Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, a national center for the production, presentation, development, and study of American Theater, seeks professional and enthusiastic candidates to join the Group Sales team. This position will report to the Group Sales Manager and be responsible for marketing, sales, customer service and execution of group sales.
Responsibilities: •Provides operational support for the department: including generating contracts, reports, tracking and processing payments, provide information on Arena’s group packages to inbound callers, selling seats, maintaining office supplies, printing and filing group tickets •Handle reservations and provide customer service to existing groups •Research, contact and develop relationships with potential new groups •Assist in the coordination of special events for groups •Identify and cultivate partnerships with community organizations that would benefit from an affiliation with Arena, including fundraising organizations •Other duties as needed within the Group Sales team
Bachelor’s degree required. Work experience in sales is preferred; experience managing contractors; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; exceptional customer service skills; proven ability to work well under pressure and prioritize multiple projects; experience with Tessitura a plus.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith, Arena Stage has become the largest theater in the country dedicated to American Voices. Founded in 1950 by Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage was one of the nation’s original resident theaters, and has a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the field. With the opening of the new Mead Center for A...merican Theater, Arena Stage has become a national center for the production, presentation, development and study of the American theater. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000. Washington Drama Society, D.B.A. Arena Stage, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.