Employment & Internship Opportunities


The Flynn Center seeks applicants for an Assistant Manager/Technical Director to work part-time in FlynnSpace, our 180-seat alternative performance and cabaret space.


Essential Functions & Basic Duties:

  • For both outside users and Flynn Presentations, the Assistant Manager/TD will open and close the theatre, supervise all volunteers and workers, including House Manager, Bartender, technicians, and ushers, and act as the welcoming host to the audience.
  • For Flynn shows requiring minimal technical support, the Assistant Manager/TD will set up and operate the sound and/or lighting boards.
  • For Flynn shows requiring additional technical support, the Assistant Manager/TD will operate sound and/or lighting boards, oversee crew, and document crew hours.
  • Act as House Manager as needed, oversee ushers, complete pre/post show checklists.
  • Operate the bar and concession area, complete pre/post show checklists.
  • Assist House Manager and/or Bartender as needed.

Act as Liaison to users of FlynnSpace:

  • Work with the FlynnSpace Manager/TD after the user books FlynnSpace through the Programming Department to determine the technical needs and schedule, including the configuration of the space, outline responsibilities in using the space, and contract the space according to what needs are determined.
  • Communicate and coordinate, in a timely manner, any special technical needs to the Flynn Production Department that are not in the standard FlynnSpace package.
  • Communicate with Programming Department regarding the final settlement, including a review of the equipment and facilities and any potential damage costs. 

Maintenance of FlynnSpace & Equipment:

  • Oversee the maintenance of FlynnSpace, including the storage area, tech booth, dressing rooms, auditorium, bar, café, kitchen, and bathrooms. 
  • Assist in maintaining technical equipment inventory.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Education/Experience/Knowledge Required:

  • Experience with digital lighting, sound, video, and projection systems.
  • Broad knowledge of theatre operations.
  • Prior experience in activity management is desirable, including live events.

Key Skills & Abilities:

  • Enthusiastic and pleasant personality.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Ability to give, receive, and act on feedback.
  • Calm composure under pressure.
  • Ability to take responsibility for the overall management of FlynnSpace operations.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to deal effectively and collegially with a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside of the Flynn before, during, and after events and during all other interactions.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and schedules as required.
  • Reliability in attendance and communication.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to safety and other policies regarding people and equipment.
  • Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, database, and calendar systems
  • Physical ability to perform all essential jobs, including lifting and moving heavy equipment, furniture, and concessions products weighing up to 60 pounds. 
  • Skill and strength in setting up and changing the space configuration.
  • Organized with an attention to detail.
  • Certified with the VT Department of Liquor Control (DLC).


A complete application package will include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume

Send application by October 21, 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 searching for a full-time Marketing and Development Manager to assist the Managing Director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in marketing, development, logistical and administrative aspects of the Festival.



  • Assist the Managing Director with renewal and solicitation of sponsors
  • Assist the Managing Director with Sponsor fulfillment
  • Manage Festival banners and signage
  • Grant writing and general fundraising (including promotions, special projects and benefit events)
  • Manage the Festival membership program and individual donations using the Tessitura database including memberships, sponsorships, benefit events, matching gifts, grants and in-kind donations


  • Assist in the development of the overall Festival marketing plan and marketing budget along with Managing Director and the Flynn Marketing Director
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of the Festival’s marketing campaign design with Flynn Marketing Director, Festival Designer and the Managing Director
  • Manage brochure design, deadlines, printing and distribution
  • Manage program guide design, deadlines, layout, printing and distribution
  • Manage the creation and submission of all festival print, radio, television, and digital ads
  • Create, compile, and edit content for all marketing collateral
  • Manage grass roots and social media marketing efforts
  • Create content for and manage development and production of the website and mobile app

Logistics and Administration

  • Execute the Festival public relations needs, including stage announcements
  • Assist the Managing Director with other logistical needs of the Festival
  • Other related tasks, as required


  • Degree in marketing plus 3-5 years of experience advertising, fundraising, and event planning, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work long hours during crucial times
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • Database skills and experience or an ability and willingness to learn software
  • Passionate about jazz
  • Comfortable with new and evolving technologies; familiarity with Microsoft office applications, database and calendar systems, as well as social media and content management systems
  • Ability to represent the Flynn/BDJF and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations inside and outside of the Flynn, requiring good public relations, marketing, public speaking, coordinating/liaison, and negotiating skills
  • Ability to perform light physical labor, ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of reliable vehicle


A complete application package will include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample: marketing materials designed and created by the applicant or a bio of a favorite local artist

Send application by September 30, 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
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