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Part-Time / Seasonal House Manager

Position: Part-Time / Seasonal House Manager
Department: Front of House
Classification: Hourly, part-time, non-exempt
Compensation: $20/hr


Mission: Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain and inspire.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: In recognition of the essential examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.

We are committed to the safety and health of our employees, visitors, and the public we serve. As such, Geffen is proud to have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy, requiring COVID-19 vaccination(s) for all employees, including contracted third-party staff, and new hires. In accordance with our mission, we firmly believe that vaccinating all employees is essential for our community’s safety and health. Should you have any questions regarding this, please speak with your recruiting contact directly. The Company understands and respects that a limited number of candidates may have medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. As such, we are asking those candidates who wish to request an exemption from being required to be vaccinated, submit a request for their exemption through Human Resources once hired.

Position Summary

This position is the main public contact during performances and special events. The Part Time House Manager provides customer service, supervises usher staff and volunteers, and oversees public safety during performances and events. This is a part time position with evening and weekend hours.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the front of house operations and security during performances.
  • Prepare the theatres and lobby spaces prior to each production.
  • Ensure cleanliness and timely maintenance of all front of house areas.
  • Maintain the supply of Playbills, stuffers, and additional marketing materials for patrons and visitors.
  • Ensure that Geffen patrons have a superior experience at the theatre.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Manage a team; expected to lead by example; giving feedback to staff and peers.
  • Responsible for the safety of all staff, artists, and patrons in the building.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Must have 1-2 years of management experience; preferably in the arts.
  • Must have experience working as a house manager.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be able to work and think independently or as part of a team.
  • Must love working with all kinds of people.
  • Be able to supervise, delegate, and take initiative.
  • Must thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be skilled at problem solving.
  • Must be able to take direction and feedback.

Geffen Playhouse aims to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which we strongly encourage non-conforming and historically excluded individuals to apply for any and all available positions.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a resume with references in .pdf format at No phone calls, please.

The Geffen Playhouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us via telephone at 310-208-6500 x148.