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Theater Operations Manager

University of Connecticut
Storrs Campus

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Search #: 498298
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.


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


  1. 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. The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


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 #498298 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 May 5, 2024.

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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Apr 07 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 05 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


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