Theatre and Events Manager

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Theatre and Events Manager


ArtStream offers performance opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, (IDDs) including autism. Through performing arts training, ArtStream students practice self-advocacy skills while gaining self-confidence and independence. Skills include public speaking, listening, self-awareness, and workplace communication. ArtStream self- advocates speak on national platforms about their experiences and how the performing arts help them to lead meaningful, independent lives.

ArtStream was founded in 2005 and annually offers 40 performances by 6 Theatre Companies and 4 Cabaret Companies. There are seven full time administrative staff, 30 partner organizations, 40 volunteers, and over 50 Teaching Artists.

ArtStream’s Theatre Companies develop and perform original musicals that feature adults with IDDs. ArtStream’s Cabaret Companies feature adults with IDDs in solo and small group performances.


The Theatre and Events Manager is a multi-faceted position responsible for coordinating the productions created by Theatre and Cabaret Companies, as well as the planning and logistics for the annual fall fundraising Gala and other events throughout the year. Responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the backstage and front of house for six Theatre companies (3 production venues) and four Cabaret Companies (2 production venues); overseeing volunteers; supervising contracted theatre staff; managing costume, prop, and scenic storage; and overseeing prop, costume, scenic and lighting budgets. The Theatre and Events Manager collaborates with the Programs Manager, Communications Manager, and the Outreach Coordinator for Student and Volunteer Engagement. The Theatre and Events Manager also develops program policies and systems and communicates regularly with families and actors.

Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities

1. Hire and manage the contracted Production and Operations staff for Theatre and Cabaret Companies

  1. Manage all backstage technical needs for Theatre and Cabaret Companies
  2. Manage costumes, props, and scripts in partnership with Stage Managers, Directors, Costume designers, scenic artists, and script editors
  3. Oversee season timeline, check in on Teaching Artists and Designers to ensure deadlines are being hit and a cohesive show is being created
  4. Develop and manage the season calendar and venue acquisition, including site visits, contract negotiation, etc.
  5. Schedule, manage, and facilitate all production meetings, design meetings, and check-ins, ensuring deadlines are met
  6. Analyze and approve all designs submitted to determine feasibility of execution within the allotted time, money, and personnel
  7. Facilitate clear communications throughout the production process with theatre staff, teaching artists, volunteers, families, and actors
  8. Attend evening rehearsals, auditions, prop check in, three production meetings, technical rehearsals, and performances. Answer questions from teaching artists, support technical needs of Directing Team and actors.
  9. Develop working relationships with area designers, production managers, technicians, and actively scout new talent
  10. Oversee inventory and maintenance of all scenic, lighting, costume, prop, and Zoom equipment
  11. Train new Teaching Artists on Zoom
  12. Coordinate annual Gala logistics, including entertainment, set up, vendor acquisition and management, venue rental, volunteers, and cleanup with volunteer support
  13. Arrange and manage traveling troupe performances
  14. Serve as non-voting member on the Board of Directors of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring

Salary Range: $43,000-$50,000 depending on experience

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Administrative
Position Type: -
Salary Range (annual): $25,000-$50,000
Experience: 2-5 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree