Posted by Heidi on June 2, 2008
If you’ve come to TWG in the last two years, odds are our House Manager Jon sold you your ticket. He’s been a huge help to BOM for more than two years, and we will miss him a lot…as he is moving out of Chicago in two weeks.
I tried to do a little math. Jon has house managed more than 100 nights of TWG, which not only means that he’s seen the show that many times, but also that he’s spent a couple of hours each week making programs, taking reservations, tracking down forms, and sending house reports. He’s certainly spent more than 300 hours on the CTA commuting to and from the theater. He’s done all of this for free, because he’s just that kind of guy.
People like Jon are what make companies like BOM work. We’re a small non-profit. We can’t pay someone to work at the box office, and it’s incredibly helpful to have the same person at the show week after week, able to answer questions and solve problems without getting flustered or having to call the office. He’s good with people, charming to children and generally delightful to have around.
If you are at the show tonight, Jon’s last show for the foreseeable future, make sure to tell him thanks, and that you appreciate all his work for us.
If you think you might like to be the next Monkey House Manager (or know someone else who might) details after the jump.
Barrel of Monkeys House Manager
Barrel of Monkeys is seeking a House Manager for our long-running production THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA, which performs almost every Monday night (and occasional Saturday afternoons) at the Neo-Futurist Theater. This is a volunteer position available starting June 16th.
Duties include executing weekly program updates, insuring there are sufficient programs at each performance, checking the reservations and creating a reservations list, working with BOM staff on volunteer staffing and merchandise inventory, sending weekly house reports to BOM staff, and other miscellaneous front-of-house duties. This position requires approximately 2 hours outside of the show every week, primarily on Mondays.
Although not paid in actual money, the House Manager would receive the gratitude of a charming and attractive ensemble of actors and teaching artists, a positive feeling of helping a great non-profit, good karma, great references, comps to the show and, of course, a t-shirt.
Qualifications: Familiarity with Microsoft Office, exemplary phone and communication skills, strong organizational skills, and a good sense of the ridiculous.
Previous house management experience a bonus.