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The Soraya employs approximately 30 full time staff members and over 100 hourly & part-time staff members. Positions at The Soraya range from on-stage technical positions to customer service and administrative roles. The best of both worlds, The Soraya operates as a department within California State University, Northridge and as a professional arts organization. Employees work in a fast-paced and creative environment surrounded by the best artists in the world. Full time positions have access to top-notch State benefits and retirement packages and other University benefits like the CSUN Fee Waiver, discounted recreation center access, and more. View our open positions below and click through to the CSUN employment pages to apply today!

Current Employment Opportunities

Full Time

House Manager

Under the direction of the Director of Audience Services, the House Manager serves as the primary Front-of-House staff member for all Soraya presented and rented events. The House Manager upholds the highest level of customer service for the patrons of The Soraya, ensuring every patron has a ‘first-class’ experience from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave the venue. The House Manager directly oversees the pool of hourly customer service staff, made up mostly of CSUN students, providing leadership and training to the staff ensuring consistent customer service quality. The House Manager has a vital impact on every patron that attends a performance at The Soraya and is an important conduit of the organization’s priority of service.

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Membership Specialist

The Soraya is seeking a Membership Specialist to join its Marketing team and oversee The Soraya’s robust membership program! In this role, the Membership Specialist will strengthen relationships with The Soraya’s most supportive and loyal patrons and engage with seasonal ticket buyers, inspiring them to participate in The Soraya’s membership program. This role will promote key opportunities for current members through benefit packages, including exclusive member events during the season. Join The Soraya team and champion our membership program throughout the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles community!

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Temporary Hourly/Part-Time Positions


Stage Technician Pool

Under general supervision of the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Directors, the Soraya Stage Technician works events and performances at The Soraya and Plaza Del Sol on an as-needed basis. Stage Technicians work to maintain the integrity, condition, and value of the facilities as a world-class performing arts center for the campus and larger community.

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Production Hospitality Crew Lead

Under general supervision of the Hospitality Liaison, the Production Hospitality Crew Lead assists in creating an exemplary backstage experience for The Soraya’s artists. The Hospitality Crew Lead sets up and maintains catering and backstage hospitality for Artist’s needs, observing all dietary restrictions and allergy considerations.

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Audience Services & Ticket Office

Customer Service Worker – Usher/Backstage

Under general supervision, the Customer Service Worker-Usher/Backstage provides customer service support for events at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) and other campus theaters supported by The Soraya such as the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall. Customer Service Workers interact with artists, renters, guests, and audiences in accordance with various aspects of public convening at The Soraya including, but not limited to, security, safety, parking, venue access, ticketing and seating, VIP protocols, providing exit instructions in the event of an emergency, and other policies and procedures.

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Audience Service Worker – Ticket Office

Under the Supervision of The Soraya’s Ticket Office Supervisor, the Audience Service Worker-Ticket Office assists the in the sale of tickets to the public for performances held in the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), the Plaza del Sol (PdS) as well as other Campus Theatres such as The Experimental Theatre.

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All full-time, part-time, and temporary employment opportunities at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts are posted at the California State University, Northridge Recruitment Services website.

For more details on the application process please see California State University, Northridge Office of Human Resources website.


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