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“A.C.T. is not just a place where you come to see plays. It's a place where you come to talk about plays, where you come to meet artists, where you come to learn about the making of art. It's a place that opens your heart and your mind, and can teach you something about the world. It's a place in which you are transformed.”

Carey Perloff
Artistic Director

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)
is the Bay Area’s Tony Award–winning flagship theater. Renowned for a rich variety of programming, A.C.T. presents great plays and musicals, and pushes the boundaries of theatrical storytelling.
A.C.T. is the only American regional theater to house a professional actor-training program; actors who have studied at A.C.T. include Annette Bening, Benjamin Bratt, Nicolas Cage, Darren Criss, Harry Hamlin, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Deavere Smith, and Denzel Washington. Performances take place in the historic Geary Theater and the state-of-the-art Strand Theater, both in San Francisco. A.C.T. takes pride in its tremendous legacy of performance and training, and plays a vital role in creating the art and artists of the future. 

What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community.

American Conservatory Theater is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a work culture and environment that is reflective of San Francisco Bay Area demography. We encourage and actively recruits applicants representing dimensions of difference that include — but are not limited to — age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation. are an equal opportunity employer, and encourage women and people of color to apply.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Facilities & Operations Manager  

Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Reports To: General Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

American Conservatory Theater seeks a Manager of Facilities and Operations to oversee maintenance, security, building operations and safety programs for all A.C.T. facilities. 


  • Oversee rental of A.C.T. facilities to outside entities. Serve as principal liaison to rental clients and coordinate rentals with General Management and Production. Provide physical and onsite support to renters, ensuring that all safety procedures are followed and that A.C.T. property is properly utilized. 
  • Ensure security of A.C.T. Facilities, staff, and patrons by creating and implementing overall security plan.
  • Responsible for strategic and operational planning, direction of maintenance and capital projects, and client and vendor service including; developing and coordinating contracts, negotiating rates and scheduling vendor services.
  • Develop and implement the Facilities Department budget for overall operations, maintenance, life safety and capital improvement expenses at all sites.
  • Develop and oversee all building remodeling and repair projects, in consultation with appropriate staff, architects, engineers and contractors.
  • Coordinate city permits and licenses, including liquor sales, entertainment, food/catering and building
  • permits.
  • Represent and advocate for A.C.T. in the community as liaison to City departments, SFPD, SFFD and community organizations for facilities related needs.
  • Supervise full time facilities crew of three and Union janitorial staff (Geary Theater) as well as temporary, part time staff as needed (security, etc)   
  • Conduct regular inspections of facility conditions and ensure compliance; oversee the development and implementation of emergency procedures at all sites.
  • Arrange and coordinate safety training (CPR/First Aid, disaster drills, etc), for a variety of constituents, including front of house (ushers), backstage and shop personnel, staff, students and faculty.
  • Respond to building emergencies at all A.C.T. facilities needed. Position is considered on call 24/7.



  • Three to five years experience in the building trades required.
  • Must be familiar with commercial building systems operations and maintenance, including HVAC, fire suppression and alarm systems. 
  • Experience working in operations/facilities in a performing arts organization helpful.  
  • Must have demonstrated skills in project management, budget oversight, and supervising a team of employees.
  • Skills in carpentry, electrics, and plumbing helpful.  
  • Must be familiar with San Francisco building and occupancy codes.
  • Excellent communication skills essential.
  • Must be able to interact in a positive and professional manner with diverse constituencies within and outside of the organization, including staff, management, vendors, landlords, board members and others.
  • Must be an adept multi-tasker, with attention to detail.
  • Clean DMV record required; must be able to lift 50 lbs. Fully computer literate.

To Apply:

Please send application with salary expectations and references, in addition to cover letter and resume to with Facilities and Operations Manager Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Facilities and Operations Manager Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Director of Dramaturgy and New Works

Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Reports To: Associate Artistic Director
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a highly experienced professional specializing in equal parts new work development and theater history to support the wide range of programs at A.C.T. in close collaboration with Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon, Associate Artistic Director Andy Donald and the Artistic team.  The Director of Dramaturgy and New Works will lead the day-to-day literary and dramaturgy operations of commissioning and identifying new work, as well as unearthing classics, for two major venues (the 1000-seat Geary Theater and the new Strand Theater comprising a 285-seat house and a 140-seat flexible space), make programmatic connections between new plays and extant work (both modern and classical), provide dramaturgical support for mainstage productions, teach and create curriculum in the Conservatory in association with Conservatory Director Melissa Smith and the MFA Faculty, and spearhead A.C.T.’s robust New Works program in collaboration with our Associate Producer Ken Savage and Literary Manager Allie Moss.


