Theatre Operations Manager

Posted 29/04/2024 by Brighton College

Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Brighton College is seeking to appoint a Theatre Operations Manager.

The Theatre Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the theatre operations across The Richard Cairns Building.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a professional and friendly welcome to all users;
  • Promote and provide an environment that is clean, safe and comfortable for all users;
  • Ensure that all staff on duty are following proper procedures;
  • Ensure that the facilities in the building are to the high standards that the college expects;
  • Responsible for all patrons and visitors in the space during performances and events;
  • Ensure timetabled sessions are set up and cleared away promptly;
  • Working with the Theatre Events and Productions Coordinator to liaise with the schools facilities, grounds and cleaning teams;
  • Ensure that the building opens and closes at scheduled times;
  • Conduct regular building patrols to ensure the cleanliness and safe use of the facilities;
  • Deal with situations and issues as they arrive.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Support the technical provision of the theatre
  • Provide a high-level lighting, sound and stage provision to events across the space
  • Support the department in maintaining the technical equipment within The Richard Cairns
  • Support in the compliance work as guided by the Performing Arts Technical and Facilities Manager supported by the Theatre Events and Productions Coordinator.

Theatre Management Responsibilities:

  • Support the Performing Arts Technical and Facilities Manager in the production of rotas
  • Managing the ordering of Front of House services and consumables
  • Deputise for the Performing Arts Technical and Facilities Manager as required and having line management responsibility for some staff within the wider team.

Person Specification:

  • Customer focused with a passion for providing exceptional service.
  • Driven and enthusiastic.
  • Skilled Lighting or Sound Technician.
  • Previous Management Experience.
  • Knowledge of customer journey and experience management for Theatre Patrons.
  • Excellent computer-based skills.
  • Be able to play an active role as part of a team.

Hours of work:

  • 36 hours per week over 4 days, further discussions to take place at interview stage to decide the set working pattern for the role. In addition to this, the post-holder will be required to work some evenings and weekend events for which time in lieu will be given.


  • 23 days, plus bank holidays increasing to 28 days plus bank holidays after 2 years of service. (of which 3 days need to be taken between Christmas and New Year when the College is closed).


  • Complimentary lunch is provided.
  • Free tickets to the College’s music, dance and drama performances.
  • Job specific Learning and Development programme available to all employees.
  • Life Cover is provided whilst working at Brighton College after successfully passing probation period.
  • Brighton College provides a contributory pension scheme with matching contributions from the employer up to 9%, which all eligible employees will be automatically enrolled into within three months of commencement of employment.
  • Perkbox: Employee benefit and rewards platform which provides access to a wide range of discounts, employee benefits and wellbeing resources.


  • Significantly subsidised gym membership for the School of Science and Sport is available, which includes access to yoga and Pilates classes and use of the gym and swimming pool.
  • Healthy heart checks.
  • Meditation sessions.
  • Generous sickness policy.
  • Access to books, magazines and DVDs from the College Library.

For full details of the role please see the Job Profile Document on our website.

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