Job Opportunities at EPAC

There’s no business like show business.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center has proven itself a regional artistic force by consistently producing only the highest quality theatrical productions. EPAC, which has always relied on local emerging acting talent, is growing its professional staff as well! If you are seeking a professional challenge in a rewarding professional environment, EPAC is for you! Please take the time to look at the position descriptions below and become a part of theater that matters today.

EPAC also offers internships for qualified students, a fulfilling usher program, and other volunteer opportunities. 

EPAC is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

THEATER CONCESSION MANAGER

Join us! Be part of one of the best theaters in Lancaster County! Manage our concession area in our newly renovated lobby.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Job involves nightly duties of preparing concession area, selling during pre-show and intermission, and then reconciling at the end of the evening/shift, as well as weekly duties including inventory control/ordering of supplies.

REQUIREMENTS: Interested applicants must be available to work varied schedule. Shifts last approximately 5.5 hours. 7 to 8 productions a year, 2 to 3 weeks for each production, typically Wed-Sat evenings.

EXTRA: The ideal candidate for this position has first-hand experience working in bar/concessions or a related field, and possesses strong customer service skills. An understanding of theatre and the arts is also beneficial.

WHEN: Position and training begin immediately.

PAY: $10/hr, plus tips.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter to Andi Hill, Interim Executive Director andi@ephrataperformingartscenter.com

 

HOUSE MANAGER

The House Manager is on-site and responsible for managing the patron area (“House”) of the theater for all main stage productions, youth theater performances, and special events.

This part-time position oversees audience arrival, seating, and departure, while ensuring audience safety. The House Manager has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the experience of each patron is enjoyable as well as safe, providing exemplary customer service to audience members and renting clients. The House Manager reports to the Executive Director but will work closely with box office staff, administrative and artistic staff, and stage management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make sure restrooms, lobby and theater are clean and safe prior to patron arrival. Maintain restrooms as necessary.
  • Manage concession area.
  • Assign, train, and supervise volunteer ushers. Duties vary by show, but may include stuffing programs with promotional materials, greeting, directing, seating, and assisting patrons.
  • Provide patrons with directions and answer questions about the performance space.
  • Work closely with the stage manager to determine when the front of the house is prepared for an event to begin.
  • Be aware of and be prepared to always execute emergency procedures. The House Manager oversees the safe evacuations of all patrons in case of an emergency.
  • Complete required reporting at the end of each performance.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with theater/performance practices
  • Experience working with a wide range of clientele

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and reprioritize
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with a broad range of audience members
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership
  • Represent and promote the Ephrata Performing Arts Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Demonstrate a positive, can-do attitude; excellent judgment; identify problems and work quickly to find solutions
  • Attendance and punctuality

WHEN: Position and training begin immediately.

PAY: $13/hr

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter to Andi Hill, Interim Executive Director andi@ephrataperformingartscenter.com