House Services Associate

Job Title: House Services Associate

Department: House Services

Reports To: House Services Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Part-time

Pay Tier: 2

Compensation: $15.00/hour (~20 hours/week)

Desired Start Date: 10/25/2021


Serving as a member of the house services team, provide an exceptional, welcoming, and inclusive experience for patrons. Areas of responsibility include house services operations and concessions sales. Weekends, mornings, evenings, and holidays required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Patron Service and Experience

  • Ensuring that patrons and community members have an exceptional, welcoming, and inclusive experience when attending or interacting with Trinity Rep
  • Deliver seat notes to patrons
  • Managing program distribution
  • Ensuring that programs contain the appropriate inserts
  • Ensuring that digital program QR codes are located in the correct areas
  • Leading program recycling efforts during performances

  • Scan tickets when needed and direct patrons into the theater
  • Providing guidance and assistance to volunteer ushers
  • Answering patron questions and directing them as appropriate
  • Coordinating with the House Services Manager to foresee any seating opportunities including patrons who need accessible seating


  • Performing vaccination checks for patrons entering the theater and monitoring mask compliance
  • Completing a daily checklist to ensure that areas of the theater are safe and ready for patrons
  • Checking the lobbies and restrooms for patrons before each act begins
  • Monitoring the house during performances to ensure safety and compliance with union agreements (i.e. informing patrons that they cannot record a performance)
  • Communicating with Stage Management before and during performances to coordinate patron entrances and exits from the house
  • Cleaning any patron spills, including beverages, food items, and sometimes bodily fluids (appropriate personal protective equipment is provided)


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Must have excellent skills and experience in customer service. Experience with event venues, retail, restaurant, or hospitality organizations preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, patrons, and the general public in writing, by telephone, through face-to-face conversation, and public speaking.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the individual will utilize handheld ticket scanners, point-of-sale software, and email programs.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 75 percent of the time
  • Must be able to regularly ascend and descend stairs
  • Must have the physical ability to regularly operate electronic equipment (ticket scanning device, point-of-sale system, etc.)
  • Must have the physical ability to move objects weighing up to 30 pounds for office functions

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Currently, due to the pandemic, on-site work must be socially distanced and carried forth pursuant to the protocols in Trinity Rep’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.
  • Trinity Rep is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.
  • This position requires work on mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • This position will have off multiple months unpaid each summer based on our season schedule, which will be known in advance. We acknowledge that this individual may need another part-time job and will provide accommodations as able.
  • This position does not require travel.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to antiracism, please visit


Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater company, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating productions and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Whether classical or contemporary, all of Trinity Rep’s productions connect audiences with the play and each other in meaningful and sometimes surprising ways. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40+ years and made memories for over a million audience members. Trinity Rep shapes the future of the nation’s theater through the development and production of new plays, as well as the tuition-free Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA program – one of the leading programs for actor and director training in the world.

Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection through its commitment to forming meaningful community partnerships, creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, delivering exceptional customer service, and connecting patrons with its resident company of artists. Trinity Rep has resolved to place antiracism at the center of its work, and has embarked on a robust planning process to develop and implement a bold new vision for theater making, education, and community engagement, founded on the principles of genuine equity and antiracism.

Located in downtown Providence, Trinity Rep has long been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region. Typically employing over 250 artists, educators, and administrators, the organization generates nearly $21 million in direct and indirect economic activity annually. It is one of 76 theaters nationwide with membership in LORT (the League of Resident Theaters), the organization representing America’s leading professional theater companies.

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