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  • Gallery Educator posted on 11/10/2017

    San Diego Museum of Man

    Reports to: Lead Gallery Educator
    Employment Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt

    The San Diego Museum of Man's mission is to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience. The Museum, housed in an architectural gem in the heart of Balboa Park, aims to hold a space for discourse on topics that matter and to be a place where visitors can find the fun in profundity. Our staff demonstrates great flexibility, generosity, kindness, humor, excellent judgment, and attention to detail. We love our community, our visitors, and our team! Commitment to a team approach is a must and a clear perspective is appreciated. If you like being around hard-working, welcoming, appreciative idealists with no shortage of opinions, please join us. Be part of making our community better by working in a museum that aims to be part of the solution.

    Description: Gallery Educator
    The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM or the Museum) seeks a part-time Gallery Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. The Gallery Educator will lead tours of our historic tower and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Gallery Educator serves as an integral member of our front line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 15-26 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening and holiday hours.

    The Gallery Educator reports to the Lead Gallery Educator and is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators.

    The Gallery Educator Is:
    Engaging….loves to interact with the public, with learners of all ages; open to experimenting with various strategies to get conversations and interactions going between and among visitors.
    Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery encounters, and educational experiences.
    Dynamic…. works with vigor to create experiences for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Reporting to the Lead Gallery Educator, the Gallery Educator performs the following:
    • Welcomes visitors to the Museum in a friendly and hospitable manner.
    • Leads/assists historic and interactive storytelling tours of the California Tower.
    • Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including tours, activity carts, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.
    • Leads school and group tours and workshops of core exhibits such as Ancient Egypt, Race: Are We So Different?, and Maya: People of Earth and Sky.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

     Experience, Education, or Skills Required:

    Informal or formal education experience with students of various ages is required; background in performing arts is a plus. Candidate must possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities, work well with a diverse group of colleagues, flexibility for the changing needs of each day, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment while providing a quality visitor experience. Candidate must be outgoing and able to initiate engagement with any and all visitors (and have fun in the process).

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The job regularly requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, both indoors and out, as well as walk, climb or balance, crouch, and stoop. The position is responsible for leading/assisting up to four group tours a day of a historic, eight-story tower, requiring the climbing of multiple staircases while projecting his or her voice to deliver an informational tour. Additional climbs up the tower may also be required whenever necessary. The position occasionally requires the lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds.

    Weekends and holidays required.

    How to Apply:
    The San Diego Museum of Man is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to with “Gallery Educator” and your first initial and last name in the subject line. Principals only. No phone calls please.

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  • Marketing Assistant posted on 11/02/2017

    San Diego Symphony

    Dual Report to: Director of Marketing and Associate Director of Advertising and Media

    FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

    General Summary: The Marketing Assistant provides project management and administrative support, assists with marketing operations and projects as assigned by the Director of Marketing and the Associate Director of Advertising and Media. The individual in this position is expected to work independently on special projects according to agreed-upon timelines and special requests.

    Scope: This position is involved in the assistance of marketing projects including, but not limited to, preparing budget spreadsheets and budget planning; assisting in the development of media plans and their implementation; providing support for the recognition and implementation of coporate sponsor’s benefits; assisting in the production of monthly programs; maintaining archival files ; attending audience development and press events and providing support to the department as assigned.

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Working with the artistic department, research upcoming guest artists in order to provide biographical information and images for use in public relations, printed program, on website and in collateral material
    • Support Group Sales efforts including inputting new sales data into Excel spreadsheet
    • Compile list of emails and phone numbers of Group prospects and maintain contact list
    • Assist in the creation, delivery, and optimization of marketing materials including maintaining brochure and collateral material displays, delivery of program stuffers and other ancillary, concert-related materials both in the hall and in other designated locations.
    • Coordinate and execute a common-sense archiving protocol for marketing and program book materials.
    • Produce large print program notes for Jacobs Masterworks concerts and assist as needed in printing and folding advertising flyers.
    • Proof program book, ads, brochures and other collateral as needed.
    • Manage Community Concert Connect program which provides complimentary tickets to other not-for profit organization.
    • Help in maintaining on-going promotions with restaurant partners and promotional partnerships
    • Assist in delivering corporate sponsor’s benefits and promised recognition in all marketing materials
    • Represent the marketing department at concerts and other events
    • Assist the Associate Director of Advertising and Media in determining departmental budgets and manage expenses to that budget and log monthly invoices.
    • Assist in the development of marketing communications campaigns.
    • Update website pages as needed, including press pages
    • Research media coverage and industry trends.
    • Assist in the creation and distribution of customer surveys
    • Ensure that messages are supportive of and consistent with marketing strategies.
    • General administrative duties (faxing, filing, copying, phone calls)

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Creative and critical-thinking problem-solving skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format; build and maintain relationships with outside vendors and media outlets
    • Team player, and confident in abilities to work with new people from all walks of life in the fine-arts world in face-to-face scenarios
    • Willingness and ability to learn new techniques and technological advancements quickly
    • College degree required. Experience working for a not-for-profit or marketing and public relations experience a plus.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook and Power Point
    • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop
    • Some knowledge of Cision or other PR software a plus 

    Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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  • House Manager posted on 10/20/2017

    California Center for the Arts Escondido

    The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is seeking experienced and customer service oriented part-time House Managers to be a part of the Center’s Front of House team!

