Thousand Oaks

Theatres General Manager (Deputy Cultural Affairs Director) (20193968)

Media Productions
Ventura County
Until filled
$101,788.75-$152,683.02 Annually

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2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, 91362


We are seeking an innovative, politically astute, and proactive General Manager who will be responsible for venue management of the Bank of America Performing Arts Center theatres. The General Manager will be responsible for supervising and coordinating theatre administration, guest experiences, front-of-house and box office operations, technical services, concessions/merchandise, and maintenance. The General Manager also assists in the booking of theatre events and will need to establish positive relationships with artists and their representatives, managers, or agents. The position directly leads and guides a full-time Cultural Affairs staff of eight, supported by a full team of more than 70 employees and 200 volunteers. This is an essential senior management position reporting to the Cultural Affairs Director.
The City of Thousand Oaks is preparing the organization for the future and the General Manager must have a positive, forward thinking perspective. Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to learning and team development are essential qualities expected from the General Manager. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic professional with a strong work ethic, high emotional intelligence, and leadership skills. The General Manager is expected to be both tactical and strategic, have a big-picture perspective and should possess the following attributes of senior level management.

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Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and direction to ensure a high performance and guest experience-focused environment
  • Provide leadership to manage and direct comprehensive arts, culture, and entertainment programs
  • Provide strategic and tactical planning by gaining and leveraging knowledge of the live event and venue management industries while keeping in mind the City’s overall goals
  • Leverage high-level interpersonal and communication skills that thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Drive continuous improvement through motivation of BAPAC’s personnel, innovation and optimization of processes and procedures
  • Have experience in venue management and be a seasoned project manager with strong leadership skills
  • Enjoy the the opportunities of setting goals and priorities and leading a dedicated team
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in arts management, public administration, arts, communications or a related field (preferred). Alternatively, experience gained through significant involvement in the arts, culture, and entertainment field or the venue management industry would support qualification
  • Possess a minimum of five years of progressively responsible arts or venue management experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility

Core Competencies:

•    Effective Communicator
•    Strategic Thinker
•    Problem Solver/Decision Maker
•    Planner/Organizer
•    Interpersonally Effective
•    Skill and Career Development Coach


The City provides excellent benefits. Please view benefits on our City website.

Special Instructions

FILING DEADLINE:   Open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

First review of candidates: Monday, February 7, 2022

Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process. If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - In order to qualify for Veteran’s Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.

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