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Basic Info

Title: Patron Services Manager

Hours: Part-time (approx 20 hours/week):  July 4- July 10 & August 22nd- September 2nd

Full-time (approx 40 hours/week): July 18- August 21st

Basis July 4- September 2

Fee: $7,000

Engagement conditions: Independent Contractor


The Patron Services Manager is an important part of our Festival team. They are responsible for the experience of our audiences from a Box Office and Front of House perspective. The Patron Services Manager oversees all aspects of ticketing and on site audience experience, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and management of a team of approximately 20 Front of House and Box Office staff during the Festival. The Patron Services Manager reports to the Head of Festival Production and Operations.


  • Liaising with artists regarding their Front of House and Box Office needs
  • Designing and Coordinating the Front of House application process
  • Overseeing the build of all Ticketing and Passes in ticketing software.
  • Working with the Accessibility Coordinator to ensure accessibility at all venues.
  • Attending site visits with a mind to Front of House and Box Office operations. 
  • Undertake hiring and contracting for all Front of House and Box Office staff, including Festival Box Office.
  • Assess Front of House needs across the Festival in order to create the Front of House schedule.
  • Schedule Front of House Managers and Box Office staff for all shifts.
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure all FOH roles are fulfilled.
  • Create and/or source all necessary Front of House paperwork, supplies, and infrastructure (including ticket stock and passes).
  • Update training materials including the creation and distribution of the FOH handbook.
  • Book facilities for training sessions; planning and leading of training sessions
  • Manage daily operations of the Festival Box Office, venue box offices and Front of House for all venues
  • Handle the distribution of passes
  • Complete all reconciliations for box office operations
  • Contribute to the Festival post-mortem


  • High level organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and juggle competing demands.The ability to think creatively and propose innovative ways to solve problems
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to quickly form relationships
  • Experience in front of house or stage management, particularly in a festival environment
  • Experience of working in fast paced job roles
  • Excellent computer skills


June 23rd: Application deadline

Week of June 27: Candidate interviews (conducted via zoom)

July 4th: Contract start

September 2nd: Contract end

How to Apply

Submit your resume to hiring@summerworks.ca before the deadline date. A cover letter is not required. Please structure your subject line as:


The deadline for applications is June 23


You can send questions to hiring@summerworks.ca anytime up until the deadline date.