Theater Operations Manager

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Art, Museum and Theater


The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut seeks a dynamic and multi-talented Theater Operations Manager to oversee the operation of von der Mehden Recital Hall. This is a full-time, eleven-month staff position in the Department of Music beginning in August. The 420-seat hall is the Department’s primary performance space, hosting around 130 separate events per academic year.


Primary responsibilities include management of the hall’s calendar of events and on-campus publicity (primarily through listervs and websites, but also through social media); hiring, training, and overseeing student box office workers, ushers, stage hands, recording technicians, and light board operators; managing the hall’s budget in conjunction with the Head of the Department of Music; oversight of setup and strike of stage equipment (music stands, chairs, risers, and large instruments) in a variety of configurations; maintenance and troubleshooting of the hall’s lighting, sound amplification, sound recording, and video/audio streaming infrastructure; and general responsibility for the audience experience in the hall. The successful candidate will have an abiding interest in and understanding of the performing arts, particularly their technical aspects; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and the ability to train and manage non-specialist college students. Skills in publicity, marketing, and social media are also desirable.


Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the duties of the position (technical theater, music production, dramatic or music performance, arts administration, etc.) and six years of experience in the realm of professional concert and/or theater production or equivalent combination of education and experience.


 Master’s degree in a field related to the duties of the position (technical theater, music production, dramatic or music performance, arts administration, etc.).


This is a permanent, full-time, eleven-month appointment based in Storrs, CT, with "summer leave" from mid-July to mid-August each year.  


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496471 to upload a resume, and cover letter. Final candidates will be asked to provide references

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 15, 2022. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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