Employment Opportunities

The Oxford Performing Arts Center is a dynamic live entertainment venue presenting high-quality arts and cultural experiences for audiences from east Alabama, West Georgia, and beyond.  Explore opportunities to join our passionate and dedicated team.  

Applicants should be committed to providing the highest quality of service to OPAC guests, donors, sponsors, and other stakeholders while being able to work a flexible schedule which may include some nights, weekends, and holidays.  All applicants must be able to submit to a background check, undergo a drug test, provide proper identification, be legally able to work in the United States, and have reliable transportation. 

Employment opportunities are available in five primary categories as follows:

  • Full-Time (FT)
    Full-time positions include a forty-hour work week which may include normal business hours as well as nights, weekends, and select holidays as required.  As a department of the City of Oxford, a municipal agency, full-time OPAC employees enjoy a range of excellent benefits including health insurance, RSA retirement options, paid vacation, and much more.
     
  • Part-Time (PT)  
    OPAC offers a number of "permanent" part-time roles which range from ten to thirty hours per week depending on the role.  Part-time work is available both during normal business hours and on nights, weekends, and select holidays.  
     
  • Event Services
    Our Event Services team is the lifeblood of OPAC on show days.  This team primarily works in guest service roles before and during performances and may include concessions, beverage service, and other front-of-house positions.  Working in Event Services is considered temporary work and is based solely on the labor requirements for each performance.  This role is best for students looking for extra employment.
     
  • Stagehands
    OPAC presents over 140 performances and events annually.  Several performances such as major rock concerts and Broadway tours require additional stagehands to augment our existing Production Department staff.  Pay is commensurate with experience and applicants should be able to meet or exceed the qualifications. 

 


Open Positions

PT - Development Hospitality Assistant

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Food & Beverage Assistant is responsible for assisting with the effective operation of Development hospitality services in the Superior Club, Gold Circle Club, Elevated Sponsor/Donor events (such as Mayor’s Spotlight on the Arts) as well as box seating concessions and bar services.  The assistant is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for service, and the ability to work effectively with a positive attitude.


Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the logistics of providing hospitality services include food, beverage, catering, and Development areas of hospitality.  
  • Assists with the logistics of inventory management for concessions and bar services.  
  • Collects and turns in relevant financial documentation (requisitions and receipts) related to Development hospitality.  
  • Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of schedule, events, and relevant contacts and Development event service staff for each performance.  
  • Remains vigilant and proactive in anticipating Sponsor/Members needs during events.  
  • Contributes to the environment of OPAC by maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Complies with all OPAC and City of Oxford policies on communications, dress code, safety, and cash handling. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the OPAC Executive Director and/or the Mayor of Oxford.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have at least one (1) year of experience in hospitality or food service roles and attain a Safe Serve certificate within one week of hire date.  
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, Sponsors, Members, and board. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy event schedules.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Capable of operating the Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of software and hardware utilized in OPAC events. 

Compensation:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.  
  • This is a part-time position which ranges from twenty to thirty hours per week. 

FT - Food & Beverage Manager

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Food & Beverage Manager is responsible for the overall operation of touring artist hospitality services as well as concessions and bar services for the general public attending events.  The Manager is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for service, and the ability to manage his or her department effectively with a positive attitude.


Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the logistics of providing touring artists with contractually required hospitality services include food, beverage, lodging, travel, and other items.  
  • Coordinate the logistics of inventory management for concessions and bar services.  
  • Appoints, trains, and oversees Food & Beverage Assistants.
  • Prepares daily and weekly financial reconciliation, quotes, invoices, billing, inventory management, and reports as required.
  • Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of schedule, events, and relevant contacts for each performance.  
  • Prepares and organizes all requests for quotes on food service and lodging involving third parties.  
  • Remains vigilant and proactive in anticipating artist and guest needs during events.  
  • Contributes to the environment of OPAC by maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Complies with all OPAC and City of Oxford policies on communications, dress code, safety, and cash handling. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the OPAC Executive Director and/or the Mayor of Oxford.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of experience in increasingly responsible hospitality or food service roles. 
  • Strongly preferred: management experience in food/beverage service or hospitality.  
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during heavy sales periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Capable of operating the Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of software and hardware utilized in productions. 

Compensation:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.  
  • This a forty-hour per week, full-time position.  Health insurance and retirement allowance shall be provided to the employee by the City of Oxford along with full-time employment.  Upon hiring as a full-time employee, the individual will be placed in a probationary status not to exceed one (1) year.