  • Working closely with Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director on season planning and play selection, which includes tracking calendars, screening materials, traveling to see work locally and nationally on A.C.T.’s behalf
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with playwrights, directors, and agents with an eye towards commissioning, development and production
  • Supervising the budgets, preparation and line-producing of all New Works-related activities, including: commissions, readings and workshops, as well as the annual New Strands Festival of new plays
  • Overseeing the management and submission process of a script library and subsequent coverage, managed by the Literary Manager
  • Serve as a Core Faculty member of the MFA Program, teaching a minimum of 2 classes year, advising students  and mentoring student projects
  • Collaborate on development of curriculum and selection of plays for production in the MFA with Conservatory Director, Core Faculty and artistic team
  • Providing dramaturgical support through prep and rehearsal for workshops and productions, as needed
  • Contributing researched, written dramaturgy for mainstage productions, as needed
  • Providing information and language to Development when artistic input is needed for grant-writing purposes
  • Speaking publically on behalf of the Artistic department at special events and leading pre- or post-show discussions
  • Supervising members of the artistic team including Literary Manager and Artistic Fellow



  • A degree in theater or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience at undergraduate or graduate level
  • Significant experience as a literary manager, dramaturg or producer at professional theaters
  • A deep background and knowledge of theater history
  • Experience in the rehearsal hall working with Playwrights, directors and actors
  • Experience managing people and collaborating with artists of all career levels
  • Patience and interest in mentoring young professionals and students
  • Strong research and writing skills with ability to write show coverage, dramaturgical materials, or support for grant-writing purposes
  • A track record of effective communication orally and in writing; along with equally strong interpersonal skills
  • Curatorial initiative with an interest in collaborating with artists across disciplines and in developing new work
  • An ability to juggle multiple projects and jump between administrative and creative tasks
  • This individual will be highly collaborative, organized and communicative; have a sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, strong work ethic, generosity of spirit, eager to share opinions with the strength to let the best idea win. He or she will thrive in a very process-driven artistic culture in which dialogue and the long term cultivation of artists is prized, both within the conservatory and on the stages of A.C.T.  He or she will be passionate about connecting to one of the vibrant and complex cities in America, and will represent A.C.T.’s mission with commitment.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume with salary requirements, and a short writing sample of dramaturgical work or new play coverage to with Dramaturgy and New Work Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Dramaturgy and New Work Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

    Deadline: April 30, 2018

    Start Date: July 1, 2018

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ACTSmart Residencies Coordinator

Status: Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Associate Director of Education & Community Programs
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a detail-oriented, organized, and passionate arts education administrator to serve as a full-time ACTsmart Residencies Coordinator, responsible for implementing, supporting, and documenting A.C.T.’s ACTsmart Intensive Residencies in a diverse range of San Francisco public schools and community-based organizations (CBOs).


  • Hiring and contracting teaching artists for our various school and community residencies
  • Managing paperwork and payroll for teaching artists
  • Communicating with schools/organizations, teaching artists, and partner teachers about class schedules and needs
  • Managing teaching artist schedules and scheduling weekly classes and special workshops in A.C.T. spaces
  • Supporting the Associate Director of Education & Community Programs with teaching artist orientations, trainings, and meetings
  • Overseeing and communicating with all parties for student performances/exhibitions: poster design, video/photography, A.C.T. space reservation, and technical production support
  • Overseeing evaluation, data collection, and recordkeeping for purposes of reporting to funders (in particular, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families) and monitoring progress toward department objectives
  • Working with other A.C.T. departments, including marketing, artistic, box office, front of house, and production, to ensure successful implementation of programming and events
  • Organizing food, space, supplies, and tickets for students to attend A.C.T. and other local performances
  • Providing support for A.C.T.’s Education & Community Programs as needed


