Roles and duties of the Director of Third-Party Venues

As the Third-Party Manager, you will be responsible for all operational aspects of the venue. You must ensure that the environment is safe, pleasant and engaging. You are responsible for developing and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment that facilitates collaborative working between members. Key roles and tasks include:

  • Providing technical support to members.
  • Providing advice on space management.
  • Ensuring that workspaces are safe and well maintained.
  • Managing and updating IT systems and software.
  • Organise events and meetings.
  • Participating in marketing and promotional activities to promote the venue.
  • Establish relationships and develop partnerships with local businesses.
  • Helping members to find solutions to their problems and resolve their difficulties.
  • Maintaining customer service and dealing with member complaints.
  • Ensure the financial and administrative management of the site.
  • Maintain a professional and consistent environment.
  • Develop and share information on new trends and technologies.
  • Supervise the staff and activities of the venue.

Finally, you will be responsible for ensuring that the venue remains a place where members can be inspired, learn, collaborate and feel comfortable while working.

Third-Place Director's salary and career development

In France, the salary of a Third-Place Director varies according to years of experience. Here is a list of changes in gross annual salary in France by years of experience for a Third-Place Manager:

  • 0 to 2 years: between €25,909 and €28,584
  • 2 to 5 years: between €28,584 and €32,442
  • 5 to 10 years: between €32,442 and €35,702
  • 10 to 15 years: between €35,702 and €38,962
  • More than 15 years: between €39,062 and €42,222

    A Third-Place Manager can also envisage a career in several professions with a view to advancement. Here is a list of 5 possible careers for a Third-Place Manager:
  • Director of public policy ;
  • Project manager ;
  • Strategy and Business Development Director
  • Marketing and Communications Director
  • Director of Public Relations and Governance.

As a Third-Party Director, you will be responsible for the general management of the space and for implementing the strategies put in place by senior management. You will be responsible for supervising and motivating staff, managing budgets and managing relations with customers and suppliers. You will also be responsible for ensuring that the space is clean, safe and healthy. You will also be responsible for promoting the space to customers and implementing marketing strategies to develop the business.

Advantages and disadvantages of Third-Party Manager


You have the opportunity to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds and cultures.

You have the privilege of encouraging innovation and change in your community.

You have an excellent opportunity to build relationships with individuals and organisations.

You benefit from great responsibility and a strong leadership platform.

You can enjoy the sense of personal satisfaction you get from helping others succeed.


There may be a heavy workload and tight deadlines.

You may have to manage conflicts between individuals or groups.

You may be faced with legal issues or administrative challenges.

You are ultimately responsible for any problems or complaints.

You have to work hard to balance the interests and objectives of different groups.

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