House Manager

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Job Title:
House Manager
Oceanside Theater Company
Position Type:
Part-Time Hourly / Variable
Reports to:
Operations Manager
Start Date:
May 2023

Job Summary:

The House Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the theatre lobby and audience seating area before, during, and after the run of a show or event at the Brooks Theatre and Studio 219.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervises volunteer workers such as ushers, greeters, concessions workers, etc.
  • Trains and supervises ushers, greeters and concessions workers.
  • Coordinates lobby/house opening times on show nights with Box Office Manager and Stage Manager.
  • Turns on lights and HVAC units in lobby and back stage.
  • Restocks and cleans concessions and storage area before and after every show, including
    refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave and dishes/plates.
  • Restocks and cleans restrooms before, during and after shows and rental events.
  • Cleans house area and lobby before opening and closing, including picking up trash and vacuuming.
  • Oversees putting programs together and ensuring adequate quantity for each show.
  • Oversees cash and credit card transactions at concessions.
  • Responsible for the safety of the audience in case of emergency.
  • Enforces safety policies and procedures in house and lobby.
  • Works with Box Office Manager to resolve ticket disputes or seating assignments.
  • Confirms show time with the Stage Manager and alerts Stage Manager of any delays, or latecomers.
  • Takes out trash before and after every show from lobby, restrooms, and dressing rooms.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to function well in a sometimes-stressful environment.
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion and good judgment.
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma; Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts preferred.
  • 2-3 years related experience preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to stand for 1-2 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Managing Director, Alex Goodman at:

Oceanside Theater Company is an equal opportunity employer and seeks workforce diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.

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