The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ("The Kennedy Center"), which opened on September 8, 1971, is located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages. The Kennedy Center is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Mission Statement: As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.
The 1st Assistant Treasurer will act as the primary support to Treasurer of particular assigned venue(s).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct co-workers, provide guidance to ticket sellers at windows, and oversee the completion of related box office tasks.
Prepare performance statements, verify daily sales, and prepare bank deposits.
Assist Treasurer for a particular venue, assuring timely fulfillment of special ticket orders, group contracts, setting and releasing of house seats, etc.
Check all aspects of event setup in ticketing system for particular assigned venue(s).
Facilitate work of theater and company managers.
Maintain highest standards of customer service.
Perform all duties of Treasurer on an as-needed basis.
Must have a minimum 3 years of box office/ sales/ customer service experience, including at least 1 year of experience supervising and training.
Must have a proven strong customer service background.
Must have excellent writing, communication, and problem-solving skills, and must be detail-oriented and well-organized.
Must exhibit a professional demeanor – diplomacy and tact are essential.
Knowledge of computerized ticketing systems is a must, preferably in Tessitura.
The candidate must possess the ability to work well under pressure.
About The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Kennedy Center, located on the banks of the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public in September 1971. But its roots date back to 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed bipartisan legislation creating a National Cultural Center. To honor Eisenhower's vision for such a facility, one of the Kennedy Center's theaters is named for him. The National Cultural Center Act included four basic components: it authorized the Center's construction, spelled out an artistic mandate to present a wide variety of both classical and contemporary performances, specified an educational mission for the Center, and stated that the Center was to be an independent facility, self-sustaining and privately funded.