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  • Artistic Associate posted on 09/15/2017

    The Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe in San Diego seeks an Artistic Associate to provide administrative support to the Artistic department. Primary duties are focused on casting administration, local casting, season planning support, and other financial/administrative duties. Candidates must be highly organized; have excellent computer, written, and verbal skills; and be capable of working on multiple projects at one time with a high level of accuracy.

    Experience in theatre, ideally in an artistic, literary, and/or casting department, required. Experience working with national talent and/or casting agencies and/or active knowledge of the theatre industry and talent agencies preferred. Knowledge of the local San Diego acting community a plus. Must be able to pass a background check.

    Full-time, benefited position. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

    Send letter and resume to with the subject: Artistic Associate.

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  • Facilities Director posted on 09/13/2017

    The Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park seeks an experienced and hands-on Facilities Director to be responsible for all maintenance activities of The Old Globe’s facilities; a 250,000 sq. ft. live performance theatre complex with 3 stages, event room, administration building, rehearsal building, 22 unit apartment complex, 3 fabrication shops (Costumes, Props, Scenery), storage warehouse and pub. Position manages all day-to-day activities with a staff of 12 employees including maintenance and custodial staff, and acts as maintenance supervisor, in addition to managing all facilities projects and long-range planning.

    Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 6-8 years maintenance experience including facilities management positions and at least 4-5 years supervisory experience. Experience in staff management, budgeting, planning, maintenance, facilities operations, purchasing and project management required. Advanced technical skills in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and HVAC required.

    CFM (Certified Facilities Manager) and/or BOC (Building Operator Certification) strongly preferred. EPA 608 certification preferred. Significant experience in DDC and pneumatic control systems preferred.

    Candidate must be detail-oriented, an excellent planner, and a strong communicator, both verbally and in written communications in English; bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Must be able to work evenings and weekends when required, and have ability to lift 50 pounds as needed. Experience in performing arts or event venue a plus. Must have a valid driver license with a clean driving record and be able to complete and clear a background screening.

    Full-time, benefited position. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Please indicate "Attn: FAC" in the subject line of your e-mail.

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  • Special Events/Development Manager posted on 08/25/2017

    San Diego Opera

    Special Events/Development Manager (Exempt)

    Position Description:
    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Special Events/Development Manager handles the planning, coordination, and execution of all Special Events for San Diego Opera including fundraisers, donor benefit, stewardship and cultivation events, and pre- and post- performance events. Oversees the volunteer program; and serves in a support for position for the development team. The position serves as a key member of the team and is critical to overall fundraising success of San Diego Opera.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Works closely with the Chief Development Officer to successfully plan and execute all revenue generating special events, including opening weekend celebrations, opening night dinner and galas.
    • Serves as primary project manager for all other events including donor benefits and stewardship dinners, General Director Dinner, Guild events, cast and company parties, affinity night events and numerous cultivation events throughout the year.
    • Coordinates with team members on such activities as procuring host homes for events. Overseeing décor and programming, creation of print materials, on-line invitations as well as managing social media invitations and campaigns.
    • Coordinates volunteer ushers for San Diego Opera’s Student Night program. This position works closely with the Group Sales Coordinator who oversees all ticketing for the Student Night program.
    • Coordinates additional staff and/or volunteer support for all Community Engagement events as well as for all Development events when needed
    • Identifies and recruits, screens, interviews and trains new volunteers from the community, especially local colleges and universities
    • Maintains and updates volunteer roster
    • Works closely with other development team members on their specific events.
    • Manages all aspects of record keeping, reporting and list extractions from the Tessitura database.
    • Manages invoicing, record keeping and budget preparation and tracking for all events as required.
    • Maintains the annual events calendar
    • Works collaboratively with the Development and Marketing teams at large to support organizational goals, including supporting other special projects
    • Attends and works all special events (may include many late nights and weekends).
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Undergraduate degree and 5 years corporate community experience and/or fundraising experience
    • Microsoft Office Suite is essential and working knowledge of Tessitura is preferred.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours, including frequent evening, weekend and holiday hours as well as irregular hours on show and event days.
    • Exceptional organizational skills with a strong attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills,
    • Ability to initiate and complete projects and assignments with minimal guidance
    • Ability to recognize customer relation / PR issues and to handle them appropriately or manage upward
    • Affinity for opera/music/theater/performing arts a plus
    • Must have own transportation as events occur throughout the county

    Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits including paid vacation, PTO, medical, dental, vision, FSA and 403b with matching.

    Please email cover letter & resume to No phone calls please.

