Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers

Assist patrons at entertainment events by performing duties, such as collecting admission tickets and passes from patrons, assisting in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.

Median Annual Wage: $18,760

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (61%); Less than high school diploma (33%); Associate's degree (3%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Docent; Usher; Lobby Attendant; Ticket Taker; Visitor Services Representative; Visitor Services Associate; Visitor Services Specialist; Event Staff; Ticket Attendant; Visitor Services Assistant

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers.

More Personal Care and Service Careers

  • Sell or collect admission tickets, passes, or facility memberships from patrons at entertainment events.
  • Clean facilities.
  • Settle seating disputes or help solve other customer concerns.
  • Examine tickets or passes to verify authenticity, using criteria such as color or date issued.
  • Provide assistance with patrons' special needs, such as helping those with wheelchairs.
  • Guide patrons to exits or provide other instructions or assistance in case of emergency.
  • Refuse admittance to undesirable persons or persons without tickets or passes.
  • Assist patrons by giving directions to points in or outside of the facility or providing information about local attractions.
  • Assist patrons in finding seats, lighting the way with flashlights, if necessary.
  • Maintain order and ensure adherence to safety rules.
  • Search for lost articles or for parents of lost children.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers.

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers.

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