    About the Center:
    The Center is a non-profit organization presenting a rich and diverse array of artistic and cultural offerings. Through arts in education, quality programming, affordable rental facilities, and low-cost and free performances, the Center is able to enrich the lives of the community it serves.
    With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

    About the Role:
    This position manages all aspects of Front of House (FOH) for all events, shows, and programming. Responsible for managing Head Ushers and Volunteer Ushers in the theaters, outdoor events, and as needed. Provides exceptional customer service for patrons and clients during Center related events, and responds to special requests from patrons and clients. Assists the Performing Arts team as needed.

    The Ideal Candidate for this Position:
     Is happy working in a fast paced, mission driven, and customer service oriented environment;
     Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a customer service management role with the ability to supervise and direct activities of FOH teams, as well as experience in volunteer management;
     Must be flexible to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays with the ability to work long hours or overtime as necessary;
     Must have the ability to communicate effectively while maintaining excellent hospitality, interpersonal and customer service skills; and
     Is organized with strong attention to detail and with the ability to write detailed incident reports.

    If you are the ideal candidate and reasonably meet the outlined expectation of experience and qualifications mentioned in the job description, submit your Resume and Cover Letter for consideration.

    Click HERE to apply directly.

    Application deadline: until position has been filled

    Note: The Center is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background investigation. The Center participates in E-Verify Employment Verification System.


    Department: Performing Arts
    Supervisor: Community Productions Manager
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Terms of Employment: At Will
    Employment Status: Part-time up to 30 hours per week
    Compensation: $15.00 per hour based on experience and qualifications

    Position Objective:
    This position manages all aspects of Front of House (FOH) for all events, shows, and programming. Responsible for managing Head Ushers and Volunteer Ushers in the theaters, outdoor events, and as needed. Provides exceptional customer service for patrons and clients during Center related events, and responds to special requests from patrons and clients. Assists the Performing Arts team as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Scheduling and supervision of Head Ushers and Volunteer Ushers
    • Hiring and training of Head Ushers and facilitating Volunteer Usher orientations
    • Providing event-specific information to Head Ushers to assist them in the performance of their duties

    • As necessary, facilitating communication between Head Ushers and various internal departments and clients
    • Ensuring that all FOH spaces (including coat checks, locker rooms, and offices) are in optimal working condition

    Customer Service:
    • Communicating with patrons and clients regarding issues that arise outside of the scope of Head Usher duties
    • Setting an example for all ushers in the delivery of internal and external customer service

    • Updating Artifax and creating reports as needed to ensure efficient theater operations
    • Coordinating with various internal departments to ensure that client lobby needs are attended to in advance of show

    Other duties as may be deemed necessary by the direct supervisor.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    • Ability to supervise and direct activities of FOH teams.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including patrons, volunteers, and Center employees.
    • Experience in volunteer management.
    • Excellent written, communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to accomplish multiple priorities in a fast-paced work setting.
    • Computer skills with the ability to use various programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email programs, and the Internet.
    • Must be flexible to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays with the ability to work long hours or overtime as necessary.
    • Interest in and knowledge of performing arts.

    Education and Experience:
    Minimum 3 - 5 years of experience in a customer service management role.

    Other Essential Requirements are to:
    • Integrity – Think and act ethically and honestly. Take responsibility for his/her actions.
    • Customer Orientation – View the organization through the eyes of the customer.
    • Team Player – Support the larger organizational and team agendas more than personal goals.
    • Communicativeness – Actively and openly seek and share information.
    • Self-Objectivity – Know personal strengths and limitations and work towards improving self.
    • Positive Impact – Make a positive impression; be optimistic and enthusiastic; energize others.
    • Drive/Energy – Be passionate about the work; continue to produce in exhausting circumstances.
    • Problem Solving & Decision Making – Be resourceful in finding ways to improve things.

    Physical demands:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk 4-6 hours or more depending on the show; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

    Working Environment:
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Noise levels vary, but can be high during programming and events. While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time with respect to both indoor and outdoor events. Temperature levels may include hot, cold, and mild.

    California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an equal opportunity employer

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  • Maintenance Technician posted on 10/19/2017

    The Old Globe Theatre

    The Old Globe seeks a skilled general maintenance technician with a strong background in building maintenance, HVAC systems, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing maintenance to work for this award-winning, acclaimed regional theatre located in beautiful Balboa Park.

