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Crockett Theater

Managing Director

Crockett Theater


Job Summary

The City of Lawrenceburg is seeking qualified applicants for Crockett Theater Managing Director. Job description and application are available at the link below or be picked up at the City of Lawrenceburg, 25 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464. 


The Crockett Theater Managing Director is a leadership role focused on developing a highly impactful set of programs that:

  • Furthers the mission and vision of the Crockett Theater
  • Enhances the quality of life for area residents and tourists
  • Attracts a diverse audience to downtown Lawrenceburg
  • Maintains dedication to financial and economic stability

The Managing Director should be able to work with independence and collaborate with the City shared services team while following governance policies and focusing on exceptional customer and client satisfaction.

The Crockett Theater Director reports to the City Administrator. Additional project leadership and guidance may include the Mayor, City Administrator, or other parties as assigned included by the City Administrator.

Job Responsibilities



  • Identifies and recommends reasonable short- and long-term goals, milestones, and benchmarks key for the Theater operation including needed updates and improvements.
  • Develops business plans and policies that support the programmatic and financial goals of the Theater.
  • Delivers regular communications and reporting to the Mayor & City Council and key community stakeholders on Theater needs, challenges, and opportunities.


  • Establishes user priorities for community and resident groups.
  • Oversees and manages the Theater’s master calendar which includes rental client rehearsals and shows, future presented programming curated by the Theater, internal City of Lawrenceburg events, community events, and more.
  • Negotiates, books, and contracts acts, performances, traveling shows, etc., that are appropriate for the Crockett Theater and community with a focus on diversified programming and community appeal.
  • Demonstrate a consistent, comprehensive understanding of contract management through all phases, including but not limited to negotiation, creation, execution, and enforcement of all agreement facets in support of the goals and objectives of the Crockett Theater.
  • Coordinates with other community events, including the grandstand at Rotary Park and Main Street events to expand the Theater’s involvement with the community.

Marketing & Communications

  • In partnership with other marketing stakeholders, develops plans and guidelines for brand management of all logos, listings, and promotional materials.
  • Meets regularly with the marketing team to develop and implement a quality marketing plan advertising the activities at the Crockett Theater.
  • Ensures Crockett Theater programs are adequately marketed, advertised, and communicated to maximize community engagement and ticket sales.

Fundraising & Community Relations

  • Seek funding for Crockett Theater programming and projects, where applicable, through relationship-building with local philanthropists, corporations, and grant agencies.
  • Assists in developing any needed oversight, including establishing an Advisory Committee and/or additional committee(s) associated with the operation of the Crockett Theater.
  • Serves as staff liaison to the Advisory Committee.

Venue Operations

  • Oversees all aspects of the Crockett Theater including booking events, selling tickets, advertising, managing finances, paid & volunteer staff, maintenance/repairs, and all other activities related to the Theater and its ancillary spaces.
  • Oversees the operation of the food & beverage services, once established, assuring compliance with applicable laws with a focus on financial viability and enhancing customer experience.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of the Crockett Theater and ancillary spaces, coordinating with the City Parks & Recreation team to schedule cleaning, maintenance, and the provision of supplies needed for the daily operation.
  • Oversee safety programs and compliance for the Crockett Theater, ensuring communication and adherence by patrons and employees.

Staff & Volunteer Management

  • Oversees the management of all Theater staff, inclusive but not limited to, frontline staff, event staff, technical staff, and volunteers, involved in the operation of the Theater.
  • Develops a volunteer recruitment plan to attract volunteers to help effectively operate the Crockett Theater and its events.
  • Develops & implements guidelines, training, policies & procedures for staff, Theater users, and customers impacting the operation of the Crockett Theater building.
  • Ensures all programs and events are adequately resourced through staff and volunteers.

Fiscal Management

  • Develops, manages, and reports on the annual budget for the Theater and its programs in collaboration with city-shared services and the City Administrator
  • Prepares, presents, and explains reports to senior leadership on Theater programs related to audience development and fiscal expectations.

Special Projects

  • Supports capital projects for the Crockett Theater by serving as the subject matter expert on all Theater programming, operations, and facility needs.


  • Attends meetings with the City, Advisory Committee, and other groups as directed by the City Administrator.
  • Manages external professional service providers, consultants, and contractors before, during, and after renovation/improvement projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Graphic art skills, as needed for advertising and communication.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough understanding of theater operations and maintenance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Ability to work with other community organizations or individuals, as needed, to form and nourish relationships with other agencies and groups. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or at least five years of leadership experience.
  • Senior management experience with a small to mid-size arts presenter or public venue.
  • High-level administrative skills, coupled with an understanding of programming, community arts organizations, and facility management.
  • Education or equivalent training in Communications, Business Administration, Brand Management, and Marketing.
  • Education/training may be gained during the first two years in the position at the employer’s discretion.
  • Proven successful experience in development and fundraising.
  • Experience building strong community relations.


  • Work involves physical effort, i.e., standing and walking, or frequent light lifting (5 – 50 lbs.); manual dexterity required in the use of fingers, limbs, or body for the efficient use of office equipment such as keyboards, copiers, phones, etc.; Work may involve sitting for extended periods of time while at a workstation, keyboard, or desk.
  • Work is regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes).
  • Work requires sound perception and discrimination. The task requires visual perception and discrimination. Work requires oral communication ability. Work noise levels include office environment and higher than standard sound levels related to live events.
  • Reasonable accommodation(s) if needed will be provided for the employee to perform the required job with adequate strength, dexterity, coordination, and visual acuity and in a manner that does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.

Lawrenceburg Tennessee

FLSA –Exempt (Executive)


The City of Lawrenceburg is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA entity in the provision of its employment opportunities and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Additional Information


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by 3:00 PM July 25, 2024. Applicants may email, mail, or deliver the application to the HR Director, City of Lawrenceburg, 25 Public Square, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464. Selection for interviews will follow.



  • Date Posted: July 9, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/03/2024
  • Salary Range: $49,002-$73,503
  • Working Hours: Some typical office hours M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, but also nights/weekends based on shows and events