Patron Services Manager

Symphony Nova Scotia
Halifax City, Nova Scotia

With a home base in Halifax and performances across the province, Symphony Nova Scotia reaches more than 50,000 Nova Scotians of all ages each year with some of the most diverse concerts and educational offerings in the country. We’ve gained a reputation as one of Canada’s most exciting orchestras, and are proud to be a national leader in performance, programming, and communications. We are committed to artistic excellence, financial sustainability, and community outreach.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Patron Services Manager provides key customer services support to Symphony Nova Scotia’s ticket buyers and concert attendees.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Managing in-house ticketing transactions, responding to ticketing inquiries, and problem solving customer concerns
  • Liaising with the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office
  • Providing concierge service to patrons
  • Managing the Symphony Nova Scotia concierge desk/boutique at concerts, including managing the Box Office at concerts not held at the Dalhousie Arts Centre
  • Managing patron phone calls and concert-related email communications
  • Providing support for subscription and donation campaigns
  • Establishing and maintaining patron relationships
  • Supporting the registration of students and families for outreach and education concerts
  • Overseeing general office management, including responding to general inquiries
  • Assisting Director of Finance and Administration with general office management
  • Managing cash and preparing accurate reports

Skill areas required

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency with database software/data entry
  • Able to successfully manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work effectively under pressure and time constraints
  • Ability to show understanding, courtesy, and tact in stressful situations
  • Creative and eager to explore new ideas

Skill areas preferred

  • Cash handling experience
  • Experience processing debit card, credit card, and gift certificate payments
  • A passion and appreciation for music and the arts, particularly symphonic music

Education and experience required

  • Successful completion of post-secondary education; focus in Public Relations, Communications, or Business Administration an asset
  • 2+ years’ experience in a leading customer service role, with box office or ticketing services experience a strong asset

Location and hours

  • 35 hours/week
  • During the concert season, approximately 25-50% of the job time will be conducted on evenings/weekends at concert venues with remainder of time during regular office hours at Suite 301, Park Lane Mall (5657 Spring Garden Road), Halifax

Start date

  • September/October 2018


  • To be negotiated, based on qualifications and relevant experience

How to apply

Send cover letter and resume to

Application deadline: September 14, 2018