Employment Opportunities

Bartender

bergenPAC is currently looking for experienced bartenders that can handle the pressure of a fast-paced environment. This position is part-time, hourly, and strictly show based. There are no medical/dental/vision benefits. 

Requirements: 

  • Must be 21 or over
  • Previous experience as a bartender.  Working at a performing arts center or theater is a plus.
  • TIPS Certified
  • Prior experience using cash reqisters
  • Ability to organize cash

Box Office Associate

Job Title: Box Office Associate
Position: Part-time
Reports to: Box Office Manager(s)

Responsibilities:

  • Guest Relations; maintain superior customer service and act as a brand ambassador for BergenPAC
  • Answer phones with prompt and courteous attitude
  • Ticket Sales
  • Use of TMwin 99 to process ticket sales over the phone or in person.
  • Use of Archtics to process ticket sales over the phone or in person.
  • Cash handling and management a cash drawer of $100.00
  • Settling a balanced cash drawer and ensure cash sales prove to your cash card at the end of your shift.
  • Guarantee tickets are provided to patron via their preferred method of Mail, Will-Call, E-Mail, or SMS.
  • Will-Call
  • Retrieving patron’s tickets in the ticketing window before performance date/time.
  • Work Box Office window during performances
  • Distribution of tickets that are held in Will Call (see above)
  • Selling of tickets to patrons (see above)
  • Printing of patron’s tickets that were purchased tickets through Ticketmaster directly.
  • Reprinting Tickets as needed.
  • Process opening and closing paperwork
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Box Office Managers.

Required:

  • Flexible hours - many hours for this position will be night and weekends.
  • Basic Excel/Word knowledge

Preferred:

  • Strong Computer/Technical skills
  • Previous knowledge of Ticketmaster/Archtics Programs
  • Previous Ticketing experience.
  • Bilingual – Spanish preferred

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to [email protected].

Concert Promotions/Street Team Intern

The concert promotions intern will be responsible for traveling to local businesses to promote upcoming bergenPAC shows and events. They will also be responsible for researching local communities and their downtown areas for marketing purposes. Lastly, the intern will be responsible for tabling for bergenPAC to promote the theater and the Performing Arts School. The intern will be mentored and will gain valuable experience and knowledge on the business behind a performing arts center.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with Microsoft Office. Knowledge of the Bergen County area is a plus. Any interest and/or experience in the performing arts industry is not required but is a plus. Interns will gain an understanding of marketing and concert promotions as well as gain hands-on experience for their knowledge and benefit. Intern must have a vehicle where they will be able to drive around to the local area.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a college student and must be receiving academic credits for the internship.
  • Driver’s License and car.

Development Associate/Database Manager - Full Time

The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a theater of and for the community that it serves throughout northern New Jersey, by being a creative focus, educational resource, and engine of economic vitality. A not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building a creative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students.

bergenPAC’s Development Department is looking for an exceptionally organized and highly-motivated, full-time Development Associate to join our six-person team. This individual will report to the Director of Development and will provide administrative support to the Development team and will assist with office management, donor correspondence, scheduling, and other related administrative duties. They will also help manage the department’s Raiser’s Edge donor database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for donor data accuracy, including inputting, updating, maintaining, and retrieving donation and constituent data, reports and records using Raiser’s Edge and Archtics, the department’s donor databases.
  • Manage the daily and weekly gift reports and Department’s bi-monthly executive budget tracking  reports.
  • Process financial and in-kind contributions for submission to the Finance Department and manage monthly reconciliation of donations.
  • Pull show, event and multiple ticket buyer reports for the VIP Lounge, galas and membership and special events from CRM’s.
  • Update, manage and provide executive sales report on an ongoing basis – i.e. name of prospects, time of contact, notes, etc. 
  • Process memberships, organizing campaigns and mailings and researching prospective members.
  • Maintain development department files; help plan, coordinate and implement and maintain donor reports, income and expense budgets for various internal and external events including staff gatherings and supporter receptions and galas.
  • Prepare and proof accurate, timely and personalized donation acknowledgement letters.
  • Organize information and materials for meetings, reports, events and special projects.
  • Provide general bookkeeping assistance for the development department; complete check requests, purchase orders, invoices, reimbursements, etc.
  • Coordinate and execute in-house mailing campaigns.
  • Help manage the VIP Lounge on performance nights.
  • Carry out other projects as necessary as directed by the CEO and/or Development Director.

