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Manager, Visitor Services, Tour and Docent Program, [Lincoln Center]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 8, 1973 in job announcements |

Manager, Visitor Services, Tour and Docent Program
RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director, Visitor Services, the Tour and Docent Manager is
responsible for all aspects connected to the Lincoln Center Guided Tour and
Performing Arts Docent Programs.

The Tour and Docent Manager¹s role is one that requires a big-picture
thinker, capable of providing audience and program development. Working
closely with and delegating to the Tour and Docent Coordinator, the
successful candidate will strive to ensure consistently high quality
inquiry-based programming, and will brainstorm promotion and partnership
opportunities to increase attendance, tour revenue, and both internal and
cross-campus collaborations.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate successful financial
management, including creating revenue and expense projections and
overseeing daily cash operations. S/he will be comfortable managing,
motivating and evaluating the Guide and Docent pool.

The incumbent will supervise the Tour and Docent Coordinator and his/her
associated responsibilities, including group tour
bookings/invoicing/fulfillment, as well as Docent scheduling and ticket
requests; the Tour and Docent Manager will be familiar enough with the
operations to serve as a substitute for Coordinator in case of absence.

In addition to Tour and Docent responsibilities, the incumbent also
provides frontline customer service at David Rubenstein Atrium and at
various Lincoln Center venues. This is a full-time position that requires a
flexible schedule with occasional work on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Tour-related:
€    Manage the Lincoln Center Guided Tour Program
€    Conceptualize and implement new products, partnerships, programs and
initiatives to continually expand Tour offerings and revenue
€    Oversee the Guided Tour Program budget (including annual revenue and
expense projections and analysis), maintaining fiscal health of program
while actively working towards a growth model; supervise daily accounting
and cash management and ensure completion of end of year closing reports
and quarterly financial updates
€    Engage in marketing and promotion initiatives that build new audiences
and expand annual Tour takers
€    Identify survey and other mechanisms to collect qualitative and
quantitative Tour metrics
€    Manage approximately 35 paid, union-represented Tour guides as well as
administer policies and practices in accordance with collective bargaining
agreement; continually evaluate Tour guide staff and provide professional
development opportunities; periodically recruit additional guides as needed
€    Cultivate relationships with Lincoln Center venue management
€    Cultivate tour and travel industry

Docent-Related:
€    Oversee, evaluate, motivate, and develop approximately 20 Docents;
arrange for continuing education trainings at regular intervals and regular
communication
€    Foster relationships with LCPA departments and Lincoln Center resident
organizations to develop partnerships and events
€    Propose and implement ongoing marketing initiatives to improve
program¹s visibility and attendance
€    Oversee annual budget
€    Actively recruit additional Docents, and develop intensive
inquiry-based trainings to prepare Docents
€    Codify Docent policies and procedures in a clear manner
€    Develop audience feedback mechanisms to improve program and better
understand audience; update manuals and policies

Other Duties:
€    Supervise Tour and Docent Coordinator.
€    Staff occasional performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium,
maintaining a safe capacity and high standard of customer care
€    Staff occasional performances at various Lincoln Center and offsite
venues to assist with customer care
€    Contribute to considerations about the visitor experience
€    Represent VS at conferences
€    Contribute to VS management team for short- and long-range department
planning
€    Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

€    Strong background in museum education, and inquiry-based learning
€    3-4 years frontline customer service and staff management experience;
arts related setting preferable
€    Experience with cash and financial management
€    Able to manage and organize large groups of people, especially students
€    Maintain a level-head and exercise good judgment during chaotic
situations
€    Positive, problem-solving attitude essential
€    Adept at handling a variety of tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced
environment
€    Knowledge of ticketing software helpful
€    Detail-oriented with excellent organizational/follow-up skills
€    Experience in the Tourism and hospitality industry a plus; foreign
languages also a plus
€    Weekend and evening hours required
€    Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

About the Lincoln Center Guided Tour Program
The Lincoln Center Guided Tour Program serves approximately 30,000 guests
annually for public, private group, VIP and school Tours. Tours typically
include discussion of Lincoln Center¹s redeveloped campus and visiting 2-4
theaters, which change daily based on rehearsal and performance schedules.

About the Performing Arts Docent Program
Performing Arts Docents help to facilitate the Lincoln Center visitor
experience. Knowledgeable about the range of performing arts and programs
presented across the Lincoln Center campus, Docents offer performance
guidance, answer questions about art and artists presented at Lincoln
Center, and host informal conversations about recent and upcoming
performances.

Please submit cover letter, salary history and resume to:
humanresources@lincolncenter.org.
70 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY 10023

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources
Department directly. Lincoln Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hannah Heller

Coordinator, Visitor Services, Guest Care & Volunteer Programs

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

1881 Broadway

New York, NY 10023-6583

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