What Do You Do? - Executive Assistant - Rohan Perumatantri

February 12, 2019

Our brilliant Executive Assistant Rohan talks about what he has learnt in his role and what his favourite parts are!





How long have you been working at the King's Head Theatre and what is your job title?


Hi I’m Rohan and I’m the Executive Assistant here at the King’s Head Theatre and I’ve been working here for nearly a year now.


What does an Executive Assistant do on a day to day basis?


The Executive Assistant is such a great role because there are so many different things that I could be doing on a day to day basis. I’m basically the assistant to the Executive and Artistic Directors and so my job is to help them in whatever way they need. It means I can be doing things from diary management, scheduling meetings all the way through to contracting, going to meetings on their behalf, and just sort of anything and everything in between.


Why did you decide to apply for a job at the King's Head Theatre?


I knew about the King’s Head Theatre, I hadn’t seen a show here before, but I knew about it’s reputation. I’d always wanted to work in theatre, I always wanted to work in fringe theatre specifically, and so when I saw a job come up all about good admin skills, good organisational skills, which were skills that I didn’t think I was very good at, I really wanted to work at and get better at, and so I thought this was the ideal job for me.


What is your favourite part of the job?


Being able to see how a fringe theatre operates. The great thing about my role is that I am able to have such a brilliant insight into how the theatre is managed on a day to day basis because I am working for the Artistic and Executive Directors which means I just get this fantastic insight into how the building runs, how the shows are put on, and because we’re a small venue, being able to see how all the other departments run as well and work with them is really exciting.


What is one thing that you have learnt from your role?


Basically, how to run a fringe theatre. I mean, that’s one: a big thing and two: I do not know nearly enough to actually do that! I’ve just had such a great insight into all the different areas I mean getting to see how marketing works in conjunction with the production team, seeing how that filters up to the Artistic Director talking to creatives or the Executive Director thinking about HR issues and everything in between. I get to be a kind of part in it in a small way.


What has been your favourite show so far from your time at the King's Head Theatre?


I mean there have been so many shows, a couple of favourites: La Traviata last autumn, it was the first opera I had ever seen and seeing an opera in a pub is quite an experience! And another show Tumble Tuck, which was a piece of new writing, I love new writing, earlier last year and I thought it was just a great piece!


And finally, have you tried all 11 flavours of ice cream that the King's Head Theatre sells?


No I’ve tried Mango Sorbet and that’s what I want!


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