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Front of House Coordinator - Part Time
Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center

Santa Clarita, CA


Valencia Campus

Rate: $18--21/ hour

The Front of House Coordinator reports to the Theatre Manager and is responsible for safety and comfort of patrons during events. Schedules and supervises usher staff during assigned events. Manages and implements front-of-house activities in the theater. Enforces theater, college, event, and safety/security regulations and policies. Coordinates crowd control measures. Serves as a primary point of contact with patrons to answer questions, resolve problems and complaints. Promotes and maintains positive public relations for the theater with its clients and patrons.


  • Prepares, opens and secures facility before and after event.

  • Participates in weekly staff meetings. Processes/maintains monthly timesheets.

  • Creates event summary notes/issue and incident reports/FOH (Front of House) reports.

  • Works closely with Ticketing and Patron Services Manager to ensure all guests, including those with special needs, are being properly accommodated. 

  • Maintains frequent communication with FOH volunteers of 70+ to ensure positive working environment and adequate staffing levels.

  • Supervise ushers in preparation of theatre for event, perform walk-through prior to opening

  • Recruits and trains FOH volunteers in conjunction with COC Volunteer Office

  • Designate ushers for key positions in theatre.

  • Oversee seating, answering guest questions, guest entry and egress, ticket scanning, distribution of program and marketing materials, lost and found.

  • Manage special requests from patrons, or tour manage.

  • In conjunction with Theatre Manager act as liaison to COC security.

  • Communicate with Stage Manager to coordinate opening of the house.

  • Enforce all theatre policies regarding photography, food & beverages, smoking, etc.

  • Resolves patron problems or complaints with direction from Theatre Manager.

  • Assist Theatre Manager in handling emergency situations, such as medical emergency or house evacuation

  • Document all incidents, emergencies, or maintenance problems with an incident report, accident report or work order.

  • Coordinate with lobby vendors and collect commissions.

  • Purchase concessions to be sold in lobby by COC.  Control inventory and account for revenue.

  • Assist with merchandise sales set-up as needed. Act as COC representative and settle at end of night with tour manager.

  • Assist Theatre Manager to ensure safety and comfort of audience members by preparing house and enforcing proper safety and security regulations and policies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal skills in order to communicate effectively with the public, staff, promoters and touring personnel. 

  • Ability to handle and reconcile money.

  • Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community.

  • Computer literacy. 

Physical Characteristics:

  • The physical demands for this position include the ability to lift and stack objects up to 25 pounds occasionally and frequently exert 10 to 25 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Work involves walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning and reaching in awkward positions; bending at the waist. Work involves sitting plus frequent periods of standing and walking, which may include climbing staircases.  


  • Supervisory/Management experience;

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Event security/ crowd control experience and training.

  • Experience working in a live theater setting; familiarity with theater operations.

  • Customer service experience; tact and diplomacy, grace under pressure

  • Must be available to work up to 19 hours per week (Monday through Sunday during days, afternoons and evenings).

  • Schedule varies week to week. 

  • Maximum number of hours that can be worked annually is 988. 

  • Ability to work remotely from home using internet and cell phone highly desirable.

  • This is a temporary, hourly assignment and is not part of the classified service. There are no fringe benefits and this position is not represented by any of the District's collective bargaining units.




Contact:Tami Toon

Deadline: 07-24-2017

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