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USHER (Temporary, Part-Time)

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Post Date: Apr 26, 2024

Reports to Patron Services Manager and House Manager 

Posting date: 4/26/2024


Primary responsibilities include overseeing the lobby and ensuring that each patron's experience is safe and enjoyable at performances and receptions of The Empire Strips Back, a rental at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in July 2024.  Ushers are representatives of Philadelphia Theatre Company to the public and our patrons.

The Empire Strips Back

Let us deliver you to the dark side! With comedy and allure, loving detail, and hilarious parody, The Empire Strips Back drops classic Star Wars characters into the world of burlesque. Be prepared for some seriously sultry Stormtroopers, a dangerously enticing Boba Fett, some tantalizing Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for, and much, much more! 

Performances are 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission, and all patrons must be 18+.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Scanning tickets and directing patrons to the appropriate door or seating area;
  • Crowd control; 
  • Resolving patron questions/complaints/issues arising during productions;
  • Monitoring the lobby;
  • Other duties assigned by the Patron Services Manager and House Manager.


$15 / hr for performances 

Time Commitment

July 3, 2024 - Dress Rehearsal. Performances begin July 5, 2024.

Performance schedule detailed here.

Ushers arrive an hour and 15 minutes prior to the performance and stay for approximately 30 minutes after the performance.

Availability for the entire run is preferred for employment. Applicants must be available for the majority of the run.

About Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company is a vital civic institution dedicated to the creation of extraordinary theatrical experiences that reflect the essential issues and ideas of our time, and which foster connection, understanding, and transformation.  We engage and strengthen our community through exceptional productions of new and contemporary plays and musicals, inspiring education programs, and mutually beneficial civic partnerships. We develop exciting new work that resonates both locally and nationally, and uphold a deep commitment to be a fully inclusive, welcoming home for the artists, audiences, and people of Philadelphia.

PTC is dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment regardless of age, race, ability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, citizenship, or socioeconomic background. We embrace diversity, ensure fairness, and promote a sense of belonging for artists, audiences, and employees, while striving to remove barriers that may prevent the people of Philadelphia from attending, engaging with, or participating in our programs.

Philadelphia Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PTC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups. We are especially interested in applicants who embrace our stated core values: to be ambitious, joyful, and flexible, and act with integrity and care.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume by email to [email protected].


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