Operations Manager

Job Description

Omnibus Theatre is looking for an Operations Manager to manage the logistics of a busy fringe theatre.

The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the Front of House, Technical and Cafe Bar teams. The Opeations Manager is also responsible for the smooth operation and maintenance of the theatre.

About Omnibus Theatre
Omnibus Theatre, now in it’s 10th year, is a multi-award winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London. Finalist in the Fringe Theatre of the year 2020 and 2023 The Stage Awards, Off-West End Award winner 2018 and 202, and recipient of the Peter Brook / Royal Curt Theatre Support Award in 2016. The heart of the organisation’s ambitions programme lies in classics re-imagined, modern revivals and new writing. Omnibus Theatre also provides a platform for LGBTQ+ work and aims to give voice to the underrepresented and challenge perceptions.

Omnibus Theatre is led by Artistic Director Marie McCarthy and Executive Director Bridget Kalloushi. Patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Lord Michael Cashman and Maggi Hambling.

The Building
Our Spaces consist of:
-The Theatre – a flexible space with the ability to be adapted into a variety of flexible configurations (capacity 90 – 110).

-The Common Room – a medium sized ground floor room which can be used for meetings, rehearsals, seminars and as an informal performance area (capacity 70).


-The Studio Upstairs – a flexible space with the ability to be adapted into a variety of flexible configurations, rehearsals, concerts and performances (Capacity 80).

Responsible to:
Artistic Director

The role is for 40 hours per week working a shift pattern: Sunday – Thursday
Salary: £30,000



Job Requirements

-To be a qualified first aider for the building (training will be given if necessary) and thereby be actively available to provide first aid and management of any illness or accidents at Omnibus Theatre.


General Duties
-To support the aims and objectives of Omnibus Theatre both internally and externally.

-To become knowledgeable of the artistic programme and brand values of Omnibus Theatre.

-To attend training relevant to the position, as required, including departmental training.

-To cover Cafebar, Duty Manager and Technician shifts as required.

-Responsible for space inventories.

-Organising mainteance and repair works.

Person Specification
-Strong leadership skills

-Experience in management

-Excellent customer service skills

-Excellent teamwork skills

-Experience of managing and working with volunteers

-Knowledge of box office systems

-Experience of working in a hugh use building

-Ability to multi-task

Job Responsibilities

Responsible for:
Technical Department, Front of House Department, Cafe Bar, Maintenance and Logistics.

Purpose of job:
-To be responsible for the day to day and long term logistical operations of Omnibus Theatre.

-Responsible for the operation of Omnibus Theatre’s Technical, Front of House, Cafebar and maintenance departments.

-To ensure the safety, security and comfort of the public and artists performing in Omnibus Theatre.

-To be the primary point of contact for artists, companies and audiences performing in and using Omnibus Theatre. During performance periods, to ensure artists and audiences are treated with the highest standard of care and attention.

-To line manage bar personnel, duty managers and venue technicians and to ensure the operations team are able to deliver the smooth running of the venue and performances.

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Operations Manager
  • Salary: £30k-£40k
  • Hours: Full time
  • Artform: Theatre
  • Role: Technical & Production
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date: Tue, 31 Oct 2023
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