Front of House Staff

Front of House Staff


Fisher Center at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504


Kayla Leacock

Job Details


This July and August, Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

Front of House (FOH) staff are part of the Audience Services team and help create the first impression guests have when attending performances. We seek to create an accessible, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all our guests and staff.

The Front of House team is made up of Ushers, Parking Attendants, and Golf Cart Drivers. All report to the Senior House Manager or House Manager—depending on who is the assigned lead for a performance—and work closely with the box office team, production team, and other Fisher Center staff members.

This is a seasonal, part-time position from June 10 to August 2, 2021, non-exempt (overtime-eligible). FOH team members are paid hourly at a rate of $12.50/hr.

This position requires local residence; housing will be provided if needed.



Ushers are responsible for the comfort and assistance of audience members. Ushers are also responsible for making sure that audience members follow the rules of the house and COVID-19 safety measures as directed by New York State Department of Health, Bard College, and the Fisher Center. They are assigned a variety of tasks, including taking tickets, greeting audience members, directing audience members to their seats, assisting guests with accessibility challenges, and handling a variety of customer service requests.

Parking Attendants

Parking Attendants maintain order and safety on the roads and in the parking lots. Parking Attendants are assigned a variety of tasks including directing traffic, giving directions, and monitoring crosswalks. Safety vests, light sticks, and walkie talkies are provided.

Golf Cart Drivers

Drivers are responsible for running our complimentary golf cart service for limited-mobility patrons. Drivers must have held a driver’s license for a minimum of one year, and must complete the Bard Driver certification process, which includes an online course and in-person road test. Drivers are paid for time spent getting certified, and are reimbursed for all certification fees. Drivers must be at least 16 years old.

Company-Wide Responsibilities:

The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide process of change toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to:

-Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in any trainings when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your own independent journey with anti-racism

-Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture


A Front of House staff member must have customer service experience, a superior attention to detail, and a passion for the arts.  They must possess a positive work attitude, enjoy interacting with people, and be able to work nights and weekend hours. A current driver’s license and/or reliable transportation is required.


Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, in Annandale-on Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York.


Complete the application form here

Applications for this position are due Monday, April 26, 2021.

For any questions or issues with the application form, please contact

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


SummerScape is a world renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World.  Productions will be staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out, across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.


The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City.  With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley.  It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education.  The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement.  Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.  For more information about Bard College, visit


June 10, 2021 - August 2, 2021