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CSF House Manager

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is hiring for a CSF House Manager. This position will support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.

CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.

The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Supervise and delegate to audience services staff.
  • Act as House Manager in both venues as needed.
  • Participate in the setup of all audience services equipment in May to prepare for the season opening.
  • Participate in the striking of all audience services equipment in August after the conclusion of the Festival.
  • Communicate with Box Office and Stage Management staff throughout a performance.
  • Be fully informed of all CSF policies as they pertain to patrons and be able to direct patrons.
  • Act as primary contact for all other CU departments (CU Police, Facilities Management, Events Planning and Catering, CES, etc.) during a performance.
  • Complete detailed house reports at the conclusion of each performance.
  • Ensure the safety of CSF patrons and take point for any medical emergencies that may arise at a performance.
  • Be kind yet firm with any and all patrons of the Festival.
  • Enforce and maintain the CSF Liquor License footprint.
  • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment for CSF patrons to enjoy each show.
What You Should Know
  • This is a temporary position
  • Hours for this position will vary widely, depending upon trainings, performance schedule, and other obligations. Typically the position starts with 5 - 15 hours per week in May, moving to 10 -20 hours per week in June, and 20 - 40 hours per week in July through the close of the festival.
  • Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer
  • The pay range for this position is $16.00 - $17.00 per hour.
Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave .

Be Statements
Be creative. Be supported. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • One year of related experience demonstrating the required skill sets.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to manage crews efficiently before, during, and after a live theatrical performance.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to fast-changing situations.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Knowledge of Colorado liquor enforcement laws.
  • Prior experience in house managing live performance events or related service industry.
  • Current Training for Intervention Procedures (TiPS) certification.
  • Current CPR certification.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

Please apply by February 14, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Kurt Mehlenbacher

Posting Contact Email:

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