    Job duties include: monitoring and troubleshooting boiler and HVAC units; appliance maintenance and repair; plumbing repair; preventive maintenance/repair on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment; and electrical work including replacing and installing electrical components and equipment.

    Must have 5-7 years building maintenance experience; ability to read and understand schematics, blueprints, and procedure manuals. Flexible schedule including evening and weekend work required.

    Salary is based on experience. Full-time, benefited position. Must be able to pass a background check and have valid California Driver’s License and the ability to lift 50 lbs. Email resume to

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  • Administrative Assistant posted on 10/12/2017

    Playwrights Project

    Since 1985, Playwrights Project has been advancing literacy, creativity, and communication by
    inspiring individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.
    Programs include playwriting programs in schools and disenfranchised communities (such as
    those impacted by foster care, immigration, military, incarceration, and recovery), training
    programs for educators, a statewide playwriting contest for youth, culminating in the annual
    festival of Plays by Young Writers produced at a professional theatre in San Diego (Old Globe).

    Playwrights Project seeks an Administrative Assistant to work full-time (40 hrs/wk) in a creative
    and intellectually stimulating environment. The position reports directly to the Managing
    Director and is responsible for coordination of the front office, bookkeeping, management of
    social media, and ticket sales, and provides clerical support for all areas of the organization
    (including fundraising, marketing, and programs).

    * General office: answers phones, sorts and routes emails and mail, maintains master calendar,
    maintains office equipment and inventory of supplies, copies, files, and other clerical support
    * Data entry: maintains general mailing list on databases (Donor Perfect and Constant Contact),
    tracks participation statistics and enters evaluation data (Excel)
    * Bookkeeping: writes checks and makes deposits , prepares contracts\invoices, compiles
    spreadsheets, and assists with payroll
    * Handles ticket sales to schools and the general public
    * Administrative support: assists with mailings, prepares documents and reports for meetings,
    schedules meetings, maintains RSVPs, takes minutes
    * Fundraising support: assists with grant requests and reports, and helps with special events
    * Marketing support: handles the distribution of postcards and press releases, organizes press
    clippings and online media, and manages social media (e'blasts, Facebook, Blog, website)
    * Programmatic support: coordination of contest entries, videotaping of teaching sessions and
    productions, front of house activities at performances, and copying of program materials

    * Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
    * Must be an excellent communicator; able to work independently, as well as with others.
    * Must be forward looking and eager to jump in and help. A strong work ethic is a must.
    * Must be technically astute and comfortable with social media. Computer proficiency in the
    following programs is required: Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and the Internet. Familiarity
    with the following is preferred: Quickbooks, Donor Perfect, Constant Contact, Dreamweaver.

    Pay Scale: $11-$13/hour, depending on experience.

    To Apply
    Submit resume and letter of interest to Include Administrative
    Assistant in subject line. Seeking immediate hire; position open until filled.


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  • Administrative Director posted on 10/11/2017

    San Diego Opera

    Position Description:
    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Administrative Director (exempt) oversees the day-to-day administrative operations including Payroll, Benefits Administration, Human Resource Management and Liaison to Board of Directors of San Diego Opera

    Direct Reports:
    Front Office Manager

    Responsibilities include:
    Human Resource Administration:
    • Development of corporate policies and procedures
    • Establishes employee and operational policies/procedures
    • Salary Administration and Payroll
    • Evaluates, researches and implements employee benefits,
      -  Reviews and coordinates insurance policies
      -  Processes insurance billing and claims, to include benefits, workers compensation, unemployment and disability
      -  Responsible for benefit plan compliance and ACA reporting
    • Job posting and screening for new positions
    • New hire orientation and exit interview programs
    • Prepares surveys as requested, (i.e., EDD, Census, etc.)
    • Responsible for safety, emergency evacuation and OSHA policies and compliance

    Office Administration:
    • Supports the General Director in an administrative capacity
    • Oversees Front Office Manager
    • Oversees office supply orders

    Budget Administration:
    • Monitors administration sections of the budget and approves administrative billing
    • Manages administrative contracts

    Board Relations:
    • Prepares all Board materials and documents
    • Prepares minutes of Board meetings and manages committee minutes
    • Responsible for the invitations, RSVP, planning and arrangements for Board related meetings, to include the Annual Meeting of the Association

    Other Duties as Assigned

    • Proven management leadership skills, while taking a “hands on” implementation approach when needed
    • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills
    • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple projects
    • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Ability to use considerable judgment, initiative and independence
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Microsoft Office Suite is essential and working knowledge of Paylocity and Tessitura is preferred.

