The Glove Theatre is seeking candidates for a full-time, General Manager who, with direction from the theatre’s board of directors, will assist in fulfilling the mission and vision of this historic city landmark, located at the center of downtown at 42 North Main Street.
Built in 1914 as a vaudeville house, by Utica based architect Linne Kinne, the Glove became the flagship theater of the Schine nationwide movie empire in 1920, the largest movie house chain in the country at that time (a precursor to AMC, Bowtie, Landmark, and Regal).
Additionally, the City of Gloversville was connected to early Hollywood as both Louis B. Mayer and Samuel Goldwyn worked in leather manufacturing here before going into the movie business separately, later joining forces with Metro Pictures to establish Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
The Glove Theatre eventually closed and sat in disrepair for several decades. In the 1990s community members worked together on renovating and restoring the space. However, due to a lack of investment, it paused the board of directors’ vision.
Currently, the City of Gloversville is experiencing a physical and cultural revival and The Glove Theatre is part of it. The General Manager will help grow the theatre as it re-establishes itself as a multifaceted venue in the community and the region in the city’s downtown..
Work Location: Gloversville N.Y. Remote will be considered in downtime.
● High school or equivalent required
● BA / BFA / MFA preferred (or commensurate experience)
Duties and Responsibilities
● Consistently provide a top-quality experience to the Glove Theatre
● Responds positively and promptly to guest and performer concerns
● Anticipate and proactively address potential problems.
● Maintains theatre at the level necessary to meet and exceed company standards for service.
● Coordinate with Glove Theatre Production Committee on some aspects of contracting artist (ie: production needs)
● Draft theatre rental contracts and oversee event rental fulfillment in theatre space.
● Collaborate with Glove Theatre Production Committee and external vendors as necessary to provide production support for event rentals.
● Assist in proofing all marketing materials to ensure they align with contractual obligations.
● Work with Board of Directors on ticketing and pricing strategies.
● Maintain close rapport with the Board of Directors on all reporting matters by providing a weekly activity report.
● Be familiar with mission of the Glove Theatre and our core values.
● Attend general, finance, and marketing meetings as requested.
● Implement social media campaigns as directed
● Identify and develops marketing strategies to maximize sales
● Other duties as assigned by the Board President.
Skills and Qualifications
● General Management Experience: 2 years (Preferred)
● Management Experience: 4 years (Preferred)
● A working knowledge theatre rental contracts.
● General understanding of technical aspects involved in box office/ticket services (Brownpaper Tickets & EventBrite).
● Demonstrated experience in budget development and management.
● A strong working knowledge of the relationships between commercial producing entities and the non-profit theater.
● Experience with Microsoft Office is required.
● Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills.
● Familiarity with handling and operating theatre lighting and AV equipment
● Demonstrated supervisory and management capabilities.
● Ability to prioritize, track and manage multiple high priority tasks at a given time.
● Outstanding judgment and an ability to make decisions in a timely fashion after consulting multiple stakeholders.
● Ability to look at complex problems and/or opportunities in a creative and innovative manner.
● Desire to challenge traditional thought in order to find efficiencies and improve performance.
● Strong drive to establish systems and prioritize projects.
● Experience with information management systems/software.
● Ability to work with a variety of different people and to remain calm under pressure.
● Must have valid driver’s license
● Able to lift 50 pounds when necessary.
● A sense of humor.
Appropriate and Fair Business Practices
● Upholds food safety, food handling, and sanitation requirements to ensure the health and safety of guests.
● Able to work flexible hours necessary to manage and operate the theatre effectively,
- Full-time. Compensation: Base salary starting at $30,000 bi-weekly via 1099. Additional compensation will be negotiable as well as relocation fees. Contract will be renegotiated in January 2023.
Applicants may email their resume, cover letter, CV, and applicable portfolio to email@example.com no later that Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.