  • B.A./B.F.A. in theater, education, arts administration, and/or related area
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in arts education and administration
  • Excellent administrative, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience working with youth from systemically marginalized communities and diverse community members of all ages
  • Passion for social justice and the power of theater to help achieve personal transformation and social change
  • Comfort interacting with students, educators, parents, artists, and arts education professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative relationships among a broad spectrum of constituents
  • Strong understanding of and proficiency with computer software programs such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, Google Drive, and Survey Monkey
  • Familiarity with the San Francisco Unified School District
  • Familiarity with the Contract Management System (CMS) of the San Francisco Department of Children Youth and Their Families desirable
  • Knowledge of professional theater preferred


    To Apply:

    Please send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to with ACTSmart Residencies Coordinator in the subject line.

    Materials may also be mailed to:

    ACTSmart Residencies Coordinator Search
    A.C.T. - Education Department
    30 Grant Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Box Office Treasurer

Status: Part-Time / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Ticket Services
Salary: $23/hour

American Conservatory Theater seeks a people-oriented individual to assist patrons in a wide array of ticket-related transactions as well as to provide general information about the company and the surrounding neighborhood.


  • Provide excellent customer service to A.C.T. patrons as the public face of the company.
  • Sell and exchange single and subscription tickets to A.C.T. events using the AudienceView ticketing software.
  • Work in the box office phone room as well as our two performance venues.
  • Provide information to the public about productions, policies, and the logistics of attending A.C.T. events.
  • Package tickets for mail and will-call.
  • Provide technical support to patrons using the A.C.T. web site.
  • Reconcile a cash bank and receipts for in-person sales.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge about all aspects of the company and our various mainstage, MFA and Young Conservatory productions.


  • A patient, helpful, and friendly attitude.
  • Ability to focus and concentrate in a busy and sometimes noisy environment.
  • A commitment to accuracy, efficiency, and working well with colleagues and patrons.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience using AudienceView or another ticketing system is a plus.


    The Box Office is open 7 days a week. Candidates for this position should have flexible availability to work nights and weekends.

    Box Office Treasurer is a union position at A.C.T. Regular box office employees are expected to join the union (I.A.T.S.E. Local B-18) within 31 days of hire.

    To Apply:

    Please send cover letter and resume to with Box Office Treasurer Search in the subject line.

    Materials may also be mailed to:

    Box Office Treasurer Search
    A.C.T. - Human Resources
    30 Grant Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Conservatory Production Manager

Status: Full Time / Regular / Exempt
Reports To: Production Manager
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. is seeking a Conservatory Production Manager to run the Conservatory production department. The Conservatory, led by Melissa Smith, now serves 3,000 students every year. It was the first actor training program in the United States not affiliated with a college or university accredited to award a master of fine arts degree. Danny Glover, Annette Bening, Denzel Washington, Benjamin Bratt, and Anika Noni Rose are among the conservatory's distinguished former students. With its commitment to excellence in actor training and to the relationship between training, performance, and audience, the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program has moved to the forefront of America's actor training programs, while serving as the creative engine of the company at large. The Conservatory is made up of the MFA program, Young Conservatory and the Education departments.


  • Oversee the realization of all physical production elements for the Conservatory, Young Conservatory and Education Departments productions and events on and off A.C.T’s campus.
  • Supervise Conservatory production team including three Production Coordinators.
  • Hire, supervise and support Stage Managers, Designers, Stage Management Fellows and Technicians.
  • Oversee and manage the Conservatory production budgets and schedules.
  • Perform work for all productions including budget creation, hiring, scheduling, paperwork prep, production meetings, processing production payroll, equipment rentals and scheduling of technical staff and crew.
  • Plan, oversee and execute the annual showcase event for the MFA program which includes travel to LA and NYC.
  • Plan, oversee and execute festivals associated with the Conservatory and touring education programs.
  • Work closely with each program director, visiting artists, designers, faculty guest directors, union and non union technicians, wardrobe personnel, and stage managers to present the highest quality shows and events with the resources allocated.
  • Work with A.C.T shops including but not limited to costume, wigs and prop shops to support Conservatory programs.
  • Work with A.C.T departments such as front of house, facilities, box office, marketing, development to ensure the success of Conservatory programs.
  • Participate in Conservatory season planning and programming.
  • Production manage other A.C.T events and rentals when assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical theater is preferred or equivalent work experience in university production management or stage management.
  • Hands on leadership, creative problem solving and critical thinking required.
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal communication skills and writing skills.  
  • Experience managing expenditures and creating budgets, creating schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Experience reading and interpreting drawings and other technical materials
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, PowerPoint, Autocad and Vectorworks
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record required.
  • This position is physical in nature. The ability to reach above head, lift up to 30 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.

