Career Opportunities

We believe our employees set us apart and help make us the dynamic and growing organization that we are today. We count on our employees’ skills, creativity, commitment, and energy to provide our customers with experiences and services that are unsurpassed. Our outstanding reputation strongly depends upon the dedication, commitment, and satisfaction of our employees. In light of that, we are actively involved in ongoing efforts to maintain a rewarding and productive environment for everyone who works here. Whether beginning your career at The Bushnell or bringing your skills to us from a lifetime of work experience, we will strive to help you grow so you can help us to continue to thrive.


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Floor Director (Part-time)
Reports to: Patron Services Manager
FLSA status: Hourly/Non Exempt
Working Hours: Various Evenings & Weekends, some weekdays (Must be available a minimum of 50% of the shifts)

Broad Functions: Supervises volunteer ushers. Assists Assistant House Managers and Patron Services Managers while continuing to focus on excellent internal and external customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, trains and motivates the volunteer ushers assigned to their area. Takes necessary steps to engage the volunteers and clarifies the role and expectations of the volunteers in cooperation with the Assistant House Managers.
  • Punches in, ready to work, in designated uniform, at the scheduled arrival time.
  • Directs patron to the proper aisle and usher that will assist the patron to their seat.
  • Ensures that a proper number of prompters are available for their assigned area and assists in stuffing them, or coordinating the stuffing of prompters as needed. Directs and assists volunteers in the stuffing of prompters.
  • Directs and assists volunteers with Ticket Scanning procedures as assigned.
  • Enforces any seating holds in accordance with the performance company’s mandates and is responsible for making this hold as pleasant of an experience for the patron as possible (offer a prompter, explain the reason for a hold, etc.).Engages volunteer ushers’ support and assistance in enforcing holds.
  • Handles patron problems such as duplicate seating, as well as patron complaints, in accordance with Bushnell policy.
  • Handles accident situations, using first aid if necessary, and securing as much information as possible. Notifies Patron Services Manager for assistance.
  • Takes an integral part in emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Aids in the security of the hall (e.g., keeps patrons from standing in the aisle or on seats, etc.).
  • Fills out all necessary floor report forms and turns in to Patron Services Manager at the end of the event.
  • Collects all lost articles found by the ushers and turns them in to the Assistant House Manager at the end of the event.
  • Closes their area after a performance by verifying that there are no patrons on the floor, either in the seating area, bathrooms, or elsewhere on the floor.
  • Stays informed and educated on policy and procedural changes through attendance at mandatory Front of House staff meetings.
  • Responsible for peer training as applicable.
  • Fulfills a scheduling requirement of at least two shifts per month.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • 2-3 years of related experience and/or training preferred. Experience in performing arts or entertainment a plus.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Director of Building Operations
Department: Building
Reports to: CFO
FLSA status: Salaried Exempt
Working Hours: May include evening and weekend hours

Broad Functions:

  • Oversee and direct the building operations of the 200,000 s.f. Capitol Avenue facility and 97 Elm Street to support all event activity of the organization in support of institutional goals.
  • Oversee the various property management contracts (RM Bradley, Master Builder Cleaners, Securitas), overseeing all activities relative to the building maintenance, repair and capital project work.
  • Identify, support and manage capital improvement work projects in conjunction with the Property Manager as related to Capitol Avenue, departmental capital needs, 97 Elm, and related building interests.
  • Manage capital spending and funding resource tracking for institutional use and budgeting. Interface with funding source and Bushnell Development team for support in securing and in satisfying capital funding requirements.
  • Manage the Security and Safety Operations of the Facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

  • Provide safety and security throughout Bushnell sites – providing efficient and effective systems, equipment, communications, and policies in operating departments and as related in Stage, Programming endeavors, Catering, Event Security and other Departments as required.
  • Ensure quality in preventative maintenance program through related software, monitoring, communications, and policy integration of programming, stage and catering.
  • Oversee mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems, repair, controls and upgrade to provide most efficient environmental conditions to meet needs of stage, house, and ancillary spaces.
  • Establish, implement and track energy conservation program to include equipment, controls, communications and tracking systems critical to funding resources, rebates, and institutional communication.
  • Provide proactive analysis of building operations budget to identify opportunity for lifecycle savings and efficiency improvements to best meet and balance all needs.
  • Manage capital projects, prioritization, budgeting, design, construction, compliance for Capitol Ave. property and off-site as required. Liaison with board Building Committee.
  • Manage capital planning and purchasing for departmental needs and in support of new initiatives as required.
  • Provide strategic project management, capital planning tools, and reporting to maximize funding opportunities and provide flexibility in spending across applicable funding sources. Manage communication and compliance with funding sources as required. Provide strategic direction in identifying opportunities and interfacing with Real Estate, Property Development and/or Urban Planning firms as the Capitol Avenue region undergoes neighborhood redesign.
  • Provide support and assistance to CEO and CFO in new and on-going initiatives, and continue to identify savings, enhancements, and opportunities throughout the institution and community.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • College degree required, property management degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of building management experience.
  • Knowledge of Real Estate/Urban Planning.
  • Proven supervisory experience.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter possessing the ability to multi-task and set priorities.
  • Outgoing, people oriented person, with outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexible schedule.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Educational Programs Assistant - Durational
Department: Education
Reports Directly to: Brenda Lopez
FLSA status: Non-exempt, part time
Working Hours: 20 hours per week, may include occasional evening and/or weekend hours. two year durational position

Broad Functions: Support of select School-Based programs through in-house coordination, and school visitation for classroom observation of units in progress, and support of talent Development programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: 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, skills, and/or ability required.

  • Scheduling teaching and performing artists in classrooms or in the hall.
  • Maintaining an on-going, professional and efficient communication with participating PARTNERS schools, administrators, educators, and artistic partners.
  • Administration related to school-based services, talent development programs, letters of agreement, database management, correspondence and check requests.
  • Organize master classes, enrollment and booking schools for children's theater.
  • Execute curriculum resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Some college desired, college degree a plus! 2-3 years of related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Experience in performing arts or entertainment a plus.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bushnell is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable federal and state fair employment practice laws. The Bushnell does not discriminate and will not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation or physical disability any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation. Neither the Union nor the Employer will discriminate against any employee with regard to any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, physical disability, or any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.