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Jan. 14, 2022 - Shooting Outside of the WOW Hall

Update on the WOW Hall

We are not holding dance classes this week, Monday, January 17 through Sunday, January,23. 

We will resume our activities on Monday, Jan 24th

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

The Board and Staff
Community Center for the Performing Arts

The WOW Hall

PRESS STATEMENT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: The WOW Hall/Community Center for the Performing Arts
Board of Directors

Jan. 16, 2022

Contact: Deb Maher, Interim Executive Director
director@wowhall.org

Jaci Guerena, Board Chair
jaciguerena@gmail.com

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We are shocked and saddened by the shooting that occurred outside our building on Friday, January 14th. Our deepest sympathies are with the victims of this horrific event. We are taking immediate steps to focus our energies on supporting our staff, volunteers, patrons, members, and community-at-large, many of whom have expressed concern and grief. We are deeply affected by this event and expect to be for months to come. We are dedicated to marshaling the resources needed by the community.

At this time, we do not have any specific information, including the names of the victims. We are relying on the police investigation to assist us going forward. We can confirm that all WOW Hall staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for, and about sixty attendees were inside the WOW Hall when the shooting happened outside.

For months the Community Center for the Performing Arts has been actively examining how to fulfill its mission and serve the broader community more deeply. On the heels of this heart-rending event, we have been deeply touched by the outpouring of empathy and support from that very same community.

We ask our neighbors and supporters to help us with the next step and join us in finding solutions. We need your voice and are committed to providing a variety of ways for the community to come together, make connections, and plan for a future where this never happens again. 

Thank You

CCPA Board of Directors


[Posted January 14th, 2022]

You may have heard that there was a shooting outside the WOW Hall tonight at the "Lil Bean + Zay Bang"* concert.

There is not much information currently available however we heard gunshots in the back parking lot.  The motives are not yet known. We do know that some people were injured, but we do not know the extent of the injuries, and we do not want to speculate.

We at the WOW Hall want to thank all first responders who came so quickly to ensure everyone’s safety and administer first aid.

We believe all staff and volunteers are safe and accounted for.

This is unprecedented at the WOW Hall. The police are investigating. If we receive additional information, we will try to make it available.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the
Eugene Police Department at
541-682-5162.

Thank you for continuing to support the WOW Hall in these very challenging times.

All classes held at the WOW Hall are canceled until further notice.

Sincerely,

Deb Maher, Interim Executive Director
Jaci Guerena, Board Chair


* Lil Bean & Zay Bang, Peacoat Gang, Savelle Tha Native, DRETHEMC, Khoraan, and others were scheduled to perform at this concert.

Communications Specialist Position Opening

Communications Specialist



Job Description

The Community Center for the Performing Arts (WOW Hall) located in Eugene, Oregon is a nonprofit (501c3) arts organizations dedicated to:

 

·       Preserving and operating the historic Woodmen of the World (WOW) Hall as a multipurpose   community arts center

·       Providing cultural arts and educational opportunities for all ages and income levels

·       Maintaining a supportive environment for local artists and their new creative efforts

 

We are looking for a Communications Specialist who will be responsible for the oversight of all event and organizational publicity including website and social media, press releases, poster design and production, promotions and advertising. The Communications Specialist reports to the Executive Director. 

 

1.      PUBLICITY: Overall Responsibilities

a.      Manage publicity and advertising in both hard copy and digital formats, including coordination with Booking Manager on advertising budget.

b.      Create website and Facebook event pages.  Make frequent posts on FB and IG.

c.      Maintain electronic and hardcopy archives of the W.O.W. Hall schedules and press releases.

d.      Ensure that all e-mail lists are updated on a regular basis

e.      Coordinate with the Booking Manager to obtain artists’ contact info and request press kits (tour pr and/or bio, press photos)

f.     Maintain a media list of press contacts



 

2.      Weekly Publicity Activities:

a.      Create one-page press release for each WOW Hall event; submit to Press list a week prior to events.

b.      Send weekly submissions to the WOW Hall email list containing the following:

 

        1. Announcements and on-sale dates / ticket links
        2. Event press releases with artwork or photo
        3. Event calendar


        4.  

c.      Data entry for Eugene Weekly and RG on-line calendars

d.      Email blasts to past TicketWeb buyers

e.      Coordinate radio welcomes / spots and local business support

f.       Work with artists or their publicists to obtain radio interviews / appearances

g.      Social media posts and website updates



 

3.      Monthly Publicity Activities:



a.      Coordinate the design, publication and distribution of monthly newsletter or equivalent means of communication

b.      Ensure coordination and effectiveness of poster program with Office Coordinator and Poster Distributor(s), including timely design ordering, content review and postings.

c.      Work with the Executive Director and in-house team to co-create new ideas and plans for publicity in the community.



