Theatre management is a broad term that covers many types of jobs. Some focus on the general operations of a theatre space, making sure the space is safe and arranging for any maintenance. Others make budget decisions, handle artists’ contracts, and work with theatrical unions to be sure the people working on a show are safe and happy. Management jobs are usually full-time with a steady salary, although some smaller theatres employ part-time managers.
About the Videos:
Eric Sims, Associate General Manager
Eric Sims discusses the day-to-day work of helping to oversee Center Theatre Group productions, presentations, and venues. From helping coordinate workshops of new plays to working on contracts, at the core of his job is building and maintaining relationships.
Katie Bruner Soff, Assistant General Manager, Mark Taper Forum & Kirk Douglas Theatre
Katie Bruner Soff guides us through the process of getting a play to the stage from the management side, which includes budgeting, logistics, marketing, show art, and paying the bills.
Resources & More Information
- If you are interested in studying arts management or arts business, check out programs at the Association of Arts Administration Educators.
If you’re curious about careers in theatre and wondering which ones might be right for you, we’ve created a quick quiz to help you think about the type of job you might want within the arts and what kind of lifestyle and education that career path requires.Take the Quiz