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  • Executive Director posted on 02/14/2019

    San Diego Dance Theater

    The Board of Directors of the San Diego Dance Theater is looking for a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable Executive Director to lead all administrative and organizational aspects of one of San Diego’s pre-eminent performing arts organizations. We are looking for an experienced, mission-driven professional to be responsible for fundraising, fiscal and organizational leadership and development of community relationships for our non-profit dance company and school. The person we seek believes in the power of dance to influence lives and strengthen community, and is a dedicated non-profit leader who can manage from an informed, strength-based foundation. The Executive Director will partner with our Artistic Director, locally-renowned choreographer and teacher Jean Isaacs, and will be responsible for direct oversight and management of all non-artistic areas of San Diego Dance Theater: fundraising, finance, operations and administration.

    Founded in 1972, San Diego Dance Theater’s Mission is to “create and perform intelligent dances that breathe life into the people of our region and beyond, and to provide access to the viewing, training in, and dancing of Isaacs’ dances by people representing diversity of all kinds.” Over the years that we have pursued this Mission, San Diego Dance Theater has become much more than just a modern dance company: we have become a cornerstone of the San Diego dance community. Ms. Isaacs has established an unsurpassed reputation as a choreographer in San Diego; our professional dancers are known for their technical skill and emotional strength, with performances in multiple locations throughout the year; and our highly-trained teachers provide classes to all levels of dance students – from 13 to over 80 years of age – throughout the region. We are a dynamic organization in a time of major transition, which will provide great opportunity for professional growth and simultaneously demand visionary executive leadership skills.

    General Responsibilities of the Executive Director

    The Executive Director, along with the Artistic Director, reports directly to the San Diego Dance Theater Board of Directors. In general, Executive Director responsibilities include direction of administrative staff and responsibility for all revenue generating activities – including continuous fundraising, grants management and donor solicitation. The Executive Director is responsible for all marketing, community relations and partnerships with other organizations, and board development.

    The Executive Director drives implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan, working closely with and reporting directly to the Board of Directors, to ensure both fiscal health and effective governance. Working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, the Executive Director is assigned to prepare and continually evaluate the annual budget (current budget approximately $500,000) – ensuring that the budget represents and articulates the organization’s artistic and organizational priorities – and must be able to communicate those priorities, along with cost and revenue assumptions, to the Board.

    Finally, the Executive Director plays a critical leadership role for San Diego Dance Theater as an active and involved member of the arts community at the local, State and Federal levels, and shares with the Artistic Director the responsibility to represent San Diego Dance Theater as a primary spokesperson in diverse settings. The Executive Director must be prepared to make public presentations and to actively engage in meetings with elected officials, foundations, donors, guest artists and others, and to work with a wide variety of communities and people throughout the San Diego region - while always exemplifying the Mission, vision and values of San Diego Dance Theater.

    Experience, Background and Personal Characteristics

    We are seeking a skilled executive with long-term vision, capable of leading an organization through a period of expected transition and working collaboratively to move San Diego Dance Theater to the “next level”. We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated management skills that are necessary to organize and execute ongoing multiple projects; and a leader with the ability to work collaboratively with our Artistic Director, other staff and artists, and with the community at large to energize and empower our staff, invigorate our Company and strengthen our ongoing programs.

    Essential Qualifications

    • Four-year degree

    • Successful record in securing grants and corporate and/or individual donations

    • Experience in nonprofit budget management and financial reporting

    • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

    • Experience and/or training related to best practices in nonprofit operations

    • Ability to hire and supervise full and part-time staff: including managing workloads, conducting performance reviews and supporting morale and organizational culture

    Desired qualifications, where other relevant experience will be considered

    • Previous director-level staff position in performing arts organization

    • Experience working with a board and/or board committees

    • Event planning, production management and/or high-level project management skills

    Salary Range

    $50,000 – $65,000 / Commensurate with experience and with potential for performance-based bonuses. This is a full-time position with paid vacation, sick leave and $200/month medical stipend

    Application Instructions

    Please email your resume, cover letter and a writing sample (sample grant application, PR or marketing piece), along with at least two references no later than March 29, 2019 to Laurie Madigan, SDDT Interim Executive Director at: laurie@sandiegodancetheater.org, and copy Rebekah Brown at rebekah@sandiegodancetheater.org.

    If you have specific questions, you may call Laurie at (619) 990-6727.

    For a copy of a formal, detailed job description of the Executive Director, please email Rebekah Brown at: rebekah@sandiegodancetheater.org, or call Rebekah at (619)225-1803.

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  • Arts Engagement Teaching Artist posted on 01/31/2019

    The Old Globe



    The Old Globe, San Diego’s largest performing arts organization is seeking a part-time Arts Engagement Teaching Artist to help support current arts engagement programs throughout San Diego. Teaching Artists work with The Old Globe’s community partners teaching in participatory based programs that help strengthen the Globe’s ties to community participants. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, organized, self-starting individual with strong attention to detail and background in working with diverse multi-generational audiences. The Arts Engagement Teaching Artist will be responsible for making theater matter in various non-traditional theater venues. The Old Globe currently offers Arts Engagement programs with community partners in homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, libraries, schools, recreation centers, senior centers, prisons, jails and other locations.



    Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. The Old Globe has a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Previous ED&I training, experience, ability, and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, ability, religion, age, class, and immigrant status is preferred but not required. 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 any of the following; Shakespeare, playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, and production is preferred. Experience working in the arts or social services is preferred.


