MN Opera Luminary Arts Center Front of House Associate

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Position Title:       Luminary Arts Center Front of House Associate

Department:         Administration

Reports to:           Luminary Arts Center Front of House Manager

Status:                  Part-time, non-exempt

Hours:                   Tuesday – Sunday, primarily nights and weekends, variable, typically 15-20 hrs/wk

Hourly wage:        $18.00 



Minnesota Opera’s vision and mission is to sing every story and to change lives by bringing together artists, audiences, and community, advancing the art of opera for today and future generations. We aim to inspire hope, empower all voices, and strengthen bonds between people of all backgrounds and identities. To this end, Minnesota Opera commits itself to working continuously to become an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization through the following actions: intentionally acknowledging and examining racism, anti-Blackness, and other discriminatory practices; promoting anti-racist and anti-oppressive ideas, values and policies that counter the oppression of any people during the education, production, promotion, and experience of opera; working towards eliminating all forms of oppression; and developing effective tools for social justice.



The Front of House Associate (FOH Associate) is a part-time position providing excellent customer service to all Luminary Arts Center patrons by creating a welcoming environment, serving concessions, handling money (as cash, credit cards, but no checks), supervising patrons within the theater and assisting with parking lot facilitation on a rotating basis. FOH Associates will possess excellent customer service ability, and knowledge of current Luminary Arts Center performances and concessions offerings, and the ability to adapt and stay levelheaded during intermission and in case of any emergencies.



  • Provides exceptional, concierge-style customer service for patrons at the Luminary, at performances, and at other events.
  • Provides clear and accurate information to patrons regarding policies, parking, current performances, and concessions offerings.
  • Serves as an MN Opera ambassador by facilitating and filling orders.
  • Ensures that all state and federal laws are followed when serving and/or handling alcohol and food.
  • Ensures patron safety through active participation in and knowledge of Luminary Arts Center safety and security procedures.
  • Assists with Parking lot signage, receiving payments and checking for appropriate vehicles as needed – on a rotational basis.
  • Makes recommendations to help build patron affinity.
  • Fields customer service issues, records feedback, and communicates pertinent information to managers.
  • Assists with maintenance of the Luminary Arts Center.
  • Contributes to team projects by completing related tasks as needed.



  • This position will be required to work frequent evenings and weekends and have flexibility in scheduling.
  • Must be over 21 years of age
  • Must be able to move throughout the LAC comfortably and frequently – this role is not able to work at a desk
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs
  • Must be able to regularly position self to pick up objects from floor, retrieve items from lower shelf and bring to counter height and similar movements.
  • Must have reliable transportation to the LAC
  • This position is required to be in-person at the LAC on a regular basis.
  • Must have CPR/AED Certification. MN Opera will provide training for those who do not already possess this certification.
  • Must be certified to sell and handle alcohol. MN Opera will provide training for those who do not already possess this certification.


This position is a good fit for someone who:

  • Exemplary customer service and sales ability (required).
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Minnesota Opera’s antiracist, anti-oppressive mission
  • Engaging personality – good work ethic, high standards, discretion, maturity, and composure.
  • Knowledge of handling orders through Square (preferred).
  • Front of house, service, hospitality, or retail experience (preferred).
  • Strong communication, quantitative, and organization skills.
  • Ability to stay calm in high pressure or emergency situations


Minnesota Opera is willing to teach:

  • Policies and procedures specific to Luminary Arts Center and MN Opera
  • Square sales system
  • Alcohol serving and food handling procedures


MNOP Diversity Charter

Minnesota Opera believes that pursuing anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices enhances the beauty and power of the art form itself, and amplifies the tremendous artistry cultivated in our musical storytelling.

We especially encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and all others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas at Minnesota Opera.


Please Note

If hired, candidate will be expected either to reside within commuting distance of the Luminary Arts Center or be willing to relocate prior to beginning work

How to Apply

Please go to In the position announcement/job summary click the red box labeled “LEARN MORE”. You will be directed to MNOP’s Self ID Survey. You are required to fill out the Self ID Survey prior to proceeding to the next page. Once complete, you will be directed to the application page – please submit your application and upload your cover letter and resume. Individual Self ID information will be seen only by the HR Director, application materials will be forwarded to the search team.

or to mail cover letter and resume directly to:

Minnesota Opera

Attn: Julia Gallagher, Luminary Arts Center Director 620 N. First Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.