Mansion House Manager– Part Time

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Mansion House Manager– Part Time



Organizational Description
Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center outside Washington, DC with multiple venues, strong community partnerships and robust educational programming. Spotlighting world-class talent and serving as a launch pad for local artists, Strathmore presents nearly 400 accessible and affordable events and exhibitions each year in the Music Center, historic Mansion, on our 16-acre campus, at AMP, and throughout the community.

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we are a public/private partnership with Montgomery County Government and serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Our programming is a vibrant reflection of the community that surrounds us. Strathmore believes the most compelling contemplations of our world are created by artists. Amplifying these creative voices is at the heart of our work.

We are also engaged in and committed to ongoing, institution-wide conversation, education, and thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission. This promise is made within the broad context of Strathmore’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) goals to expand access and diversity, promote inclusion, and build equity for all. In this proactive way, Strathmore intends to become a fully anti-racist organization. You can read more about Strathmore on our website, including information about our mission and values.
Position Summary
The Mansion at Strathmore is home to intimate artistic programs presented by Strathmore in the 100-seat Dorothy M and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Gudelsky Gallery Suite, the outdoor Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, and Sculpture gardens. The Mansion at Strathmore also serves as a location for a variety of private events, including weddings, receptions, corporate meetings and retreats, recitals, memorial services, and other social events.
Mansion House Managers work independently to manage a seamless experience for the Mansion private event clients, guests and vendors. Mansion House Managers help prepare the Mansion for events in addition to assisting with and overseeing post-event breakdown and clean-up. They serve as independent leaders and often may be the sole representation of Strathmore for the duration of an event. Mansion House Managers may also be called upon to staff in-house events in lieu of full-time staff.

Position Summary Work Schedule
Mansion House Managers work a varied schedule of nights and weekends with occasional daytime hours, solely dictated by the event schedule. Schedules are produced monthly and do not exceed an average of 20 hours/week. All shifts are for 4 hours at minimum. Overtime is paid on holidays and for time worked after midnight.

Typical Examples of the Position’s Responsibilities and Duties

Mansion House Managers are often the sole Strathmore representative responsible for successful execution of private and in-house events and the protection of the Strathmore/County physical assets. They command a wealth of knowledge in both general Strathmore and Mansion specific protocols and procedures.
• They serve as the “Face of Strathmore,” representing the organization with the utmost level of excellent customer service and hospitality when interacting with patrons and clients.
• Act as information distributors and greeters and provide a security element in the venue.
• Provide guests with directions, instructions, and assistance as needed including issues of ADA accessibility.
• Are fully versed in securing the Mansion following events and responsible for arming and disarming the system.
• Convey and enforce Mansion rules and contract requirements to clients and vendors.
• Convey and enforce ongoing COVID protocols and procedures consistent with Strathmore policy and/or governmental mandates.
• Convey and enforce procedures in emergency situations, including swift contact for support and to apprise senior management of situation. File incident reports as needed.
• They serve as day-of on-site coordinator for issues related to the physical space, executed contract, and outside vendors (for example, DJ, Photographer, Florist)
• Work closely and efficiently with Private Events teams, catering staff and vendors to ensure a safe and service-oriented environment.
• Work closely with the caterer or banquet captain to ensure the client’s event is a success
• Operate and troubleshoot in-house A/V equipment (the sound system for playlist music, and the podium and mic for spoken presentations).
• Assist patrons with accessibility requests and accommodation needs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Strathmore’s standards of service.
• Adhere to Strathmore’s inclusion, diversity, equity and access principles while serving the public and working with colleagues.
• Other duties as assigned

Satisfactory completion of this job will be demonstrated by exhibiting excellent attention to detail, demonstration of broad range of institutional knowledge, anticipating event needs, exercising sound professional judgment, building and maintaining good working relationships with staff, clients, and vendors, keeping excellent records, and ensuring that customers and guests alike will leave Strathmore with wonderful memories of our institution and its staff.

• Applicants should possess strong communication and decision-making skills.
• Mansion House Managers must have schedule flexibility, mostly working weeknights and weekends.
• Previous event management experience preferred.
• Mansion House Managers are empowered to make decisions on behalf of the organization and expected to react confidently and thoughtfully to situations as they arise during an event as the on-site person in charge.
• Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and stand on your feet for at least four hours at a time.
• The applicant should have an adaptable nature and be able to think quickly on his/her feet.
• The applicant should also have strong teamwork and multitasking skills to coordinate event setup and takedown in an orderly manner while enforcing catering and vendor guidelines as the need arises.
• Mansion House Managers are empowered to make decisions both in reaction to issues as they arise and in accordance with Strathmore policies and procedures.
• Must be comfortable operating basic A/V equipment and lighting within the venue.
• Strong customer service skills are required.
• CPR and first aid training is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
$16.50-$18.00 hourly commensurate with experience. No benefits are included.

Application and Inquiries (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Please submit the following items:
* Cover letter.
* A résumé showing demonstrable accomplishments as indicated above.

If submitting your application electronically (PDF), the email SUBJECT line must contain the words “Mansion House Manager.” Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please direct all submissions to: Human Resources,

Although emailed applications are strongly preferred, applications may also be mailed to:
Human Resources
Mansion House Manager
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Strathmore is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, Strathmore provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to the CBA requirements for: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Strathmore will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances.

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: -
Position Type: Part Time
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: Less than 2 Years
Education Level: High School Diploma