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House Manager (JID 6098)
CSUN (California State University, Northridge)

Northridge, CA

House Manager (JID 6098)
Administrative Analyst/Specialist
Valley Performing Arts Center
Full Time / $3897 - $5067 / mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.

About the University
Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students, economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

About the Department
The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) includes two venues, a 500-seat auditorium, and the new 1700-seat state of the art proscenium theater/concert hall. VPAC presents about 50 performances per year of world-class artists of all genres and disciplines. Located in the nation's second largest market, Los Angeles, VPAC operates at the highest level of professional and artistic excellence.

Major Duties
Under general supervision of the Director of Audience Services for the Valley Preforming Arts Center (VPAC), the House Manager manages all front of house (FOH) staff and volunteers, assuring professionalism of FOH operations for all events at the VPAC Great Hall/Plaza del Sol(PdS) Performance Hall/Zev Yaroslavsky Rehearsal Room. The incumbent oversees seating, way finding, answering guest questions, guest entry and egress, ticket scanning, distribution of program and marketing materials, lost and found; enforces house policies; recruits, interviews and assists in hiring FOH staff; trains ushers, lead house ushers, concessions and guest services staff in customer service and emergency procedures in coordination with CSUN Department of Police Services; schedules/assigns shifts for ushers, house leads, stage door/backstage and hospitality positions; maintains staffing year-round in online staffing software; maintains constant communication with FOH staff of 70+ to ensure positive working environment and adequate staffing levels; works closely with Ticketing Supervisor to ensure all guests, including those with special needs, are being properly accommodated; creates event summary notes/issue and incident reports/FOH reports; processes/maintains monthly VPAC timesheets; orders/inventories FOH 1st aid supplies at VPAC/PdS; oversees uniform upkeep and inventory; participates in weekly production meetings, rentals scheduling, and pre-production meetings; conducts client tours; fosters campus partnerships; and ensures the highest level of patron experience. The House Manager is required to be present at all presenting, rental, and campus events at VPAC and assist as needed at PdS Performance Hall in coordination with Lead House staff and Director of Audience Services - overseeing the Lobby and House, assisting the guest experience for 100+ events per season. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Three (3) years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or performing arts. Five (5) years preferred; with at least two (2) of the years in a leadership capacity. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education, on a year for year basis. CPR/AED Certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Working knowledge of general practices in Performing Arts, Audience Services, House Management, Theatre or related fields and programs. Working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), Ticketmaster ONE, When to Work and Facebook. Ability and specialized skills to: expertly investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications; ability to supervise and/or train others and provide lead work direction. Interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $3897 - $6326 per month.
The anticipated hiring range: $3897 - $5067, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time 40hrs/wk; will include evenings and weekends.

General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

Contact:Recruitment Services

Deadline: 04-30-2017

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