Ability to:

  • Interact with a diverse group of constituents including faculty, administrative staff, technical crews and students.
  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Understand the concept of educational theatre production and the working learning environment.
  • Travel between any/all A.C.T. locations and other assigned local travel
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effectively problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required

To Apply:

Please send resume, references and cover letter including salary requirements to with Conservatory Production Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Director of Corporate Partnerships

Status: Full Time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Director of Development
Salary: DOE + Benefits

The Director of Corporate Partnerships oversees all aspects of A.C.T.’s corporate development program in support of the organization’s artistic, education, and community engagement programs. He/she also works in concert with staff leading A.C.T.’s corporate Professional Development and rental income lines to cross-sell and maximize leads. The position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate prospects, members, and sponsors. This is a leadership position within the Development department, and the Director of Corporate Partnerships frequently collaborates with other A.C.T. departments, including marketing and PR, production, and education. He/she is also responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of positive relationships with key A.C.T. donors and trustees, particularly in terms of leveraging their corporate connections.

The Director of Corporate Partnerships reports to the Director of Development and is assisted by a full-time Development Assistant and Development Fellow. He/she also works closely with the Associate Director of Institutional Giving to manage and steward corporation foundation relationships.


  • Develop an annual, comprehensive strategic plan to raise in excess of $600,000 from the Bay Area corporate sector, with the aim of securing and stewarding 50-75 current and new corporate supporters.
  • Create and manage a robust menu of sponsorship opportunities, concentrating on securing six-figure gifts from “official partners.” Develop and identify key deliverable assets for sponsorship programs.
  • Oversee a volunteer Corporate Council, attracting and retaining new members who will engage in peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Create and manage an active pipeline of 100+ corporate prospects through identification, research and tracking of donor activity. Regularly update prospect lists for board and staff.
  • Create attractive and compelling sponsorship decks and other collateral material in order to attract new corporate supporters.
  • Steward and build on-going relationships with current corporate donors and new prospects through meetings, phone calls, and entertaining.
  • Manage fulfillment and reporting requirements for all corporate donors, including oversight of special sponsorship events and coordination with marketing team to ensure proper and accurate recognition of corporate supporters in A.C.T. materials.
  • Negotiate sponsorship agreements and contracts; manage and monitor the preparation of all reports and other fulfillment activities on all sponsorship awards.
  • Develop creative, individually tailored proposals for corporate solicitations, including recognition and branding opportunities, client entertaining, ticket promotions, high-touch hospitality and experiential activities, and other benefits that enhance the presentation.
  • Manage corporate fundraising line’s income and expense budgets, tracking progress and providing regular revenue projections.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A strong track record (4+ years) of professional development experience, with a minimum of two years in corporate fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate donors and sponsors.
  • A strong understanding of sales and marketing practices, and superior oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with a broad base of leaders and in training, managing and motivating volunteers.
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to solve problems creatively.
  • A solid negotiator who consistently seeks a “win-win” scenario.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and supervisory skills, with the ability to inspire those working with him/her to accomplish common goals.
  • Demonstrated budget management expertise.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Bay Area business sector a plus.
  • Professional experience at an arts organization, or a demonstrated commitment to the arts and the ability to articulate the importance of the arts to others.

Personal Attributes:

  • A positive and diplomatic individual with a good sense of humor and a strong work ethic.
  • A sense of urgency and a commitment to excellence.
  • Strong initiative, self-confidence, creativity, and entrepreneurial skills.
  • A solid team player who also has the ability to work independently when necessary.
  • Flexibility with evening and weekend hours.
  • A creative problem-solver who is able to “think outside the box.”
  • Detail-oriented with ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A poised and professional composure.
  • Good judgment and ability to be discrete in communications.

