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We're seeking a new addition for our small but mighty staff to help us in our mission to bring the arts to the city of Denver!

The Bug Theatre is currently hiring for the following position:

House Manager

The Bug Theatre is currently hiring a House Manager. This contract position reports to and


supports the Executive Artistic Director and is responsible for running the house during events.  This includes opening and closing the venue and being the main point of contact for renters during their show. The ideal candidate has previous experience in technical theatre or as a stage manager and/or booth/board operator and can accommodate a flexible schedule that fluctuates month-to-month based on the theatre’s schedule.


Responsibilities include:

  • Open the theatre and prep it for the night’s event

  • Serve as the primary contact for all front-of-house activities, including communications with renters, volunteers, and customers

  • Keep in contact with the event stage manager about places, monitor concessions and bathroom lines during intermission, and ensure events adhere to performance schedule timelines

  • Greet audience members and assist with seating as needing, including offering special assistance to those with ADA seating needs and helping late arrivals find open seats

    Basic booth duties, including lights up and down, monitoring sound levels, and providing media support upon request of the talent/renters

  • Monitor and maintain the appearance of all public areas, including the lobby and restrooms, restocking supplies as needed

  • Act as the on-site authority to provide leadership with customer issues and in emergency situations such as a fire alarm or inclement weather scenarios

  • Close down the theatre at the end of the night


Required Skills and Experience 

Job Experience & Education

  • Non-profit management, business education, or equivalent experience 

  • Demonstrated experience in a theater capacity including as a stage manager, booth operator, or similar

  • Previous experience working sound and light boards during live events

  • Previous leadership experience in a theatre environment a plus

  • Show flow comprehension and presentation, ensuring a professional looking show experience for the audience



  • Advanced understanding of theater production

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and to accommodate a flexible workload, which can fluctuate month-to-month based on the theatre’s schedule

  • Advanced knowledge of lighting and sound equipment

  • Ability to excel under pressure in handling the unexpected

  • Able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, go up and down stairs, and address wiring issues that may be under the stage floor or booth

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Passionate about quality customer service and positive interactions with customers


This is a contract position that pays $25 an hour and is expected to have between 10 and 20 hours a month, with the possibility of additional hours during busy seasons.

The Bug Performance and Media Arts Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to foster a supportive community of artists in Denver by providing an opportunity for the development of unique voices, a diverse audience, and dynamic programming. We believe in the spirit of artistry as the driving force behind every production, in the integrity of the creative individual, and in the power of shared artistic experience.

The Bug Performance and Media Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer providing employment consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identification, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other group protected by law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to all applicants.

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