Jana Dvořáková

Assistant manager for the conception, transformation and development of the National Theatre

Jana Dvořáková was born on 20 October 1974 in České Budějovice. In 1993 she completed her secondary education at the Grammar School in Kaplice and in 2001 graduated from the South Bohemia University in České Budějovice with a master’s degree in business operations. In December 2013 she passed her state doctorate exam at the Faculty of Economics of the South Bohemia University in České Budějovice and currently is preparing to present her thesis on the topic of “Financing, accounting and management of selected types of culture institutions at the present time, their role and possible solutions”, which in a comprehensive manner deals with the position of multi-company regional theatres in the Czech Republic in comparison with similar types of theatres in other EU countries, both as regards the economic and managerial processes within these institution and the impact of their activities on the space in which they operate and the whole society alike.
From 1996 to 2002 she worked at the multinational company Chequepoint, a.s., providing financial services as the head of its branches in Český Krumlov. In 2002 she assumed the position of economist at the South Bohemia Theatre, where in 2004 she was appointed assistant economic manager and in 2012 economic manager. In June 2014 she was assigned the post of assistant manager for the conception, transformation and development of the National Theatre in Prague.
In 2006 she organised in Český Krumlov the first meeting of economists of Czech theatres, which has continued every year since. Since 2011 she has lectured in the economics of non-profit organisations and management of multi-company theatres at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education of the South Bohemia University in České Budějovice.
In 2013 she became a member of the expert committee of the National Theatre, whose task it was to analyse a number of long-term processes in the tax, labour relations and revenues-expenses areas.
During her tenure in managerial posts at the South Bohemia Theatre she participated in taking major decisions pertaining to its further strategic development (return of the revolving auditorium in Český Krumlov to the property of the Chartered City of České Budějovice, an acclaimed co-production between the Stadttheater Passau and the Český Krumlov Music Festival, change in the concept of the South Bohemia Theatre Ballet company, etc.).
In 2009 and 2010 she co-initiated the established of the South Bohemia Theatre Foundations, namely, the South Bohemia Theatre Ballet Foundation (2009) and the South Bohemia Theatre Foundation (2010), whose aim, in addition to obtaining financial support for the South Bohemia Theatre, is to actively connect the business, academic and artistic spheres.