What is a Theatre Manager?

Theatre Manager Job Description

Theatre managers are responsible for various administrative aspects of a theatre’s operation. Theatre managers typically oversee staff, perform financial duties and may lead marketing and publicity activities.



Typical Job Duties

• Negotiate with sponsors and any organization that provides financial support

• Recruit, train, support and supervise theatre staff

• Speak at arts-related conferences

• Communicate with other theatre managers in order to maintain current knowledge pertaining to industry developments and new productions

• Apply knowledge of audiences to plan for upcoming events

• Assist in the commissioning of new pieces of work

• Assist with budget preparation and operate within its parameters

• Network with any relevant organizations and the public

• Confer and negotiate with production companies to plan performances


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