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Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Arts Center was transformed from a canning factory built in 1912 into a non-profit, regional center for the arts that inspires creativity and connects people. Be part of a team committed to bringing professional live entertainment to the local community in this unique venue.




The House Manager supervises volunteer ushers and all front-of-house operations during performances. The House Manager ensures that all patrons and volunteers have a safe, entertaining, enjoyable experience while visiting the Schauer Center. This position requires exceptional customer service and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to work as a team with other Schauer Center staff and volunteers.

Position Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Serve as the primary front-of-house contact for the duration of a theater event.

  • Handle all questions and concerns of volunteers and patrons at the performance.

  • Be able to move quickly, including on stairs, and be able to lift at least 20 lbs.

  • Have the capability to email, as all pre-event communication with the Volunteer Coordinator will be via this method.

  • Prepared to be trained in emergency and safety procedures and protocols for the Schauer Center.

  • Assist with artist merchandise sales, as needed.

  • Make sure that all patrons and volunteers have left the building and secure the building upon leaving.

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

This is a part-time occasional position. Schedule is very flexible but includes evening and weekend hours totaling 15–20 hours per month.

COVID-19 considerations:

All staff are required to be vaccinated. All staff and volunteer working public events are required to wear masks. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks at public events.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to


TYPE OF POSITION: Part time regular and full-time regular, hourly
REPORTS TO: Facility Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Perform routine custodial services. Position will keep the facility clean and well-maintained year-round.


  • Sweep and wet mop hard surface floors
  • Vacuum carpet areas
  • Complete bathroom cleaning and supply replenishment
  • Remove trash from all areas of the building to dumpster
  • Clean interior windows
  • Dust fixtures and furnishings
  • Complete outdoor yard and lawn care as assigned
  • Perform light maintenance to include, but not limited to, light bulb replacement, painting, and minor repairs
  • Secure building, as needed
  • Notify Facility Manager when major repairs are needed
  • Schedule: Work schedule must be flexible and will include some weekends and evenings. This may be hired as one full time or two part time positions. Part time will work 15-20 hours weekly and may be daytime or evening, plus some weekends. Full time will be primarily days with some weekends and evenings. Full time includes health insurance, vacation and other benefits.

Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old and able to lift 25 pounds. Previous custodial experience is preferred. Background check will be completed.

Knowledge and Skills: Position requires dependability and flexibility, as well as a motivated and dedicated behavior. Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, team-oriented, and possess a strong work ethic. Should be able to work independently.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Hourly

Pay: $10.00 - $12.00 per hour


COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are required to be vaccinated. All staff and volunteers working public events are required to wear masks. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks at public events.

To apply, print and fill out application or resume and email to


Position Title:  Bartender
Type of Position:  Occasional part-time, hourly, non-exempt

Position Summary: Tend to all services of the bar during theater performances and during rental events. This includes set up, preparing and serving beverages, taking payment, managing customers and cleanup. Provide the best in customer service while working as an ambassador for the Center. This position is under the direction and supervision of the Rental Event Coordinator.

Compensation/Benefits: $10.00 per hour plus tips, subject to overtime wages if a 7-day period exceeds 40 hours. Occasional part-time employees are not eligible for employment benefits, except for those expressly provided within the Schauer Personnel Policies handbook.

Schedule: Supervisor and employee will gauge what is reasonable and necessary, as workload will vary. Requires a flexible schedule of hours with performance and event-related evening and weekend hours.

Minimum Requirements: Must be 18 years old with at least one year of bartending experience. Must have a valid City of Hartford bartending license or be eligible to obtain one. Must be able to work flexible hours such as weekends, nights and occasional holidays.

Preferred Knowledge and Skills: Knowledge and experience in mixology, knowledge of local and state alcohol laws, rules and regulations, skills in math and making change, skills in using technology for cash and credit purchases. Ability to deal with underage guests requesting service and difficult or intoxicated guests. This position requires excellent attendance and dependability, flexibility, integrity and honesty, motivated and dedicated behavior.

Send cover letter and resume or Schauer Application to


The Schauer Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the Schauer Center depends solely on your qualifications.

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