Job Description

Job Number:2016-1796

Usher - Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 0.00
Position Type: Temporary

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $12.00 - $12.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information:


: As Needed - This is an on-call position.

SUMMARY: The Usher is responsible for overseeing all activities related to the front of house, main lobby, box

office, concessions booth, public restrooms, elevator, auditorium, all entry and exit ways for a variety of events

held at the Performing Arts Center. The position assists users and ensures the safety and comfort of the audience.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline

students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune
their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

- Responsible for the opening and closing procedures of the Performing Arts Center.

- Responsible for emergency evacuation procedures.

- As a resource person, assist user groups, performers and audience members (answer questions, give

directions, assist with elevator, take tickets, had out programs, etc.)

- Responsible for the safety and comfort of the audience. Supervise and monitor lobby, auditorium,

restrooms, dressing rooms, hallways, parking lots, and back entrance. Be visible and make sure fire and

safety codes are not violated. Uphold policies, rules and regulations of the Highline School District and the

Performing Arts Center.

- Responsible for security. Protect the district equipment and supplies against pilferage, loss, theft, or abuse.

- Maintain lobby, concessions room, restrooms, auditorium, and storage areas in a clean and orderly


- Operate radio and headset system.

- Complete forms and reports thoroughly and accurately (i.e.-timesheets, accident reports, incident reports,

event reports, etc.)


Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning

of the work unit.



High school graduation or equivalent

One year experience working with the public


Theatre or venue usher experience


Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including day, evenings and weekends


Criminal history background clearance

First Aid and CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain certification

Ushers that also work in another district position cannot exceed 40 hours per week, combined total of both


After successful completion of training and six shadow dates the position will advance to Head Usher hourly rate.


Customer service and public relations skills

Positive oral communication methods

Security and safety best practices


Communicate effectively and in a positive tone both verbally and in writing

Work independently with minimal supervision

Exercise good judgment and make sound decisions

Be punctual and maintain good attendance record

Represent the Performing Arts Center in a professional and courteous manner

Enforce safety rules and regulations

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Performing Arts Center Manager or designee

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee

frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The

employee is occasionally required to bend, stoop, and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10

pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include

close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. The employee will experience constant interruptions; required to meet deadlines. The noise

level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.01.13
Updated by Human Resources, 2013/06
Created by Human Resources, 1997/02

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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