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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

Assistant Lighting Director

The Old Globe seeks an enthusiastic and dependable Assistant Lighting Director to work under the direction of the Lighting Director in this fast-paced collaborative company. The qualified candidate’s leadership skills and attention to detail will be essential in accomplishing lighting and video goals in the demanding production schedule of 14 contemporary, classic and world-premiere plays and musicals, plus special events across three venues year-round.

Responsibilities include assisting the Lighting Director and collaborating with Master Electricians in design review, staff supervision, preparing material/labor estimates, equipment management, paperwork updates, assisting on 1-2 productions a year, and executing department goals by acting as a resource of information and resolution for projects, staff, and artists. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the production process for theatre, working knowledge of lighting design and technology, and demonstrable leadership experience.

Application requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre, Lighting Design or equivalent combined school/work experience, valid driver’s license, and flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Proficiency with AutoCAD, Vectorworks and Lightwright is preferred, but not required. This is a year-round, full-time position with benefits. Send cover letter, resume, drafting samples (in Vectorworks and PDF format) and/or other relevant samples of lighting paperwork that demonstrate clarity and attention-to-detail to

Major Gifts Officer

The Old Globe seeks an experienced and strategic Major Gifts Officer. The nation’s sixth largest regional theatre with a budget of $22 million and an annual fundraising need of more than $7.5 million, the Globe mounts 14 productions annually in San Diego, producing quality theatrical productions in virtually every style and genre.

The Major Gifts Officer will obtain funding by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, securing, recognizing and stewarding substantial gifts from individuals for annual operating expenses, event underwriting, capital campaigns and special projects. The Major Gifts Officer will also collaborate with other staff to ensure the annual major gifts campaign is well coordinated with other individual fundraising for lower-level annual fund gifts and planned giving, as well as with the corporate, foundation and government campaigns. Reporting to the Director of Development, the position will work closely with the Managing Director, the other individuals of the eleven-member Development staff, the Board of Directors, and the Globe’s volunteer auxiliary group, the Globe Guilders.

The successful candidate must exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills, show excellent judgment in strategizing major gift requests, have familiarity with moves management systems and be adept in interpersonal relations with high-profile donors, Board Members, volunteers and internal fundraising and executive staff. Ideal candidates will have no less than five years of development experience in a not-for-profit organization, with a minimum of two years of Major Gifts experience demonstrating a proven track record of success. Four year-degree preferred. Must be able to pass a background check and have valid Driver’s License.

Reply with cover letter and resume to

Marketing Assistant

The Old Globe seeks a highly-motivated individual to be part of our marketing team. Duties include: distributing tickets to underserved communities and maintaining relationships with community partners who assist the Globe, creating regular sales reports, finding worthwhile promotional opportunities for the Globe in the community, distributing marketing materials, overseeing and assisting with marketing events, maintaining marketing archives and filing, and assisting with various marketing projects as assigned. Ideal candidate will be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and able to represent the Globe affably and energetically to a wide variety of people throughout the community. Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel; experience with Tessitura ticketing system a plus. Qualifications include a BA or equivalent or 1-3 years related experience; flexible schedule allowing for evening and weekend events; valid driver license with a clean driving record. Theatre or arts-related background strongly preferred. Must be able to complete and clear a background screening. Full-time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to

Arts Engagement Teaching Artist

The Old Globe, San Diego’s largest performing arts organization is seeking a part-time Arts Engagement Teaching Artist to help support current educational programming as well as assist in developing new arts engagement and education initiatives. Looking for highly motivated and charismatic individuals with a strong background working with diverse multi-generational audiences. 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 playwriting, directing, dramaturgy, and production a plus. Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must be able to pass a background check. Some weekend and evening hours are required. Send cover letter and resume to

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 Background check required.

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.