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Part-Time (Hourly) Patron Services Manager, College of Performing Arts

Apply now Job no: 493380
Work type: Temporary part time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Professional

The College of Performing Arts (CPA) is seeking a part-time Manager of Patron Services, reporting directly to the Director of Community Engagement & Presenting. The successful candidate will be highly self-directed, organized, communicative, reliable, and committed to the highest standard of professional customer service. This position is responsible for overseeing and participating in daily ticketing and front of house operations for a 60+ event season, managing a staff of student workers, maintaining a patron database CRM system, and will serve as the voice of the patron in providing feedback to leadership.

Essential Roles:

  • Oversee all aspects of Box Office Operation (Time Allocation: 50%)
    • Address patron concerns and requests promptly and develop procedures to improve patron experiences going forward
    • Participate in all day-to-day and day-of-show functions of the box office, including but not limited to: taking ticket orders, distributing tickets, advance sales, and daily reconciliation of ticket inventories and income
    • Hire, develop, and coach box office staff to provide the highest level of customer service and cash management compliance
    • Create, maintain, and communicate clearly a schedule of worker coverage for all CPA events with regard to budget that will ensure highest level of customer service delivery
    • Prepare, submit for verification, and file box office statements for all events
    • Manage ticket printing for all ticketed events
    • Manage box office phone operation, including selling advance tickets, and fielding phone calls for all events in Pfleeger Concert Hall, Boyd Recital Hall, Tohill Theatre, and the Black Box Studio in Bunce Hall
    • Respond regularly to ticket and box office email inquiries via
  • Oversee all aspects of Front of House Operations (Time Allocation: 25%)
    • Coordinate and improve upon all customer service activity relating to patron parking, wayfinding, signage, and lobby experience, ensuring the highest professional standards
    • Hire, develop, and coach ushers to provide the highest level of customer service
    • Liaise with Facilities staff to evaluate current protocols and identify areas needing improvement to deliver an optimal patron experience while achieving audience development goals
  • Maintain a clean, current, and highly functional Patron database, in collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement & Presenting, the Media & PR Coordinator, and other CPA staff (Time Allocation: 25%)


  • Availability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours
  • Previous work experience with a professional performing arts venue or organization
  • Previous work experience with customer service delivery and cash management
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Enthusiasm for playing a critical role in cultivating and serving a thriving community of Rowan University Performing Arts Patrons


  • Ability to multi-task and respond quickly and accurately in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated track record in accurate record-keeping and cash reporting
  • Demonstrated track record in self-direction, team leadership and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality best practices when dealing with sensitive personal information
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.


  • This part-time position is for ten (10) to twenty (20) hours per week but is not to exceed 944 hours per fiscal year. Work is contracted annually to coincide with the fiscal year and is contingent upon budget appropriations.
  • This position is not open to current Rowan University students.
  • Only completed online applications submitted before the deadline will be considered. 

Pay Rate:

  • $20/hour

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
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