Patron Service Representative


Date Posted:
Audience Service Center
2630 Cahuenga Blvd East
Los Angeles
United States of America




Position Summary: 

The Patron/Audience Services Representative, reporting to the Audience and Patron Services Managers, provides direct telephone, letter, and electronic customer service for the public on a daily basis, serve as a sales and service agent to patrons of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and enter customer feedback into the Tessitura Database.


Position Elements:

  • Assist with customer relations and resolve complex or difficult customer inquiries by phone, letter, live chat, and e-mail in a timely manner
  • Assists in interpreting, adapting, and applying policies, procedures, rules, and precedents in response to inquiries and complaints, as necessary
  • Function as information and sales representative for all events related to the LA Phil, third party lease events, and performance venues 
  • Make outgoing calls to patrons regarding program or event changes as necessary
  • Provide pre-concert customer service at the LA Phil performance spaces
  • Attend performances; greeting guests and working with Box Office and house management to help reconcile onsite customer concerns
  • Guide patrons through their online interactions with all pertinent web portals including their own accounts
  • Track customer feedback in the patron database
  • Compose and distribute reports using multiple platforms
  • Provide helpful information, including suggestions for event, performance, price options, parking options, directions, restaurants, access for patrons with disabilities or any other service provided by the LA Phil; up-sell appropriate services and events
  • Accurately sell tickets, gift cards, parking and other to all events, accepting orders by telephone, mail, fax, and internet. 
  • Prepare patron tickets, brochures, collateral, and vouchers for mailings, as needed
  • You may be asked to work one weekend day and at least one evening each week
  • For concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, assist our Pool Circle subscribers by answering questions and assisting them with ticketing-related requests
  • Assist with database maintenance, adding accounts and correcting patron information in Tessitura
  • Assist the Manager, Patron Services as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



Reports To:                 Audience Services Manager

Patron Services Manager

Audience Services Supervisors


Interacts With:             Audience/Patron Services Representatives

                                    Music Center and LA Phil venue House Staff

                                    Box Office

                                    Director, Sales and Customer Service



                                    Other LAPA staff as needed

Minimum Requirements


Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the customer service field (experience with an arts organization is a plus)
  • Must be able to successfully manage and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to work with challenging customers and resolve complaints
  • Previous ticketing system experience (Tessitura Database experience preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with people at all levels, across a diverse customer base in a dynamic working environment
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Superior communication, verbal and written, listening, and telephone skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently, while handling multiple tasks
  • Willingness to set goals, take initiative, identify customer service trends, and learn new skills
  • Ability to work some nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Classical and other forms of music

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