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Patron Services Manager

Patron Services Manager

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, a multifaceted Jewish educational and cultural center located in Chicago’s South Loop, has a position open immediately for a conscientious, customer-service driven individual to be our next Patron Services Manager

This is a full-time position requiring work on some weekends and evenings. Approximately 33 hours per week.

Reports to the Director of Operations & Business Development. Compensation is hourly based on experience.


Patron Services

  • Hire, train, and schedule patron services staff
  • Maintain patron services staffing schedule, and provide event staff with event information on event days
  • Staff visitor services front desk as needed, assisting with ticket sales, phone queries, information, directions, and questions

Special Events and House Management

  • Train event staff in patron services protocols, including safety policies
  • Orient, coordinate, inform, and supervise event staff on day of events
  • Coordinate with facilities and programming staffs to make sure event and productions run smoothly
  • Work evening and weekend events when required

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provide support for building operations department
  • Manage Spertus Institute room reservation system
  • Update and maintain files, training manuals, and electronic resources
  • Create and deploy daily wayfinding and event signage
  • Update and maintain automated phone system messaging

Program-Related Responsibilities

  • Prepare drafts of Letters of Agreement for presenters, prepare and manage contracts for payment
  • Prepare and submit listing for new programs
  • Manage box office for all public programs
  • Schedule patron services staff and volunteers for all public program events


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant area
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and coordinate patron services staff effectively
  • Ability to work well with all types of people, including a range of internal constituents as well as members of the public
  • Proficiency in basic data processing software
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Courteous, punctual, and dependable
  • Familiarity with Jewish history and culture a plus


Please send cover letter expressing interest in
and outlining qualifications for this position
along with a current resume and three references to:

Brandon Ross

Please do not include your cover letter, resume, or references in the body of the email. Instead send them as attachments in Word or PDF format. The subject header should read, “Application for Patron Services Manager.”


Outstanding applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
610 S. Michigan Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60605-1901

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership offers dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture and open to all. These opportunities are designed to enable personal growth, train future leaders, and engage individuals in exploration of Jewish life.

Graduate programs and professional workshops are offered in the Chicago area, in select locations across North America, and through distance learning. Public programs — including films, speakers, seminars, concerts, and exhibits — are offered at the Institute’s Michigan Avenue facility, in the Chicago suburbs, and online.