Theatre Manager

The Theater Manager role is critical to ensuring the smooth theater operations of Urbanworld 2014. Theater Managers are problem solvers, must have strong customer service & communication skills and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment. 

Location: New York

The areas in which Theater Managers will be responsible for during the festival are outlined below:


  • Place any posters or materials relevant to screening 30 minutes prior to start of program
  • Confirm and execute any setup needs for theater (i.e. reserved seating, directors chairs for filmmakers Q&A, additional microphones, audience award eligibility)
  • Announce film, filmmakers and UW14 specific information prior to each screening during welcome remarks (script provided)
  • Delegate and lead volunteers on line management, particularly for Opening Night and Closing Night features
  •  Assist with ushering filmmakers and talent to seating, when needed
  • Ensure timely start of scheduled program

During Screening

  • Check assigned theater regularly for picture and sound quality
  • Set up polling information in theater 10 minutes prior to end of film

Post Screening

  •  Communicate PollEverywhere process and details to audience post screening
  • Managing flow and timing of Q&A; ensure timely conclusion of post film Q&A


  • Manage volunteer team (role, logistics) while on site
  • Ensure that all space and tables are orderly and presentable (no eating in public)
  • Address other requests, as needed

Time Commitment

Commitment to a minimum of 2 day shifts and 3 evening shifts (one of which must be Saturday, September 20)

  • Registration, AMC - September 17, (12 pm - 4:30 pm)
  • Opening Night, SVA - September 18 (6 pm - close)
  • AMC - September 19 & 20 - must be available evening of September 20 (10 am - close)
  • Community Screenings - September 21 from (5 pm - close). Willingness to travel to Brooklyn, Queens or Harlem.


The rates are as follow:

  • Opening Night - $100
  • Community Screening - $100
  • Full day (AMC) - $200
  • Half day (AMC) - $100

Please email [email protected] for application details.