Position Title Director of Rentals and Patron Services
Department Grand Opera House
Division General University
Vacancy Number 22-213
Work Location Macon, GA
Job Type Full-time
Job Category Staff
Responsibilities The Grand Opera House is a 115 year old historic theatre, proud to be one of the anchors of the revitalization of downtown Macon, GA, a storied city with a rich musical heritage 75 miles south of Atlanta. Macon is the hometown of legendary artists like Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers Band, Jason Aldean, and many others. Macon was established as a city in a park and remains a walkable community that is home to many festivals and historic sites, including Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park.
The Director of Patron Services and Rentals is a crucial contributing member of a creative performing arts venue staff which has managed to expand and diversify its programming and audiences during COVID restrictions. The position manages many of the daily business operations of The Grand. Duties include supervision of Mercer Ticket Sales (MTS), which is responsible for ticketing of The Grand Opera House; Mercer University Athletics, theatre department and music events; as well as external clients, like the Macon Film Festival. MTS staff supervised include a Ticketing Coordinator and part-time student staff. The position also supervises front-of-house operations whose staff includes two part-time house managers, volunteer ushers, a part-time bar manager and bartenders. The director is also the primary point of contact for rental inquiries of the facility for performances, film production and private events and processes the settlement and billing for those events.
Required Qualifications A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university is required along with two years of prior experience managing ticketing systems, which must include experience working with financial systems, cash, and deposits as well as customer service. Prior supervisory experience is also required. Additionally, candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure to serve alcohol in the state of Georgia.
Mercer Ticket Sales uses the Tickets.com Provenue system so applicants should be experienced administering and maintaining that software or a similar networked ticketing system as well as related printing and scanning hardware. Applicants will also need to be skilled in the interpretation, preparation, and execution of financial statements, invoices and settlements. Similarly, applicants should be possess knowledge of the best practices for safe, courteous service in front of house operations, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, service of alcohol and rules regarding food preparation, service and storage.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? Yes
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis Monthly
FLSA Status Exempt
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter, References
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:
1. Do you have a bachelor’s degree?
2. Do you have prior supervisory experience?
3. Describe your prior supervisory experience.
4. Describe your prior related experience.
EEO Statement AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Per President Biden’s Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.
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