Career Opportunities

We believe our employees set us apart and help make us the dynamic and growing organization that we are today. We count on our employees’ skills, creativity, commitment, and energy to provide our customers with experiences and services that are unsurpassed. Our outstanding reputation strongly depends upon the dedication, commitment, and satisfaction of our employees. In light of that, we are actively involved in ongoing efforts to maintain a rewarding and productive environment for everyone who works here. Whether beginning your career at The Bushnell or bringing your skills to us from a lifetime of work experience, we will strive to help you grow so you can help us to continue to thrive.


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Systems Support Specialist – Full-time
Department: IT/Operations
Reports to: Managing Systems Administrator
FLSA status: Hourly Non-Exempt- 37.5 hours per week

Broad Functions: The System Support Specialist role is to support and maintain in-house computer systems, workstations, and peripherals in an enterprise domain environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, upgrading all hardware and software while ensuring optimal system performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Document and resolve or route end user requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Verify that open incidents are current and updated, and that all parties are aware of the incident status.
  • Follow up with internal customers once incidents are resolved to ensure resolution and customer satisfaction.
  • Where required, install, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end user software/hardware products.
  • Perform on-site analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex PC problems for a variety of end users, recommend and implement corrective hardware and software solutions, including off-site repair as needed.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform PC, hardware and peripheral equipment upgrades, preventive maintenance, and repairs.
  • Develop solutions by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions.
  • Assist in maximizing system availability and performance through fault-tolerant configuration, efficient network architecture, and proactive server monitoring.
  • This includes other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
College degree preferred with working knowledge of fundamental operations of relevant software, hardware and other equipment. Must have 2+ years working knowledge of Windows 7 and 10 operating systems, Microsoft Office 2013 and above, antivirus software, Windows 2008 R2 and newer server environments supporting 60+ users, experience with Group Policy, Active Directory, VPN technologies, VoIP systems, Office 365, VMware ESXi/virtual systems, storage technologies, firewalls, backup services, etc. Basic knowledge of networking principals would be preferred.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Digital Marketing Coordinator
Department: Marketing
Reports to: Digital Marketing Manager
FLSA status: Non-Exempt/hourly
Working Hours: Full-time, includes occasional nights and weekends

Position Summary: The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Digital Marketing Manager with organizational duties associated with the administration of web content management, email design, and curation of content for The Bushnell’s social networks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Fulfills web edits for The Bushnell website (Bushnell.org);
  • Supports the Digital Marketing Manager with email marketing communications by designing and sending emails in such areas as:
    - Group Sales (promotion and informational)
    - Corporate benefits
    - Member benefits (advanced offers, etc)
    - Broadway Series subscriber info
  • Maintains meta data including keywords on The Bushnell’s website to ensure search engine optimization;
  • Manage Social SignIn;
  • Assist with Google Ad grant administration;
  • Assists Digital Marketing Manager with list pulls and extraction using Provenue (Tickets.com);
  • Assists Digital Marketing Manager with the curation of content for The Bushnell’s social media properties (includes taking photos and videos capturing campus activities, Education Department activities, Development events, etc);
  • Gathers artist/tour social media content for website event pages (social media accounts, review quotes, YouTube videos, etc)
  • Takes photos for Instagram, posting when necessary;
  • Owns The Bushnell’s twitter handle and complements the rest of the social media strategy;
  • Maintains and reports social media statistics (weekly) to the Digital Marketing Manager;
  • Assists with internal/external digital signage project management;
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:
College degree or equivalent related experience.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: House Manager (Part-Time)
Reports to: Patron Services Manager
FLSA status: Hourly/Non Exempt
Working Hours: Various Evenings & Weekends, some weekdays (Must be available a minimum of 50% of the shifts)

Broad Functions: Assists in on-site event management for all patron/public areas with attention to excellence in customer service (Internal and external), community building and patron safety/security.

Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required

  • Supervises Floor Directors/Customer Relations Assistants/volunteer staff during events (motivates, promotes safe and healthy environment, communicates upwardly for discipline and recognition).
  • Communicates with Patron Services Manager, Senior Manager, Front of House Operations and Volunteer Services Manager regarding interaction with volunteers (i.e. ongoing training, changes to policies and procedure, kudos).
  • Serves as customer service liaison, using Box Office and Customer Relations resources appropriately.
  • Supports the Facility Sales and Service department by providing on-site reception/meeting/visiting merchandise services.
  • Communicates and implements house opening, curtain rising/holding and evacuation situations to all Front of House staff. Coordinates the house opening with the appropriate head carpenter.
  • Communicates with building superintendents for facility related problems.
  • Files appropriate event documentation. Provides ongoing communication to Patron Services Manager & Senior Manager, Front of House Operations.
  • Protects the overall safety and security of the facility and all patrons by reporting and addressing suspicious or dangerous activity, using security staff as necessary.
  • Stays informed and educated on policy and procedural changes through attendance at mandatory Front of House meetings.
  • Fulfills a scheduling requirement of at least two shifts per month.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:
2-3 years of related experience and/or training preferred. Experience in performing arts or entertainment a plus.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Development Assistant (Part-Time)
Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Manager, Database and Prospect Management
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Working Hours: Part-time, 25 hours with occasional nights & weekends

Broad Functions: This position is responsible for gift processing, daily reporting, gift acknowledgements and updating Raiser’s Edge database for The Bushnell.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for Bushnell gift processing and database entry and maintenance; duties include:

  • On a daily basis, collecting and entering all donations, and preparing all cash receipts for deposit.
  • Analyzing and seeking supporting documentation in order to determine appropriate campaigns, funds, appeals for each gift to be processed.
  • Processing credit card transactions.
  • Preparing pledge reminders.
  • Generating and mailing acknowledgements for all donations.
  • Entering new constituents, constituent information, and institutional information into database.
  • Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of database information.
  • Scanning documents for Raiser’s Edge storage.
  • Maintaining gift and individual hard-copy files and information for audit; and Providing Raiser’s Edge support to database users.
  • Responding to and completing matching gift substantiation information.
  • Invoicing Ovations attendees for tickets and auction purchases.

Education and/or Experience:
College degree or equivalent related experience.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Patron Services Manager (Part-Time)
Reports to: Assistant Manager, Front of House
FLSA status: Hourly/Non Exempt
Working Hours: Evenings, weekends, and some daytime shifts

Broad Functions: Responsible for on-site event management for all patron areas with attention to excellence in customer service (internal and external), Front of House and volunteer relations, community building, and patron safety/security.

Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • On-site and direct supervision of Part-Time House Managers, Floor Directors, Customer Relations Assistants, and Volunteers during events.
  • Manages Front of House staff through motivation, the development of staff abilities, and discipline.
  • Fulfills administrative duties to include staff scheduling, evaluating, and event reporting.
  • Communicates and meets regularly with Assistant Manager, Front of House and Volunteer Management in an effort to analyze, review, and continue to foster Front of House/Volunteer relations and management (i.e. ongoing training, changes to policies and procedure, kudos).
  • Oversees event protocol to include ticket scanning protocol, house opening, curtain rising/holding, and evacuation situations.
  • Serves as on-site Patron Services Manager, assessing patron service complaints for appropriate and timely reply and resolution.
  • Maintains ongoing verbal and written communication (work orders) with building superintendents for facility related problems.
  • Collaborates with Max Catering to ensure smooth operations with regard to patron service during events.
  • Works closely with Assistant Manager, Front of House and maintains communication through regular meetings and the filing of appropriate event reports.
  • Maintains strong working relationship with USA Security in order to protect the overall safety and security of the facility and all patrons.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Member Services Assistant
Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Working Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours - with occasional night/weekend

Broad Functions: This position is responsible for gift processing and updating Raiser’s Edge database and providing support to Senior Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations and the development department.

Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Responsible for providing VIP ticketing and suite services for donors of $500-$1,499.
  • Responsible for handling Bushnell donor/prospect inquiries related to Development via phone, email and in-person as appropriate.
  • Responsible (in cooperation with the Development Coordinator and Development Senior Coordinator) for staffing the Horace Bushnell Suite when open.
  • Responsible for assisting the Senior Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations with Direct Mail support, including:
    - Solicitation mailings (Calendar Year End, Fiscal Year End and Anniversary Mailings)
    - Holiday Cards
    - Annual Message
  • Responsible for providing administrative support for the Chief Development Officer including:
    - Meeting Scheduling
    - Calendar Management
    - Correspondence Assistance
    - General Administrative support
  • Responsible for providing support to Senior Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations and the development department, duties can include:
    - Create and coordinate seat cards up to 3x per season
    - Ordering supplies
    - Working fundraising and cultivation events
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned

Education and/or Experience:
College degree desired; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 1–2 years of any of the following would be preferred: o Customer Service experience o Administrative Support experience o Events Management experience.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Special Events Coordinator
Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Working Hours: Occasional night/weekend

Broad Functions: This position is responsible for assisting in the planning and managing the execution of all Development special events including but not limited to Load-in and Lunch, Bushnell on the Road, Cast Party(ies), Pre and Post-Show Cultivation Events, In-home Donor Dinners, Bus Trips, and other cultivation, solicitation and stewardship events. Additional, this position manages the auction portion of The Bushnell’s annual fundraising event, Ovations. The Special Events Coordinator works closely with the Director, Annual Fund and Development Operations as well as the Senior Major and Planned Gifts and the Development Operations Team to ensure successful events which well-represent The Bushnell and support its fundraising goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Event Planning and Production:
    - Coordinate both internal space bookings as well as external event locations.
    - For internal events, in cooperation with Facility Sales and Service, arrange food and beverage, appropriate décor and any audio-visual needs for each event.
    - For external events, arrange food and beverage, appropriate décor and any audio-visual needs with the event location’s staff and/or caterer.
    - Coordinate the creation of event invitations, programs, signage, and other printed materials as appropriate.
    - Aggressively gather information on the focus and strategy for each event to achieve a Bushnell quality event that accomplishes the goals established by Development leadership.
    - Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities.
    - For external events, create and revise room layouts for each event. For internal events, work with FS&S to secure these layouts.
    - Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
    - Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
    - Assist with managing on-site production and take-down for events as necessary and appropriate.
    - Prepare nametags, materials, notebooks, packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
    - Close out all events as required.
  • Event Administration:
    - Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports to the Director and the Senior Gifts Officer for each event project.
    - In coordination with the Development Assistant, keep track of event finances including check requests, invoicing, and reporting.
  • Ovations:
    - Prepare agendas, meeting materials, and any necessary meeting requirements (lunch, etc.) for meetings of the Ovations Committee.
    - In coordination with the Director, work as a liaison with the Ovations Committee to assist them in their efforts to identify and secure new and unique auction items for the Ovations fundraising event each year.
    - Organize, catalogue and research auction items as they come in. This includes maintaining the comprehensive auction item spread sheet, storing items in secure locations, and researching item values as needed.
    - Work with Bushnell leadership (including the CFO, CEO, and others) to secure items based on their existing relationships with vendors, partners, and others as appropriate.
    - Create all auction item signage, power point displays, support materials, packaging, displays and associated materials.
    - Manage the auction set-up, breakdown and checkout process at the Ovations event.
    - Handle any post-event follow-up with auction item donors and winners as necessary.

Education and/or Experience:
College or technical school degree; one-to-two years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional work history in the non-profit arts sector and knowledge of theatrical production and artist touring strongly encouraged.

The Bushnell is a Not-For-Profit, Equal Opportunity Employer, proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens.

Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: jobs@bushnell.org


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bushnell is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable federal and state fair employment practice laws. The Bushnell does not discriminate and will not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation or physical disability any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation. Neither the Union nor the Employer will discriminate against any employee with regard to any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, physical disability, or any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.