House Manager Internship
July/August 2017


Waterman’s Community Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on beautiful North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic House Manager with strong leadership, organizational and people skills, and a passion for the arts.
 
The primary focus of this internship is to assist with Waterman’s Community Center’s Summer programming, which includes concerts, movies, drama, speakers and performances during the months of July and August, a busy time at Waterman’s. North Haven is a special place where artists and performers from around the world have found a close connection to this hard-working and enthusiastic island community. Often times, the House Manager is the public face of the organization at events and programs. The House Manager must make the position their full priority despite other potential concurrent employment commitments.
 
As we continue to strive to offer unique and engaging programs during the summer we are looking for a motivated individual to assist in these efforts. Some theater experience is preferred but not required.
 
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Acquire knowledge of lighting, sound, and other theater equipment.
  • Run lights, sound and projector for appropriate events or train volunteers.
  • Be the liaison at many of the evening events between Waterman’s and the public.
  • Keep meticulous records of all events (attendance, income, etc.) using the electronic form system.
  • Assist Programs Coordinator with basic administration of events and programs as needed.
  • Greet community members and take admissions or donations at the door.
  • Work with Programs Coordinator with all aspects of events and programs from set up to completion.
  • Work with artists and musicians as needed to organize and prepare for events.
  • Assist with other various daytime programs as needed.
  • Enforce the policies of the building.
  • Ensure that equipment is stored properly after use.
  • Follow all guidelines for theater maintenance and organization.
  • Participate in a short training period in late June.
  • 8 hours per week working the Waterman’s Coffee Shop and assisting more as needed. Any time after 8 hours per week becomes hourly rate to be determined.

 
There will be a stipend in the amount of $1,800 - $2,000 depending on hours and previous experience.
Approximate timeline: July 1 – August 30.
Approximate schedule: 30 hours per week.
 
Waterman’s Community Center includes 134-seat theater, state of the art sound and lighting equipment, a large community room for events and art exhibits, a coffee shop, classroom and meeting space. Other activities in this community center include summer camps, adult and teen workshops.
 
To apply please fill out Waterman's general application form, available here, and submit your resume and a brief statement of interest via email to:
Claire James - Programs Coordinator
programs@watermans.org
 
Please email or call 207.867.2100 if you have any questions throughout the application process.

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