The New Vic / New 42 Youth Corp: Ushers
The New Victory Usher Corps is a three-year program that offers:
Learn more about the program's goals.
Working at The New Victory
- Occasion to see and learn about the culture and inner-workings of live theater from around the world
- Job training and workshops in building essential and transferable skills
- Opportunity to be a part of a supportive team of young adults
- Hands-on work with kids and families in a friendly, fast-paced environment
- Continual personal and professional growth through the program
During a September training and orientation session, ushers learn about their personal job responsibilities in the broader context of the theater's operations. Our season schedules include day, evening, and weekend shifts, along with mandatory Friday 4pm workshops. Ushers are required to work a three shift minimum each week. Ushers are eligible for pay increases after successful completion of each program year.
Learning at The New Victory
In addition to fulfilling their on-the-job responsibilities, ushers attend job training seminars and career/life-skills workshops throughout the season. These seminars and workshops are dedicated to enhancing personal and professional skills. Some of the workshops include: Goal Setting, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Personal Banking and Financial Management, Conflict Management and Resolution, Time Management, and Public Speaking and Stress Management.
Growing at The New Victory
Upon successful completion of our established benchmarks over the first two years, Third-year ushers have the opportunity to apply for a specialty concentration within The New 42nd Street—this is a unique opportunity for ushers to learn more about how cultural institutions are run. Past third-year specializations have included, but are not limited to, Company Management, Education, Development and Front of House. Through our peer mentoring program, Third-year ushers are paired with their less experienced colleagues to assist with professional development and guide the transition into leadership positions.
All applicants MUST be enrolled in school and must complete the New Victory Usher Corps Application. Applications due by July 28, 2017. Ushers begin work September 5, 2017.
If you have any questions, please call the Front of House Department at 646.223.3025 or email at NewVicUshers@NewVictory.org.