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CSF Concessions Manager

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is hiring for a CSF Concessions Manager. This position will support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.

CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.

The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Supervise and schedule concessions staff to properly and adequately serve CSF patrons efficiently during all business hours.
  • Act as manager on duty for all CSF performances.
  • Manage the setup of all concessions equipment in May to prepare for the season opening and the striking of all concessions equipment in August after the conclusion of the Festival.
  • Attend CSF Audience Services training in May.
  • Train all concessions staff on concessions-specific processes.
  • Communicate with Audience Services staff throughout a performance.
  • Communicate with CSO personnel regarding any safety concerns surrounding the service of alcohol.
  • Be fully informed of all CSF policies as they pertain to patrons and be able to direct patrons as needed.
  • Act as primary concessions contact for all other CSF departments during a performance.
  • Prepare accurate deposits at the conclusion of each performance.
  • Ensure safe and secure credit card transactions and cash handling in consultation with the CSF’s Operations Manager and Managing Director.
  • Source and maintain inventory of all food, non-alcoholic beverage items, and service supplies (cups, napkins, etc.) throughout CSF’s summer season, in consultation with the CSF Managing Director.
  • Source and maintain inventory of all alcoholic beverages to be served via the concessions in accordance with CSF’s beer and wine license, in consultation with CSF Managing Director.
  • Ensure that no alcohol is sold to minors.
  • Maintain secure storage for inventory of all concessions product, particularly alcoholic beverages.
  • Work with CSF leadership to manage all credit and cash transactions and ensure accuracy and security of all transactions.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of all CSF concessions facilities throughout the season.
  • Be kind yet firm with any and all patrons of the Festival.
  • Enforce and maintain the CSF liquor license footprint by adhering to all state laws and regulations and all applicable University policies.
  • Maintain a pleasant and safe environment for CSF patrons to enjoy each show.

What You Should Know

  • This is a temporary position
  • Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume. 
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly rate is $19.00


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • One year of related experience demonstrating the required skill sets.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to maintain accurate records regarding cash management and inventory.
  • Ability to manage small crews efficiently during peak sales periods.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to fast-changing situations.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Knowledge of Colorado liquor enforcement laws.
  • Knowledge of University of Colorado Boulder cash management policies.
  • Experience in inventory management.
  • Experience in concessions, catering, or other related service industry.
  • Current Training for Intervention Procedures (TiPS) certification.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

Please apply by January 31, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Kurt Mehlenbacher

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