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Theatre Manager


Theatre Manager - Moving Image Department


Job Title: Theatre Manager

Department: Moving Image Department

Reports To: Jurij Meden, Curator of Film Exhibitions

Status: Full time

Start Date: Immediately

Posting Dates: May 4, 2015 through May 15, 2015


The Theatre Manager oversees the operations of the Dryden Theatre, the Museums venue for film exhibitions. Screenings are held on a daily basis throughout the year (all evenings, except for Sunday and Monday matinees). The Theatre Manager works under the supervision of the Curator of Film Exhibitions.



  1. Open and close Dryden Theatre. Provide information and assistance to customers. Respond to inquiries and complaints.
  2. Oversee and schedule Dryden Theatre Box Office staff; train and evaluate performance, schedule and assign to specific duties.
  3. Monitor sound and image during show, make adjustments as needed to ensure quality of the program.
  4. Coordinate film introductions and (in collaboration with the projectionist) start of program.
  5. Coordinate implementation of special events held in the Dryden Theatre.
  6. Track and record program attendance and income statistics to measure performance by month, year and film title. Maintain a historic database of Dryden Theatre screenings and program notes.
  7. Administer Dryden Theatre website.
  8. Maintain displays and posters in Dryden lobby and front entrance.
  9. Enforce safety, health, and security rules.
  10. Participate in the student activities and curriculum of the L.  Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation including, but not limited to, supervising projects, mentoring students during rotations and assisting with student field trips.
  11. Maintain appearance of the Dryden Theatre. Report any issues to the Facilities Manager and/or the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  12. Coordinates print shipping in collaboration with the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  13. Oversees community outreach in collaboration with the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  14. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Curator of Film Exhibitions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Candidates must possess a basic knowledge of film history and technology.
  2. Requires experience in the operation of film handling and video viewing equipment.
  3. A degree in Film Studies or equivalent preferred.
  4. Possess outstanding communication skills and fluency in giving public speeches.
  5. Ability to prioritize and manage a complex deadline-driven work schedule.
  6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, Dryden Theatre audiences, Trustees and Donors.
  7. Familiar with the handling of collection materials, with special emphasis on film prints, production stills, posters and historical documents;
  8. Familiar with cataloging and imaging software.


Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration to Jurij Meden, Curator of Film Exhibitions at jmeden@geh.org

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