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The Old Globe has initiated a search for a Director of Finance to join the theatre’s staff and assist our efforts to advance our institution to its next level of artistic and organizational achievement.
Now in its 82nd year, 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 15 productions on its three stages, plus a “Globe for All” touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County.
Over the years The Globe has served as an artistic home to many of the most acclaimed actors, designers, directors, and playwrights working in the theatre. Dozens of Globe-originated productions have gone on to play at theatres across the country, and more than twenty-five Globe productions have gone on to Broadway, off-Broadway, or London’s West End productions. These shows include such well known hits as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, and most recently the current Broadway hit, Meteor Shower.
Having completed a $75 million capital campaign that resulted in significant improvements to its facilities and surrounding campus, The Old Globe offers artists and audiences one of the most spectacular and versatile theatre complexes in America. Centrally located in downtown San Diego’s gorgeous Balboa Park, the performance venues of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center include the 580-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White arena theatre, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. In addition to its public performance spaces, the complex includes on-site administrative offices, rehearsal halls, and craft shops.
Nearby are two other facilities owned by the Globe: a 22-unit apartment building which hosts out-of-town artists, and the Globe’s Tech Center, a 43,000 square-foot state-of-the-art production facility.
Each year more than 250,000 ticket buyers attend Globe productions, and tens of thousands participate in the theatre’s arts engagement programs and outreach services. With an annual operating budget approaching $24 million the Globe is San Diego’s largest arts institution and is its leading arts employer. That size of budget places it among the largest regional theatres in the country.
The arrival of Erna Vinci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in 2012 and more recently Timothy J. Shields as Managing Director in 2017 has marked a period of growth and success. The Globe has enjoyed record breaking attendance and wide acclaim for the quality and reach of its work.
The Old Globe’s Board and staff share a passionate commitment to serving audiences, the community, and theatre professionals, at the local, regional, and national level as expressed in the company’s mission statement:
To preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: Creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; Producing and presenting works of exceptional merit, designed to reach current and future audiences; Ensuring diversity and balance in programming; Providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences and the community at large.
A core focus of the Globe’s mission is to make theatre matter. We work to have that be true for more people, more often. We do this by expanding and strengthening the connection between the theatre and its neighbors in and around San Diego. To that end, in recent years The Globe created an Arts Engagement department, which works to give individuals and families the chance to experience theatre - often for the first time, and to participate in theatre-making activities that engage San Diegans with every level of the institution. The Globe's Arts Engagement work deepens community ties and increases access to the theatre through a combination of new and existing initiatives that are experiential, participatory, and aimed at multi-generational audiences. The Globe also serves the professional community as the home of the Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, a nationally renowned two-year MFA actor training program.
Position and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Globe’s Director of Finance will provide high-level leadership and strategic direction for the financial affairs of the Globe, and will be a member of the senior leadership team. The Director of Finance will oversee accounting, finance, and internal financial controls. They will work closely with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors in developing and implementing near-term and long-term financial plans and budgets. The Director of Finance will provide ongoing fiscal and financial analysis in a fluid and changing environment; prepare long-term forecasts and financial models; monitor and support fiscal performance; manage banking and external financial relationships; assist the Managing Director in providing support to the Board of Directors and will be the principal staff liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.
In pursuit of these duties, the Director of Finance will lead a departmental team comprised of a Senior Accountant; an Accounts Payable/Accounting Assistant; and a Payroll Coordinator/Accounting Assistant.
The Director of Finance:
The successful candidate will:
Salary is highly competitive within the marketplace and will be commensurate with the level of experience required for this position. The range of benefits includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life/AD&D insurance, long term disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan, as well as sick, personal, and vacation leave.
This position will be available as of March 6, 2018.
The Old Globe has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and is particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest from women and people of color. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Procedure for Application
Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to:
Ms. Sandy Parde, Human Resources Director
The Old Globe Theatre
P.O. Box 122171
San Diego, CA 92112-2171
The Old Globe seeks a skilled carpenter for a full-time position in scenic construction. The Old Globe is a LORT B theatre with three stages, producing 15 productions annually including musicals and a Shakespeare Festival. Applicants must be able to demonstrate high-quality wood and metal construction skills; and be proficient in a wide range of scenic construction techniques. Knowledge of theatrical automation is a plus. The essential attributes of a good candidate are, the ability to read and follow blue prints and shop drawings, arithmetic and geometry, artistically inclined, pride of craftsmanship, excellent work habits and drive to complete projects. Prior experience in a regional or professional scene shop is essential. The Scene Shop is a 14,000-square foot construction facility equipped with a CNC router table and full range of metal and woodworking machinery. Full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org with "Staff Carpenter" in the subject line of your email.
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 HR@TheOldGlobe.org.
The Old Globe Theatre is accepting applications from engaging, experienced Telefunders for outbound fundraising calls. Background in non-profit sales and/or telefunding and a passion for live theatre and the arts a plus. Hourly base plus commission and comp tickets. Part-time position with flexible hours; between 10-20 hours per week required. On-site in beautiful Balboa Park. Base pay plus commission. Send cover letter and resume HR@TheOldGlobe.org. Background check required.
The Old Globe Theatre is accepting applications from experienced Sales Callers with positive attitudes for current openings for outbound subscription sales calls. Love of the arts a plus. Hourly base plus commission, nightly cash bonuses, and comp tickets. Sunday through Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; minimum of five shifts and 17.5 hours per week required. On-site in beautiful Balboa Park. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org. Background check required.
The Old Globe theatre is seeking a conscientious individual to work as a part-time VIP valet parking attendant. Must be available to work Tuesday through Sunday evenings (5/6pm – 10/11pm), plus occasional dayshifts (12-5pm and special events) as needed. Pay is $12.50 per hour plus tips. A valid California driver's license in good standing and an insurable driving record are required. Valet experience is a must, preferably dealing with higher end vehicles. Must be able to operate manual transmission vehicles. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, have great customer service experience, and be dependable. Email letter, resume, and an updated copy of driving record to HR@TheOldGlobe.org. Place VIP Valet Parking Attendants in the subject line.
The Old Globe seeks part-time Security Guard for Theatre complex in Balboa Park. Requires excellent customer service skills and a driver's license with a clean driving record and current guard card. Must also be able to pass a background check. $12.00/hour plus ticket privileges. Shirt, rain gear, portable radio and flashlight provided. Must be available to work afternoons and evenings 7 days a week. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.
The Old Globe Theatre seeks hourly part-time staff for cashiering and food preparation positions. Must be available to work Saturdays and Sundays, as early as 10:00am or as late as 11:00pm. Will work approximately 10-20 hours per week during productions. Bartending experience preferred, though not required. Previous food/beverage and customer service experience required. $11.50 per hour plus ticket privileges. To apply, email cover letter and resume, place PUB in the subject line, and sent to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.
The Old Globe will not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender identity, genetic information, sex or sexual orientation, or any other protected category in its hiring and employment practices, or in any other aspect of the employment relationship.