    Requirements

    ∙ Must be able to occasionally work nights and weekends.

    ∙ Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for occasional business use.

    ∙ Must be able to pass applicable background check.



    Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org with the subject: Teaching Artist

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  • Assistant Production Manager posted on 01/29/2019

    San Diego Junior Theatre

    Position Summary: Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Assistant Production Manager is a key member of the Production staff of San Diego Junior Theatre. The position is responsible for ensuring the following:

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Construct scenic and property elements; installs and repairs theatrical lighting instruments and equipment; assists with all other areas of technical and artistic execution within the Production function

    • Coordinates and oversees Lighting Assistants during load in and strike;

    • Coordinates and oversees parent volunteers during load in, strike and work days;

    • Assists with technical classes and camps for students;

    • Assists with maintaining the scenic shop and prop rooms;

    • Assists with rehearsals and performances including:

    • Training and supervising student crew members

    • Monitoring student behavior

    • Maintaining overall cast and crew experience

      Please send your resume with a cover letter and a list of three references (name; title; relationship to you; email and phone contact information). Send your package of information electronically to resume@JuniorTheatre.com. Please no phone inquiries.

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  • Teaching Artists posted on 01/29/2019

    San Diego Junior Theatre

    Teaching Artists are required to teach students ages 3-18 in one/all of the following capacities: on-site classes and camps in Balboa Park or off-site outreach programs, on or off-site workshops. Prepares and maintains all class materials and supplies. In conjunction with the Education Director, may develops new classes and course curriculum. This is a seasonal position.

    Salary: DOE

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) from an accredited college or university in the performing arts, education or related field

    • Extensive experience and active current practice in art form(s) to be taught

    • Experience working with/teaching students from kindergarten through grade 12

    • Voice Teachers must be able to play piano

    • Completed Mandated Reporter Training (http://educators.mandatedreporterca.com/default.htm)

    Desired:

    • Previous teaching artist experience

    • Curriculum development

    • CPR, AED & First Aid certified.

    • Experience working with students with special needs.

    Contact:

    Please send your resume with a cover letter and a list of three references (name; title; relationship to you; email and phone contact information). Send your package of information electronically to resume@JuniorTheatre.com. Please no phone inquiries.

    Please note that the initial screening will be confidential. SDJT reserves the right to require fingerprint and background checks as a condition of employment.

    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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  • Properties Buyer posted on 01/26/2019

    The Old Globe

    The Old Globe in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Properties Buyer position in our Prop Shop. Known for producing a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays on its three stages, the Globe annually produces 16 productions including a Globe for All touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County. Position offers opportunity to work closely with top directors and designers in the country. Successful candidate will be a theatre-experienced, personable, budget-conscious, and goal-oriented multi-tasker who is conversant with period design and approaches challenges creatively. Duties also include organizing, pulling items from our warehouse, bookkeeping, and taking notes at meetings/rehearsals. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. and be conscious of safe lifting techniques. Must have strong computer skills and experience in Microsoft Excel. Valid driver’s license required. Start date negotiable. Full-time position with benefits including 401(k). The Old Globe is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas, therefore we strongly encourage applications from populations underrepresented in the theatre field. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

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  • Donor Engagement Manager posted on 01/23/2019

    The Old Globe

    The Old Globe in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park seeks an experienced development professional to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual fund donors up to $5,000. With a budget of $29 million, the Tony Award-winning Old Globe is a recognized leader among American regional theatres. Known for producing a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays, the Globe annually produces 16 productions on its three stages, including a Globe for All touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County.

    Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts and Research, the Donor Engagement Manager will manage the multi-channel, integrated annual fund campaign for The Friends of The Old Globe (donors under $2,500), identifying prospects for increased giving, as well work with a portfolio of donors of up to $5,000. We seek a motivated, positive, and engaging individual with a minimum of three years of development experience, preferably in an arts and culture organization. The successful candidate will be an outstanding verbal and written communicator, have an analytical mindset, be highly organized, a creative thinker, and enjoy creating relationships with donors of all giving levels.

    Knowledge of donor relationship software vital; experience with Tessitura a plus. Must be able to pass applicable background check. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business use. Full-time position with benefits including 401(k).

    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. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

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  • Security Manager posted on 01/23/2019

    The Old Globe

    The Old Globe in Balboa Park seeks a dynamic and engaging leader for the position of Security Manager. Managing a security staff including one full-time security officer and a team of part-time security guards and valet parking attendants, the Security Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining safety and risk management programs, and ensuring the Globe is a friendly, safe, and secure environment for all patrons, performers, guests, and staff.

    The Security Manager is responsible for managing all security operations and maintaining the highest customer service standards for dealing with patrons and guests. Security management responsibilities including hiring and training personnel, managing company-wide life safety training, coordinating security services with the San Diego Police Department, San Diego Parks & Recreation, and other Balboa Park institutions, and acting as incident commander” during times of crisis. Additionally, this position is responsible for the coordination of special and capital projects related to security and life safety.

    Ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, self-motivated and a strategic thinker with broad knowledge of security procedures, life safety practices and regulations, and general business practices. The ability to interact effectively with public safety first responders is essential. Knowledge of current and evolving security technology, 3-5 years supervisory experience, and the ability to carefully and correctly react to stressful situations is a must.

    This position includes working evenings and weekends to support performances and special events. Must be able to pass applicable background check. Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for business use. Full-time position with benefits including 401(k).

    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. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

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