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THE MOTOR HOUSE PERFORMANCE SPACE is a venue for Baltimore artists, performers and creative professionals, showcasing the city’s contemporary and emerging artists and their work. It is a core component of the Motor House, which will serve as a wide open door for new creative visions, bold, artistic experiments and fresh diverse voices, welcoming everyone to create, explore and experience the best Baltimore has to offer.


  • Performances: Accommodating performances from new and emerging local artists while assisting each presenter’s sophistication and ability to generate an enriching product and audience.
  • Community Based Arts Projects: Supporting, interdisciplinary community programming that invites and engages new audiences beyond the traditional role of patron/ spectator.
  • Performance Residencies: Developing an annual call for resident performing artists, in which artists undertake a 6-8 week residency and develop new work, rehearsed off site, but exhibited in the performance space as a solo or group show.
  • Arts Education: Supporting performances/ workshops from arts education groups.
  • Exhibitions: Capitalizing on the flexibility of the performance space by incorporating art exhibits, auctions and fundraisers.
  • Talks/ Seminars: Creating space for community conversations and gatherings for both cultural and arts related organizations.

PROGRAM MANAGERS are responsible for the overall programming and curation of performance space activities. They report directly to the Creative Director and assist with the daily operations and maintenance of both the theater and auxiliary spaces.


Program Curation:

  • Works with the Creative Director to book mission driven performances and activities.
  • Assists the Creative Director in curating overall programming, with special emphasis on the aforementioned areas of Community Based Art Projects and Talks/Seminars.
  • Conducts outreach to groups or individuals that align with the mission and values of the Motor House.

House management:

  • Manages ticket sales for all productions and events using box office software.
  • Answers incoming phone calls and returns messages left on theatre voice mail.
  • Responds to emails, including finalizing internet ticket sales.
  • Maintains appearance of lobby and theater areas.
  • Resolves any patron complaints/issues arising during productions.
  • Helps to coordinate, training & maintains Volunteer Usher Group.


  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and artists with technical matters.
  • Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
  • Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment and maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies when necessary.
  • Attends technical rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of performance driven events.

Box Office:

  • Assists with ticketing and customer service.
  • Prepares the daily cash deposit for the box office(s) supervised.
  • Reconciles daily sales.
  • Updates and troubleshoots the computerized ticketing system.
  • Helps to assure that ticket buyers receive good customer service and have a positive experience with the Box Office.
  • Complies with customer requests to the extent possible, and using discretion and independent judgment in solving problems quickly and to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Facilitates ticket sales by maintaining and accurately preparing for the sale of tickets within the computerized ticketing system, charting by section, row, and seat number, indicating available

seating for events and performances, and printing individual tickets.

  • Assists with social media marketing, news letter distribution, and mailings.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A./ BFA or equivalent professional experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Very strong initiative and ability to be self-motivated.
  • The ability to work well as a team member.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs.
  • Experience with and knowledge of online ticketing platforms.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (50lb-60lb).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience administrative experience in two or more of the aforementioned areas of responsibility.
  • Facilitation experience with young people and/or adults.
  • In depth knowledge of Baltimore’s arts and cultural sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community engagement initiatives.

This is a part time position which guarantees a minimum of 20-30hrs per week at $25/hr. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and 2 references to [email protected].

The Motor House Performance Space and all of its employees are managed by the Baltimore Arts Reality Corporation (BARCO), the owner and developer of the building. BARCO’s mission is to acquire, develop, own and operate safe, affordable and sustainable facilities for Baltimore’s creative professionals and artistic communities.

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