Music Venue Owners and Managers

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Music venue owners and managers are responsible for the overall success of a music venue. They book music acts, oversee employees, and play a role in the hiring and firing of staff. While owners have the final say in the club's business decisions, managers handle the daily operations of the venue, such as hiring, training, and scheduling staff members, planning music programming, checking music and bar equipment, and ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the club.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Restaurant and Bar Managers, Sound Managers
Duties Own and/or manage music venues; book musical acts; oversee employees; plan music programming; manage daily operations of the facility
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Music
  • Theater/Dance
Experience Five years' experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Music
  • and Acting
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Music Venue Owner
  • Music Venue Manager
  • Music Venue Assistant Manager
  • Entry-Level Worker (Bartender, Waitress, etc.)