Competition for the Position of the General Manager of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre


2022 09 19


The Ministry of Culture announces a competition for the position of the General Manager of the National Kaunas Drama Theatre.

Considering the managerial work experience available, the salary can be EUR 2867.04; EUR 2910.48; or EUR 2953.92 (before taxes).

Special requirements:

  • have a higher university education and a master’s degree or an equivalent higher education qualification obtained after completing studies in humanities, social sciences, arts’ study field groups and at least 5 years of managerial work experience for a company, institution or organisation and/or their divisions; or business and studies in public management sciences, law study field groups and at least 5 years of managerial work experience in a company, institution or organisation operating in the field of culture and/or their divisions;
  • be familiar with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, laws regulating the activities of theatres and concert institutions, human rights and freedoms and guarantees of their protection;
  • have skills of strategic planning, change management and financial resources planning, and business communication, be able to form, motivate and manage a team, be able to organise and plan the work of the Theatre, be goal-oriented, be able to systematically analyse and objectively assess the situation and make optimal decisions;
  • know the basics of Theatre activity processes, be familiar with applied research in the field of professional performing arts and be able to apply them in forecasting the prospects for the development of the culture and art market;
  • be able to assess the current environment of professional performing arts, know the trends of theatre activity in Lithuania and abroad;
  • be able to work with Microsoft Office or an equivalent software package;
  • know the Lithuanian language at the level of the third proficiency category of the state language, as determined by Resolution No. 1688 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania “On the approval and implementation of state language proficiency categories” of 24 December 2003, and know the rules of clerical work;
  • know at least one of the three working languages​of the European Union (English, French, or German) at a language proficiency level no lower than B1 (according to the system of six language proficiency levels established and described in the Common European Framework of Languages);
  • know the rules of professional activity and ethics of employees of cultural institutions, approved by the order of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

Applicants must submit the following documents:  

  • request to participate in the competition;
  • documents confirming compliance with the manager’s qualification requirements, or their certified copies;
  • curriculum vitae (Europass format);
  • the theatre’s 5-year prospective activity programme, which outlines the evaluation of the Theatre’s activities and provides a vision of the activity, which includes creative activities based on the Theatre Regulations, dissemination of works, cultural educational activities, planned marketing activities (ticket reservation and sales system, service development, measures that encourage audience attendance, and other), management of infrastructure and human resources, management of financial resources, anticipated innovations and changes in the institution’s management and operations, as well as other important information at the discretion of the applicant.

A fixed-term employment agreement for five years shall be concluded with the person who has won the competition.

Documents are accepted until 28 October 2022 (inclusive) by e-mail [email protected]

Phone for inquiries: +370 608 47 635.

The legal acts governing the National Kaunas Drama Theatre can be found on the website (in the Lithuanian language only: Dokumentai - Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras)

Persons who have signed the applicant’s statement of confidentiality for the position of the General Manager of the Theatre will be given the opportunity to communicate with the staff of the Theatre administration on 10 and 12 of October 2022 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. remotely (after prior registration by e-mail at [email protected]).