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  • Marketing Director posted on 08/22/2017

    La Jolla Music Society

    Position: Marketing Director
    Department: Marketing
    Reports to: President & Artistic Director
    Status: Full-time, salaried
    Salary: Commensurate with experience plus full benefits

    The Marketing Director is a critical member of the senior management team who is responsible for
    creating, managing, and executing all marketing and sales initiatives to maximize revenue potential
    and to reinforce the organization’s positioning in the community and the industry. The position
    builds, maintains, and leverages a variety of strategic partnerships, and communicates constantly with
    key internal and external constituencies. The position manages a team of marketing, ticket services,
    and house staff to execute all strategies to plan, on time, on budget and in adherence to La Jolla
    Music Society’s high standards of quality. The position creates and manages the marketing and ticket
    services department budgets. The Marketing Director often acts as a public spokesperson for the
    organization, proactively creating and maintaining relationships with the press and throughout the
    community. A proactive team player, the position works hand-in-hand with the senior staff to
    collaboratively achieve organizational goals. The position will also be responsible for positioning
    launching the inaugural season of The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center (“The Conrad”).


    • Develop marketing and sales strategies to maximize annual ticket revenues and maintain
      LJMS’s position in the community and the industry. Identify and implement strategies that to
      diversify marketing efforts and maximize ROI through initiatives including, but not limited to,
      ethnic marketing campaigns, affinity groups, special events, outreach, and enrichment
      activities. Proactively ensure that all marketing efforts are produced on time and on budget.
    • Responsible for La Jolla Music Society and “The Conrad” brand maintenance, communicating
      consistently with key constituencies both internally and externally.
    • Direct the creation of all marketing collateral, including but not limited to advertising,
      promotional, direct mail, brochures, program books, gala invitations, website management, email
      communications, and press releases. Develop key messages and brand strategy.
      Create and reinforce all LJMS style and design standards. Ensure all public materials are
      correct, consistent, clear, complete and are consistent with LJMS’s style guidelines.
    • Develop strategy for all advertising, including print, radio and broadcast media. Oversee and
      manage the advertising budget.
    • Create, manage, and leverage strategic partnerships with media, business partners, arts
      partners, vendors, agencies, community leaders, and organizations, etc.
    • Serve as primary media spokesperson, and manage all media relations. Set key messages
      and public relations strategy, including crisis communications.
    • Oversee all front-of-house management, working closely with La Jolla Music Society house
      manager and usher staff, as well as house and box office staff of external venues. Ensure that
      customer service protocol meets and/or exceeds patron expectations.
    • Develop annual marketing and ticket services department budgets. Oversee all marketing and
      ticket services department income and expenses, ensuring adherence to budget and plan.
    • Recommend and implement, with approval, series and single ticket revenues projections
      based on sound forecasting methodologies. Advise artistic department on marketing feasibility
      issues for specific artists or events.
    • Approve all purchase orders and invoicing for the department. Negotiate, execute, and
      manage contracts with all marketing vendors and agencies.
    • Analyze and monitor sales trends through accurate reporting and regular dialogue with staff,
      customers and other key constituencies. Report to senior staff and board of directors as
    • Direct and manage all aspects of the LJMS website. Guarantee that all content is relevant and
      up-to-date. Conduct analysis to evaluate consumer behaviors in the web environment and
      adjust accordingly.
    • Manage all staff, interns, and volunteers in the marketing and ticket services departments.
      Execute performance reviews and make recommendations for hiring and separations.
    • Work closely with Production/Education Manager to create, organize, and/or execute
      enrichment programs to enhance ticket sales, brand, and/or positioning. Ensure public
      communications appropriately support education/outreach activities.
    • Work closely with Development Director on grants and sponsorships, as necessary.
    • Manage La Jolla Music Society merchandise sales and organize merchandise sales with thirdparty
      vendors. Ensure concessions at all venues meet La Jolla Music Society quality
    • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and news—locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
      Advise on advocacy efforts and government relations.
    • Serve as LJMS representative at events, working closely with artistic, production and
      education departments.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • 5-7 years experience in marketing, communications, advertising, PR, journalism or related
      field — preferably for a performing arts presenter, mid-sized or larger non-profit arts
      organization. Strategic thinker, with background in branding, audience/business development,
      or strategic partnerships desirable.
    • 5-7 years managerial experience leading sales and creative teams, both in-house and
    • Proven track record in meeting or exceeding sales revenue projections, managing public or
      community relations programs, and achieving organizational goals.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills; public speaking and group presentation skills.
    • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to communicate clearly and
      effectively with a wide variety of audiences through various mediums (verbal, print, online).
    • High level of organization, attention to detail and accuracy. Strong analytical skills.
    • Knowledge of basic principles of graphic design and layout, understanding of print production
      processes and website design/maintenance.
    • Budget management experience.
    • Experience in performance (front-of-house) management, or customer service management.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Working understanding of databases and ticket
      software (ProVenue Max, Tessitura, ArtSoft or Ticketmaster preferred). Proficiency in Adobe
      Acrobat, Photoshop, In Design or Dreamweaver a plus. Arts Vision experience a plus.
    • Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, advertising, journalism or related field
    • Interest in classical music or performing arts a plus.
    • Attendance at most LJMS events is required, including nights and weekends. Ability to lift up
      to 50 lbs.

