Employment Opportunities

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center is a facility of Palatine Park District, an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer. All positions are governed under Park District Operating Policy.

Positions may require specials skills, applied background, and/or education. Employment opportunity may require verification and/or a criminal background check. Some positions may require a drug and/or alcohol test, physical, back evaluation/lift test, and/or other screenings or tests.

 

Box Office Concierge

Part-Time Position


Responsibilities

Box Office Concierge is a customer service position at the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center and shall be responsible for greeting patrons (in-person, over the phone and via email), gathering patron contact information for our ticketing system, processing any ticket purchases the patron desires, answering questions about particular performances and theatre-related events, maintaining and organizing ‘will call’ ticket boxes and patron envelopes, keeping the theatre’s brochure mailing list up-to-date and adding patrons who desire to be included, as well as assisting Box Office Manager and Theatre Coordinator with other administrative duties. In addition to customer transactions, the Box Office Concierge shall be knowledgeable in regards to area businesses (including hotels, restaurants, transportation stations, etc) and be able to make recommendations to patrons upon their request. Other duties as assigned. The Box Office Concierge position is a part-time, year round position reporting to the Box Office Manager and Theatre Coordinator.

Qualifications

High school diploma and two (2) years experience in customer service or related field recommended, but not required. Ability to self-direct, multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve, follow directions, meet deadlines and effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Ticketing system requires basic knowledge and comfortability with Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet. Ability to resolve differences and situations that arise with patrons and work together with other Park District employees. Ability to multi-task and attention to detail essential. Successful criminal background check and drug screen prior to employment. Attain valid adult CPR/AED certification within six (6) months of employment and maintain throughout employment.

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Technical Theatre Supervisor

Part-Time Position


Responsibilities

Technical Theatre Supervisor is the supervisory-level class within the Theater Technician series and will be jointly responsible for all technical theatre aspects of the performing related venues and activities, supervise, train, and schedule the Theatre Technicians (Tech I and Tech II), be required to display a flexible attitude to the work and will be required to undertake varying roles, as dictated by venue activity and technical theatre requirements. The TTS will complete their assigned duties and responsibilities in an exemplary manner; provide technical support and operation, and other related technical needs at various venues as may be used by staff. The TTS will serve as the technical representative to groups using the facilities; coordinate with production companies and other organizations using the facility to assess and plan for the technical needs for events and activities, and schedule the proper Theatre Technicians on staff to work the necessary shifts. The TTS will assess theatre technical equipment needs for repair, maintenance, and/or new purchases. The TTS will research and recommend to the Theatre Coordinator needed course of action, specific equipment to be repaired or purchased, and obtain required quotes.

Qualifications

Equivalent to the completion of an Associate Degree in Theatre, Audio Engineering and/or Lighting Design or related field supplemented by coursework or training in theatre operations, performing arts, or a related field is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Audio Engineering and/or Lighting Design, or related field is preferred. At least two years of experience in a position leading with other technicians in performing technical theatre operations in a performing arts facility is preferred.

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Theatre Technician II & Lead Tech

Part-Time Position


Responsibilities

In addition to the Tech Level I responsibilities (see separate description), the Tech II will do advanced design and programming of lighting equipment, sound equipment, and facilitate the use of other technical systems and troubleshoot and resolve problems with production equipment. Tech II may train, monitor, and oversee the work of Tech I staff, temporary, and volunteer theatre personnel in the proper and safe operation of theatre equipment. Required abilities for a Tech II are effective communication and interpersonal skills; basic IT proficiency; the ability to lead a team in a production situation; a thorough understanding and working knowledge of theatre lighting and sound technology and equipment; basic electrical safety; a working knowledge of digital lighting desks (ETC Gio a plus), and digital sound desks (Yamaha CL-5 and M7CL-48 a plus).

Qualifications

Equivalent to the completion of an Associate Degree in Theatre, Audio Engineering and/or Lighting Design or related field supplemented by coursework or training in theatre operations, performing arts, or a related field is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Audio Engineering and/or Lighting Design, or related field is preferred. At least two years of experience in a position leading with other technicians in performing technical theatre operations in a performing arts facility is preferred.

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Theatre Technician I

Part-Time Position


Responsibilities

Tech I will facilitate the set up and operation of performance-related equipment at the venues including lighting and sound equipment, and other technical systems used during rehearsal, performances, and various events. Knowledge of this equipment and their operation is preferred. Tech I will do basic programming of lighting and sound. Tech I should have the ability to self-direct, multi-task, troubleshoot, problem solve, follow directions, meet deadlines and effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Principles and practices of theatre stage rigging, scenery design and construction, and the basic principles of operational characteristics of computer hardware and software are a plus.

Qualifications

Equivalent to the completion of the 10th grade supplemented by coursework or training in Theatre operations, performing arts, or a related field is required. An Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree in Theatre or related field is preferred. Some experience working in a theatrical environment is desirable with at least two years of experience in a position performing technical operations in a performing arts facility (High School experience is acceptable.)

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Theatre Facility Attendant

Part-Time Position


Responsibilities

Theatre Facility Attendants may perform all of the noted duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth in the following to address business needs and changing business practices: answer general public inquiries in person or via the telephone concerning all Park District activities; monitor the facility operations and execute the opening, ongoing, and closing procedures; monitor and execute tasks for the Scene Shop organization, safety, cleanliness, and daily facility custodial duties including responsible for all cleanings of lobby, auditorium, scene shop, dressing rooms, green room, rehearsal room, back hall, tech office, storage areas, stairwells (mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, empty trash cans, etc.), bathrooms (toilets, sink, urinals, etc.); monitor entire facility and execute tasks for any ongoing custodial duties; unlock and lock exterior facility doors and rooms within facility; execute basic set-ups, assist technicians with set-ups, where necessary, maintain a neat and orderly work environment, maintain any daily paperwork or computer files and tasks, and other duties as assigned.

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Employment SSCI Background Screening Application

All employees, regardless of the position held, are required by law through the Uniform Conviction Information Act (20 ILCS 2635/1) to successfully complete a criminal background check as a pre-employment requirement (Administrative Policy and Procedures, 2.15.1).

Background Screening Application