    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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  • Box Office - Patron Services Rep posted on 09/28/2017

    North Coast Repertory Theatre

    Do you love Theatre? Are you a people person?
    North Coast Repertory Theatre is seeking a part-time patron services representative responsible for in-person and phone orders for ticket and season subscription sales. This position will be every Saturday 12pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday 12pm - 7pm performance days. Non-performance days 12pm - 4:00pm.

    Must be customer-service oriented, have a consistently positive attitude, and work well under pressure, both cooperatively and alone. Responsibilities include: responding to patron emails, assisting with online ordering, cash handling, overseeing box office volunteers, opening and closing tasks, and addressing patron problems as they arise.

    Experience in customer service is a must! Other requisites are: multi-tasking, problem-solving, time-management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

    Please send resume and cover letter to Jeff Needham - Subject:Box Office - Patron Services Rep

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  • Director of Operations and Rentals posted on 09/26/2017

    San Diego Symphony

    General Summary: The Director of Operations and Rentals ensures all concerts and events are produced at a high level of excellence, while simultaneously ensuring budgetary compliance. The DOR solicits, contracts, and coordinates all rentals at the Jacob’s Music Center and EMPS site. Serves as the Association’s liaison to the IATSE Union and serves on the collective bargaining team. The DOR oversees the build, restore, and operations of the EMPS site.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    · Directs the planning, coordination, and execution of all SDSOA concert production activities including, but not limited to: the creation and implementation of operations plans, management of timelines, staging and technical needs, labor requirements, orchestra logistics, and care and transportation of SDSOA instruments and equipment.
    · Utilize the resources of outside consultants and advisors, as well as in-house technical crew, to create highest level of performances with sound, lighting, staging and multi-media techniques within approved budget guidelines.
    · Assure that all technical work is carried out to the highest safety standards.
    · Supervises the work of the Production Manager and Assistant Production Manager, as well as the work of personnel related to concert production including: lighting, sound, video, and stage set-up. Determines stagehand requirements for each production and approves IATSE crew calls.
    · Attend weekly production meetings and facilitate communication between Operations and Artistic Administration.
    · Reviews and edits guest artists’ contract riders, and oversees the planning and provision for their technical needs.
    · Along with the Vice President of Operations & GM and Orchestra Personnel Manager, ensure that the SDSOA is in compliance, at all times, with relevant collective bargaining agreements.
    · Serve as management liaison to the IATSE Local union representatives, and serve as part of the collective bargaining team. Successfully resolve all disputes that arise over the implementation of that Agreement.
    · Reviews bi-weekly stagehand payroll for accuracy and budget compliance.
    · Oversees the planning and management of all aspects of tours and runouts including, but not limited to: equipment transportation, orchestra itineraries, busing, and hotel accommodations.
    · Ensures all new venues are inspected in advance of orchestra services, and approves suitability, including safety, of venues prior to SDSOA agreement to perform at said venue.
    · Works with the Vice President of Operations & GM to manage the institution calendar. With Operations Department staff, reviews orchestra service calendar for accuracy and compliance.
    · Develop and maintain the Production budget, manage financial planning and cost control, and prepare monthly reforecasts.
    · Research, recommend and purchase or lease all production equipment, obtaining competitive bids from all vendors.
    · Oversee all construction projects at the Jacobs Music Center and Bayside Performance Park, especially as it relates to the technical components of the venues.

    Venue Activation

    · Maximize rental revenue of both Jacobs Music Center and the outdoor site and direct budget projections and attainment keeping in mind the connection between our outside presenters and our self-produced events.
    · Build and maintain network of outside presenters and producers.
    · Determine appropriate costs associated with rentals, and analyze industry standards to assure competitiveness.
    · Serve as a technical consultant to rentals at Copley Symphony Hall and the outdoor site.
    · Serve as concert manager for all rentals at Copley Symphony Hall and the outdoor site.
    · Prepare contracts and venue settlements for each venue rental.
    · In conjunction with VP of Marketing and Communications, develop comprehensive marketing campaign to increase rentals at both sites.
    · Perform other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

    EMPS & Bayside Performance Park

    · With the VP of Operations and GM, support the development of and successful attainment of the Bayside Performance Park business model.
    · With VP of Operations and GM, work with Bayside Performance Park consultants and ensure the bidding and contracting of work is completed appropriately.
    · Oversees the daily operations of outdoor site including: setup and tear down of the EMPS site.
    · Maintain direct and positive communication with the Port of San Diego and assure there is a liaison with all community stakeholders.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    · Proven knowledge of the music and entertainment industry.
    · In depth, understanding of Master Agreement, IATSE Collective Bargaining Agreement and its application in day-to-day work situations.
    · Ability to hire, manage and mentor supporting staff positions.
    · Able to successfully meet and communicate with a wide variety of personalities.
    · Knowledge of MS Office programs, esp. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Knowledge of OPAS and Visio a plus.
    · Required to work weekends, evenings, and some holidays.


    Job Type: Full-time

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