Open Space for Arts & Community is currently hiring for two open positions:

  • Parkour Instructor
  • Event Manager

Parkour Instructor, UMO School of Physical Arts

UMO School of Physical Arts is looking for part-time Parkour teachers. Teach after-school classes to youth ages 6-18 on Vashon at Open Space for Arts and Community. Very competitive pay. Ferry fees included. Contact school@umo.org for more information!

Event Manager, Open Space for Arts and Community

Position Summary
Open Space for Arts and Community seeks multiple Event Managers with exceptional customer service skills. Event Managers are punctual, dependable, and friendly. This is an hourly position that requires some lifting.

Schedule: Event Managers work before, during and after events at Open Space. These typically occur on weekends and evenings. Hours are dependent on the length of the event or rental.

Our mission: Open Space for Arts & Community is where Vashon gathers to celebrate the unbreakable bond between arts and community.  We co-create extraordinary artistic, community building experiences that enrich and inspire all involved.  This position oversees all customer service interactions at each performance and demonstrates the culture of Open Space in every interaction with guests, vendors and talent.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the first point of contact and problem solver for renters and event attendees during load-in, production, and strike
  • Work with production staff and Front of House Manager as a team to execute day-of-performance duties
  • Provide access to Open Space equipment and supplies as described in the event contract
  • Supervise Open Space venues and sign off renter strike
  • Serve as a liaison between on-site renters and Open Space staff
  • Ensure that Open Space policies and safety protocols are followed by all attendees, volunteers, and renters
  • Keep an accurate record of all space usage and a la carte additions as needed
  • Serve as point person for building security and safety of attendees
  • When needed, supervise volunteers and paid crew
  • Attend to guest concerns and questions
  • Set-up and teardown event spaces
  • Direct overflow parking to neighborhood and adjacent businesses

Qualification:

  • Embrace the mission, vision, core competencies, and values of Open Space for Arts & Community
  • Demonstrate exceptional customer service internally and externally
  • Remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Be able to work weekends, evenings, and on call
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be proactive, anticipating problems and developing effective solutions with discretion
  • Multitask comfortably and switch rapidly from one focus to another
  • Demonstrate excellent time management
  • Be highly collaborative
  • Exhibit professional verbal communications skills
  • Maintain confidentiality of communications and proprietary information

This is an hourly position based on the production schedule. The salary range is $16 to $20 an hour based on experience. Students are welcome to apply. No calls, please. Reply with a letter of interest OR a resume and cover letter.

Open Space for Arts & Community is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, maternity, marriage, civil partnership, citizenship, disability, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable law.