Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center, Inc.
103 Market Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851
Theater Manager Position Description

May, 2021

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Position Title and Summary – Theater Manager

The desired candidate will be able to perform the following duties as well as having an appreciation for the arts and a strong business sense.


Primary Work Location: Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center      Email:

                                   103 Market Street                                   Phone: 410-957-4230

                                   Pocomoke City, MD   21851


*Recruit, schedule and supervise volunteers, employees, event staff, light and sound technicians

*Create and organize budgets for all events, as needed

*Secure additional revenue from rentals, fundraising, event partnerships, grants, and new programming

*Prepare and maintain detailed calendars and event files

*Communicate effectively with board members, community groups, contractors, government officials,

  patrons and suppliers

*Schedule & order movies and operate DCP projection system

*Prepare contracts and invoices for all theater rentals

*Manage and update theater website and social media, as needed

*Handle all theater communications

*Prepare advertising for all types of media

*Promote special events/movies in area schools, senior centers and special needs organizations

*Attend Board of Directors, Executive Committee and subcommittee meetings, as needed

*Order, receive and manage snack bar inventory and other theater supplies as needed

*Work with treasurer to create and maintain budget

*Recommend and/or perform repairs and other improvements to the facility

*Develop a comprehensive operation manual for all aspects of theater operations

*Other duties as assigned


Schedule and Salary

The theater manager can expect to work 30+ hours per week.  This position is not the typical 9 to 5 job. We offer a flexible weekday schedule, but expect the manager to be in attendance for a majority of theater events.

Starting salary for this position is negotiable. Teleworking may be permitted for many job functions, however, the Mar-Va Theater Manager will be expected to be on location for most events, board meetings and stock deliveries.

Please send your resume, cover letter, and at least 3 references to  in PDF Format. The deadline receipt for applications is 5 PM on June 18, 2021.
Applications may be mailed to Rob Clarke, President of the Board, c/o Mar-Va Theater, 103 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851. Emailing of applications is preferred, however, due to long delays in postal deliveries in recent months.