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Guest Services Seating Coordinator and Host - Part-time

SUMMARY:
The Guest Services staff are responsible for seating the Center’s patrons in a friendly manner in the theater by providing courteous and effective customer service at the Center for Puppetry Arts performances and museum. The Guest Services staff assist the ticket sales department in solving any customer service issues so that patrons will want to return. This position reports to the Ticket Sales Director.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the seating of patrons for events at the Center for Puppetry Arts in a positive and friendly manner so that customers will want to return.
  • Analyze ticket sales reports to ensure proper seating for General Admission events and Reserved seating events.
  • Print, fold and distribute programs and ensure that every adult patron receives a program.
  • Work as a team with ticket sales staff and museum staff in managing lines of people entering the theater.
SKILLS REQUIRED:
Position requires ability to:
  • Demonstrate exceptional and positive skills by verbally welcoming guests to the Center for Puppetry Arts as well as thanking guests for attending after the performance ends.
  • Outstanding customer relations, communications and problem solving in a fast-paced environment seating school groups, families and individual patrons.
  • Coordinate with the Ticket Sales office to analyze daily school group and patron activity for seating each performance.
  • Coordinate with Production on specific requirements for each performance, i.e. late seating, seating restrictions, etc.
  • Deal effectively with special seating requirements.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with the Ticket Sales personnel and other House Management.
  • Work effectively under pressure to ensure all patrons are seated in a courteous and friendly manner before show time.
  • Manage the theatre during show time with courteous attention to patrons moving about the theatre.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma required. Guest Service experience in theater preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Send resume and salary history to carolvanleer@puppet.org or mail to Ticket Sales Director, Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.  No phone calls, please.


Ticket Sales Assistant - Part-time

SUMMARY:
The Ticket Sales Assistant’s overall responsibility is to provide courteous and effective customer service when selling memberships, donations, performances, workshops, and museum activities at the Center for Puppetry Arts.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the seating of patrons for events at the Center for Puppetry Arts in a positive and friendly manner so that customers will want to return.
  • Sell tickets to all events at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
  • Process group sales orders and follow through with all procedures, including confirmation of orders and finalizing payment of orders with group leaders.
  • Sell memberships to all customers.
  • Support the Ticket Sales Director and Ticket Sales Supervisor as needed.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights, weekends and around holidays, as needed.
  • Sales calls when needed to groups to encourage early booking.
  • Flexible with work schedule. Primary work is on weekends and Mondays.
SKILLS REQUIRED:
Position requires ability to:
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills in customer relations, communications and problem solving.
  • Operate Windows-based computerized ticketing system preferably Tessitura ticketing system.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with other in both oral and written form.
  • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedule and produce accurate results.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with clients, employees, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and one (1) year ticket related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferable with the Tessitura ticketing system.

Send resume and salary history to carolvanleer@puppet.org or mail to Ticket Sales Director, Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.  No phone calls, please.





PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

CALL FOR TOURING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS
Family Series & New Directions Series for Adults and Teens


The Center for Puppetry Arts strives to present the best in puppetry and therefore is always seeking engaging puppet productions from both the United States and abroad.

Companies selected to perform in our Family Series generally perform 13 shows per week (Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am, Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sun: 1pm & 3pm) for 1-3 weeks. Performances last 45-50 minutes, and include a brief puppet demonstration following the show. Target audience age range is 4-10 years. 

Companies selected to perform in our New Directions Series for Adults and Teens generally perform 4-8 shows per week (schedule varies) for 1-2 weeks. Performances last 1-2 hours, and may include audience discussions following the show. Target audience age ranges are either 12+ (for teens and adults) or 18+ (adults only).

BOOKING CYCLE:
The Center’s season runs July 1-June 30.  Booking generally takes place 10-12 months before the beginning of each season.

SUBMISSIONS:

To submit your production for consideration, please send a cover letter, tech rider (including required stage dimensions, sound/light/projection needs, number of people traveling with the show & any other essential elements the Center would need to provide to present your show) and video of the complete show to be considered. We do not select shows based on excerpts or highlight reels. If you wish multiple shows to be considered, please submit a complete package for each.
 
Center for Puppetry Arts
c/o Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA


With your permission, we would like to add your video to our library collection after our review process has concluded. DVDs in the library are available for scholars and puppeteers to view by appointment on the premises and do not leave the library. Please specify your preference in your cover letter. If you would prefer that we return your DVD to you, please include a self-addressed mailer, and we will return it as soon after viewing as possible.


Please visit www.puppet.org for more information about the Center for Puppetry Arts.
If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email kristinhaverty@puppet.org




INTERNSHIPS



2014 performance interns for Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat


Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Available Internships
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Production:  Scene Shop
  • Production:  Puppet Building
  • Production:  Electrics
  • Production: Performance (Winter and Spring Show Internships Available)
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Internship Program, click here.

To apply, click here for application instructions.


Fall Session: September- December (12-15 weeks)                           
Application Deadline:  July 30th (Deadline Recently Extended)

Spring/Winter Session: February- May (12-15 weeks)          
Application Deadline: November 30th
Special Deadline for Summer Development Internship -- March 30, 2015
Special Deadline for Summer Performance Internship -- March 31, 2015
 
Summer Session: June- August/September (12-15 weeks)
Application Deadline:  March 1st



Internship Descriptions

Development/Fundraising Internship:

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.
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Marketing Internship:
Marketing interns assist the Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, and/or Community Coordinator with the day-to-day activities of the Marketing department. Duties include assisting with cross promotions, writing promotional copy and press releases, distributing Center materials managing a physical and digital press archive, and researching potential audiences/marketing tactics.
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Graphic Design Internship:
Graphic Design interns’ duties include assisting with the creation of various materials such as print and online ads; flyers, invitations, and other printed items; photo illustrations and emails; as well as possible video projects.
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Scene Shop Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the construction of scenic elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: scenic construction, woodworking, metalworking, painting, sculpting, rigging masking, loading in scenery and sewing.
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Electrics Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the implementation of lighting, sound, and video elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: the hang, circuit, and focus of lighting plots, preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances, the repair and maintenance of equipment and fulfilling the electric needs of other Center activities.
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Puppet Building Internship:
Assisting Resident Puppet Builders with the construction of puppets, props and costumes for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: sewing, patterning, foam patterning and fabrication, molding and casting, sculpting, painting and basic woodwork.
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Performance Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
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