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New Victory Ushers

Providing flexible paid employment, job training, academic support and mentorship for 50 young New Yorkers each year

Though the theater is closed at this time, New Victory Ushers continue to receive flexible paid employment, professional development and mentorship. Please email the Front of House department for more information.

New Victory Usher Corps

At New Victory, students ages 16-19 make up our Usher Corps, a rigorous three-year program that offers:

  • Flexible paid employment
  • Professional training and workshops
  • Opportunities to see live theater from around the world
  • A supportive team of young adults from across the city
  • Hands-on work with kids and families in a friendly, fast-paced environment
  • Personal and professional growth

Part of New 42 Youth Corps

A youth development initiative that pairs life skills training with jobs in the arts for high school and college students.

More on New 42 Youth Corps

The Usher Experience

Working at New Victory

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 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 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, Money Management, Conflict Management and Resolution, Time Management, and Public Speaking and Stress Management.

Growing at 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 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

Headshot of New Victory Usher Corps member, Brittney Santana.
Usher Spotlight: Brittney

Hear from Brittney about her time as a New Victory Usher.

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New Victory Usher Corps Supporters

New Victory Usher Corps—a program of New 42 Youth Corps—is supported, in part by BNY Mellon, The Pinkerton Foundation, Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, and First Republic Bank.