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  • Theatre Marketing Manager Position posted on 10/03/2018


    Key Responsibilities & Duties Include

    - Oversee and execute effective marketing material to promote our theatre productions special events and acting workshops
    - Expand the public awareness of our theatre through a variety of marketing strategies and media streams including web and social media sites

    Preferred Experience & Qualifications :
    - 1 to 3 years theatre marketing experience
    - Working knowledge of graphic design software to create posters, fliers and social media advertisements
    - Creative and strategic thinking
    - Attention to detail for quality and completeness
    - Communication and coordination skills for teamwork

    About Point Loma Playhouse:
    Point Loma Playhouse is a nonprofit 501c-3 community theatre which produces 4 to 5 productions (drama, comedy, musical) special events and, acting workshops each year.

    Note to Applicants
    • This is a paid position.
    • Please email a current resume, with cover letter outlining your qualifications to David Sein, at:

    Point Loma Playhouse

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  • Patron Services Manager posted on 09/20/2018

    Please send resume to

    POSITION TITLE: Patron Services Manager      
    DEPARTMENT: Production
    SUPERVISOR: Communications Director          
    STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt
    SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, with evenings and weekends
    COMPENSATION: $15.00/hour

    San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities and levels of interest.

    Position Summary: Reporting to the Communications Director, the Patron Services Manager will oversee all box office functions for Junior Theatre.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee daily box office operations
    • Act as a customer service representative for Junior Theatre
    • Organize and execute annual subscriptions
    • Coordinate all aspects of ticket sales and reporting
    • Reconcile box office receipts with Financial Consultant
    • Set up ticketed events, production, and annual reports
    • Set up all birthday parties
    • Coordinate all school bookings and on-site organization
    • Coordinate group sales
    • Train and manage student box office, house crew, and adult volunteers
    • Manage all documentation of subsidized ticket grant expenditures
    • Support the Communications Department as necessary

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    Interactions: Ticket buyers and potential ticket buyers, donors, school teachers, community group leaders, staff, contractors, online ticketing representatives, students, parents, volunteers, vendors, Balboa Park staff, tourists

    Level of financial impact: Medium

    Evaluation Criteria: Customer satisfaction; accurate dissemination of information to customers; timely response to calls and emails; appropriate referral of questions and information to other staff members; reporting accuracy, meeting set goals and deadlines, complete and accurate database maintenance; harmonious relations with other staff members.

    Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    •  Associate degree or equivalent experience
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Excellent computer skills including e-mail and Microsoft Suite; familiarity with or ability to learn Patron Manager, Click and Pledge, and Salesforce required
    • Intermediate bookkeeping skills; Ability to reconcile each production in cooperation with Accounting
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a friendly and professional demeanor
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule (including some nights and weekends)
    • Ability to work in close proximity with others, including in large crowds
    • Ability to work as a team player
    • Ability to relate to children and adults in a professional manner; ability to be dependable and personable
    • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, be detailed-oriented, and meet deadlines
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding internal affairs and student matters
    • Ability to adapt to changing work settings and conditions
    • Familiarity with Junior Theatre programs, processes, and policies a plus
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

    Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is primarily conducted in theatre box office and private office; regular weekend and evening work required over the course of the year. Employee occasionally works in large crowds. Employee regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day; occasionally lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 20 pounds; regularly walks from one part of worksite to another; must be able to climb stairs or take elevator. Position involves regular use of a computer and keyboard, telephone, and face-to-face communications; employee should be able to communicate clearly and professionally in all of these manners. The employee may spend long periods of time standing as well as regular sitting and walking. Applicants must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act in an emergency situation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Additional Information: This position requires Mandated Reporter training prior to hire. A Livescan background check will also be required.

    San Diego Junior Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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  • Associate Artistic Director posted on 09/18/2018

    The Old Globe in San Diego, an industry-leading theatre, seeks dynamic, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Artistic Director. With a budget of $27 million, each season features 15 productions on three stages on our lovely Balboa Park campus. These seasons include a renowned summer Shakespeare Festival along with productions of classic and world premiere plays and musicals, as well as an annual new play reading series.

    The position is one of two Associate Artistic Directors at the theatre, each of whom reports to the Artistic Director. Each Associate Artistic Director is primarily responsible for producing oversight of a given portion of The Old Globe’s shows, the annual new play reading series, and other developmental work. Producing responsibilities include script development, creative artist selection, casting, and working closely with the creative and production teams prior to and throughout the production run including support through rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and previews. Position will also participate in season planning, maintain and cultivate artistic and industry relationships, participate in humanities and lifelong learning activities, participate in arts engagement activities, participate in donor cultivation events, and represent the theatre locally and in the national conversation throughout the field. We seek an individual with a demonstrated background as an artistic producer, and with a skillset that ranges across new plays, musicals, and classics.

