Friday
Apr242015

Front of House Manger (part time seasonal)

 

Grand Performances, L.A.’s premiere free summer concert presenter, seeks an experienced Front of House Manager to oversee all public services in our one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, manage our volunteer force, and work with Grand Performances administrative and production staff to ensure a positive patron experience. The 2015 Grand Performance season runs from June 19-August 22, and includes 25+ events. Compensation based on experience.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT AREN’T LIMITED TO

  • Primary point of contact for Production and Administrative staff before, during, and after a performance
  • Manage set up of the event space prior to public opening: work with production team to set up reserved seating section, stock information cart, manage onsite relationships with vendors and partners, and more
  • Work with development department to manage the reserved seating section for GP members, artists, and press after the show begins
  • Coordinate artist merchandising sales and keep reliable accounting of sales when necessary
  • Recruit, Coordinate, Train, Manage & Deploy Volunteer Force
  • Manage FOH volunteer team by stationing them across plaza to act as ushers and on-site ambassadors providing information about Grand Performances events o Oversee Red Bucket solicitation, Artist Signing, survey distribution, and other promotional events when necessary
  • Resolve patron complaints/issues during productions
  • Compile nightly event reports, including house counts, incident reports, etc. and report to staff at weekly production meetings

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 3-5 years Front of House or relevant experience
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Able to think on your feet and manage multiple responsibilities at once
  • Will be required to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends; must be able to attend all Tuesday afternoon production meetings
  • Must be outgoing and excited to engage with staff members, artists, and the public all with utmost professionalism
  • Excellent customer service
  • Must be physically strong and able to stand and walk for a significant amount of time; must be to lift up to 25lbs


To apply, please send a brief letter of interest and resume to hr@grandperformances.org

Monday
Mar302015

Looking for summer interns

We're looking for two interns to join our Communications and Programming teams. Here's a glimpse at summer intern life from last year's interns:

Sounds fun, huh? Keep reading to learn more and apply.

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week paid summer internships (40 hours/week) for undergraduate students. Eligible students must be undergraduates, and either reside in Los Angeles County or attend school in Los Angeles county (click here for more details).

Students are paid $400/week to work in nonprofit literary, performing and presenting arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Interns also participate in additional educational components provided by the Arts Commission.

PR/Marketing Intern*

The PR/Marketing Intern will focus on PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING and COMMUNICATIONS as part of the marketing efforts associated with the 2015 summer season of Grand Performances. The goal of the ten-week project is for the intern to learn about the basic principles of marketing, branding, public relations, and customer engagement. The intern will conduct research on our artists and their fan bases and use this information to both promote the show to existing audiences, and to help identify and cultivate new audiences and community groups interested in our programming. The project will provide an opportunity for the intern to gather information on a weekly basis for our performing artists, and create original content for the purposes of general and targeted dispatches to press and community groups.

Skills required

- Must be creative, proactive, highly organized, computer literate, outgoing, and able to think on your feet - Must possess strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills - Must be excited to engage with artists and the public onsite, both with utmost professionalism - Must be interested in the performing arts!

How to apply

To apply, please send resume and brief cover letter to marketing@grandperformances.org, subject line: Marketing & PR Intern.

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Artist Relations Intern*

The Artist Relations Intern will focus on ARTIST RELATIONS and PROGRAMMING initiatives associated with the 2015 summer season of Grand Performances. The goal of the ten-week project is for the intern to learn about the basic principles associated with artist relations, event management and community engagement. The intern will learn how to coordinate off-site programming activities and provide event support for artist and audience members. The intern will interact with artists, management and booking agencies through a variety of media and communications including written letters, social media and web-based engagement, and onsite special event work.

Skills required

- Attention to detail and accuracy in cash-handling and merchandise-related areas, - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential - Knowledge of Word, Excel, Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie and Garage Band programs preferred - Outgoing

How to apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Leigh Ann Han at lahahn@grandperformances.org. Subject line: Artist Relations Intern.

 

Tuesday
Mar102015

First Annual Director’s Council Dinner

With deep gratitude, Grand Performances hosted our Director’s Council members on Sunday, March 8th for a one-of-a-kind gathering in the underground dining spot KTCHN 105. Members enjoyed sweet and sour cocktails freshly prepared by GP’s Director of Programming Leigh Ann Hahn, and South African wines paired with a fabulous 5-course dinner by Executive Chef Felix Barron from KTCHNLA. The menu featured a Chicharron de Queso salad, Lavash and Snap Pea Harrissa, Preserved Lemon Lentil Soup with Krispy Kale, Apple Wood Smoked Monkfish with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Wilted Spinach, and the grand finale Blue Berry Cobbler with Malted Bread Ice Cream. After dessert guests were treated to a sneak peek presentation by one of our summer artists (sorry, we can’t say who!).

Launched in 2013, The Director’s Council recognizes those individuals who have made multi-year commitments in support of our programs. They are moved by Grand Performances’ impact in the community, the diversity on our stage, and in our audience. And we celebrate them.

The Family of Mildred and Gary Alexander

Michael Becker*

Natalie and David Bergeson

The Elliott Family

The Feintech Family

Jennifer Fisher

Deborah Glusker

Victoria Kirsch and Michael Alexander

Jeff Brown and Brenda Miyamoto

Karen Molleson and Lowell Hill

Jon Neustadter

Karim Teymourtache


If you would like to learn more about our Director’s Council, please call Director of Development Christie Lesinski at 213-687-2272.

Wednesday
Feb112015

Valentines, Grand Performances style

Show a GRAND gesture of your love by sending valentines to your friends and lovers, Grand Performances style. We have nine super cute and clever cards. Show you care and share - it's easy to do from Facebook (here) or on our blog.

Just right click on the valentine you want to download.

 

   

   

   

   

Friday
Nov212014

We Are The Greek 

As we finish up one season, and begin to plan another at our home venue California Plaza, I wanted to tell you about another opportunity on the horizon - one that will give us the opportunity to program at the historic Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. Recognizing Grand Performances' deep roots in the community and our commitment to promoting L.A.-based artists, the Nederlander Family asked us to program their (free) community stage. We're excited about the possibility to expand our programming. As you may know, the Greek Theatre is under review for new management (read more about it here), and the Nederlanders are at risk of losing the right to the venue they've managed for nearly four decades. We are proud that the Nederlanders asked Grand Performances to collaborate with them and they have asked our fans to sign the petition here.

- Michael Alexander, Executive Director

You can also learn more about the Nederlander's position at http://wearethegreek.com/