General Manager (Theatre)

Regent on Broadway

Job details

PN Personnel
17 Aug 2020
Manawatu / Wanganui
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Management & Admin, Performing Arts


The Regent on Broadway has a rich and colourful history dating back to 1929 and it is New Zealand’s leading provincial theatre with features that rival many of its counterparts in other major cities. 

As the saying in theatre goes, “The show must go on,” and after 20+ years we have farewelled our GM so it will be your role as General Manager of the Regent on Broadway to bring a new vision and maximise its full potential.  You will be responsible for the smooth operational running of the theatre including production, financial, administrative, and marketing functions.  You will also play a pivotal part in making our city more creative and exciting and help achieve the vision of Palmerston North City Council becoming an arts powerhouse by developing and implementing a diverse and clear vision. 

The areas of responsibility:

  • Be responsible for day to day operations
  • Theatre and financial management
  • Preparation and presentation of board and stakeholder reports
  • Ensure the business meets key strategic objectives
  • Be responsible for all areas of compliance
  • Mentor and lead a team of 6 and manage teams of volunteers
  • Facility management of a Grade 1 listed historic building

 Experience I am looking for:

  • Theatre management experience including programme development within a venue for hire setting and event management
  • Extensive knowledge of the performing arts industry
  • Be well connected with Producers, Promotors other theatres and touring circuits
  • Facility management
  • Staff coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • Proven ability to work across all cultures to ensure diversity
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • Ability to embrace technology

Personal attributes you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Takes ownership and always strives for excellence – this is essential to your success
  • Innovation and vision – you will have ample ideas and excel at executing these
  • Highly capable and level-headed – you will need to use initiative and be unflappable
  • Ability to problem solve – not one day is the same so you need to think on your feet
  • Builds relationships – you will be well connected with producers, promotors and the performing arts industry
  • Diversity – work with all cultures to invigorate the theatre
  • Collaboration – work closely with promoters, productions, audiences, and communities

If you have passion and experience working in the theatre coupled with management experience, then I welcome your application for this rare opportunity to join the Regent on Broadway.  Please ensure you include an up to date CV and a cover letter detailing how your previous experience and personal attributes align with this position.
Please note: your cover letter will play a key part in your application

How to apply

Please Apply with your up to date C.V. and Cover Letter via PN Personnel -

For more information, contact Cushla Brasell at PN Personnel on 06 280 2402

Written by

PN Personnel

18 Jun 2020