Thank you for your interest in the Mount Baker Theatre!
Program Manager/Development Assistant
Mount Baker Theatre is a thriving performing arts center, with a $3 million annual operations budget. We program for artistic value and sometimes just for fun entertainment. We rent facilities to community organizations presenting theatre, dance, and other performing arts. The Theatre is beautifully restored and theatrically updated venue built in 1927 as part of Fox movie and vaudeville circuit; includes 1500-seat main stage, a versatile black-box performance space, and an intimate space for small performances, business meetings, private parties. Loyal, dedicated sponsors, members, volunteers and staff contribute to 15-year record of growth in attendance and revenue.
MBT now has a unique opportunity, due to staff departure and other reorganization, to create a position to match your skills. It is also possible, if you have skills in only one of these areas, that a part-time position could be created. If you have the skills listed below, or others you feel would match our organization, please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current openings include these basic areas:
- Manage & expand education program
- Develop & manage small-space programming
- Member/advertiser/sponsor data-entry & reporting
- Development project management (including strategy, administration, implementation, physical creation of all paper materials, etc.)
To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to email@example.com or mail to 104 N Commercial St. Bellingham 98225. No phone calls please.
Purpose: Primary accounting, personnel/human resource and financial management for the Theatre.
- Maintain books for complex accounting operation, and keep financial, personnel, insurance, and operational contracts for the organization, using computerized systems.
- Balance and reconcile accounts and ticket income reports.
- Manage and maintain all HR/Personnel records, secure and maintain all necessary information for new hires, provide necessary reporting for union, City, and annual audit.
- Prepare internal and external monthly, annual, and as-needed financial reports.
- Issue invoices and purchase orders, accounts payable checks, and payroll.
- Make timely tax and benefit payments and deposits.
- Develop draft event budgets for all MBT presentations.
- Determine event settlements and payments.
- Maintain accounting and records for grants and special projects.
- Prepare financial reports for Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee meetings as requested.
- Prepare and monitor annual budget, capital budget, and cash flow projections.
- Computer liaison to technical service company.
- Participate in other administrative functions and duties as assigned by Executive Director.
Work Schedule: Full time salaried position, 40 hours per week, plus attendance at Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings, Finance Committee meetings, significant public events at the theatre, and other hours as needed.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 104 N Commercial St. Bellingham 98225. No phone calls please.
Purpose: Under the direction of the Ticketing Manager, act as primary contact for ticket sales & related transactions while providing exceptional service & offering any assistance to improve the overall customer experience.
Qualifications: The Ticket Office Staff is the first, & often the only, Theatre representative with whom the customer directly interacts. As the primary public representation of the Theatre, Ticket Reps must have the following skills/traits:
- Min. 2 years front-line customer service experience
- Min. 1 year money-handling & accurate record-keeping/data entry experience
- Ability to quickly adapt to & become proficient with new software & procedures
- Ability to maintain a professional, friendly, empathetic demeanor in a fast-paced environment with customers of all types who are occasionally rude or irate
- Ability to work independently, follow complex procedures, & adapt to a constant stream of new information
- Excellent comprehension & verbal communication skills, specifically with regard to spatial relation
- Excellent critical-thinking & creative problem-solving skills & strong attention to detail
- Availability to work flexible hours including nights & weekends
- Event ticketing experience (preferred)
- Multi-line phone experience (preferred)
Work Schedule: This hourly, part-time position averages 15-18 hours per week as needed based on events/ticket demand. Scheduled times are between 9:30a-6:30p Mon-Fri, plus show shifts on weekend/weekday evenings & weekend afternoons, including periods when WWU is not in session. Special occasions may require other hours. Schedule varies week-to-week & allows for some flexibility.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume here. No phone calls or drop-in inquires please.
We are always accepting applications for the following position, and review them on an as needed basis:
Submit resume here. No phone calls please.