 

4.      Other Responsibilities:

a.      Meet weekly with Booking Manager

b.      Attend Staff meetings.



 

5.      Requirements:

·       Familiarity with the publicity needs of a performing arts venue

·       An ability to maintain deadlines that promote events in a timely manner

·       An ability to work collaboratively with the team and coordinate with the Booking Manager and Office Coordinator

·       Very adept in the use of social media; Instagram, Facebook posts and advertising, Website updates; Photoshop a plus

·       Ability to write promotional content and press releases

·       Ability to adapt to changes

·       A work history of dependability and professionalism

·       Able to be respectful and maintain professional behavior toward all staff, board members, volunteers and patrons.

·       Desire to serve the community and be part of this historic performing arts venue.



This is an up to 20 hours a week position at $16.00 per hour.

 

Application Process

Send your resume and letter of interest to applications[at]wowhall.org.

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WOW Hall embraces diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, nationality, language, or employment status.

Rev 11/2021

Open Positions

The CCPA / W.O.W. Hall is currently seeking to fill the following positions. Click on the position for more information and the application process.

Assistant House Manager Position

Hiring for Assistant House manager position

The Community Center for the Performing Arts at WOW Hall is hiring an Assistant House Manager. We are a non-profit, membership based, all-ages community center with a mixture of volunteer and paid staff.  We are seeking to diversify our organization throughout, including what types of events we host and who we serve in the community.  We are working to include more educational opportunities and a broader range of activities. We have a large, beautiful, hard rock maple “floating” dance floor where classes and showcase performances happen in our  building, the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Hall. We are on the National Registry of Historic Places. 

As Assistant House Manager, you will provide support to our House Manager and assume House Manager duties when needed.  House manager duties you might assume include being a  representative in relations with the artists, promoters, patrons, and outside security at public events.  You will ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and services. We will count on you to ensure public safety by directing the crew and making crucial decisions when necessary.

Job Responsibilities

  • Primary or supportive managerial responsibility during public events
  • Provide necessary training to staff and volunteers 
  • Coordinate, supervise, and provide guidance to production management, concessions operations, and security during events or support the HM in these tasks if you are both working. 
  • Work with volunteer coordinator to supervise volunteers during events.
  • Maintain a safe environment and make good decisions quickly to handle problems and situations. 
  • Respond to needs or concerns of volunteers, staff, artists, tour managers, and patrons
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Desire to promote the CCPA and advance its mission
  • Experience in venue and/or production management
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience working with cash and computer financial spreadsheets
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Conflict resolution and deescalation skills
  • Excellent Customer service skills with a friendly and helpful attitude
  • Actively demonstrate CCPA core values of diversity by modeling inclusiveness and cultural competency
  • Ability to work and communicate well with staff, volunteers, BOD, director, patrons, and members
  • Experience and/or Knowledge of concessions and event security are beneficial

Compensation and Hours

Hourly compensation will be  $16/hour 

Position will be part time

Application Process

Send your resume and letter of interest to applications[at]@wowhall.org.

***W.O.W. Hall embraces diversity. We encourage and welcome women, minority, veterans, and differently-abled candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, nationality, language, origin, or employment status.

Volunteer Coordinator Position Opening

Volunteer coordinator.

The Community Center for the Performing Arts (WOW Hall) is looking for a volunteer coordinator capable of recruiting, training, and scheduling a large and diverse group of volunteers to work in a variety of positions. You will supervise volunteers during events at the hall and also spend time finding creative ways to recruit new volunteers through booths, social media, or other outreach methods. You will be part of a wonderful team of people who are the staff that runs the WOW Hall. This position includes working evenings and weekends. 

Essential Duties

  • Create a volunteer recruitment plan that establishes additional community presence  to proactively seek new volunteers. This plan will promote diversity of age, race, ethnicity, abilities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and artistic preferences.
  • Cultivate volunteers through outreach opportunities, including participation in events off-site.
  • Recruit, screen and onboard volunteers
  • Train and ensure that volunteers are following all CCPA policies and procedures
  • Establish positive relationships with volunteers to ensure positive experiences and maintain retention
  • Work scheduled CCPA events that include volunteers
  • Facilitate communication between staff and volunteers
  • Carry out directions from the House Manager prior to and at events

Skills

  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility
  • Strong ability to engage and recruit potential volunteers 
  • Dependability
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Team building 
  • Ability to delegate
  • Gratitude
  • Social media savvy

Compensation and Hours

Hourly compensation will be  $16/hour 

Position will be part time

Application Process

Send your resume and letter of interest to applications@wowhall.org.

