As Venue Manager I coordinate and manage a team of approximately 12 assistant managers and approximately 60 additional shift-based volunteers at the historic State Theater in Traverse City during the TCFF event. I help train volunteers, and communicate with festival staff, filmmakers, special guests, and attendees to make sure films run smoothly, on-time, and without incident. This includes overseeing the cleaning of the theater during the turn, making sure pre-film musicians are soundchecked and ready to play when movie-goers are allowed into the theater, that announcements and introductions are made before the show, that special guest reserved seating is organized, and that box office, concessions, ushers and green room managers are ready to start the show. It also involves working with the projectionist to ensure picture and audio quality of each film is pre-tested.
I've served as Venue Manager for afternoons for the 2017 and 2018 TCFF, and will be performing the same duties for 2019.
Jul 1 2017 → Aug 31 2019
Traverse City Film Festival, Venue Manager, United States