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Theatre Manager

Job details

Epsom Girls Grammar School
2 Dec 2022
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


We are looking for a Theatre Manager for the Raye Freedman Arts Centre at Epsom Girls Grammar School. The person will need to be experienced in personnel and financial management and be able to work in close liaison with EGGS staff, community hire groups and Auckland Council to maximise use of the auditorium and studio complex. The Theatre Manager will work with clients to secure bookings, plan, estimate, co-ordinate and deliver events.

Key Tasks:

Manage the day to day operations of the theatre complex - co-ordinating bookings, estimates, hire agreements and invoices using Artifax venue management software
Work collaboratively with Technical Manager to plan and manage events
Work with the Technical Manager to ensure the quality and sustainability of RFAC plant, resources and equipment
Prepare operational budget and capex requests for Business Manager
Consult with Heads of Departments to coordinate and support school use of the theatre
Work with the Communications Co-ordinator to maximise use of the theatre through the website, newsletters and social media
Oversee the implementation of the RFAC Health and Safety Policy
Arrange contracts for front of house and technical staff
Carry out staff appraisals
Manage FOH systems including rosters, timesheets, ticketing and bar service
Report to DP Arts and Auckland Council
Maintain the relationship with Raye Freedman Trust and other potential funders.
Key Skills:
Facility Management and/or performing arts management background
Confidence in the use of ICT
Excellent communication and the ability foster positive relationships
Strong leadership and team building skills
Excellent organization and administration 
Person Specification:
Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Be a restorative practitioner who understands the importance of building and maintaining constructive relationships with hirers, colleagues and students
Have worked in a school and/or performing arts environment
Have experience in operational management of venue and resources
Be enthusiastic about supporting young people in the performing arts
Be knowledgeable of the performing arts in a local and national context
Have experience in working with budgets
Have ICT skills – outlook, word, excel, Artifax Management System ( training given )
Demonstrate a commitment to a team-based, collaborative leadership style
Have experience of writing and/or managing Health and Safety Policy
Be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
Be motivated by EGGS commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050
How to apply

Please send your CV, a cover letter, two forms of photo identification and the application form found under 'Staff Vacancies' on the Epsom Girls Grammar School website to: Cat Readhead -

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Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom

16 Nov 2022