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The Old Globe is currently seeking the following position(s):
The Old Globe in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park seeks an experienced and inspiring development leader to serve as the Deputy Director of Development for this renowned regional theatre. 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 15 productions on its three stages, plus a Globe for All touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Deputy Director will oversee development operations, institutional fundraising, and Globe Gala fund development, as well as serve as the department lead in the director’s absence. We seek a motivated, positive, and mature individual with a minimum of four years of experience in a complex and donor-centered development department, preferably in an arts and culture organization. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts, motivate others to do their best work, be gifted at analyzing processes and data, and enjoy working with donors of all giving levels. A creative thinker, the Deputy Director of Development will be organized, calm, a self-starter, and an outstanding verbal and written communicator.
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.
The Old Globe seeks a qualified stage carpenter and theatrical rigger to lead stage operations on the Old Globe Theatre stage. The “Master Stage Carpenter/Head Rigger (Old Globe Theatre) shall be employed during rehearsals and performances and whenever scenery is rigged on stage and/or whenever scenery is shifted or flown on stage during technical and dress rehearsals, load in and load outs, and performances in the Old Globe Theatre. The Master Stage Carpenter/Head Rigger will also perform routine maintenance on rigging and equipment which is required to move or fly scenery.”
Job duties include: Establishing and maintaining a safe working environment for technicians, performers, and audience members during workcalls, rehearsals, and performances; collaborating with the TDs and Shop Carpenter to plan and oversee the load-in of scenery and rigging, automation, and mechanical effects; supervising and operating moving scenery during rehearsals and performances, maintaining scenery and effects during the run of show; and maintaining the permanent rigging systems, in order to achieve the highest standards of technical and artistic excellence.
Experience required: As a trainer of others in workplace safety, supervisorial and practical theatrical rigging (counterweight systems, motorized rigging and fixed systems), installation and operation of theatrical automation (turntables, deck tracks, lifts and hoists), extensive theatrical carpentry, and management of backstage crews.
Knowledge required: Workplace safety practices, proficiency with rigging calculations, theatrical mechanical/automation system assembly and operation, ability to read and interpret lighting and scenery plans, and a rigorous understanding of backstage flow, culture and processes. Must be able to routinely lift more than 50 lbs, work at heights up to 50 feet.
Additional skills desired: ECTP (theatre) certification, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office suite, rope access/ fall arrest training, OSHA 10, and programming with Creative Conners’ “SpikeMark”.
Things to know: The job requires patience during long hours and long weeks, be prepared for 60-80 hour weeks, regularly working nights and weekends (there are no “slow” times at The Old Globe). Strong customer service and interpersonal communications skills with artists, technicians and managers is essential. Deep and broad technical knowledge of the craft and allied arts is desired.
Other requirements: Must be able to pass applicable background check. The Master Carpenter/ Head Rigger must be present at all times that the Old Globe Theatre stage is in use. A flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and extended hours is required. This is a house-staff, IATSE Local 122 Union position. Base rate is $27.65 per hour. If the selected candidate is not a member of the Union, they will be required to join.
The Old Globe is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of ouroperation, 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.
The Old Globe seeks skilled scenic artists. The Old Globe is a LORT B theatre with three stages, producing 15 productions annually including musicals and a Shakespeare Festival. Prior experience in a regional or professional scene shop is preferred. Looking for scenic artists to work with our staff to texture and paint scenery for all 3 of our stages. Ability to learn and execute techniques such as wood graining or marbleizing as required for individual productions. Experience level will inform hourly wage offered. Education or Professional experience preferred. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.
The Old Globe, San Diego’s largest performing arts organization is seeking part-time Arts Engagement Teaching Artists to support current arts engagement programs throughout San Diego. Teaching artists are inspired by The Old Globe’s Statement of Values and its commitment to making theater that matters. The principles that guide their work are Transformation, Inclusion, Excellence, Stability, and Impact. These participatory based programs help strengthen the Globe’s ties to community participants.
Teaching Artists work with The Old Globe’s community partners to develop positive social connections, decrease public isolation, build empathy, foster creative problem solving, and develop skills in public speaking, leadership, and teamwork . They increase participants’ knowledge in the theater arts, and how it connects to today’s world. This is accomplished through curriculum development that highlight’s the participant as creator.
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 implementing curriculum, acting as an official liaison to the community and connecting participants with opportunities to engage with the Globe. The Teaching Artist will produce regular progress reports and updates post program engagement. They must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively while making a public presentation. The Old Globe currently offers Arts Engagement programs with community partners in various non-traditional theater venues including homeless shelters, rehabilitation centers, libraries, schools, recreation centers, senior centers, prisons, jails and other locations.
Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking is preferred but not required. Local San Diego residents or applicants currently working in San Diego are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is on as needed bases and assignments maybe as little as xxx per month. 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 are preferred. Experience working in the arts or social services is preferred.
Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org with the subject: Teaching Artist
The Old Globe seeks candidates for a summer season Draftsperson. Responsibilities include drafting (AutoCAD), engineering, and some project management. Candidates should have knowledge of scenery construction and a high degree of skill in AutoCAD. Please provide drafting samples with your submission. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Send letter, resume, drafting samples to HR@TheOldGlobe.org. Please indicate “Draftsperson” in the subject line of your email.
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 experienced electricians for over-hire work throughout the year. Non-union over-hire electricians work on load-ins, techs, strikes, and equipment maintenance under the supervision of IATSE Master Electricians. 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 working electrician knowledge with installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining theatrical lighting equipment. Applicants should possess interpersonal skills and enjoy working in small groups. Flexible hours to accommodate work during the day, weekends, evenings, and overtime is essential. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. A minimum of two years' experience as a lighting technician is preferred. Please send a letter and resume to Human Resources via email to HR@TheOldGlobe.org with "Electrician" in the subject line of your email.
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 seeks a part-time custodian to work in facilities and on grounds, cleaning and providing general maintenance to all areas. Duties include sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming hallways, stairs, office spaces, and theatres; emptying trash and garbage containers inside and outside; cleaning debris and stains from plaza sidewalk. Experience in cleaning services or maintenance required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule as hours and days of the week are variable, including early and late shifts, and weekends; 20-25 hours per week on average. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Must be able to pass a background check and have the ability to lift 30 lbs. Email 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.