Usher (Part-time)

Operations · Brooklyn, New York
Department Operations
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15/hour

About BRIC: 

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community. BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC builds Brooklyn’s creative future.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

About the Part-Time Usher Role: 

BRIC seeks enthusiastic individuals for the part-time position of Usher. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, Ushers will serve as the ticket takers and greeters to the audience members at performing arts events, including concerts, work-in-progress showings, dance performances and more.

What You’ll Do in the Role:

The part time Usher will be responsible for the following in addition to any other project as assigned by their manager, the Operations Manager:

  • Scan and check all tickets
  • Politely direct and escort patrons to their seats
  • Greet audiences at performances, answer general questions 
  • Provide patrons with programs and other relevant materials
  • Be aware of and enforce appropriate house rules 
  • Other duties as directed 

You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:


  • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
  • Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Desire to operationalize equity within the Operations function.
  • Qualifications and Experience
    •  Ability to work in a fast-paced, busy environment while remaining calm, friendly, and attentive
    • Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Availability to work evening hours and weekends
    • Patron services, retail or sales experience 
    • Prior experience at live performance venues, knowledge of Ticketfly is a plus but not required.
  • Communication & Relationship Building: An emotionally intelligent, values- and results-driven team player. Skilled communicator and relationship builder.  
  • Organization & Time Management: Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks across competing deadlines, and be proactive. 

Other Things to Know:

  • Compensation: The rate of pay for this position is $15/hour.
  • Status and location: This is a part-time role based in our Brooklyn office, 15-20 hours per week. Regular weekend hours available. Candidates must be from the NYC area. 
  • Mission & Values: BRIC builds Brooklyn's creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.

BRIC is an Equal Opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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