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General Manager

The 99 Club is an independent Comedy Club that has been successfully running live comedy shows in the West End for 17 years, having won Best London Comedy Club in the Chortle Awards for 9 years running. We host online shows for both the general public and the corporate sector. We deliver exceptionally high-quality shows to audiences and value our ability to offer a supportive environment to artists and a platform for diverse voices. 

The General Manager is an integral part of our small team. The General Manager’s focus is to oversee the administrative and operational aspects of the company and manage the full-time team and a pool of freelance Stage Managers. Below is a comprehensive, but not exhaustive, list of responsibilities. You will also need to assist with delivery as well as overseeing and managing others. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Managing the 99 Club core team consisting of a Production Coordinator, Assistant Producer, Administrative Assistant and Box Office Assistant, alongside a pool of freelance Duty Managers and Stage Managers 

  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of a company strategy for 99 Club 

  • Overseeing marketing on social media and other platforms

  • Overseeing responses to incoming enquiries via email and phone, upselling shows and private performances to prospective clients

  • Overseeing ticket sales across platforms: Savoy (our ticketing system), and third party promoters e.g. Fever, Dice and Design My Night 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with our partner venues, as well as creating contracts for new venues 

  • Liaison with artists and agents to confirm bookings and facilitate the artists’ experience at the event 

  • Using Quickbooks and overseeing artist/freelance staff payment

Essential Skills: 

  • At least 2 years experience in a similar role, whether in an arts or events environment 

  • Experience managing a small team

  • A lateral thinking problem solver 

  • Excellent organisation skills with great attention to detail 

  • Confident, positive and approachable when dealing with a wide range of staff, artists and guests at all levels 

  • Proficient computer skills 

  • Strong team ethic along with the ability to work independently 

Desirable Skills: 

  • Interest in comedy 

  • Experience running live shows or events

  • HR experience

  • Experience managing budgets 

  • Box office experience via phone / email 

  • Experience of using social media as a marketing tool 

Salary: £27,000-32,000 (subject on experience) 

 

We encourage applications from people of varied backgrounds as part of our commitment to diversify the workforce of the Arts sector.

 

Working Week 

 

The role will average 40 hour a week, with evening and weekend work. 

Longer hours will be required when there is a venue launch and during the first two weeks of December. 

The salary for this role is paid monthly in arrears on the 1st of the month, plus commission on corporate bookings of 2.5% of reactive bookings and 7% on proactive bookings. Salaries are subject to an annual review.

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] by midday on Wednesday 24th November.

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Telephone: 07760 488119

Email: [email protected]