Career Opportunities

Diversity and Inclusion

At The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, we celebrate and foster inclusion through the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of all individuals. As part of our core mission, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive cultural campus that reflects our commitment to an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and included, onstage and off. This sense of belonging empowers individuals and unites communities by creating mutual respect and appreciation.

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Manager, Security & Building Operations
Department: Building Operations
Reports to: Director of Building Operations
FLSA status: Salaried/Exempt
Working Hours: May include evening and/or weekend hours

Broad Functions: Responsible for assisting the director of operations of all security, safety and building operations for all Bushnell leased and owned properties. This position serves as a point of contact and liaison for event, physical security and building operation needs ensuring continuity with staff, tenants, Front of House, Event Services, Programming, and Property management teams along with various contractors, vendors and state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Oversees physical building access, security, life-safety programs, ergonomics, ordering of equipment and furnishings, budgeting, and invoicing of life-safety, security and various building maintenance items.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as point of contact and assistant to DBO for a variety of building, security and safety-related work and projects involving planning, coordination and managing of fire safety, Environmental Health and Safety, and capital and non-capital improvement projects dealing with external contractors and in-house property management;
  • Responsible for the overall management of all event security processes including scheduling, training, developing post orders, creating guidelines, budgeting and invoicing as well as coordination with local police and fire marshal to ensure all public safety issues are addressed for each Bushnell event;
  • Provide budget coordination and assistance to DBO for departmental budgets preparation, mid-year and year end reviews;
  • Coordinates and conducts on-site event security briefings with contractors and staff as required by show/event requirements;
  • Collaborate with building management to provide support and oversight for building security and make recommendations for enhancements to access control (physical and electronic)/security monitoring systems and lost and found protocols;
  • Coordinate with DBO to assist in the development, coordination and control of all life-safety and physical access control initiatives and protocols;
  • Investigate accidents, thefts, property loss, and unlawful activities. Prepare and submit comprehensive reports for all public safety incidents working with FOH and DBO to ensure appropriate paper trail and follow-up. Track and maintain departmental safety records, document medically treated, and non-treated injuries;
  • Conduct annual review and revision of The Bushnell’s life-safety, access control and security procedures and protocols with attention to currency, accuracy, and interdepartmental continuity;
  • Monitors general conditions of all buildings and space. Communicate and coordinate with building management and DBO to ensure repair requests completed in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Serves as liaison with contractors and property mgmt. team on small to mid-size projects, ensuring materials delivered, work is on schedule and timelines and milestones is met. Coordinates project continuity, assists in inspecting projects to ensure timely and satisfactory completion of work;
  • Participates in budget and project discussions to ensure necessary resources are available to sustain baseline operations and successful project completion;
  • Manage and maintain inventories of departmental equipment, radios, life-safety equipment, AED’s, access and key control and all security and safety equipment;
  • Collaborates and coordinates with Hartford Fire Marshal office to ensure fire-safety building compliance requirements and standards for Bushnell properties and all event operations;
  • Coordinate CPR/First Aid/ AED/Blood Bourne Pathogen training for select administrative staff and key front line personnel. Maintain all associated certification records;
  • Manage, coordinate, communicate events calendar working with the following entities: City of Hartford, Hartford Police Department, State of Connecticut Department of Public Works and other city and state officials to proactively address schedule conflicts (i.e. parades, marathons, etc.) and coordinate internal and external patron access and communication as determined;
  • Serve on local, state and federal committees to obtain pertinent information regarding city, state and federal security operations, plans, and communicate with appropriate staff as they affect and pertain The Bushnell;
  • Manage and disseminate communications with all Bushnell staff and tenants for all scheduling of life-safety, janitorial and building maintenance;
  • Respond to feedback from patrons, guests as it relates to improving customer service by providing articulate, concise, appropriate, feedback to ensure a positive, timely result;
  • Establish, implement and maintain the performance-based and non-performance evacuation procedures for code compliancy, accuracy and operational efficiency;
  • Serves as AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Site Coordinator, manages and maintains service to organization’s first aid kits, and provides training as required;
  • Performs as back up to the DBO in his absence and performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and/or Experience: College degree with experience in the fields of facilities or property management preferred. Professional work history in the non-profit arts sector or in commercial concert promoting strongly encouraged.

Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint. Security access control systems, Building mgmt. systems, Artifax are a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities: Highly motivated, self-starter possessing the ability to succeed, goal oriented and able to inspire confidence. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent managerial skills with ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and work under deadlines. Prior experience as assistant manager in property or facilities mgmt. and performing arts is desirable.

Situational: Current CPR, AED and First Aid certification or must obtain within 3 months of hire date. Must be able to lift up to, and including, 50 pounds, and be able to stand for up to 4 hours.

Performance Competencies:

  • Initiative: Level of interest in role development, degree of motivation, and willingness to improve performance and increase job knowledge; ability to solve problems. Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for help when needed.
  • Work Habits: Demonstrates commitment, dedication, cooperation, positive behavior, adaptability, and flexibility with changes in jobs and duties.
  • Continuous Learning: Assesses own strengths; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continually build knowledge and skills. Readily accepts changes in ways of performing present job functions.
  • Computer Savvy & System Building: Adapts to new technologies; evaluates as potential solutions to existing challenges; works to develop additional technical knowledge and skills.
  • Business & Organization Knowledge: Having knowledge of The Bushnell’s business involves understanding our industry and how the incumbent’s employee’s position and knowledge plays an important role in the success of the organization.
  • Planning and Organization: Ability to schedule workload, set priorities, and manage time in order to complete assignments and fulfill responsibilities. Uses goals to guide actions.
  • Judgment: Uses discretion in making decisions within the scope of their job. Refers decisions beyond this scope to supervisor. Discretion in handling confidential material.
  • Leadership: Consistently accomplishes the expected objectives and takes on extra tasks or projects as necessary. Maintains a positive, achievement-oriented attitude and influences others to do the same.
  • Supervision & Development of Employees: Orients and trains employees and sets standards for work performance. Recognizes performance strengths and limitations of subordinates. Effectively directs performance management as a means of developing employees. Delegates authority as necessary and inspires staff to work toward common goals. Motivates employees achieve objectives. Sets expectations/monitors performance of direct reports.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Able to challenge conventional practices; adapts established methods for new uses; pursues ongoing system improvement; creates novel solutions to problems. Ability to be self-directed.
  • Presentation & Communication Skills: Includes the ability to express ideas effectively whether face-to-face or in writing in both individual and group situations. Presentations are conveyed in a clear and concise manner to the audience. Adjusting tone and terminology to the needs of the audience. Openly exchanges information in a timely manner. Knows who to keep informed. Uses confidential information with discretion.
  • Selection of People: Requires an understanding of how the job fits into the “big picture”, identifying the key requirements and matching people’s skills and experience. Applies to the recruitment of staff, distribution of duties or projects to current staff and placement of staff on work groups.
  • Organizational Goals: Individual’s level of understanding of organizational objectives, relative to role, and how well individual accomplishments and actions support the organization in achieving its goals.
  • Building Effective Teams: Creates a participative working environment using empowerment; facilitates discussion before decision-making process in complete; acknowledge team members’ individual competencies, celebrate successes.
  • Direction Setting: Good direction setting involves securing relevant information and identifying key issues and relationships from the information. It also includes setting priorities, allocating proper amounts of time to activities, and staying aware of interrelationships among activities.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Utilizes finances, budgets, facilities, equipment, supplies, and materials efficiently and effectively to support the needs of the department and organization. Follows budget procedures and meets deadlines.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and may occassionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and be able to stand for up to 4 hours.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe some specific duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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


The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Event Coordinator – Part time
Department: Event Services
Reports to: Senior Manager, Event Services
FLSA status: Non-Exempt - Hourly
Working Hours: Evening and Weekend Availability is a Must

