Theatre Manager/Operations Director

The Peoples Bank Theatre is a 944 seat historic theatre located in lovely downtown Marietta, Ohio. The theatre attracts over 30,000 patrons annually and presents almost 100 events a year. This position is salaried in the range of $48-$58,000 based on proven business skill and experience.

The Theatre Manager/Operations Director is responsible for successful management of the facility and the success of theatre operations. The Theatre Manager will manage event bookings with Talent Buyer and Tech Director, manage front of house and back of house activity, ensure that all events at the theatre maintain financial integrity, perform financial evaluations for shows, define and communicate all maintenance and repair needs at the theatre, oversee marquee and theatre specific advertising such as signage, banners, and posters, and work with theatre employees and related committees to develop community outreach and innovative program development. The Theatre Manager will be provided with a full time administrative assistant for clerical support, book-keeping, payables & receivables, and financial reports. The Theatre Manager will perform staff evaluations. The ideal candidate must possess excellent business, personnel, and management skills, leadership ability, extensive budgeting & financial management capabilities, and strong organizational and communication skills. A background in arts administration or theatrical management and development is a bonus. The Theatre Manager must be a detail-oriented multi-tasker who has a strong work ethic and an ability to work well under pressure.

Requirements: Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college/university or at least five years of related experience and/or training or the equivalent combination of education and experience in one or more of the following areas: business management, theatre production and management, hospitality services, hotel management, event planning, or special event production. The Theatre Manager must be willing to work weekends, evenings and irregular hours as required by the various events occurring at the theatre.

Physical Requirements include a significant amount of walking and stair climbing as there is no elevator access to the balcony level in the theatre or Green Room and Chorus Room under the stage. Frequent moving of stage equipment and supplies requires a significant amount of effort. Stocking the refrigerators on the first and second levels of the theatre and the Stage Door space next to the theatre require regular lifting of over 10 pounds and often up to 50 pounds.

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Hunt Brawley, HCHTA , Executive Director at August 27, 2021.