Other Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, demonstrate a high degree of initiative, work independently and adhere to deadlines.
  • Eye for detail: Ability to prepare and proofread materials, correspondence, proposals for submission.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and quickly on diverse assignments.
  • Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and data processing. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Archtics a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy internal (staff) and external (donor) needs.
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to think outside of the box to efficiently solve problems.
  • Polished, professional and comfortable liaising with donors and other VIPs.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database preferred.
  • Experience working in fundraising, marketing, non-profit administration, or related field strongly preferred.

Application information:
Qualified applicants please email your resume and cover letter, to: 
Dominic Roncace, CEO - [email protected]

No phone calls please. 

Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager - Full Time

Graphic Designer & Web Content Manager

The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is seeking a Graphic Designer and Web Content Manager to oversee the communication needs of bergenPAC, including the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery and The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (PAS). We are seeking a person to nurture a strong industry network, increase awareness and develop an enviable image by developing and executing effective media and public relations programs.

A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building a creative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Marketing to create and produce effective and engaging ads and collateral materials necessary for all aspects of bergenPAC
  • Create branded physical & digital assets including materials such as posters, flyers, traditional and digital ads, brochures, presentation materials, direct mail pieces, etc. 
  • Design graphics and videos for the bergenPAC website, online advertising and social media channels
  • Develop and design e-newsletters and other web-based communications using online marketing best practices and track performance of the communications
  • Work with Marketing to keep website content up to date and liaison with third-party web developer 
  • Collaborate with social media manager to create content and drive brand engagement 
  • Meticulously maintain an organized system of physical and digital storage of marketing files 
  • Source and coordinate with vendors for print and advertising deliverables 
  • Responsible for adhering to a visual consistency and high standards for brand throughout all communication material

Skills & Experience

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant print and digital experience required
  • A strong portfolio showing a range of print and digital products with an understanding of the entire creative process
  • Must have a high understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat - all used daily for content creation.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/ CSS
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
  • Strong knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within the graphic design field
  • Strong typographic skills, ability to execute edits, and good eye for proofing
  • Comfortable working both as part of a team as well as independently, self-managing across multiple, simultaneous projects, and prioritizing work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate and present design work as well as understand, interpret and apply feedback
  • Exhibit an openness to adopt, learn and embrace newly emerging technologies
  • Copywriting experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics Video Editing a plus

**Please include a link to your online portfolio or samples of your work.

Application information:
Qualified applicants please email your resume and cover letter, to: 
Dominic Roncace, CEO - [email protected]

No phone calls please. 

Membership Manager

The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is a theater of and for the community that it serves throughout northern New Jersey, by being a creative focus, educational resource, and engine of economic vitality. A not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building a creative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students.

bergenPAC is seeking a dynamic Membership Manager to oversee its membership program and identify opportunities for growth. The qualified applicant will be an entrepreneurial-minded and highly motivated individual. The Membership Manager position will be tasked with maintaining and growing bergenPAC’s membership program by bringing it to the next level.  

Key responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and effectively lead a membership and annual fund strategy and program for the acquisition and retention of members and annual fund donors.
  • Identify and encourage innovative and creative approaches for building membership, upgrading members, and increasing annual fund support.
  • Coordinate and manage membership events and oversee a calendar of events intended to engage and steward members and donors.
  • Work closely with the Development Team to create new and exciting member events.
  • Welcome new members by staying in close communication, providing new member packets.
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and new members to engage them as lifelong donors of bergenPAC.
  • Manage the VIP Member Lounge and be present on mutually agreeable show nights and identify ways to leverage the Lounge for events and cultivation.
  • Stay in close communication with members regarding the renewal of their membership via letters, phone and in-person.
  • Coordinate logistics and special membership experiences such as meet & greets, backstage tours, and signed memorabilia working with production, operations and programming departments.
  • Work with members of the Performing Arts School, to engage parents in joining the Membership program.
  • Create, track and report on membership revenue and expenses.
  • Analyze year over year donations for individuals to increase revenue.
  • Research and solicit potential individual donors.
  • Oversee written materials including the Membership Brochure.
  • Write solicitation letters and holiday and end-of-year solicitations, oversee design, printing and mailing of solicitations.
  • Provide personal follow up with donors.
  • Manage VIP room concierges.  
  • Other duties as required, and anything the CEO or Director of Development ask you to do for the betterment of bergenPAC’s mission and business.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with a minimum of three years of professional business development experience.
  • Measurable track record and demonstrated success in membership and annual fund and/or direct marketing experience.
  • Understanding of strategies to promote membership and to encourage retention and upgrades in membership.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated maturity, professionalism, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing ability a must.
  • Budget and financial management experience.
  • Strong computer skills required.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred.
  • Strong interest in the combination of business and arts preferred.

