SYMPHONY TICKET AGENT
Reports to: Marketing & Patron Services Manager
The Albany Symphony, located in New York’s Capital Region, is seeking qualified and experienced ticket agents who are committed to the highest standards of customer service. The Albany Symphony is one of this region’s most revered music and cultural institutions. Through brilliant live performances, innovative educational programs and a commitment to creating, recording, and disseminating the music of our time, the Albany Symphony enriches the community and engages patrons from the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, the North Country, and Western New England.
As a member of the patron relationship team, ticket agents will provide critical patron support to the box office during Albany Symphony sponsored performances. This is a part-time, seasonal position. Candidates should be available to work all Albany Symphony performances at the Palace Theatre. Additional hours may be available during the week as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Box Office & Patron Services Support: Work as part of the Patron Services Team to provide superior customer service by phone and in person at the Albany Symphony Box Office. Sell tickets and subscriptions at each Albany Symphony sponsored concert, collecting and maintaining patron data during sales transactions for effective communication and relationship development. Assist the Box Office & Patron Services Coordinator with the distribution and handling of Will Call tickets and complimentary tickets to donors, sponsors, and special guests.
Must be available to work 4pm to 8PM on the following dates:
- Saturday, October 14, 2017
- Saturday, November 18, 2017
- Sunday, December 3, 2017
- Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Saturday, May 19, 2018
Skills and Qualifications
- 2-3 years of customer relations/ box office experience is necessary
- Experience using Ticketmaster, Theatre Manager and advanced ticketing systems preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to think quickly and solve problems creatively
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with people at all levels across a diverse patron base.
- Knowledgeable and passionate about the arts, specifically orchestral music
Compensation: $12-$13 per hour based on experience. This is a part-time, non-exempt position, seasonal position. Minimum 4 hour shift per concert.
Contact: To apply for this position, please submit resume via email to Justin Cook, Marketing & Patron Services Manager at JustinC@AlbanySymphony.com. No calls please.
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
The Albany Symphony is one of the region's most revered arts and cultural institutions. At the heart of the Albany Symphony are the patrons and volunteers who donate their time to advance the legacy of the Albany Symphony.
The Albany Symphony is currently seeking volunteers to serve in the following capacity.
- Concert Greeters
- Special Event Volunteers
- Albany Symphony Ambassadors
- American Music Festival Ushers
- Musician Hospitality Volunteers
- Musician Housing Volunteers
The Albany Symphony welcomes students enrolled and high school or college to explore internships with the Albany Symphony.
Interns are invited to work alongside industry professionals in the following areas:
- Fundraising & Development
- Marketing & Communications
- Artistic Operations
- Patron Services
For information about internships and volunteer opportunities please contact Justin Cook, Marketing & Patron Services Manager at 518.694.3300 x141.
The Albany Symphony announces 2018 auditions in Albany, NY for the following tenure-track positions:
- Section Clarinet: Saturday, September 22, 2018
- Section Viola: Sunday, September 23, 2018
- Section Violin: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Positions to begin with 2018-2019 season.
The Albany Symphony is a per service orchestra. 2018-2019 base scale rate of pay is $110.00/service.
Qualified applicants should send a one-page resume and $50.00 deposit, to be received by August 20th, 2018 (returned at the audition or destroyed if cancellation is made by September 17, 2018) to:
Susan Debronsky, Albany Symphony Personnel Manager
26 Dover Drive
Delmar, NY 12054
Audition times will be assigned after August 20th and ONLY if resume is accompanied by a deposit check.
NO PHONE CALLS