The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is comprised of a team of talented people that are passionate about the arts. The opportunities listed below require hard-working, dedicated, and enthusiastic people. We look forward to working with you!
Patron Services - Ushers and Ticket Takers
Patron services team members are responsible for learning the layout of the theater and facility in order to assist patrons. They are assigned a specific task and area of the theater at any given performance. These tasks include seating patrons, taking tickets, or directing patrons to the appropriate entrance.
Training is provided. Time commitment is usually about 3‐5 hours per performance, mostly evenings and/or weekends. Our Ushers and Ticket Takers are the first people that our patrons meet when they attend a performance, so it is crucial that they are friendly, patient, and people‐oriented. Front of house opportunities are open to students and adults, ages 16 and older. Ushers and ticket takers are compensated at $10 per hour. After 15 shows, compensation is increased to $13.
Expectations of Ushers and Ticket Takers:
• Ushers and Ticket Takers are at the performance primarily for the patrons. The show is an added bonus.
• Arrival is expected one hour before performance start time.
• Dress code is a white collared shirt and black slacks or knee-length skirt and sensible shoes.
• Be aware at all times, of what is going on around you and report any problems to the House Manager.
• Be aware of fire exits and emergency procedures.
• Be ready to be friendly and have fun!
Part-time position available for an enthusiastic House Manager. Position oversees all front-of-house operations, including supervision of ushers and ticket takers, coordination of lobby set ups, and communication with box office and technical staff. House Managers may set up / operate basic sound and lighting operations. A successful House Manager will be able to troubleshoot problems quickly and effectively to guarantee patron satisfaction. Evening and weekend hours required. Click here for full job description.
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center has internship opportunities for students who would like to gain professional administrative or technical experience at a performing arts center. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have acquired basic training in the arts, can work independently, as well as part of a team, and are looking to explore their field further. Compensation may include a small stipend. Part-time internships are available on a semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) or full season (September-May) basis in the areas of Arts Management.
Arts Management internship duties include assistance in promotion of the Hamilton Fine Arts Center's performing arts series and facility through marketing/advertising, development/fundraising, special events, and administrative work. Candidates should have good writing, research, computer, and organizational skills. Candidates should have a flexible schedule.
The House Manager internship position will work with front-of-house operations, sound, lighting, and backstage operations of Hamilton Fine Arts Center performances and events. Candidates should have a flexible schedule.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, work samples, and three references to: Internships, c/o Hamilton Fine Arts Center, W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex, WI 53089. For more information, please email us.
Help prepare food/beverages, provide transportation, confirm hotel reservations and oversee special requests for performers. As this is an unpaid role, hospitality volunteers will be entitled to two complimentary tickets to each performance that they work on, to be arranged at the discretion of the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.
Marketing and Promotion Volunteers
Marketing and Promotional assistance includes tasks such as putting up posters, distributing fliers, and helping with bulk mailings.
Poster Distribution – The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is looking to reach beyond the Hamilton School District area through expanded postering efforts. Volunteers will assist with event publicity by bringing posters to regional businesses or by soliciting new poster display locations.
Brochure and Flier Delivery – Facilitate the distribution of season brochures, newsletters, and/or fliers to surrounding chambers of commerce, libraries, schools, and other select locations. Volunteers can also work with Hamilton Fine Arts Center staff members to prepare the materials for delivery.
As this is an unpaid role, Marketing and Promotion Volunteers will be entitled to two complimentary tickets to each production that they work on, to be arranged at the discretion of the Hamilton Fine Arts Center.
We couldn't offer quality entertainment to our community without the generous support from our local businesses. Consider offering financial or in-kind gifts:
Spotlight Sponsorship: In-Kind Donations (providing meal service for performers, hotel rooms)
Headliner Sponsorship: $1,000
Front Row Sponsorship: $2,500
Center Stage Sponsorship: $5,000
The UW-Madison Varsity Band Show
Sponsored by Jones Law Office
Friday, February 18, 2016
We appreciate our sponsors! Our past sponsors include:
Hamilton Education Foundation
Hamilton High School Band Boosters
Milwaukee Marriott West Hotel
Proline Entertainment, LLC
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to provide support to the following groups:
Woodside Home and School (Home and School Organization)
For more information, or to sponsor an event, please contact Lynnette Hulgan, our Hamilton Fine Arts Center Coordinator, by phone at (262) 246-1973 x 1550 or by email at HulgLy@hamilton.k12.wi.us. We look forward to partnering with you!