Broad Functions: Provide a range of support for special events and event enhancements including but not limited to day-of oversight of private events. Serve as the primary Bushnell contact with clients, catering managers, vendors, and other Bushnell support staff to problem solve and ensure guest satisfaction. Position requires a reliable, enthusiastic and customer-oriented person with excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to anticipate guest needs and exceed their expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review event documentation and/or meet with supervisor prior to every event and fulfilling assigned responsibilities;
  • With enthusiasm - welcome and engage guests, answer questions, provide direction, and ensure guest needs are met;
  • Maintaining professionalism at all times before, during, and after the event;
  • Placing coat rack(s) with hangers in event spaces prior to events and properly storing them once events have concluded;
  • Placing easels in event spaces according to set up requirements and storing them at the conclusion of events;
  • Organizing supplies and maintaining the cleanliness of Event Services storage areas;
  • Communicating and addressing client issues and problems in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Providing attentive and courteous coat check services for special events;
  • Breaking down event space once the event has concluded;
  • Fostering a positive working relationship between all departments, vendors, and subcontractors;
  • Maintaining high standards of personal appearance and grooming, including compliance with The Bushnell dress code;
  • Perform all other appropriate duties and responsibilities when necessary.

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:

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title: Director, Annual Fund & Development Operations
Department: Development
Reports to: VP of Development & Chief Development Officer
FLSA status: Exempt, Salaried
Working Hours: Includes evening and weekend hours

Broad Functions: Directs and manages all aspects of the Annual Fund as well as The Bushnell’s signature fundraising event, Ovations. Manages the operations team to support the efforts of the fundraisers and meet the needs of the Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Annual Fund

  • Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate an aggressive annual fund program leveraging support from current donors, patrons, employees, and prospects via direct mail, telefunding, e-mail, on-line, and face-to-face visits/solicitations;
  • Create a comprehensive annual plan to meet the annual fund goal;
  • Oversee an effective system to identify and solicit donors and prospects;
  • Collaborate with Customer Relationship Management/Marketing to analyze donor and patron information and to interpret statistical data to effectively inform strategies that will maximize gifts to The Bushnell;
  • Collaborate with Customer Relationship Management/Marketing to create effective messaging and design of Development materials. And, coordinate the timing of mail/email/social media/telefunding campaigns with the overall institutional calendar;
  • Identify and research prospects for increased annual fund and campaign giving;
  • Stay current with state-of-the-art annual fund trends and techniques to maximize fundraising results;
  • Develop and monitor the annual fund budget, implementing cost controls, fiscal year forecasts, and long-term projections;
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of Raiser's Edge – gift processing and acknowledgment letters, list generation, pledge reminders, tax receipts, database maintenance, special event RSVPs, update of constituent records, etc;
  • Oversee the fulfillment of donor benefits (individual and corporate) in order to provide exceptional donor experiences.


  • Manage the Special Events Coordinator to oversee 25+ cultivation events each season.
  • Work closely with the Special Events Coordinator to plan and implement a successful gala.
  • Recruit and manage the gala committee and work closely with Bushnell colleagues to execute the gala.

Assigned Portfolio

  • Actively manage a portfolio of 20 to 30 mid-level donors and prospects through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process.


  • Performs other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience: Must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5+ years of proven experience in direct fundraising.

Skills Required:

  • The ideal candidate has 5+ years of experience, and must have experience with development database systems, Raiser's Edge preferred;
  • Must be proficient in latest version of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Power Point, Outlook, and Excel and Office 365 2019 Page 2 of 3;
  • Excellent management or people and of projects;
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment;
  • Highly motivated self-starter;
  • Must have a visionary and strategic approach;
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Possess high standards of integrity, credibility, and reliability to articulate the needs, opportunities, and aspirations of The Bushnell with clarity and enthusiasm;
  • Possess ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet short deadlines;
  • Develop sound, enduring relationships with a broad range of people within our internal and external community;
  • Proven track record of planning and executing cost effective special events that have netted at least six figures;
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to effectively manage workload;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as take initiative independently;
  • Commitment to respect and maintain confidentiality of donor information.

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:

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.