     La Jolla Music Society is an equal opportunity employer.

    Submit your resume with cover letter to: Cbenavides 

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  • Executive Director posted on 08/01/2017

    Culture Shock San Diego

    Culture Shock San Diego is seeking an experienced professional with a proven track record in leadership of non-profit organizations, development and community outreach to fulfill the role of Executive Director.

    Culture Shock SD is a non-profit artistic organization, with more than 20 years in the community, promoting exceptional expertise in program services with a dual mission to enrich, educate and entertain the community and youth, especially those in the underserved community, and advance performing arts for all of the San Diego communities.

    The successful applicant will be:
    • Driven and team-oriented
    • Results and solution-focused
    • Self-starter with a “can do” attitude”
    • Strong verbal, written communication and computer skills
    • Minimum of 5 years of management experience

    Duties include:
    o Actively engage and energize CSSD’s volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, sponsors, and funders;
    o Maintain, develop, and support a strong board of directors;
    o Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, fundraising, community outreach and regularly evaluate program components, utilizing metrics so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Grant writer, board, funders, and other constituents;
    o Lead, coach, develop, provide information and tools to the CSSD’s management team;
    o Manage the organization’s policies, procedures, financial records, and staff records, ensuring they are updated, accessible to the key staff and board, and securely stored for future reference;
    o Take on special assignments & attend events, to assist with the growth of CSSD in the communities of San Diego county;
    o Oversee the Programs and Community Events, and further grow these to advance the mission of enrichment and education;
    o Develop and Implement the strategic plan for 12-month, 3 and 5- year timeframes.

    Potential start is September 15, 2017. Hours would be 16-20 minimum with potential for fulltime.
    Starting salary is comparable to the part-time commitment.

    Please submit your interest and resume to:


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  • Deputy Director of Development posted on 07/25/2017

    The Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe is seeking an experienced, results-oriented, development professional to manage the operations of its development department and to work directly with and supervise major gifts and individual giving team members. This position will work with the Director of Development to create and implement development plans and reports, work with key staff to manage events and activities, identify and cultivate donor prospects, and manage donor stewardship.

    The Old Globe is the nation’s sixth largest regional theatre with an annual budget of $24 million and an annual fundraising goal of more than $8.5 million. This position reports directly to the Director of Development and works with an accomplished development team of eleven. The Deputy Director attends to personnel and operations, allowing the Director to work with the Globe’s leadership donors, Board of Directors, and senior staff leadership to grow contributed income exponentially through a series of strategic funding initiatives.

    Duties include supervising and working with development staff to execute focused and comprehensive strategies for identifying, engaging, soliciting, and stewarding donors of all levels and from all constituencies; helping to design and implement strategies to increase the number of and upgrade donors; managing key development projects, such as the annual Globe Gala and the Annual Meeting; leading the annual fund initiatives for the Friends of The Old Globe (donors under $2,500), Circle Patrons (donors over $2,500), and overseeing donor research.

    The successful candidate must exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and have familiarity with moves management systems. Knowledge of Tessitura is a plus. Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must be able to pass a background check. Valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and vehicle required. Reply with cover letter and resume to: Human Resources,

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  • Arts Engagement Teaching Artist posted on 07/21/2017

    The Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe, San Diego’s largest performing arts organization is seeking a part-time Arts Engagement Teaching Artist to help support current programming initiatives. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and are looking for highly motivated, charismatic individuals with a strong background working with diverse multi-generational audiences.

    Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Four to six years of experience as a professional theatre artist and/or educator required, including experience creating lessons plans and executing a plan of study. Practical theatrical experience with an emphasis on playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, and production a plus.

    Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must be able to pass a background check. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Send cover letter and resume to

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