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Dryden Theatre Manager

Job Title:       Dryden Theatre Manager
Department:  Moving Image Department
Status:           Full time **Due to the Dryden Theatre's hours of operations, night and weekend hours are required
Start Date:     September 30 through October 11, 219


The Dryden Theatre Manager oversees the Dryden Theatre staff and day to day operations.

Job Description:

The Theatre Manager oversees the operations of the Dryden Theatre, the museum’s venue for film exhibitions. Screenings are held on a daily basis throughout the year. The Theatre Manager works under the supervision of the Curator of Film Exhibitions.


  1. Open and close Dryden Theatre. Provide information and assistance to customers. Respond to inquiries and complaints.
  2. Supervise, oversee and schedule 4 or more part-time Dryden Theatre Box Office staff; train and evaluate performance, schedule and assign to specific duties.
  3. Monitor sound and image during show, make adjustments as needed to ensure quality of the program.
  4. Coordinate film introductions and (in collaboration with the projectionist) start of program.
  5. Coordinate implementation of special events held in the Dryden Theatre.
  6. Track and record program attendance and income statistics to measure performance by month, year and film title. Maintain a historic database of Dryden Theatre screenings and program notes.
  7. Administer Dryden Theatre website.
  8. Maintain displays and posters in Dryden lobby and front entrance.
  9. Enforce safety, health, and security rules.
  10. Participate in the student activities and curriculum of the L.  Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation including, but not limited to, supervising projects, mentoring students during rotations and assisting with student field trips.
  11. Maintain appearance of the Dryden Theatre. Report any issues to the Facilities Director and/or the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  12. Coordinates print shipping in collaboration with the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  13. Oversees community outreach in collaboration with the Curator of Film Exhibitions.
  14. Perform other duties and projects as assigned by the Curator of Film Exhibitions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A degree in Film Studies or equivalent preferred.
  2. Must possess a basic knowledge of film history and technology.
  3. Previous guest service and supervisory experience highly preferred.
  4. Requires experience in the operation of film handling and video viewing equipment.
  5. Possess outstanding communication skills and fluency in giving public speeches.
  6. Ability to prioritize and manage a complex deadline-driven work schedule.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, Dryden Theatre audiences, Trustees and Donors.
  8. Familiar with the handling of collection materials, with special emphasis on film prints, production stills, posters and historical documents;
  9. Familiar with cataloging and imaging software.
  10. This position requires standing, speaking, hearing, seeing, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs.  Work is performed primarily in the Dryden Theatre with moderate to light noise.

To Apply for this position:  

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jared Case, Curator of Film Exhibitions at jcase@eastman.org.

George Eastman Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The George Eastman Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.