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Id: 10037


Theatre + Production


Arts Management + Administration


Job Title:

General Manager

Organisation Name:

Stans Cafe

Organisation URL:


Birmingham - Midlands


£28,000 - £32,000


Full Time

Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

Stanís Cafe is looking for a General Manager to be the financial and operational engine of the organisation. 

The General Manager is the lynchpin of the company, managing our core functions as we pursue our ambitious plans for making high quality theatre projects, international touring and creative learning. 

You may not currently work in the theatre sector but will be passionate about supporting artists to create new work, and in developing and maintaining the business and organisational structures in order for that to happen. 

About Stanís Cafe: Stanís Cafe is an internationally acclaimed theatre company with a 27-year history of creating inventive and mind-stretching productions. The company uses theatre to boldly address timeless and contemporary themes and is happy to twist theatre out of shape in order to do so. Stanís Cafe believes in: 

ē Collaborative working: devising productions as an ensemble and engaging audiences philosophically as co- creators. 

ē Devising and presenting work of outstanding originality and quality, demonstrating that radical art can engage large, diverse audiences. 

ē Taking this ethos into its work with young people and giving this work equal weight to the artistic programme. 

ē Taking work thatís created in Birmingham across the country and around the world, and bringing back to the West Midlands new ideas and provocations encountered in other places.

The companyís long history of theatrical experimentation has led to Bloomsbury- Methuen commissioning a book Devising Theatre With Stanís Cafe, published in 2017.

The companyís sector-leading creative learning programme, working in long-term relationships with Birmingham partner schools, is the subject of a PhD studentship sponsored by the University of Warwick. 

About the role: 

The General Manager is the engine of Stanís Cafe. The first point of contact for public enquiries, the General Manager has an overview of and helps drive forward all of the companyís activity, including: 

ē The financial, administrative and legal running of the company. 

ē Productions, projects and touring activity. 

ē The strategic and organisational development of the company. 

No two days at Stanís Cafe are the same and this wide-ranging role will undertake a variety of activities in any given week, which might include: processing payroll, writing a marketing plan, liaising with an international venue over flights and freight, calling HMRC with a query, keeping our social media accounts active and engaging, preparing management accounts for the Board, organising for the recycling bins to be collected, issuing a contract to a festival, updating a policy, writing up meeting minutes, attending the opening night of a new production. 

We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and varied environment, who can also spot where systems can be developed in order to strengthen our operation in the long- term. 

Stanís Cafe is proud to create work in Birmingham, with and for the people of this city, yet maintains a national and international outlook and profile.  

Staff and company members might be operating in multiple locations at once and the General Manager is responsible for holding the fort at the companyís home base, sometimes working alone to keep activities operating effectively and maintaining communication across the organisation. 

Friendliness and generosity are important to Stanís Cafe; the General Manager will have the ability to build and maintain good relationships with the team and external stakeholders at all levels. 

A full job description and person specification can be found on our website:




Roisin Caffrey
Stan's Cafe Theatre Company




PO Box 16044
B16 6SG

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