  • This is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Night and weekend work frequently required.

    To Apply:

    Please direct all correspondence, emails, and telephone calls to Nicole at Sterling Search, Inc. ( or 310.774.0099). Any resumes sent or telephone calls made to A.C.T. will be redirected.

Overhire Wigs Run Crew

Status: Seasonal, Hourly, Production-by-production basis
Reports To:
Wig Supervisor
DOE (Not Eligible for Benefits)

A.C.T is looking for seasonal overhire wigs run crew for its upcoming productions in 2018. The Wigs Crew is responsible for the overall execution and implementation of the running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during A.C.T. productions. They shall maintain the integrity of the wig and hair design throughout the production as established by the Wig Master. They assist actors with the application and removal of all wigs, facial hair and makeup. They are responsible for documenting and updating pre show and run of show paperwork as well as taking photographs of the actors in their character looks for the show bible. They shall participate in the inventorying, upkeep and maintenance of the basement wig room supplies during the production run.


  • Running and maintenance of the wigs, hair and makeup during the production from load in until the closing and load out.
  • Completes pre-show and post show duties including: application and removal of wigs and facial hair, styling actors hair and specialty makeup application.
  • Assist Wigs Supervisor in creating wig running crew paperwork to assure that all actor hair and makeup needs are met.
  • Participate in providing updated or amended wig run crew track paperwork to the Wig Supervisor in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the creation of a Show Bible by providing all paperwork documents to the Wig Master as well as taking archival photos of each characters looks (and as applicable changes to the look).
  • Attend Designer Runs and other pertinent pre-dress rehearsal meetings as assigned by Wig Supervisor.
  • Implement hair and make-up design applications as established by the Wig Master.
  • Work with Wig Master and Stage Management to schedule wig calls for performers during the tech, tech/ preview and performance period.
  • Work with the Sound Department to incorporate any microphone placement into the Wig design.
  • Maintain all wigs and facial hair elements as assigned, including cleaning and restyling as needed.
  • Participates in the inventorying, upkeep and cleanliness of the Geary wig room, stock and common wig/ wardrobe areas to maintain a well-stocked, clean and organized wig room.
  • Notifies Wig Master immediately of any damage to wigs or show-related incidents and issues.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to; cleaning and resetting the wigs and makeup items, ventilating or fronting hair items.



  • Education and/or significant high level, hands on professional experience (minimum one year) with an emphasis on wig & make-up and theater.
  • Proficient styling and maintaining all types of wigs and facial hair.
  • Applied all lace, human hair wigs.
  • Familiarity with hygiene and sanitation techniques related to make-up, wigs, and hair.
  • Familiarity with period and historical hairstyles and makeup.
  • Excellent work ethic including but not limited to: time management, self-motivation, diplomacy, and interpersonal and collaborative communication skills.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Job requires continuous and repetitive use of hands and wrists, for fine gripping and forceful gripping. Ability to reach above head, lift up to 15 pounds and repeatedly ascend and descend stairs is essential.
  • Ability to do a variety of men’s haircuts, as needed and cosmetology license a plus
  • Experience with prosthetic application and painting a plus
  • Ventilating and wig making experience a plus

Able to:

  • Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Work in a detail oriented manner, be resourceful and flexible, and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Effective problem solving abilities
  • Face demanding situations with tenacity and sensitivity under pressure
  • Work independently and as part of team
  • Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including references, to with Wigs Run Crew Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

Wigs Run Crew Search
A.C.T. - Human Resources
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Associate Front of House Manager

A.C.T. seeks a dynamic, people-oriented individual to spearhead Front of House operations for the historic American Conservatory Theater. The Associate FOH Manager works closely with members of the public and also virtually every department within the A.C.T. organization.


  • Function as House Manager for shows at the Strand and Costume Shop Theaters.
  • Supervise Front of House staff (ushers, bartenders, security) during performances and special events.
  • Oversee and maintain the cleanliness and safety of the theater space (lobby, bars, auditorium, etc.).
  • Reconcile banks and prepare nightly deposits from multiple point-of-sale stations.
  • Prepare thorough and accurate nightly sales and house manager reports.
  • Work effectively with stage management to ensure performances start on time and run smoothly.
  • Address unique or special situations quickly, and solve problems efficiently.
  • Serve as primary point person for all emergency situations. (Training in First Aid, CPR and AED a plus.)
  • A commitment to ensuring that all of our guests have the best experience possible.


