What is a Box Office Manager?


Box Office Manager Job Description

The box office manager is the primary contact between the general public and the office of a performing arts company. The box office manager must hire and train new staff, prepare schedules, supervise interns and act as the first line-customer service representative.



Typical Job Duties

• Add new customers to e-mailing and mailing lists

• Deal with issues and complaints brought forward by customers

• Maintain current financial records including ticket sales, deposits and receipts

• Supervise security staff, clerks, ushers, box office staff, ticket collectors, accounting staff and marketers

• Confer regularly with event promoters, box office staff and the clientele

• Ensure all events run smoothly



Scholarships for Becoming a Box Officer Manager

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Box Office Manager. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Management Scholarships and Theatre Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Box Office Manager. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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