THE: House Manager (S9722C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The House Manager handles various tasks pertaining to the efficiency of theatrical performances and the Theater Department.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Run the Box Office
  • Handle large amounts of cash ($100-$2,000) and do┬áproper accounting
  • Ticket organization and distribution
  • Poster distribution on and off campus
  • Program copy collection and editing
  • Act as the liaison with Secretarial Services for ticket/program services
  • PR responsibilities including press release writing and distribution
  • Finding, training, and supervision of Student Ushers
  • Supervision of Box Office personnel
  • Must attend every performance (if there are two workers, they can rotate, but there must always be at least one HM at every show)
  • Crowd control and audience relations
  • Coordination of start of show and intermission with TD and SM
  • Must be prepared to handle emergency audience evacuation (fire, weather, bomb threat, etc.), drunk and disorderly conduct (removal of individual and contact security), enforce fire code laws by keeping aisles clear and prohibiting overcrowding, enforcing departmental policies, and maintaining a pleasant atmosphere for the audience to enjoy the performance uninterrupted
  • Cleaning of the house following each performance and coordination with custodial services
  • Performing a┬ásecurity check of entire facility prior to leaving (including dressing rooms, etc.)
  • Completion of all necessary forms/paperwork/reports at conclusion of each production

The Basics

Department: Theater
Supervisor: Michael Reidy
Office Location: 130 Schaeffer
Email: mreidy
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 6-10
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


The House Manager must be a Bates Student and must have management/supervisory experience.


The house manager reports to Technical Director and Department Chair and supervises student ushers and box office personnel. He or she also works closely with the Technical Director, Ushers, Box Office Staff, Stage Managers, Custodial Staff, Security, Secretarial Services, and Business Office


The house manager works in the box Office, theaters, and other college venues, and often uses office equipment and limited stage equipment.

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