We consider ourselves lucky to work with some of the most passionate, talented, and hardworking people at Chandler Center for the Arts. While stage performances are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're taking this opportunity to turn our spotlight on the rockstars who make magic happen behind the scenes.
Meet Terri Rettig
How long have you been with the center? I have been with the Chandler Center for the Arts since 2014.
What do you do in your job? I wear a lot of hats at the Center. I am responsible for management of the operational departments. These include box office, front of house, production and food and beverage. I coordinate the facility calendar for the school district, rentals, city events, and touring performances. I oversee rental events, the Connecting Kids program for youth engagement and coordination for our season performances. I've also participated in the facility improvement projects like the restroom and concessions renovations.
What is the most enjoyable part of your job? I love watching the students attending our Theatre Kids performances. The delight on their faces makes me appreciate what I do.
What did you do before you came to work for the Center? I worked at Mesa Arts Center for six years in events services and facility management. Before that, I taught English in South Korea for two years.
Describe some of your personal or professional accomplishments. One of my biggest professional accomplishments was working on the 2012 Presidential Primary Debates [at Mesa Arts Center]. I was on the planning team, which gave me a front-row seat to the enormous logistics involved in pulling off such a large event.