  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of House Management experience and must exemplify the highest standards of customer service.
  • Positive, energetic outlook and the ability to effectively manage and interact with a variety of constituencies, from patrons and donors to staff and trustees.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, accounting, and forecasting required, as are good computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Physical requirements include ability to safely navigate stairs, work in dark environments and lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Night and weekend hours will be required.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to with FOH Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Security Guard

Status: Full-time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Associate Manager, Facilities Operations & Security
Salary: $17.50/hour + Benefits

A.C.T. seeks a full time Security Guard for its newest venue, The Strand (1127 Market) to protect A.C.T. property, ensure the safety and comfort of guests and patrons and serve as a community liaison with the neighborhood. The Strand operates a community café during the Monday-Friday business hours (8 a.m.–4 p.m.).

Responsibilities include:

  • Open facilities at the beginning of each shift and secure facilities at the end of each shift.
  • Monitor common areas for potential safety hazards or security risks.
  • Monitor all activity in the building, including arrivals, deliveries and other vendor activities. Escort un-authorized persons from the building.
  • Work closely with Facilities, Front of House, Box Office and café staff to ensure smooth and safe running of operations and events.
  • Provide information to the public about The Strand and A.C.T.; engage with the neighborhood community to promote understanding and cooperation with A.C.T.’s presence and operations.
  • Works directly with community organizations such as neighborhood improvement district and city agencies.
  • Serve as an Emergency Monitor as needed.
  • May be asked to assist Facilities with occasional maintenance duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • This position requires a person with the ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of people, including civic dignitaries, A.C.T. board and staff, patrons and the general public.
  • The security guard must be able to respond to any emergency which may arise, with the goal of ensuring the safety of patrons, staff and the public.
  • The guard must be able to walk through the facilities periodically, be able to climb stairs, reach, bend, and occasionally relocate tables, chairs, or other objects.
  • Reliability and punctuality are essential to this position.
  • Training in first aid/CPR is desirable.
  • A calm demeanor and a sense of humor are helpful.

Although the primary venue for this position will be The Strand, Security Guards may be called upon to offer similar services at other A.C.T. venues, which include the Costume Shop (1117 Market), the A.C.T. offices (30 Grant Avenue) and the Geary Theater (415 Geary).

Any offers of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to with Security Guard in the subject line, or mail your materials to:

    Security Guard Search
    A.C.T. Attn: Human Resources
    30 Grant Avenue, 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Status: Part Time / Seasonal
Reports To: Theater Manager
Salary: Hourly plus tips

A.C.T. seeks an individual to serve as Bartender for performances and events at all three of our downtown performance venues. Duties include professionally serving drinks and snacks at one of several bar locations for a variety of patrons, cleaning bar areas and equipment, restocking supplies, operating registers and balancing cash banks.


Bartending and cash handling experience in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment required. Fast-paced intermission work means handling customer requests and complaints while serving several patrons at once. Knowledge of wine, liquors, and mixology preferred. Need to be self-motivated to uphold and enforce ABC laws, health codes, and company policies and procedures. Must be punctual and have an exemplary attendance record. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for extended periods of time. Previous bar or food service experience a must.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to with Bartender Search in the subject line, or mail materials to:

Bartender Search
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.

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Non-Union Stage Crew

Status: Hourly, Overhire

American Conservatory of Theater is collecting resumes for upcoming non-union overhire positions working at The Strand Theater, our newly-reopened 283 seat venue in the Central Market area. Overhire for load in/load out positions sought in the following areas:

  • Carpentry/Master Carpenter
  • Rigging
  • Props
  • Electrics
  • Sound/Tech
  • Scenic Artists

Resumes also being accepted for run crew positions.

Candidates should have a well-rounded production background, in addition to the necessary skills and experience in the fields in which they are applying.

Hiring is on per-show basis throughout the season/year and compensation is based on an hourly rate and is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to

Deadline: Ongoing

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