LKTYP is currently searching for a candidate to position of Usher. This front-line position reports to the Front of House Manager and Head Usher and ensures that our patrons are safe, comfortable, and most of all happy with their theatre experience. We are looking for enthusiastic, confident, dependable, and dedicated individuals who are able to work part-time on weekdays and/or weekends. This is a seasonal position from late September to May, with the possibility of extending into June depending on theatre rentals.
- Greeting, ticket taking, programme distribution, providing directional assistance to patrons
- Seating of patrons and school groups (both general admission and assigned seating)
- Assist with the execution of appropriate health and safety, building security and emergency procedures
- Special event assistance
- Light custodial duties
- Prior ushering experience – excellent customer service skills
- Experience and enjoyment in dealing with children
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- Strong team player
- Positive, pro-active and personable
LKTYP is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Please forward a resume and cover letter by email, fax or mail by September 4th, 2008 to:
C/o Margaret Smith, Front of House Manager
165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 3Z4
Fax: (416) 363-5136 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.lktyp.ca
Due to time constraints, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
LORRAINE KIMSA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (formerly Young Peoples Theatre) is the largest Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company in Canada and a significant institution in the Canadian professional theatre community. Over our 43-year history we have produced many of the most important works that now form the canon of plays for young audiences in this country. Learning is at the centre of everything we do and LKTYP is renowned as the showplace for presenting important TYA work developed elsewhere. In addition to being a producer and presenter of theatre, LKTYP has also been home to a year-round Drama School for youth since 1969. The aesthetic vision for LKTYP is one where three streams of performance are given importance. Firstly, the classics of children’s literature from around the world offer children membership in an ancient childhood, renewing in them the images and inspirations of our own lives as children. Secondly, contemporary works and vigorous new Canadian play development ensure continuing relevance to the real lives of kids. Finally, the Drama School creates theatre for youth by youth. At the centre of LKTYP’s artistic policy is a desire to have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people in order for them to grow into the unique and wonderful people they were born to be. At LKTYP we also believe that the more challenging, the more hostile, the more ‘isolated within-the-crowd’ our world becomes, the more we need art to help us interpret the universe, connect with each other, and imagine a better future. If adults need this, kids need it more.