    Successful candidates will have deep artistic insight and a gift for communicating clearly, sensitively, and supportively with artists at all points in the creative process. A strong knowledge of the field and a wealth of relationships with, and knowledge of, the most exciting directors, writers, actors, and projects is also important. Occasionally the Globe produces in partnership with commercial producers, and relationships and experience in that realm are a plus. The Old Globe is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation, therefore we strongly encourage applications from populations underrepresented in the theatre field. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

    Full-time position with benefits including 401(k). Must be able to pass a background check. Reply with cover letter and resume to

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  • Front of House General Technician (Lighting and Sound) for Dance Show posted on 09/11/2018

    The FOH General Technician is responsible for operating and maintaining the lighting and sound systems during performances of Beyond Babel starting in late September. The role involves working closely with the creative and technical team and the production department. The FOH General Technician plays a key role within the technical team in maintaining productions standards for the show.

    Lighting responsibilities include: console operation (Martin Light Jockey 2) for a dance production based in San Diego, CA. Primary lighting related duties will be board operation for performances; other responsibilities include assisting planning and preparations for all third-party shows in the theater, and maintenance of plots and inventory.

    Sound responsibilities include: serving as sound engineer for all performances. Candidates should have experience mixing sound for live performance, preferably with a digital console (Mackie DL1608) and be able to troubleshoot sound systems.

    Minimum requirements include: a BA or equivalent professional experience, previous experience working electrics in a producing theater setting, familiarity with use and maintenance of high end theatrical lighting and sound equipment (including moving lights and LED technology), and proven competence in relevant fields. Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.

    Compensation: Commensurate with experience per show, starting at $150 per performance with a 6 – 10 show performance week.

    Hire date: Immediate.

    To apply: please contact with the subject line “FOH General Technician” with your cover letter and resume.

    Created by: Keone & Mari Madrid and Hideaway Circus
    Lighting and Sound Design: Andy Janbek
    Production Design: Brandon Arii
    Costume Design: Junlyn Delas Alas
    Set Design: London Kaye

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  • Legal Services Outreach Coordinator (Part Time) posted on 08/24/2018

    California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that provides lawyer referral services, educational programs, and dispute resolution services for artists and arts organizations.

    The Legal Services Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for significant outreach in the arts and legal communities in the San Diego area along with development and fundraising responsibilities. This position reports to the Associate Director for Southern California operations. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional multi-tasking abilities and attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be extraordinarily self-directed. This role includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    Recruiting attorneys and law firms for CLA’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) panel;

    Marketing and promoting the LRIS and education programs to the arts and legal communities in San Diego;

    Participating in outreach activities and events to support and expand CLA's education programs (e.g. community events, networking receptions, etc.);

    Development and fundraising, including coordination of a signature arts and legal education event;

    Collaboration with the San Diego Education Program Coordinator and Steering Committee;

    Strengthening and expanding the San Diego Steering Committee;

    Responding to requests and inquiries from outside organizations;

    Working on other special projects and events as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    Juris Doctor preferred or related bachelor’s degree;

    Outreach and/or community relations experience in the San Diego area and ability to build a strong presence for CLA;

    Experience with nonprofit development and event planning;

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professionalism;

    Strong interpersonal and networking skills;

    Previous experience developing strategy and community building;

    Availability to work some evenings and occasional weekends;

    Valid driver’s license.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Fluency in Spanish language;

    Familiarity with the San Diego arts and legal communities;

    Familiarity with non-profit administration, including grants and fundraising.

    This position is part time (20 hours per week) at $18-20 per hour.

    Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To be considered, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references to, subject: “Legal Services Outreach Coordinator”.

    NO phone calls please.

    CLA actively seeks to represent the diversity of the arts community in its staff and board of directors. CLA is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. CLA prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited by CLA.

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  • Non-Equity Stage and Assistant Stage Managers posted on 08/21/2018

    New Village Arts (Carlsbad) is looking for non-equity stage managers and assistant stage managers for their current season. Duties include: attend all rehearsals and production meetings, maintain the running of the show after opening, assemble prompt books and provide rehearsal and performance notes. There is pay. Please email your resume to the production manager at

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