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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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Front Desk Associate

Status: Part Time / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Executive Assistant / Board Liason
Salary: $18.00/hr

American Conservatory Theater is seeking a part-time Front Desk Associate for our administrative headquarters (30 Grant Ave, San Francisco). Hours for this position are 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Friday (25 hrs/week). The Front Desk Associate is the first point of contact for A.C.T. for both visitors and callers, serving as both a communication hub and a primary source of information.

Specific duties include:

  • Open and/or close switchboard and reception area daily.
  • Answer incoming calls or routing calls to appropriate person or department. Screen calls as requested.
  • Maintain and update front desk manual; train others to serve as switchboard relief.
  • Coordinate and schedule volunteers covering afternoon shift.
  • Greet visitors, potential students, patrons and vendors. Provide information and/or direct them to the appropriate department or individual.
  • Serve as first point of contact for telephone and in-person inquiries regarding all Conservatory programs (MFA, Young Conservatory, Studio A.C.T. and STC). Accept and route applications and payments to appropriate programs.
  • To produce internal telephone list on a regular basis and disseminate updated list.
  • Responsible for sorting invoices for seven A.C.T. venues.
  • Oversee mailroom functions, including ordering office supplies, postage and BRE accounts, proper functioning of copiers and fax machines.
  • Maintain change fund for vending machines and communicate service complaints to Facilities.
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned. May be called upon to assist other departments as available.


By its nature, this position requires contact with the public, as well as board members, vendors and the company at large on a regular basis. Patience, good humor, and personal warmth are essential parts of the job. One to two years previous experience in equivalent position using multi-line phone system and high school diploma desired. Excellent communication skills, including legible handwriting and accurate spelling, and basic computer skills (Microsoft Office) required. Must have excellent attendance and punctuality record in previous employment and enjoy working independently.

The position includes contributions to Healthy San Francisco for eligible health care expenses, paid time off (accrual for sick and vacation), paid holidays and access to free theater tickets.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Front Desk Associate Search in the subject line.

Materials may also be mailed to:

American Conservatory Theater
Attn: Human Resources - Front Desk Associate Search
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Marketing Associate

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

A.C.T. has an immediate opening for a passionate, driven individual to join our dynamic Marketing Department. The Marketing Associate develops and executes marketing plans for A.C.T.’s Conservatory programs, and supports the Marketing Department’s efforts to build awareness and sales for A.C.T.’s mainstage productions. This position is a great opportunity for an individual with a basic background in marketing and a passion for the non-profit sector seeking an opportunity to be part of an energetic, fun, and creative team at a world-class arts organization.

For A.C.T. Marketing Department initiatives, support includes but is not limited to:

  • Create and implement marketing plans for Conservatory production season
  • Create and track opening night invitations and oversee opening night seating for staff, cast, invited guests, and press
  • Serve as the main contact for A.C.T.’s external press agent to fulfill all press ticket requests
  • Create and execute social media plans for mainstage and Conservatory productions
  • Coordinate and assist in staffing special promotions and events (i.e., Opening Nights, OUT nights, etc)
  • Create, coordinate, and execute marketing partnerships with other Bay Area organizations for mainstage productions, when needed
  • Stock and display marketing collateral at all performing venues
  • Oversee Bay Area-wide distribution of all marketing collateral
  • Oversee regular communications with Bay Area corporate and travel concierges
  • Manage and oversee the organization of the marketing archives (press clippings, marketing collateral, strategies)
  • Provide overall support for the programs and strategies implemented throughout the Marketing team


Position requirements include:

  • Degree in marketing/communications, or 1–3 years equivalent work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact comfortably with various personalities
  • Exemplary organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • A great candidate is an outgoing, creative people-person who is able to work both independently and collaboratively with other staff members
  • Some graphic skills (knowledge of Adobe Suite is a plus)
  • Some night and weekend work is required
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
     

To Apply:

Please send please submit cover letter, including salary requirements and resume to hrmarketing@act-sf.org with Marketing Associate Search in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered. Hard copy materials cannot be returned.

Materials may also be mailed to:

American Conservatory Theater
Attn: Human Resources - Marketing Associate Search
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Graphic Designer

Status: Full Time / Regular / Non-Exempt
Reports To: Senior Graphic Designer
Salary: DOE + Benefits

A.C.T. American Conservatory Theater has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated Graphic Designer to join the organization’s in-house design team. Our three-member team is passionate about design, and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant pieces that live up to A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity. The graphic design team operates within A.C.T.’s marketing department.

Specific responsibilities may involve any of the following: conceptualizing and designing original art for posters, postcards, brochures, environmental graphics, annual reports, logos, and invitations for A.C.T.’s mainstage productions, Conservatory classes and productions, and Development department. The Designer oversees the design process for assigned projects, with input from the Senior Graphic Designer, which includes meeting with internal clients, presenting concepts, and ensuring on-time delivery of materials. The Designer also assists in supervising the graphic design fellow, when needed.

