Cinema or Theatre Managers manage the operations of cinemas or theatres.

    You can work as a Cinema or Theatre Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in business management might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Develops and implements programmes to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.
    • Provides care for children in before-school, after-school, day, and vacation care centres.
    • Directs and supervises child carers in providing care and supervision for young children.
    • Ensure the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors.
    • Comply with relevant government requirements and standards.
    • Liaises with parents.
    • Maintains records and accounts for the centre.
    • Recruits staff and co-ordinates professional development.

    All Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

    • $1,806 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Cinema and Theatre Managers

    • 1,600 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 56% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 31 years Average age
    • 53% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Cinema and Theatre Managers (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,400 in 2011 to 1,600 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Cinema and Theatre Managers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Arts and Recreation Services; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (56%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 31 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (31%).
    • Gender: 53% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Information Media and Telecommunications74.1
    Arts and Recreation Services15.3
    Education and Training3.5
    Public Administration and Safety2.4
    Other Industries4.7

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateCinema and Theatre ManagersAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.631.6
    VIC28.525.6
    QLD18.620.0
    SA6.87.0
    WA10.910.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT1.01.0
    ACT1.91.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketCinema and Theatre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-195.1-5.05.0
    20-2425.4-9.39.3
    25-3428.7-22.922.9
    35-4415.3-22.022.0
    45-5412.6-21.621.6
    55-595.5-9.09.0
    60-643.4-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationCinema and Theatre ManagersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate5.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree24.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV9.6-21.121.1
    Year 1237.2-18.118.1
    Year 114.1-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below7.3-12.512.5

    You can work as a Cinema or Theatre Manager without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in business management might be helpful.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

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    Employers look for Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers who can communicate clearly in a team, provide good customer service and are well presented.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Administration and Management

      74% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      72% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Personnel and Human Resources

      63% Skill level

      Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

    4. Production and Processing

      62% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. Mathematics

      59% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      99% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    2. Telephone

      99% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    3. Electronic Mail

      97% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    4. Structured versus Unstructured Work

      96% Important

      How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?

    5. Contact With Others

      96% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    Occupational Information Network
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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers.

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