ATG Recruitment Team

ATG Recruitment Team / Opportunities / Mon 25 Feb 2019

General Manager

General Manager

The Princess Theatre is a unique venue in the ATG portfolio, requiring an ambitious leader able to capitalise on opportunities and generate new business.

We are looking for a commercially astute and inspiring leader to join our team at the Princess Theatre in Torquay, Devon.

The Princess Theatre first opened its doors in 1961. Situated on Torquay seafront with stunning views over Torbay, the theatre is the largest in South Devon boasting 1491 seats. The Princess Theatre includes a variety of spaces: the auditorium, bars, a function space and a café bar which operates throughout the day.

The theatre offers a wide variety of live entertainment. Along with musicals, plays, concerts, opera, ballet, comedy and pantomime, the theatre and café bar welcomes a broad range of private functions such as weddings, conferences and school presentations.

As part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, the venue is supported by specialist teams in our London and Woking offices, ranging from HR and Finance to Programming and Food & Beverage, and a dedicated leadership team with extensive experience of venue management. The role of General Manager is therefore an exciting opportunity for a commercially driven individual with exceptional leadership skills to engage in a very varied role, focussed on making the most of the opportunities Torquay presents with the support of the rest of the ATG team behind them.

The General Manager is responsible for leading a multi-skilled team; driving ticketing and commercial retail revenue; generating sponsorship income; implementing growth plans; growing the venue’s reputation locally, regionally and nationally with stakeholders and clients; and devising, with colleagues, a development plan to maximise the potential of the venue.

To succeed in this role you will need to be entrepreneurial, creative, comfortable with variety and open-minded. You'll need to have solid management skills and be able to balance the very broadest range of requirements and resources effectively. You'll be able to make the most of opportunities available to you and able to build on the successes of the previous GM to ensure our financial targets are met. A proven ability to consolidate costs and generate new sources of income is essential, as is a proven ability to effectively manage a diverse team. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of running, managing or of overseeing an in-house catering operation.

The successful candidate will start in post as soon as possible, keeping in mind any current employment obligations. We’d hope for a suitable hand over with the current venue leader, but we appreciate this may not be practicable.

We are likely to hold two interviews for this post; one in the venue in Torquay and one in our London offices in Leicester Square.

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Princess Theatre, Torbay Road


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