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 Associates

bergenPAC is looking to hire part-time Box Office Associates who will be responsible for ticket selling at the window and over the phone using Ticketmaster applications.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Guest Relations; maintain superior customer service and act as a brand ambassador for BergenPAC
  • Answer phones with prompt and courteous attitude
  • Ticket sales
  • Will-Call
  • Process opening and closing paperwork
  • Job Qualifications: 
  • Required:
  • Working knowledge of phone handling, cashiering, & customer service
  • Fundamental knowledge of computer operation
  • Skilled in guest relations, phone etiquette, cash handling, and filing
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and work well with others while in a high-volume and sometimes stressful environment

Preferred:

  • Previous Ticketing experience
  • Working knowledge of Windows based PC programs

 

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.

Custodian

The Bergen Performing Arts Center is seeking outgoing, service oriented and qualified candidates for our Maintenance Team.  Candidates will need to clean, lift and move heavy objects.  Must be able to work well in a team structure as well as on your own.  Daily duties will be assigned by the supervisor and must be able to complete in a timely manner. This is a part-time, hourly position. 

General duties include (but not limited to):

  • Vacuum offices, hallways, stairs, lobby, theatre, cabaret, backstage and all other common areas
  • Dust all office furniture, windowsills, countertops, etc.
  • Empty theatre, backstage, office, bathroom, lobby, cabaret, basement and all other common area wastebaskets
  • Breaking down boxes and putting in proper trash container
  • Clean bathroom fixtures, counters, mirrors, and mop floors
  • Assure adequate supplies are in bathrooms
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them
  • Maintain adequate stock of all custodial supplies, ordering additional as needed
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs
  • In coordination with Maintenance Manager, remove snow from sidewalks, alleys and parking areas, as needed, and spread snow melting chemicals
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the exterior of the building including removing debris from the property, sweeping patios and walkways as needed
  • Set up, arrange, and remove tables, chairs, tablecloths.
  • Dust and clean all surfaces
  • Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • Required to be available for overtime hours as needed and directed by supervisor
  • Wash inside and outside of all windows, as assigned
  • Wash off marks on walls and doors
  • Dust door ledges and floor boards
  • Scrub bathroom floor, walls, and fixtures, as needed
  • Move or set up office furniture
  • Other duties as required by the supervisor

Position Requirements:

High School Diploma (preferred). Prior related experience (preferred). Must be 21 years of age or older.  Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.  Good communication and interpersonal skills a must, as well as good client/customer service skills.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions, prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively with a team. Basic knowledge of cleaning products is required. The work requires routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than fifty pounds.  Moving items over fifty pounds utilizes a team lift.  Candidate must be trustworthy, hardworking, dependable, reliable, and punctual and take pride in the job.

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for implementing bergenPAC's fundraising strategy in order to increase philanthropic revenue for the organization from individual, corporate, events, program guide, foundation and government sources. bergenPAC is currently in the quiet phase of a capital campaign, in addition to growing its annual campaign and membership programs. The Director of Development will supervise a small team of professionals as well as manage a portfolio of relationships personally to achieve success.  Working closely with the CEO, Board of Trustees and senior staff, the Director of Development will drive momentum across bergenPAC's development programs and oversee the production of key events in order to generate a sustainable pipeline of funding to meet the organization's short and long term needs.  
 
Responsibilites:

  • Oversee the certain development activities including annual and capital fundraising, foundation grants, membership program, sponsorships, and benefit events such as the annual gala.
  • Work with the CEO to develop a clear fundraising strategy and to set realistic, ambitious goals.
  • Maintain direct responsibility for achieving the annual fundraising team target, tracking versus budget regularly with Director of Finance/Controller.
  • Identify and manage a portfolio of donors, members and prospects capable of making five, six and seven figure gifts to bergenPAC.
  • Lead and motivate the development team through effective management, performance tracking and goal setting.
  • Map and refine the supporter journey in order to maximize acquisition, promote donor conversion, and ensure effective cultivation and proper stewardship.
  • Build strong relationships with staff and external stakeholders to raise awareness of the case for philanthropic support and to clarify giving opportunities.
  • Support the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees as required.
  • Have impeccable communication skills, be highly detail oriented, self-motivated and a strategic thinker.  This position requires a high-degree of responsibility and productivity, successfully juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications & Experience:
Must possess impeccable communication skills, be highly detail oriented, self-motivated and a strategic thinker.  This position requires a high-degree of responsibility and productivity, successfully juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
 
Qualified applicants will possess:

  • A proven track record for cultivating relationships and securing funding commitments from individuals, foundations and corporations.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years related work experience.  
  • Strong leadership skills, with experience managing others in a proactive and positive manner.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collegially with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of the performing arts.
  • Knowledge of Northern New Jersey funding market a must.
  • Experience working in a campaign environment, and knowledge of Raiser's Edge a plus.
  • A bachelor's degree or higher is required.
  • Willingness to work evening hours.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants please email your resume and cover letter to:
[email protected]

Outreach Teaching Artists

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC is looking for highly qualified teaching artists to work with students in outreach schools throughout Northern New Jersey. The Performing Arts School sends teachers in all disciplines- music, theater, dance- to expose K-12th graders to the performing arts and watch the students' confidence grow. Teaching Artists will work with the schools to  customize a curriculum that fits the school's unique needs.

bergenPAC is seeking teaching artists in all disciplines.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with bergenPAC staff and classroom teachers on age-appropriate curriculum for students
  • Conduct age-appropriate lessons at schools
  • Communicate with bergenPAC and outreach school staff regarding all aspects of the program
  • Travel to and work in K-12 schools across Northern New Jersey

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the arts or arts-related field
  • Professional experience in a performing art form
  • Teaching experience in urban or suburban schools (K - 12)
  • Willing to travel and teach throughout Northern New Jersey
  • Must provide transportation to and from schools
  • Willing to attend meetings in addition to teaching classes

Please send resume & types of classes you are able to teach to: [email protected]

Performing Arts School Intern

The bergenPAC Performing Arts School 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.

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

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.  

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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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