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Position: Security Staff
Date Posted: 10/25/2022
Pay Range: Part-Time @ $13/hour
Commitment: Average 7 hours/week for 40 weeks annually
Expected Annual Pay: $3,640

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 Engagement

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

Reports To

Patron Services Manager

Core Job Duties


  • Clearly and diplomatically communicates with all departments (event-based)


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


  • Ensures the safety of the artists, staff, and patrons
  • Ensures the safety of the equipment in the building and the building itself
  • Patrols buildings and perimeters
  • Escort and/or supervision of talent, personnel, or materials
  • As needed, inspection of bags/coats/IDs 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

Excited about this job, but don’t meet all of the requirements? Studies have shown that members of marginalized communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every listed qualification. At The Englert, we want to build a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate to join the Englert family.

Application Materials Required

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

  • Current Resumé with 3 References

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