Application information:
Qualified applicants please email your resume and cover letter, to: 
Dominic Roncace, CEO - [email protected]

No phone calls please. 

Performing Arts School Intern

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC offers undergraduate students the opportunity to intern with members of the education department. The intern will be working interchangeably between departments in efforts to contribute to the organizations goals. The intern will be responsible for working with the administrative assistant to ensure that the day to day operations run smoothly. It will also be required that the intern work with the education outreach manager to promote new and all ongoing programs for the school. The intern will also assist in maintaining a social media presence and tabling for The Performing Arts School events. The intern will be mentored and will gain valuable experience and knowledge on the business behind a performing arts school.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Publisher. Knowledge of Facebook and Twitter will be very helpful. Any interest and/or experience in the performing arts industry is not required but is a plus.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a college student and must be receiving academic credits for the internship.
  • Driver’s License and car.

Performing Arts School Summer Camp Staff

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is seeking outgoing, caring, customer service oriented, experienced professionals to join our team for the summer camp.  We are seeking a front desk receptionist as well as counselors.  These staff members will be the first point of contact/first impression with parents, students, donors, corporate sponsors, foundation officers, city officials, internal staff, and all clients who enter the school.  These are hourly part-time positions.

 

The Performing Arts School serves students ages three months to adult at its facility at One Depot Square in Englewood every day of the week after-school and on weekends.  In addition to the school itself, our robust Outreach program serves over 140 schools in Bergen County and beyond and we work with students ages PreK through 12th grade.  We offer classes, in-school residencies, assembly programs and Co-Productions.  Disciplines we offer include music, dance, early childhood, and theater.  Co-Productions consist of us putting on a fully-produced musical in a school.  Co-Productions are made up of a team of a director, music director and choreographer.  We also have a large special needs program, where we teach in-school residencies in music, dance and theater to students with special needs. 

Currently, we are seeking a front desk receptionist and camp counselors for our musical theater summer camp. 

July Camp Dates/Times:  July 5-22; 8:30am to 1:30pm; Monday thru Thursday

August Camp Dates/Times:  August 2-19; 8:30am to 1:30pm; Monday thru Thursday

Camp is ages 6-12 and will be split into two groups. 

Camp is offered in-person and virtually. 

Teacher will teach in-person in classroom and simultaneously live stream his/her class on Zoom.

Front desk and counselors will assist teachers and staff as needed.

 

All CDC and NJ State COVID guidelines are strictly followed.  Masks are to be worn at all times.  Staff must be comfortable getting temperature checked and assisting with taking temperatures of students.  Students will be socially distanced and split into smaller groups.  Instruction will take place inside the PAS as well as outside in the park across the street. 


Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a positive, fun and enthusiastic attitude at all times
  • Answer phones in a professional manner
  • Make sure CDC guidelines are being followed with regard to no guests in the building during COVID
  • Manage pick-up and drop-off with parents and students.  Stand at door and greet parents outside, take temperatures of students and record in temperature log.
  • Handle inquiries from parents, students and teaching artists (both in-person outside at front door and by phone)
  • General administrative and clerical support
  • Prepare letters and documents as needed
  • Receive and sort mail and deliveries as well as shipping returns
  • Organize meetings as needed for internal staff
  • Tidy and maintain the reception and kitchen area
  • Stock and revise marketing collateral and materials, bulletin boards, and tv screens
  • Thorough and clear understanding of classes, descriptions and attendance
  • Firm understanding of our clientele and ability to deal with a wide variety of personalities
  • Ability to help registrations either in-person, by phone or in the registration database.
  • Ensure that the phone is answered 100% of the time in a quick, warm, and upbeat manner during regular school hours.
  • Assist teachers, parents, and administration in adjusting and maintaining the studio space schedule.
  • Create and maintain relationships with all staff and students by being a warm, welcoming presence at the front desk.
  • Provide celebrity experience to both staff and families.
  • Meet weekly (virtually) with the Assistant Managing Director to discuss camp needs
  • Be prepared in the event of an emergency, i.e. weather closing, fire alarm, building issue, COVID issue, and communicate properly with fire department, police department, staff and parents as necessary.
  • Maintain proper protocol for opening duties, closing duties.
  • Maintain incident reporting protocol in the case of an accident; i.e. student injury, etc.
  • Make regular rounds of the school and check on classes and teachers and ensure vibe throughout the entire building is positive and upbeat.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Attendance at faculty and planning meetings as needed
  • Collaborate with bergenPAC staff on day-to-day needs of camp
  • Assist with planning and day-of needs for culminating camp performance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in dance, music or theater preferred
  • College students encouraged to apply
  • Background in education and experience with students and parents is a plus
  • Solid understanding and ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Forms
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong reporting skills and detail-oriented
  • Supportive, positive nature and ability to stay upbeat in difficult situations
  • Strong social media skills; ability to assist with providing social media content
  • Strong knowledge of media platforms
  • Outstanding team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Ability to provide own transportation
  • Pay commensurate with experience

Application Process:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].  No phone calls please.

Performing Arts School Teaching Artist

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is seeking highly qualified teaching artists who are seasoned experts in their respective disciplines for vocal music, musical theater dance and acting.  We are also seeking “elective” specialists, such as visual art, breakdancing, beatboxing, songwriting, and Improv. 

 

The Performing Arts School serves students ages three months to adult at its facility at One Depot Square in Englewood every day of the week after-school and on weekends.  In addition to the school itself, our robust Outreach program serves over 140 schools in Bergen County and beyond and we work with students ages PreK through 12th grade.  We offer classes, in-school residencies, assembly programs and Co-Productions.  Disciplines we offer include music, dance, early childhood, and theater.  Co-Productions consist of us putting on a fully-produced musical in a school.  Co-Productions are made up of a team of a director, music director and choreographer.  We also have a large special needs program, where we teach in-school residencies in music, dance and theater to students with special needs. 

Currently, we are seeking music, dance, acting and “elective” teachers for our 2021 musical theater summer camp.  This is an hourly part-time position.

July Camp Dates/Times:  July 5-22; 9am to 1pm; Monday thru Thursday

August Camp Dates/Times:  August 2-19; 9am to 1pm; Monday thru Thursday

Camp is ages 6-12 and will be split into two groups. 

Camp is offered in-person and virtually. 

Teacher will teach in-person in classroom and simultaneously live stream his/her class on Zoom.

Each teacher will teach two hours per day his/her specialty for music, dance and theater for a total of 8 hours per week. 

One different elective will be offered each day, so elective teachers will teach two hours per week.

 

All CDC and NJ State COVID guidelines are strictly followed.  Masks are to be worn at all times.  Teachers must be comfortable getting temperature checked and assisting with taking temperatures of students if needed.  Students will be socially distanced and split into smaller groups.  Instruction will take place inside the PAS as well as outside in the park across the street. 


Responsibilities:

  • Attendance at faculty and planning meetings as needed
  • Collaborate with bergenPAC staff on day-to-day needs of camp
  • Maintain clear communication with faculty and staff regarding schedule changes and program updates
  • Set clear artistic vision for your class and communicate this vision clearly with students and faculty/staff
  • Create age-appropriate curriculum and lesson plans in conjunction with bergenPAC staff
  • Have flexibility to update/change lesson plans as program progresses
  • Lead and teach all class sessions
  • Lead, direct and prepare for culminating performance
  • Ensure students are learning material properly
  • Collaborate with bergenPAC staff on evaluations, surveys, data collection as needed for funders

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in music, dance or theater is preferred
  • College students encouraged to apply
  • Professional experience in the performing arts
  • Teaching artist experience is a must; private lesson experience is also a plus
  • Teaching experience in urban or suburban PreK-12 schools is helpful
  • Ability to provide own transportation
  • Strong classroom management skills and ability to motivate students’ learning
  • Positive attitude, professional and courteous demeanor
  • Outstanding team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Special Needs experience a plus but not required
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Pay commensurate with experience

Application Process:  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching resume, headshot and sample lesson plan to [email protected].  No phone calls please.

