Box Office Associate

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Box Office Associate

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Posted Job Title
Box Office Associate

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Box Office Associate is a part-time position (approximately 15-30 hours per week) and is responsible for providing excellent customer service and fostering a professional atmosphere within the Box Office.

Job Description

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Box Office Associates must provide accurate and up-to-date information in all interactions with guests, ranging from ticket purchases, subscription renewals, and general questions about the Center and its programming. The Box Office Associate will regularly greet patrons, transfer phone calls, and facilitate package deliveries to staff members. They will also assist departments with periodic mailings and calls to subscribers. Associates must be able to work weekday shifts as well as evening and weekend performance shifts.

  • Accurately process ticketing transactions in person, on the telephone, or via written communications using Tessitura software.
  • Model excellent customer service and demonstrate poise in patron interactions.
  • Assist with subscription renewal process, in collaboration with the Marketing Department.
  • Resolve ticketing inquires and patron concerns.
  • Maintain patron accounts.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Box Office Manager.


  • Training beyond High School is required; BA/BS preferred.
  • 1-3 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of sales and performing arts administration.
  • Box Office sales customer service experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Tessitura is desired.
  • At least one year in customer service or sales preferred.

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and some holidays.
  • Excellent communication and motivational skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic and courteous demeanor.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook and Google Drive.
  • Judicious conflict-resolution skills.

Department / School
Penn Live Arts

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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