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Part-time Guest Services Associate

Part Time
Deadline: March 31, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts seeks a part-time Guest Services Associate for event set up, basic inventory functions including receiving, stocking and product rotation, and providing assistance to the guest service department as needed including equipment maintenance and cleaning of equipment and utensils.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Experience with performing arts or customer service a plus. Experience with Microsoft Suite a plus.
  • Responsible for setting up for events including verifying table placement to map, linens and beverage set up.
  • Responsible for receiving deliveries, stocking products and product rotation.
  • Responsible for cleaning equipment used for beverage set up including scheduled cleaning of ice machines, coffee services, equipment, utensils, etc. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the staff refrigerators in the building are stocked.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. No phone calls please.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Marketing Internship - Summer 2017

Internship
Deadline: April 7, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515.246.2369 Location: Des Moines 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 anticipating a graduation date later than May 2019 for our spring 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 begin late May 2017. Applicants must be available a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. This position is temporary and will end in August 2017.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and online application at http://www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/discover-des-moines-performing-arts/careers.php. No compressed files, please.

Application period will close on April 7th.    

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Bartender

Part Time
Deadline: April 17, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts has a current opportunity for a part-time bartender. We are seeking individuals who are able to mix, pour, serve and sell beverages while demonstrating exemplary customer service to all guests attending Des Moines Performing Arts events.   Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking ID’s, handling cash, operating point of sale equipment, selling concession items, moving and stocking product. This position is event based requiring weekend, evening and holiday work.  Hours will fluctuate based on staffing needs per event. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred 
  • Experience with bartending, cash handling and customer service highly preferred 
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills
  • A professional demeanor
  • A white tuxedo shirt and black pants (not provided)
  • Computer/internet access
  • Reliable transportation
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs and lift/carry up to 50 lbs.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions. We provide competitive pay along with an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications, complete the on-line application and submit along with your resume.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hospitality Supervisor

Part Time
Deadline: April 20, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Hospitality Supervisor.  This position will be responsible for supervising part-time team members working various hospitality and concession roles at the Des Moines Civic Center.   Specific responsibilities will include overseeing all activities of bartenders and bar leads for assigned shift including event preparation, change fund management, inventory maintenance and equipment trouble-shooting. In addition, the Hospitality Supervisor will ensure a high level of customer service to all guests attending events at the Civic Center.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • Previous experience in a retail environment
  • Experience working in the arts & entertainment or hospitality industries
  • Knowledge of food service safety guidelines
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Demonstrated outstanding customer service skills
    • Computer skills
    • Outstanding organization skills
    • Able to effectively multitask
    • Basic accounting skills that includes experience with handling cash
    • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to quickly make sound decisions
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
    • Previous supervisory experience preferred
    • Weekend, holiday and evening availability required

This is an excellent opportunity with an exciting and dynamic organization. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications, complete the on-line application and submit along with your resume.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Part-time Ticketing Services Representative

Part Time
Deadline: April 22, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines 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. Avoid internal language (price code, etc.) and utilize the ‘service no’ as appropriate. Exhibit ‘guest first’ attitude.
  • Availability/Punctuality: Maintain reasonable monthly availability, defined as 35 hours per month. Work scheduled hours, does not habitually swap out of shifts. Arrives and preps workstation to open at scheduled shift start time.

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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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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