Patron Services Manager

Lake Michigan College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Patron Services Manager

Posting Number: 0000819
Reports to: Director, The Mendel Center
Department: Mendel Center
Classification: Professional/Technical
Full or Part-time: Full Time

Job Summary:
This is a 40 hour per week, salaried/exempt position. Manages all activities related to box office and front of house operations, production support, and special event planning for theatrical spaces and events. Ensures superior customer service at all points of patron contact. Leads the box office staff by example, demonstrating a well-developed sales mindset that drives ticket sales and donations, and coaches box office staff to develop the same.

Essential Functions:
1. Manages all ticketing operations, including event management in the Spektrix ticketing system, group sales, donor and sponsor benefit fulfillment, and special ticket request fulfillment; generation of reports and lists; manages special registrations through Zoom and other web-based services as needed.2. Serves as primary Front-of-House manager; oversees Box Office and volunteer staff of 30-60 during events; makes operational decisions during events regarding the safety, security, and satisfaction of 1500+ patrons; serves as Back-of-House manager and performs artist services duties as needed.3. Front line supervisor of Mendel Center Operations Box Office staff; hires, provides training, schedules, and supports staff; serves as first point of escalation for patron requests and concerns; manages payroll for Box Office staff.4. Recruits and trains the 100+ member Mainstage volunteer corps; manages and schedules volunteers for events and projects; serves as a volunteer database administrator.5. Webmaster of The Mendel Center website; manages, updates, and ensures the functionality and accessibility of the site; maintains Mendel Center’s SharePoint sub-site.6. Establishes and implements policies and procedures that support high levels of patron service and operational efficiency.7. Creates and distributes weekly, monthly, and other periodic reports on business and accounting system compliance, website statistics, ticket sales, and other revenue-generating activities.8. Tracks and maintains inventory of concessions and box office supplies.

Other Duties:
1. Performs other duties as assigned.

Under the general supervision of the Director, the Patron Services Manager is responsible for delivering exceptional customer service and support to patrons, donors, clients, visiting artists, and sponsors. Through the oversight of the Box Office and participation in venue rentals, fundraising, group sales, and advertising sales, the Patron Services Manager supports revenue generation for Mainstage Operations.

Job Specifications:
Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. One to three years of experience in event management, performing arts management, or group sales/fundraising experience. Requires strong customer services skills, attention to detail, written, verbal, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Work is fast paced, with a multiplicity of details and requires a flexible daily and weekly schedule. Must be available to work variable schedule, including extended work days, evenings, and weekends.

Grade: B13
Salary Range:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
College fully funds health insurance deductible.

Benefits immediately start first day of employment.
Official College transcripts required upon hire.

Open Date: 07/12/2021
Closing Date:

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About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.

Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.

Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.

Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.

LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.


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