor/cutter/draper, if necessary,in a fitting
  • Assist and set up the alterations of additional costumes in addition to built pieces
  • Help prepare work for stitchers
  • Report to the Cutter/Tailor/ Draper and Costume and Wardrobe Director

This position will be on a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) that has a commitment with the Employer for the subscription season.  This position will receive dispatch priority on tour shows that do not conflict with shop build periods and a guarantee of their rate for available work.

Minimum Requirements

  • 4 year technical construction degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • 4 or more years experience in professional regional costume shops and/or commercial shops. 
  • Ability to alter and correct patterns, prepare and cut fabric for costume construction, construct and finish costumes and related items, and fit and alter costumes and related items to high standards.
  • Ability to operate Costume Shop machinery and tools, including but not limited to domestic and industrial sewing machine, serger/overlock machines, steamers, and irons. 
  • Knowledge of fabrics and history of clothing.
  • Requires fine motor skills with expert dexterity.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines; ability to work on several tasks simultaneously; ability to pay strict attention to detail; ability to remain calm and composed when working in difficult situations or with difficult people.
  • Ability to approach problem solving in an organized and pragmatic manner; ability to deal with repetitive and tedious tasks with a good attitude.

Work at The 5th Avenue Theatre includes interactions with visiting designers and directors and actors. Therefore, diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills are a must, along with problem solving skills within typical non-deferrable theatrical deadlines.  Also required are a demonstrated ability to work as a team member or independently, as needed, a good sense of humor, and flexibility with a changing and fast paced workload.

Reports to:

Costume and Wardrobe Director

Work Location:

The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Compensation

Pay rate is the current IATSE 887 contract base rate of $31.28/ hour.

The incumbent will be required to join IATSE according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and current resume with 3 references to:

Shannin Strom-Henry, Costume and Wardrobe Director

sstromhenry@5thavenue.org 

Or mail to:

Shannin Strom-Henry

Costume and Wardrobe Director

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Application deadline is July 1, 2017 at midnight. Interviews will be held July 6 - 11. Start date would be early September with the start of our build season.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). 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. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

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.  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 Employment Opportunity

Staff Tailor/Cutter/Draper

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for the position of Tailor/Cutter/Draper.

Posting date: June 16, 2017

Application deadline: July 1, 2017 at midnight.

Position Summary:

The Tailor/Cutter/Draper is responsible for creating the patterns used to fabricate a costume for a specific actor using the Costume Designer’s sketch as a guide and with discussion and direction from the Costume Designer and Costume Director to determine style, special needs, and level and cost of construction. The Tailor/Cutter/Draper supervises a team of First Hand and Stitchers in the construction of the costume from muslin mockup (if needed) through finished garment. The Tailor/Cutter/Draper is also responsible for all alterations to existing costumes whether pulled, purchased or rented and the organization of garments to transfer to stage.

The Tailor/Cutter/Draper will primarily be involved in the building and alteration of unstructured and structured menswear but a solid knowledge of structured women's wear and draping skills is also a plus.  Demonstrated experience in both period and modern menswear is a necessity as is an understanding of period silhouettes. 

This position will be a Head position on a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) that has a commitment with the Employer for the subscription season.  This position will receive dispatch priority on tour shows that do not conflict with shop build periods and a guarantee of their rate for available work.

Essential Duties include:

  • Create the patterns used to fabricate a costume for a specific actor through flat patterning or draping.
  • Cut fabric from patterns for assembly by the team’s First Hand and Stitchers.
  • Advise on need for additional fabric and interfacing (not chosen by the designer) for all costumes under their supervision by quantity, style, and scheduled use so all ordering can be consolidated with other teams’ needs.
  • Fit costumes to actor whether built, pulled, purchased or rented and supervise all necessary alterations.
  • Supervise and delegate team members to ensure that production of the work is expedited within scheduled deadlines and in priority order (leads to principles to ensemble).
  • Communicate clear and specific instructions to First Hands and Stitchers and collect, digest, and distribute information from production calendars, costume plots, and rehearsals notes.
  • Arrange costumes in show order (or supervise and check work) for delivery to Costume Assistant for check in (ultimately to go to Wardrobe for tech/dress rehearsals).
  • Ensure team signs in and out correctly.
  • Inform Costume Shop Manager of the need for supplies or equipment maintenance/repair on a timely basis.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Costume Director to ensure completion of production as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Theatrical Costume Construction or Master’s Certificate in Couture or Costume Construction from an accredited design school, or a minimum of 5 years experience in a professional shop advancing to a Tailor/Cutter position with: 

  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in flat pattern making.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in draping and the sculptural use of fabric.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of costume construction techniques including men’s and women’s tailoring.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of alterations and various rigging techniques.
  • Working knowledge of costume history.
  • Good working knowledge of fabric types, uses, and limitations.
  • Good basic management skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Work at The 5th Avenue Theatre includes interactions with visiting designers and directors and actors. Therefore, diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills are a must, along with problem solving skills within typical non-deferrable theatrical deadlines.  Also required are a demonstrated ability to work as a team member or independently, as needed, a good sense of humor, and flexibility with a changing and fast paced workload

Reports to:

Costume and Wardrobe Director

Work Location:

The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Compensation

Pay rate is the current IATSE 887 contract base rate of $32.23/ hour.

The incumbent will be required to join IATSE according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter and current resume with 3 references to:

Shannin Strom-Henry, Costume and Wardrobe Director

sstromhenry@5thavenue.org 

Or mail to:

Shannin Strom-Henry, Costume and Wardrobe Director

The 5th Avenue Theatre
1308 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Application deadline is July 1, 2017 at midnight. Interviews will be held July 6 - 11. Start date would be early September with the start of our build season.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). 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. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

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.  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.