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Position: Security Lead
Date Posted: 07/23/2021
Pay Range: Part-Time @ $14/hour
Commitment: Average 10 hours/week for 40 weeks annually
Expected Annual Pay: $5,600

The Organization

The Englert Theatre is a performing arts organization based in Iowa City, Iowa. Housed in a historic theater (est. 1912) in the heart of downtown, the Englert serves as a key community activator. Our values and programmatic practices center a wide range of voices and perspectives, honor historic preservation, and demand ongoing self-analysis and evolution toward a more inclusive community.

Our Mission

To inspire and activate positive community growth through the arts

Job Description

As a member of Security staff, you’ll care for the safety of our patrons, staff, artists, and our historic theater.

Team Oversight

Indirect supervision is exercised over all Security staff.

Team Engagement

Works closely with the Patron Services Manager, House Managers, and Security staff

Reports To

Patron Services Manager

Core Job Duties


  • Participates in hiring process alongside Patron Services Manager
  • Organizes and leads trainings for Security staff
  • Provides feedback for annual reviews for Security Staff
  • Supervision of Security Staff
  • Clearly and diplomatically communicates with all departments (event-based)


  • Make recommendations to management on better processes as identified during daily routine

Event Management

  • Be proactive in knowing all expectations of assignment and general information distributed by the House Managers at the pre-show security meeting
  • Ensures safety of the artists, staff, and patrons
  • Ensures safety of the equipment in the building and the building itself
  • Patrol of buildings and perimeters
  • Escort and/or supervision of talent, personnel, or materials
  • As needed, Inspection of bags/coats/ID’s of visitors to the property
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Patron Services Manager and/or the House Manager

Required Qualifications

  • Strong emotional intelligence with a strong preference for working independently
  • Must be able to be on your feet and walking stairs for at least 5 hours at a time
  • Must be 18 or over

Desired Qualificiations

  • Experience working security in a performance venue
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR

The Performing Arts Industry

Our schedule follows the touring industry. You can expect the bulk of your hours to come during touring seasons; October – December, and February – May. This position is subject to non-traditional work hours. Some hours are scheduled “as needed” based on the show/event schedule. Shifts can be up to 12 hours in length.

A Note Regarding Experience

If this posting looks like your dream job and you don’t have experience in this exact line of work, but you do have an outstanding record of performance with the skills listed in adjacent or applicable fields, we welcome your submission.

Application Materials Required

Ready to apply? Gather the necessary resources and click the link below to apply.

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resumé with 3 References

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