Production Runner/Hospitality Assistant

Interested in the music industry?  Ever wonder what goes on "backstage".  This is your opportunity!  bergenPAC is looking for qualified candidates for the Production Runner/Hospitality Assistant position. This position is part-time, hourly, and is strictly show based.  All candidates must have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and  have their own vehicle.  Candidate must at least 21 years old.  Ideal candidate has strong local knowledge of Englewood, Tenafly, Teaneck, Hackensack and other local Bergen County communities.  Experience working at a performing arts center or production experience a plus.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities:

  • Transporting artist/crew
  • Dressing room set up (food and drink)
  • Dressing room hospitality shopping
  • Self starter and be able to operate with limited supervision
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Miscellaneous day of show jobs

Public Relations Manager - Part-Time

Public Relations Manager (Part-Time)

The Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) is seeking a Public Relations (PR) Manager to oversee the communication needs of bergenPAC, including the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery and The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC (PAS). We are seeking a person to nurture a strong industry network, increase awareness and develop an enviable image by developing and executing effective media and public relations programs.

A nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, bergenPAC's mission is to make live performing arts and arts education accessible to its diverse community by building a creative home for artists and teachers of excellence and relevance who entertain, enlighten, inspire, and inform their audiences and students.

Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute press releases for show on-sales, special promotions, and institutional announcements
  • Develop relationships with media members to secure press coverage for theater and PAS events
  • Handle press events and photo calls, such as the annual Gala and check presentations
  • Schedule the house photographer when needed and manage the digital archives
  • Work with performers’ representatives to discuss press initiatives for shows and set up artist interviews when possible
  • Maintain a listing of media contacts across genres, including print, radio, bloggers and other online outlets
  • Document and compile all press coverage
  • Share information with organization members about upcoming press

Skills & Experience

  • BA/MA degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism or a related discipline highly desired with a minimum 1 year of public relations experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)

Application information:
Qualified applicants please email your resume and cover letter, to: 
Dominic Roncace, CEO - [email protected]

No phone calls please. 

Spotlight Advertising Sales Representative

100% Commission Payment Structure
The bergenPAC Team is looking for a self-motivated, articulate, creative and enthusiastic sales person to join our Spotlight Advertising Sales Team. Your hours are your own, your earning potential is limited only by your ability to sell. Please visit Spotlight on our website here for a virtual tour of Spotlight, our advertisers and advertising sales brochure.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to the Development Department: [email protected]

Security Officer

The Bergen Performing Arts Center is seeking outgoing, service oriented and qualified candidates for our Security Team.  This position is responsible for ensuring the protection of the guest of BergenPAC, employees, artists, facility and is primarily show based. This is a part-time, hourly position.

Requirements:

  • Possess solid customer-service and interpersonal skills to ensure a positive experience in resolving any situation.
  • Must take pride in one’s work and one’s appearance. Staff will be asked to wear black BPAC logoed polo shirts, black pants, black comfortable shoes and ear pieces.  Shirts are to be tucked in at all times and no hats. 
  • Must have SORA certification including thorough knowledge of crowd control techniques.
  • Protect the theater from theft or damage
  • Prior experience working as security in a theatre, performing arts center, arena, live entertainment preferred.
  • Assist House Management staff, as needed.
  • Ability to stand long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Bi-lingual a plus

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of security experience in a related field with an understanding of PAC security procedures and guest relations.  First responders are encouraged to apply.  Familiarity with two-way radios.  Must have the ability and interpersonal skills to effectively service guests, clients and employees. Will be a team player and self-motivator, excellent written and verbal communication skills and high energy.  Must be able to work flexible hours, which includes evenings, weekends and holidays. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.  Candidate must be trustworthy, hardworking, dependable, reliable, and punctual and take pride in the job.  

Qualified applicants may send resume and references to [email protected]. Please include position in subject line of email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The Bergen Performing Arts Center, Inc. provides equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, handicap or disability, familial status, genetic makeup, atypical cellular or blood trait status, or any other trait or characteristic protected by law.  It is the firm policy of the Bergen Performing Arts Center to ensure that all persons receive equal employment opportunities solely on the basis of their skills, abilities, job related qualifications, competence, job performance and other legitimate considerations.

The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.

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