Theater Manager

Manage theaters for stage productions or motion pictures.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$50,000 – $156,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Theater Managers do?

Manages theater for stage productions or motion pictures: Coordinates activities of personnel to ensure efficient operation and to promote patronage of theater. Directs workers in making alterations to and repair of building. Manages financial business of theater. Determines price of admission and promotes theater events. Orders and sells theater tickets. Requisitions or purchases supplies. May book pictures or stage attractions designed to meet tastes of patrons. May negotiate contracts for scripts or performers. May solicit advertisements from business and community groups. May prepare and monitor theater schedules and budget.

Should I be a Theater Manager?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Manager, Theater

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