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Part Time Ticketing Services Representative

Part Time
Deadline: August 24, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines - Civic Center Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts is seeking a customer focused, self-motivated, detail oriented and highly organized professional to play a leading role as a Part Time Ticketing Services Representative in our Ticket Office.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a natural passion for the performing arts and top notch customer service skills. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Part Time Ticketing Services Representative's primary responsibility is to support ticket office operations by assisting guests with ticket purchases, processing orders and other requests while upholding the integrity of Des Moines Performing Arts’ Quality Standards.

  • Transactional/Administrative: Process ticket sales accurately, i.e. price tickets appropriately (donor price code, etc.) and process exchanges properly. Utilize resources such as process documentation when needed. Complete accurate balance out sheet at end of shift.
  • Guest Experience: Create positive, consistent guest experience by interacting in polite, professional and friendly manner. Exhibit ‘guest first’ attitude.
  • Nights and weekend availability is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be available nights, weekends, and occasional holidays.
  • Retail/Service experience preferred and ability to demonstrate strong guest-focused engagement
  • Proactive thinking and ability to effectively complete projects
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to receive feedback and take action when appropriate
  • Minimum education level is High School graduate or equivalent
  • Job may require lifting boxes that weigh up to 40lbs
  • Must maintain a professional appearance

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications, complete the on-line application along with submitting your cover letter and resume to http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/discover-des-moines-performing-arts/careers.php.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Database Analyst Manager - Ticketing

Full Time
Deadline: September 10, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines - Civic Center Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts is seeking a Database Analysis Manager to maintain operations of the ticketing platform and maximum system usage for all Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) departments. 

This position is responsible for exploring and making recommendations for technological innovations based on data analysis.  This individual will provide technical leadership through ticket sales analysis to enhance business practices across all departments.  He/she will facilitate system upgrades and maintenance as well as oversee organization and storage of all database information.  Additionally, the Database Analysis Manager will build assigned events and series in the ticketing systems, proof event/series and promotion builds for quality control, provide sales data, analysis, and database information and identify areas for improvement within policies and procedures. This position will occasionally coordinate with ticket office management team to provide leadership during events, including nights, weekends and holidays.  He/she will synchronize with guest services and production to resolve all seating issues, communicate with company management to provide requested sales data, ensure accurate processing of ticket requests, and facilitate event settlement. 

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of three years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working in data analysis and ability to code in SQL; and exceptional MS Excel aptitude are all required.  Supervisory experience and experience working with ticketing systems is a plus.  Additionally, experience working in performing arts and non-profit organizations is highly preferred.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications please visit us online at www.dmpa.org to learn more and apply.  Only those submitting both cover letter and resume will be considered.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Fall 2017 Marketing Internship

Internship
Deadline: September 22, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines - Civic Center Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in marketing world-class arts, entertainment, education and cultural activities.

We are seeking current college students for our fall marketing internship program. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, event advertising, promotional duties and assisting with season marketing activities including the popular Willis Broadway Series at the Des Moines Civic Center. This position is ideal for students majoring in marketing, communications or advertising. Skills in copywriting, graphic design, video production, digital advertising and social media are preferred.  

This paid internship will run the fall semester. Applicants must be available a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. This position is temporary and will end in December.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested, please visit us online at www.dmpa.org to learn more and apply.  Only those submitting both cover letter and resume will be considered. PDF files only.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Fall 2017 Education Internship

Internship
Deadline: September 22, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines - Civic Center Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts has an exciting opportunity for students interested in arts education and event management.

We are seeking current college students for our internship program within the programming and education department. The Education Intern’s primary responsibilities will include supporting the planning and implementation of the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, summer camps, audience engagement experiences and school-based programs.

Candidates can expect to gain experience in event management and performing arts education. Primary summer projects will likely include:

  • Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards: maintain database of school and adjudicator program materials; assist in the creation of communication pieces; support Awards Showcase implementation
  • Summer Camps: assist in event preparation and management, act as a liaison to faculty, students, and families.
  • Audience Engagement: research audience engagement opportunities for upcoming season’s events.
  • Applause Series performances: assist in the development of curriculum and marketing materials, research special school-based projects connected to identified shows.

This position is ideal for students majoring in theater, education or arts administration.

Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Experience in event management and working with youth, as well as a passion for the arts, is highly desirable.

This paid internship will begin fall semester. Applicants must be available a minimum of 20-30 hours per week, with more hours during peak programming times. This position is a seasonal-based temporary position and will conclude in December.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested, please visit us online at www.dmpa.org to learn more and apply.  Only those submitting both cover letter and resume will be considered. PDF files only.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer. In accordance with state and federal law, all personnel actions such as compensation rates, benefits, job changes, company-supported training, educational tuition assistance, screening and interviewing processes will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected class.

Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.
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