On November 1, 1928, El Campanil Theatre opened its doors to the City of Antioch, California and the Diablo Valley. At the time it was referred to in news reports as “the most pretentious building in Contra Costa County.” Folklore abounds to this day about the famous celebrities who performed here and who left their autographs on the dressing room walls.
The 650-seat theatre is in the heart of downtown Antioch, along the waterfront known as the Rivertown Business District. In 2001, a small group of local citizens, approached the City of Antioch with their desire to acquire and restore El Campanil Theatre. In July 2002, El Campanil Theatre Preservation Foundation was incorporated as a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 organization and purchased the theatre in 2003.
The first phase of its rehabilitation was completed on July 4, 2004 and the doors once again opened to the public. El Campanil Theatre is home to the Performing Arts and Foreign Films and annually welcomes 35,000 guests. Most importantly, El Campanil Theatre is community-based and enjoys strong support from its patrons and more than 75 volunteers who assist paid staff at performances.
We are recruiting for a Theatre Manager who will have responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the theatre. The person we select must be well-rounded in the general management of a performing arts theatre. The Theatre Manager will provide direct supervision of the managers and lead positions for the Box Office, Facility Maintenance, Technology, Marketing, House Managers and Production.
Skills of particular importance are:
Microsoft-based computer skills
Effective communication and public speaking
Client and community relations
The Theatre Manager must also be available on evenings and weekends during performances at the theatre. The Board of Directors anticipates that the person hired will obtain the experience necessary to be a candidate for the Executive Director position upon his retirement in the future. The Executive Director is a founding member of the Foundation and has led the organization since 2004.
This is a full-time at will position with a salary of $50,000 per year and a $350 monthly allowance for health insurance. Paid sick leave and vacation are also available. Annual merit increases of up to 5% of the base salary will be available after completion of a 6-month probationary period.
El Campanil Theatre and its patrons need a Theatre Manager with a strong passion for a community-based performing arts theatre! We are a small organization whose success comes from a team approach to all that we do. It is an intimate setting within a beautifully restored building! El Campanil Theatre is highly regarded throughout the Bay Area region for its accomplishments!
You will be able to blend your own creativity with the culture and traditions of the theatre that have served us well to date. The Board of Directors encourages continued growth and is committed to providing support for staff’s dedicated effort!
Application Process for Qualified Candidates
Please send a pdf with cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com
For more information about the theatre visit www.ElCampanilTheatre.com