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The Old Globe is currently seeking the following position(s):

Director of Development

The Old Globe seeks a dynamic, highly organized, and strategic individual with broad-based development expertise, and particular strength in individual and institutional major gifts, for the role of Director of Development (chief development officer).

The Old Globe (the Globe) is the nation’s sixth largest regional theatre, highly regarded in the field for its capacity to consistently produce quality theatrical productions in virtually every style and genre. The Globe’s artistry is complemented by exemplary audience engagement and community-based programs, central facets of the Globe’s mission since the late 1940s. The Old Globe is located in San Diego County, one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse regions in the U.S. With an annual budget of more than $20 million, the Globe produces year-round theatrical productions in three venues on The Old Globe campus. The Globe’s dedication to producing theatre of the highest artistic quality, reputation for providing a supportive environment for artists, and commitment to serving an increasingly diverse audience, attracts leading theatre artists from around the U.S. and the world. The Globe also provides a wide range of education and community programs for students, and lifelong learning opportunities for adults.

The Old Globe returned to a dual-leadership structure in 2012, with Michael Murphy serving as managing director and Barry Edelstein joining the organization as artistic director, establishing a world-class theatrical leadership team and giving rise to a future for the Globe that is even brighter than its illustrious heritage. Edelstein is widely recognized as one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. The new team’s goals for the Globe are ambitious and include further elevating its Summer Shakespeare Festival to being a national center for the best in American Shakespeare, developing the next generation of acting and directing talent, and expanding its community-based programs that serve new, underserved constituents.

The Old Globe has earned a reputation for excelling in its high-touch, personal approach to donor cultivation and stewardship, setting the standard for donor care in San Diego. The Globe’s level of intimacy with its donors is rare for most organizations but emblematic of a regional philanthropic market driven by close social interactions and strong interpersonal relationships, and is propelled by a development staff deeply invested in and fulfilled by the organization’s mission. However, the Globe must expand its donor base, and embrace innovation and fundraising best practices from outside of the region to ensure its long-term sustainability, as well as its capacity to deliver robust engagement programming to the community-at-large. Expansion of the donor base should include maximizing contributed revenue from the immediate region but also pursue fundraising on a much broader geographic scale.

Annual income from current philanthropic contributions and special events has averaged approximately $5.3 million during the past two fiscal years and is targeted at $6.3 million in 2015. In the future, the Globe’s annual contributed revenue will need to exceed more than $9 million annually, bring greater balance to earned and contributed revenue, and feature an increasingly diversified donor base. The Globe has become an internationally known theatre complex and influential powerhouse among regional theatres, and can mount a compelling case for support among theatre stakeholders across the U.S. The opportunity beckons for The Old Globe to fully embrace and articulate its place at the vanguard of global theatre, celebrate its artistic renaissance under much-heralded new artistic leadership, cultivate philanthropy on a national scale, and ascend to new heights as an organization.

The Globe’s return to a dual-leadership model with a managing director and an artistic director providing visionary leadership, as well as recent board governance changes, and an organizational review are informing a climate of change within the organization. Its cultural cache and vibrant narrative provide a far-reaching platform to dramatically increase contributed revenue. This is the favorable context in which The Old Globe seeks a seasoned fundraising professional who will help to implement the organization’s strategic plan by leading and growing a comprehensive, modern, and sophisticated fundraising program to support the theatre’s acclaimed productions and continually-evolving and innovative community programs. Reporting to the managing director with a dotted-line relationship the artistic director, the Director of Development (DoD) will oversee an 11-person team in the areas of major gifts, institutional giving, planned giving, annual giving, membership, and special events, and will serve as the lead executive responsible for maintaining and growing the Globe’s base of individual and institutional support. The DoD’s initial focus will be working as a close and trusted partner to the managing director and artistic director in evaluating, re-envisioning, and reengineering the way the Globe fundraises; articulating an overarching fundraising philosophy; and building a responsive operation replete with sound fundraising strategies and tactical operations. The DoD is charged with establishing a sustainable major gift-focused fundraising culture seamlessly integrated with the organization’s programmatic and marketing initiatives, and coalescing the organization-wide philanthropic response necessary to implement the artistic director’s vision. For an ambitious fundraising professional, this is an exciting, high-growth opportunity with an institution that is a beloved jewel amid San Diego arts and culture, and a national, if not global, theatre treasure.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished senior development professional with gravitas, a proven track record in building sustainable high-performing development organizations, and a demonstrated history of successful interactions with high net-worth individuals and institutional leadership. Required qualifications and experience include: 10 years or more of leadership experience in a sophisticated fundraising operation, preferably within a major arts-related institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity, including a strong and documented record of solicitation and stewardship; a broad background in development with at least seven years in senior leadership posts, including work in all core functional areas of fundraising; deep experience in personal fundraising solicitation with a proven record of accomplishment in major and leadership gift fundraising; planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion of a major campaign are strongly preferred; strong understanding of and respect/appreciation for the artistic vision is essential; demonstrated ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about program strategy and process; a bachelor’s degree.