***W.O.W. Hall embraces diversity. We encourage and welcome women, minority, veterans, and differently-abled candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, nationality, language, origin, or employment status.

CCPA COVID-19 policies and Information

The W.O.W. Hall is working hard to provide the kind of community events that keep us connected and keep our community thriving.

Proof of COVID-19 Status:

Until further notice, in the interest of community safety, the W.O.W. Hall will be requiring all patrons of all ages to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of any event. Home tests are not accepted. The standards for providing proof are listed below.

Masks:

For the foreseeable future, masks will be required everywhere within the facility and any hosted outside space where social distancing is not possible for all individuals at all times except where specifically posted mask restrictions are relaxed for activities such as concessions.

Anyone visiting the W.O.W. Hall voluntarily assumes all risk associated with exposure to COVID-19, and agrees to abide by all policies as well as posted and/or verbal direction by W.O.W. Hall staff. Thank you for supporting the W.O.W. Hall and for helping to keep each other healthy and safe. These policies are subject to change at any time in order to keep our community safe, so please check often.


FULLY-VACCINATED PATRONS

A patron vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen).

Documentation of vaccination status, along with valid I.D. must be shown upon entry to the venue and available upon request at any time.

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

  • Vaccination card or record (Government or Healthcare provider issued).
  • Photo of a vaccination card (physical or digital).
  • Documentation must include:
    • Name of the person vaccinated,
    • Vaccine provided,
    • Date the final dose was administered.

NOTE: Self-reported vaccination records which are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

 

PATRONS WITHOUT VACCINATIONS

Patrons unable to be vaccinated, including children under 12, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to event attendance.

Documentation of a negative COVID test, along with valid I.D. must be shown upon entry to the venue and available upon request at any time.

The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:

  • Printed document (Government, or Healthcare provider issued).
  • Email or Text message displayed digitally (Government, or Healthcare provider issued).
  • Documentation must include:
    • Name of the person tested,
    • Test type performed,
    • Date of negative test result (taken within 48 hours prior to event attendance).

NOTE: Self-reported (home test) results will not be accepted. All results must be from a licensed test provider, laboratory, or health care provider.

Check the following links for details where testing and vaccinations are available locally.


FAQ’s

I bought a ticket before this policy was enacted. I no longer wish to attend. What is your refund policy?

Refunds can be obtained up to 14 days prior to the show date for patrons not wishing to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

What if I tested positive prior to the show date and cannot attend?

Refunds may be obtained for for those individuals who test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of an event up to the time the event starts. Please call the office t 541-687-2746 and leave a message or email info@wowhall.org.  Proof of the positive test may be required in order to receive the refund.

Can I take an at home COVID test?

No. At home tests will not be accepted, nor will self-reported negative tests. Only tests administered by a test provider, health care provider, laboratory or a pharmacy will be accepted.

I just got my vaccine yesterday does that mean I’m fully vaccinated?

No. A patron is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of the two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna of Pfizer), or the single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson). If it has not been two weeks you will need to provide a negative COVID test for entry.

Do I still need to wear a mask?

Yes, per the State of Oregon masks are required in all public places.

Will there be a separate section for vaccinated and unvaccinated patrons?

No, all patrons will be seated together


Updated 8/27/21

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE WOW HALL

White Bird is Vaccinating the Community at 202 E 14th Ave.  Information is available at https://whitebirdclinic.org/vaccine

JUST ANNOUNCED:

Saturday, February 26: Left On Wilson & Token Rhymes: BUY TICKETS

Friday, March 18: A and R Productions Presents comedian Andy Woodhull: BUY TICKETS

Sunday, May 22: Bad Bad Hats and The Ophelias: BUY TICKETS.  This show is rescheduled from February 10 and all tickets sold for that date will be honored.

SHOW POSTPONED: Saturday, January 22: Alamance, Candy Picnic, Laundry, Password: Firebird!  A reschedule date is in the works.

Wednesday, June 1: Mike Love & the Full Circle with Dub Inc. (from France): tickets on sale Friday, January 14; BUY TICKETS

Sunday, February 20: Kim Richey Glimmer 20th Anniversary Tour with The Accidentals: on sale Friday, January 7: BUY TICKETS

Saturday, March 19: The Shaky Harlots, Los Gondos, The Macks, Buddy Wynkoop: BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, February 16: 1988 Entertainment Presents Soulfly with Sweater For An Astronaut  New World Sinner: BUY TICKETS

Ticket holders must provide proof of full vaccination (+14 days) or a negative PCR test no later than 48 hours prior to show in order to attend.  Masks are required.

Box Office Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 PM Monday Through Friday, or contact us by email at info@wowhall.org

Tickets are also available through TicketWeb.  All live events at the WOW Hall are subject to COVID guidelines issued by the governor at the time of the event.