Employment & Internship Opportunities


The Flynn Center is searching for a full-time Chief Financial Officer to lead the Finance Department including, finance, treasury, risk management, information systems, box office, and front-of-house management, and to play a key role in overall organizational planning and management.


  • Plan, implement, administer/oversee, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all designated fiscal and administrative functions, programs, and services. Develop and modify systems and services in accordance with organizational goals, and resources, as well as external standards and regulations.
  • Exercise full supervisory authority, directly and indirectly, over regular full-time staff members as well as a large number of part-time Box Office staff and volunteer workers.
  • Select and train departmental staff. Plan and conduct departmental staff meetings. Confer regularly with staff to plan, coordinate, and evaluate projects and activities, assign and review work, investigate and resolve problems, assist with difficult, unusual, or other tasks as needed. Plan staffing needs.
  • Develop and administer operating budgets of assigned departments/functions.
  • Perform a variety of key financial management functions for the Flynn, including but not limited to cash management and investment; establishment and monitoring of appropriate internal and external audit procedures, establishment of credit and loan eligibility, and monitoring of capital and debt acquisitions.
  • Perform a variety of key research, planning and development tasks related to assigned functions, including but not limited to the development and implementation of new or upgraded computer systems, development and implementation of accounting and budget management systems to meet internal and external requirements.
  • Monitor all assigned functional areas regularly. Review and approve major or unusual transactions. Conduct key internal or external reports. Review and approve leases, contracts, and debt instruments.
  • Lead and oversee the annual operating budget preparation process, working closely with and providing hands-on support to department managers. Oversee long-range budget planning efforts. Analyze budget data and prepare a variety of budget reports.
  • Ensure overall integrity of accounting systems and adherence to established accounting procedures and principles.
  • Perform a full range of professional accounting functions for the Flynn, including but not limited to designing chart of accounts and financial reports, producing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports, and performing a variety of account balancing and reconciliation tasks.
  • Prepare for and oversee the annual financial audit.
  • Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete the return.
  • Oversee the Information Systems management functions of the Flynn in areas which include needs assessment, policy development, research of hardware and software options and costs, related purchase recommendations, installation and ongoing management of operating systems, troubleshooting and process improvement, providing technical advice and assistance to users, and the management of electronic communications systems (telephone and e-mail).
  • Direct and oversee Box Office operations, with a specific focus on establishing and ensuring adherence to controls and reporting systems, evaluating results, and long-range planning.
  • Oversee and coordinate general administrative office operations, including reception, general office operating procedures and systems, and purchase of office supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee management of front-of-the-house operations, including recruitment and management of volunteer FOH staff, concession staffing, purchasing and operations, and maintenance of liquor and catering licenses.
  • Coordinate and carry out the purchase of property and liability insurance policies.
  • Oversee leases and tenant relations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in tax regulations and other government requirements and guidelines and modify Flynn operating systems to ensure compliance.
  • Confer regularly with the Executive Director, other senior administrators, and other Flynn personnel to plan, coordinate, and evaluate activities/systems/policies/programs, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and address similar concerns as necessary. Serve on/lead various committees. Regularly attend and make presentations at Board and Board Committee meetings.
  • Represent the Flynn to and deal extensively with a variety of outside financial institutions, government agencies, external auditors, outside consultants and contractors, members of the community, production companies, agents, unions, and others.
  • Oversee/carry out the preparation of a variety of administrative/operations reports on assigned functional areas.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business administration, with CPA, MBA, or other appropriate advanced degree desirable; 8 to 10 years of relevant administrative and financial management experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Broad and in-depth technical knowledge related to all assigned areas of fiscal and business management, including fund accounting, budget, and information systems management, and various relevant federal, state, and local laws.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, administrative, personnel, and budget management skills.
  • Ability to represent the Flynn to and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations inside and outside of the theater. Good formal and informal negotiating skills. Directly related labor relations/collective bargaining experience desirable.


A complete application package will include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current resume

Send application by December 23, 2016 to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Human Resources Department
153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Email to: HResources@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE


The Flynn Center is always interested in learning about the skills and interests of local Teaching Artists in Dance, Theater, and Music. On an annual basis we employ approximately 70 highly skilled and empathic Teaching Artists, and accept resumes on a rolling basis for current and future openings on our teaching faculty. We offer performing arts classes at the Flynn Center for community members (all ages), and we also lead arts-integration workshops in schools through our School Programs.


FlynnArts Classes

  • Fall 2016: We are actively seeking Theater Teaching Artists with availability for Summer 2017 camps, experienced with any of the following age groups: 4-5, 6-8. 8-10, 11-15. 
  • Fall 2016: We are also seeking vocal coaches/music directors who can self-accompany on the piano, experienced with youth musical theater, for ongoing subbing and future openings.
  • Rolling: We accept resumes for teachers of any performing arts genre and any age group, for review when positions open up.


FlynnArts Classes
• Planning and leading classes
• Collaborating with other instructors and administrators
• Evaluating and refining courses


• Several years of relevant teaching experience
• Familiarity with youth and child development and classroom management
• Strong communication skills
• Team player who is responsive to deadlines

New openings arise regularly, and we go through submitted resumes before posting positions. It is to the benefit of an interested teaching artist to submit a resume and example descriptions of genres/courses taught at any time so we have your information on file.


Send cover letter & resumé to:
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Human Resources Department
153 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE


The Flynn Center seeks Teaching Assistant Volunteers for our classes and summer camps. We're looking for bright, kind, efficient, and attentive individuals for current and future openings as summer camp or after school class assistants. This is a great way to obtain college credit or high school volunteer credit hours.


• Classes
• Summer Camps 


• Helping Teaching Artist to lead class/camp activities
• Redirecting disengaged students
• Modeling enthusiastic participation
• Monitoring lunch
• Leading after-camp-care activities
• Set-up/clean-up


• An affinity for and experience working with children
• Interest and experience in the performing arts (dance, theater, music, puppetry, film, etc.)


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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Human Resources Department
153 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401, or
Email to: education@flynncenter.org
No phone calls, please. EOE



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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401
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