PT - Food & Beverage Assistant

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Food & Beverage Assistant is responsible for assisting with the effective operation of touring artist hospitality services as well as concessions and bar services.  The assistant is expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for service, and the ability to work effectively with a positive attitude.


Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the logistics of providing touring artists with contractually required hospitality services include food, beverage, lodging, travel, and other items.  
  • Assists with the logistics of inventory management for concessions and bar services.  
  • Collects and turns in relevant financial documentation related to artist hospitality.  
  • Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of schedule, events, and relevant contacts for each performance.  
  • Remains vigilant and proactive in anticipating artist needs during events.  
  • Contributes to the environment of OPAC by maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Complies with all OPAC and City of Oxford policies on communications, dress code, safety, and cash handling. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the OPAC Executive Director and/or the Mayor of Oxford.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have at least one (1) year of experience in hospitality or food service roles. 
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy event schedules.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Capable of operating the Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of software and hardware utilized in productions. 

Compensation:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.  
  • This is a part-time position which ranges from twenty to thirty hours per week. 

PT - Production Technician

General Statement of Responsibilities:

The Production Technician is responsible for assisting with the load-in, load-out, and set-up of production equipment.  Also, the Production Technician will be responsible for the operation of audio, lighting, projection, and rigging equipment as determined by the Technical Director.   


Responsibilities:

  • Assists with all aspects of Production Department operations.  
  • Maintains knowledge of schedule, events, and relevant information for each performance.  
  • Remains vigilant and proactive in maintaining a safe backstage working environment.    
  • Contributes to the environment of OPAC by maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Complies with all OPAC and City of Oxford policies on communications, dress code, safety, and cash handling. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the OPAC Technical Director.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience in advanced computer operation, sound or lighting operation, video production, or projection operation is highly preferred.  
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy event schedules.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 50 feet is highly preferred.  
  • Capable of operating the Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of software and hardware utilized in productions. 

Compensation:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.  
  • This is a part-time position which ranges from twenty to thirty hours per week. 

PT - Ticket Agent

General Statement of Responsibilities:

Ticket Agents are responsible for Box Office ticket sales with guests over the phone and in person.  Ticket agents are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills, passion service, and the ability to work effectively with a positive attitude.


Responsibilities:

  • Selling tickets to guests while providing the highest level of customer and guest services.  
  • Working with guests to solve customer service challenges in a professional manner.  
  • Follows exactly, OPAC's cash handling procedures.  
  • Prepares daily financial reconciliation reports as required.
  • Maintains current and in-depth knowledge of schedule, events, and relevant details for each performance.  
  • Remains vigilant and proactive in anticipating guest needs during events.  
  • Contributes to the environment of OPAC by maintaining a positive attitude. 
  • Complies with all OPAC and City of Oxford policies on communications, dress code, safety, and cash handling. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the OPAC Executive Director and/or the Mayor of Oxford.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during heavy sales periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Capable of operating the Microsoft Office suite of software.
  • Ability to develop a growing knowledge of software and hardware utilized in productions. 

Compensation:

  • Pay is commensurate with experience.  
  • This is a part-time position which ranges from twenty to thirty hours per week.  

Event Services - Applications always open

General Statement of Responsibilities:

Members of the Event Services team are primarily responsible for assisting with Guest Services and Front-of-House operations on performance days.  This may include but is not limited to concessions, beverage service, and box office work.  Please note that these positions are temporary and demand is based solely on the venue's labor requirements for each performance.  Event services positions are best suited for students looking for extra employment.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age or older.
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with members of the public, co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy event schedules.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Ability to handle cash and card payments in accordance with venue policy.  

Compensation:

  • Event Services positions are available from $10 to $12 per hour depending on experience.  

Stagehands - Applications always open

General Statement of Responsibilities:

Stagehands are responsible for assisting with the load-in, load-out, and set-up of touring production equipment under the supervision of the Technical Director.  These positions are temporary and work is based solely on the labor requirements for each performance.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • The capability of communicating positively and professionally with co-workers, and representatives of touring productions. 
  • Ability to work under pressure during busy event schedules.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb several flights of stairs during a short period of time.
  • Ability to follow directions and maintain a safe working environment.  

Compensation:

  • Stagehand position pay is based solely on prior experience.  The minimum pay for Stagehand labor is $12 per hour.