The Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

Date Posted:
August 05, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



House Manager


Overview: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) is looking to hire a part time House Manager for the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. The House Manager will be responsible for the overall experience of audiences who attend performances at the ICA. For many patrons they are the face of the organization.


  • The House Manager will be responsible for working with the production team to ensure the house opens on time
  •  Collaborates with security team to ensure the theater is safe for patrons
  •  Provides direction and training to theater ushers before each performance
  •  Manage seating or ticketing problems with the box office.
  •  Work on a variety of performances including contemporary theater and dance, artist lectures, films, family days, gallery performances among others.
  •  The house manager will primarily work in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater but on occasion will move into other spaces.

The ICA is located at 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston; we are accessible by public transportation Red and Silver Line.

The ICA is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. Qualified candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the museum professions are strongly encouraged to apply. The ICA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices.

  • The ideal candidate should have experience as a house manager
  • Possess the ability to problem solve, be flexible and communicate clearly and concisely
  • Possess the ability to work well with a diverse population
  • Be able to work well under pressure, remain calm, cheerful and resolute.
  • This is an hourly position that will requiring primarily nights and weekends availability.
How To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to Maggie Moore at

Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

The ICA’s primary activities are to present outstanding contemporary art in all medium, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance that is deserving of in depth public attention to Boston audiences. To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making. To design interpretative programs that provide context for, develop appreciation of, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture