• Front of House Representative

    Posted: 08/11/2021

    Front of House Staff are responsible for assisting the House Manager with ensuring a serious-fun vibe at all Festival programs and the safety of all audience members through excellent venue management and careful attention to protocol. 


    Primary Job Duties 

    • Work closely with a team of Front-of-House staff to support festival programming during Labor Day weekend 
    • Participate in paid training session(s) with House Management and Audience Services prior to Labor Day weekend 
    • Report to scheduled shifts on time and check in with House Manager to prepare for events and to receive any applicable assignments and updates 
    • Contribute to the creation of House Management reports submitted after events 
    • Provide customer service to audiences throughout events and act as an ambassador for the festival and a valuable source of information 
    • Assist with the management of patrons on the New Haven Green in a role assigned by the House Manager 
    • Responsibilities may include 
    • collecting donations in support of fundraising efforts 
    • checking reservations and providing access to reserved areas 
    • encouraging COVID safety according to guidelines 
    • maintaining the venue’s cleanliness 
    • reporting any safety and security concerns 
    • taking notes for the event report distributed by House Management 


    Core Competencies  

    • Arriving to work on time, focused, and ready to serve customers each day 
    • Maintaining a positive presence at all times, including in interactions with both Festival staff and audiences 
    • Keeping calm under pressure, maintaining flexibility within an ever-changing work environment, and a sense of humor 
    • Comfort operating several forms of technological tools 



    • 1+ years of experience in Customer Service 
    • Familiar with and integrated into the diverse communities of New Haven 
    • Ability to work productively with a team 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities with efficiency and poise 
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships 
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus 
    • Familiarity with ticketing systems (Spektrix, Tessitura, etc.) a plus 
    • Interest in the arts & performing arts a plus 



    • Reports to the House Manager in the Marketing & Communications Department and works closely with the Audience Services Manager and Assistant Audience Services Manager 
    • Interacts with audience/patrons of the Festival, as well as operations, production, and security staff on-site 


    Classification: Part Time/Temporary 

    Engagement Period: Mid/Late August – Early September 2021 

    Mandatory TrainingLate August 

    Event Dates: September 4th and 5th  

    Compensation: $15-16/hr 


    International Festival of Arts & Ideas is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, transgender status, gender identity or expression, marital or pregnancy status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, military status, lawful source of income, sexual orientation or physical disability, or any other class of persons or categories protected by law. 


    The Festival believes in centering Black and Brown communities that are targeted and abused by unjust systems of oppression. The Festival stands in solidarity with the communities, artists, and speakers with whom it collaborates and pledges that its support extends beyond the Festival’s performance dates. The Festival will do everything it can to help dismantle systematic racism and raises its voice with those in the community who are already engaged in this vital work. The Festival commits to working alongside the community to create transformative change in New Haven.