2018.10.08 - Assistant Manager Bedford Playhouse

Assistant Manager

Bedford Playhouse - Bedford, NY

As an Assistant Manager at The Bedford Playhouse you'll:

  • operate all film projectors, sound equipment and related equipment in the theater.
  • ingest, test and perform maintenance on scheduled movies and the projectors.
  • be responsible for routine housekeeping and timely communication with the Theater Manager.
  • open and oversee the concessions, ushers and box office staff and will be responsible for daily reporting, cash handling and bank deposits.


  • Deliver a comfortable, distraction-free, and picture-perfect entertainment experience.
  • Coordinate booth and floor operations and duties.
  • Ensure picture-perfect presentations through auditorium and booth evaluations.
  • Identify picture and sound problems and correct accordingly.
  • Execute trailer and pre-feature programming and scheduling.
  • Solve technical and operational problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the cinema's technical operations outside of the projection room, including concessions, box office, lighting, heating, ventilation, fire alarms and equipment, electrical, water and gas supplies.
  • Open and close the concessions stand.
  • Running daily reports.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant Health and Safety regulations and requirements.
  • Make certain guest service is friendly, helpful and fast.
  • Maintain facilities that are clean, safe and in good repair.
  • Serve fresh, appetizing and properly prepared food and beverages.
  • Assist with other functions as instructed by the Theater Manager.


  • Excellent guest service, administrative and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines in a timely fashion.
  • Standing, walking, lifting, twisting and bending on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to effectively delegate and follow up with floor staff members.
  • Proficient guest service, administrative and follow-up skills.
  • Equally comfortable communicating and working with guests, supervisors, peers, subordinates, vendors or partners.
  • Solid technical skills, manual dexterity along with strong eyesight, hearing/color perception.
  • Experience in advanced technical systems.
  • Ability to solve technical problems calmly and efficiently.
  • Able to work under pressure, sometimes in relative silence.
  • Must speak and understand English.
  • Work diligently on the goal of excellent service and environment at a 501 (c)(3) non profit, movie theater.
  • Able to work mainly nights and weekends.


  • High energy, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, teamwork and attention to detail.
  • Desire and ability to work hard, ready to learn and grow.
  • Commitment to the mission of The Bedford Playhouse.
  • Willingness to participate in mandatory trainings.


  • Salary dependent on experience.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Bijhanclarke@bedfordplayhouse.org

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