Skills / Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience
  • Proficiency in CC; Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign (Mac platform)
  • Strong conceptual skills, sophisticated design sensibilities, creative typographic solutions
  • Ability to offer a variety of design options
  • Ability to efficiently organize, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Interpersonal skills: communicates clearly, takes direction well
     

To Apply:

Please send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and samples (or a link to your website) to hr@act-sf.org with Graphic Designer Search in the subject line. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered. If contacted for an interview, candidates must present a portfolio. Hard copy materials cannot be returned.

Materials may also be mailed to:

American Connservatory Theater
Attn: Human Resources – Graphic Designer Search
30 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-5834

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Qualifications:

  • 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 send cover letter including salary requirements and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Corporate Partnerships Search in the subject line.

    Deadline: Open until filled.


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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 hr@act-sf.org with FOH Manager Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Director of Marketing

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

A.C.T. is currently seeking a highly strategic, motivated and collaborative individual with experience leading marketing, sales and publications, with a meaningful focus on audience development and engagement. S/he will develop and oversee all marketing strategies and programs to meet earned revenue goals. This includes institutional branding campaigns, advertising (print and digital), subscription and single-show sales campaigns and all associated activities, with an emphasis on retaining and deepening relationships with current subscribers. Our Director of Marketing manages a staff which includes the Associate Director of Marketing, Publications Manager, Graphic Designer, Subscriptions Manager, and oversees the relationship with an external Public Relations office. This position reports to the General Manger.

The Director of Marketing develops, implements and supervises the department annual budget, short and long term financial projections, provides leadership and facilitates planning, project management and the monitoring of all expenses. S/he will partner with directors of various departments, including A.C.T.’s world-renown Conservatory for Actor Training, our Education and Outreach Program, and our Development Department on the creation of digital and print initiatives, as well as mail and website campaigns for their respective programs.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of management experience with demonstrated effectiveness in marketing, sales, communications and media relations. S/he must have proven leadership and communications skills, able to influence change and strategic initiatives. In addition, s/he will have a proven track record in leading subscription campaigns and experience reflecting accomplishment in theater, arts or event planning. This individual is deadline-driven, detail oriented; possess outstanding written communications skills, have knowledge of CRM, digital marketing and social media; be experienced in communicating with artists, press, community, and managing leaders. The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is the largest theater company in San Francisco Bay Area, and our M.F.A. program was recently ranked #3 by On Stage among the top M.F.A. programs in the country. In addition to our magnificent Geary Theater, we have recently opened The Strand Theater, another premier venue.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter including salary expectations and resume to hr@act-sf.org with Director of Marketing Search in the subject line.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Studio A.C.T. Faculty

Status: Part-time
Reports To: Studio A.C.T. Director
Salary: Hourly 
 
American Conservatory Theater’s Studio A.C.T. program seeks dynamic and knowledgeable faculty members to teach adult students in a variety of performance disciplines. Studio A.C.T. is committed to providing a uniquely diverse student body with a safe and joyful atmosphere in which to explore their artistry. The program serves students with a range of abilities and experiences. exploring and developing beginner to advanced performance skills. Subjects include, but are not limited to, general acting, voice and speech, and musical theater performance, and movement. We are interested in meeting candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more performance discipline for current and future vacancies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Studio A.C.T. Director to develop and then deliver course content that aligns with Studio A.C.T.’s core values:
      • Include a plurality of perspectives in all classroom discussions.
      • Engender empathy.
      • Inspire creativity and develop artistry.
      • Enrich lives.
      • Build community.
  • Teach one (or more) course(s) in an 8-week session with enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Complete student evaluations, attend community events, and faculty meetings.

Qualifications:

  • A BA/BFA in theater or related area. Master of Fine Arts degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience at the collegiate level or 5-7 years professional, theater experience.
  • Desire to teach a diverse student body.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and two professional references to studio@act-sf.org with Studio A.C.T. Faculty Search in the subject line.

     • In your cover letter, please include the courses or subjects you are interested in teaching.
     • Please do not call or email to inquire submission status, you will be contacted if there is an appropriate opening.
     • We value diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open until filled.


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Security & Patron Services Representative

Status: Part-time
Reports To: Theater Manager 
Salary: $15/hour

The Security & Patron Services Representative is an important part of the behind-the-scenes of a successful theatrical production. This particular role is needed when the theater is in rehearsal or production, so there are only a few relatively brief periods throughout the year where there is no work available. Weekly hours when in production range from 10 – 30 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Being on time for every shift.
  • Opening dressing room doors for actors prior to their arrival.
  • Closing all stairwell and fire exit doors prior to a performance.
  • Activating and disabling the fire panel as needed.
  • Monitoring the fire panel throughout the performance.
  • Communicating with Front of House and Production staff as needed.
  • Positioning at stage door entrance and buzzing actors in as they arrive.
  • Available for weekend shifts (we are currently looking to fill Friday through Sunday shifts).


A successful candidate is punctual, dependable, and able to exhibit confidence with regards to the activating and disabling of the fire panel (after training).

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Security: 1 year
     

To Apply:

Please send your resume and work availability to hr@act-sf.org with Security Guard - Stage Door Search in the subject line, or mail your materials to

    Security Guard - Stage Door 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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Bartender

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.

Qualifications:

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 hr@act-sf.org with Bartender Search in the subject line, or mail materials to:

Bartender Search
A.C.T.
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 productionjobs@act-sf.org.

Deadline: Ongoing



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