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USHER

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Annenberg Center

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title

USHER

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary

Penn Live Arts (PLA) at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking enthusiastic customer service oriented part-time Ushers to join PLA’s Front of House team.
Ushers play a significant role in the FOH department, offering the highest level of customer service for any patron, artist, client or visiting member of the public.

Job Description

Responsibilities of ushers include, but are not limited to:

  • Way finding
  • Ticket taking
  • Seating patrons
  • Passing out programs
  • Enforcing theatre/building policies
  • Assisting patrons with accessibility needs
  • Overseeing load in and load out of Rental set-up
  • Other duties as needed

In doing so, Ushers are essential to ensuring a memorable and safe theatre experience at a variety of events, from performances to lectures to receptions.

Qualified applicants have a friendly and professional demeanor, excellent customer services skills, enjoying being part of a team, and an ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.

PLA events will primarily take place at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, but there may be off-site shifts, as well.

Usher shifts occur mostly nights and weekends, but availability during the day is a plus.
We encourage all applicants with a unique perspective to apply, including Students, Artists, Working Professionals, Career Changers and so forth. We are committed to diversity in all areas both on stage and in Front of House.

The pay for this position is $15.00/hour.

Please note: The position requires one to stand for long periods of time, may require late nights or weekends and occasional heavy lifting. Parking is not free on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Penn Live Arts

Pay Range

$7.25 - $15.00 Hourly Rate

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Organization

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

 

To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 

 

Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

Campus and Beyond

 

We invite you to explore our campus and its stately buildings and state-of-the-art facilities. 

 

Try our self-guided tour! Come and visit

 

Learn about sustainability at Penn

 

News 

 

Stay up-to-date with Penn's response to COVID-19: Coronavirus Information & Resources

 

Penn supports news publications that tell the ongoing story of the University community, communications services for external media, telephone and video services, and other media resources: Campus Media 

 

Connect with us!  

 

Instagram: @uofpenn 

Twitter: @Penn 

 

 

Company info
Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
US

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