The Old Globe has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search
275 Madison Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Director of Arts Engagement

The Old Globe is seeking a dynamic and creative Director of Arts Engagement to conceive, develop, implement, and oversee community-based programming that will expand the Globe's constituency by engaging all levels of the institution with San Diego populations currently underserved by our work. This new position is part of a major institutional reorganization aimed at making engagement a key strategic value of the company's work.

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Director of Arts Engagement will be a member of the senior staff and will be responsible for designing, planning, staffing, budgeting, and managing all engagement programs, as well as evaluating their effectiveness. The Director will oversee the Globe's existing program of community-based work, innovating and expanding it so that it aligns with the institution's long-term strategic vision. A centerpiece of this program is the Globe for All tour, whose values and community partnerships are central to the Globe's engagement vision; the Director of Arts Engagement will be charged with bringing these values to wider populations and expanding community relationships. The position will also oversee certain legacy programming in related areas such as K-12 education, volunteer coordination, outreach, and creative placemaking, also bringing those into alignment with the Globe's long term strategic vision. The Director of Arts Engagement will collaborate closely with senior staff in humanities, production, producing, marketing, and development, and will represent the Globe to external constituents in the region, as well as in government, philanthropy, and national professional organizations.

The successful candidate will bring a rich and innovative vision for how a major theatre institution can engage in exciting, nimble, and meaningful ways with the widest community. S/he will possess extensive experience in developing strategic, community-based engagement programs, and will be able to develop programs that deliver model arts-engagement programming to San Diego within available resources. This position requires demonstrated leadership ability, as well as excellent artistic, management, organizational, and communication skills. Knowledge of bilingual communities and urban community organizations required. Bilingual English/Spanish and/or applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. MA in Theatre Arts/Education or equivalent, or six to ten years related experience and/or training combination required. Competitive salary and benefits package. Must be able to pass a background check. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

Assistant Cutter/First Hand

The Old Globe Theatre seeks a skilled Assistant Cutter/First Hand for a full-time costume construction staff position. Applicants must be experienced Assistant Cutters/First Hand with excellent fabric layout/cutting skills, strong sewing skills, experience with a wide variety of materials and techniques, and good communication skills. The theatre is situated in Balboa Park in beautiful San Diego. Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time, benefited position. Send letter, resume, and references to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.


The Old Globe seeks skilled carpenters for scenic construction for spring and summer positions. Positions are available April 20 through August 8, 2015. 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 essential. Applicants must be able to demonstrate high-quality wood and metal construction skills; and be proficient in a wide range of scenic construction techniques. 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. Please send a letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org with "Carpenter" in the subject line of your email.

Gift Shop Supervisor

The Old Globe, a three-theatre, year-round professional theatre company producing 15 or more productions annually, is looking for a hospitable and attentive person to work part-time in the Theatre's Gift Shop. Duties include interacting with patrons, cashiering, and closing. The Gift Shop opens prior to performances and stays open through show intermissions. Available shifts are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings; a typical shift being three and a half to four hours. Pay starts at $10.00/hour. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org. Please indicate "Gift Shop" on your cover letter, resume, and subject line of your e-mail.

Part–time Positions – Lady Carolyn's Pub Staff

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. $9.50 per hour plus ticket privileges. To apply, email cover letter and resume via this link. Place PUB in the subject line.

Subscription Sales Representatives

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.

Telefunding Specialist

The Old Globe in Balboa Park seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Tele-funding specialist to assist with our Annual Fund Campaign, covering the operational expense funding gap for our theatre and community programs.

We are looking for a proficient, engaging and flexible individual that has a background in non-profit sales and/or tele-funding, and a passion for live theatre and the arts. Not-for-profit experience is strongly preferred. This is a part-time position with flexible hours; position will require 7-10 hours per week. Base pay plus commission allows specialist to earn $16+/hr. Must be able to pass a background check. Email HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

VIP Donor Ticketing Representative

The Old Globe seeks a part-time VIP Donor Ticketing Representative to work with the Development department. VIP Ticketing Rep will serve as "Ticketing Concierge" for all Circle Patron donors at The Old Globe. This includes taking incoming calls from donors and responding promptly with accurate information about the theatre, ticketing, scheduling, parking and activities. Additionally, the VIP Ticketing Rep takes RSVPs for fundraising events and tracks prospective attendees, and makes outgoing calls to Circle Patrons and Board members to collect payment on subscriptions and ticket orders. The VIP Ticketing Rep also assists major donors with access to house seats for performances in New York, London and other theatres outside San Diego. Hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30-5:30pm, plus some evening hours on opening nights and for some special events. Preferred candidates will have excellent customer service skills in person and over the phone, strong computer skills, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Completion of a background check is required for this position. Ticketing experience in Tessitura ticketing system preferred. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: HR@TheOldGlobe.org

Non-discrimination Statement

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.