Contract Venue Manager – Performing Arts Theatre & Conference Centre

CONTRACT VENUE MANAGER – Performing Arts Theatre and Conference Centre.

Kerikeri in the Bay of islands

This is a unique opportunity is for a hands on high energy Venue Manager to look after a busy Theatre and Conference Centre.  This exceptional Venue is located in Kerikeri in wonderful Bay of Islands. The Venue covers a number of spaces for hire and they range from 400 seated Auditorium to spacious Event Centre, Theatre Bar and Community Theatre. We are an experienced and fast paced team looking for a Contract Venue Manager to step into this Event Management role, while our present Venue Manager is away on Maternity leave for approximately 6 months.

About the Role

  • To be the primary contact in handling all Venue related customer inquiries, bookings, quoting, pricing, operational, setting up production schedules and providing detailed information in a timely manner.
  • To work with customers and hirers with reference to production requirements
  • To work with and negotiate with Promoters, Producers and Event Organisers and Community organisations.
  • Developing and documenting detailed event plans and ensuring milestones in relation to the event are met. Overseeing and producing all bookings and invoicing.
  • Supervising and setting up appropriate pack in’s and pre-event requirements
  • Scheduling staffing, bringing in contractors and working with a large team of Volunteers
  • Scheduling the events calendar, overall aligning resources to bookings.
  • Overseeing and managing the Health and Safety standards and requirements throughout the Venue. To provide information and guidelines to the hirers with pre-hirer inductions.
  • To work with Marketing and to assist them with the promotion of the event for the best outcomes and success of the show.
  • To work with the General Manager with reference Operational Management this would cover Venue Maintenance, Building WOF and scheduling of contractors if and when required, to assist with staffing, Health and Safety company and industry standards. Also to provide monthly reports to the General Manager on the Venue Management.
  • To oversee the security of the Venue and work with Contracted Security companies.

About You.

The ideal candidate will be professional hard-working and be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail. In addition they will have:

  • Proven experience in the Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry and previous Venue Manager experience would be desirable if possible.
  • Hands on high level of customers service, good negotiation and sales skills.
  • Good financial understanding to costs and expenses.
  • Your past experience will assist you in ensuring the highest levels of client service and Venue Management.
  • Have the ability to identify issues and quickly find the most appropriate customer related solution.
  • Good experience and high level of computer knowledge in Excel and Word.
  • Good time management skills in working with pricing budgets and bringing shows in under budget.
  • Very efficient and goal orientated. Be self-motivated with excellent communication skills.
  • Good leadership and decision making skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work un supervised
  • Driven by systems and efficiencies
  • Must have a clear understanding of the business and appreciation for all facets of the business
  • The role can sometime involve working weekends and at times possible evenings.
  • Experience in Theatre and stage management would be a bonus but not essential.

About the Team

We are passionate about providing a high standard of customer service to our clients and are seeking a like-minded person to join the team.

To apply

To apply for this role or for more information please email: Melanie.Chandler-Winters@turnercentre.co.nz using the subject line Venue Manager.