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Magic Theatre Teaching-Artists

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Marketing Associate

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Front of House Staff

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Job Openings

Come join the Magic Family!
We are currently looking to hire intelligent and hardworking individuals for the jobs listed below.

Magic Theatre Teaching Artist

Front of House Staff

Over-Hire Technician

Patron Services Manager

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Teaching Artist


Magic Theatre seeks Teaching Artists to work with youth and adults in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

Teaching Artists will work cooperatively, in teams of two – each team to include a Lead Teaching Artist and a Co-Teaching Artist –  to lead theatre-based workshops for Tenderloin residents ranging in age from 10 to adult.

These workshops are intended to build skills in playwriting and directing, physical theatre, vocal techniques, and mindfulness. They will emphasize community collaboration, ensemble building, and awareness of the wider world in which we live. Workshops will be sponsored by Magic Theatre in cooperation with Tenderloin community partners.
Up to four teams of two Teaching Artists will be hired.

Time Commitment
Lead Teaching Artists and Co-Teaching Artists will attend paid training sessions, and will lead workshops that meet one hour per week for the 10 weeks starting March 17 and ending May 25. Additional training sessions will be scheduled during the workshop term. Expected training dates in February are Thursday, February 22 (evening) and Saturday, February 24 (midday).

Lead Teaching Artists will be paid $50 per session for the 10-week workshop series in March through May.
Co-Teaching Artists will be paid $30 per session.
All Lead Teaching Artists and Co-Teaching Artists will be paid $25 per hour for 20 hours of training.

Magic Theatre’s model of team teaching allows Magic TAs the valuable opportunity to support one another while providing students with the experience of observing cooperative teaching and, at the same time, collaborating with the community partner (classroom teacher and/or program liaison). Magic TAs will work collaboratively, conveying clear, concise ideas and concepts to students of all ages.The Magic Teaching-Artist Team will actively collaborate with each classroom teacher/site or program liaison to form one unified team. TAs and classroom teacher/site or program liaison are jointly responsible for developing the syllabus for classes, utilizing ensemble/community building, original writing, two-character scene writing, play construction and presentation skills as well as mindfulness and the role of a global citizen.

Applicants for Lead Teaching Artist positions should have at least two years of experience as teaching artists in theatre-based programs.
Applicants for Co-Teaching Artist positions should have a love of theater and be excited to learn about the skills required of a teaching artist.

To Apply
Send a cover letter addressed to Fran Tarr along with your Teaching Artist/theater resume and contact information for two references to

Selected applicants will be invited to interview in person on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00pm at a location in the Tenderloin.

Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of Magic Theatre to provide employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and to maintain an environment free of harassment or retaliation as required by law. Persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Front of House Staff


Magic Theatre seeks multiple Front of House staff members for the 2018/19 season

Main Purpose:

The Front of House Staff will work in conjunction with the Patron Services Manager to deliver friendly and efficient service to the patrons, donors, volunteers, and visitors of Magic Theatre to ensure a pleasurable theatrical experience.Front of House Staff must be available for all performances in the upcoming season:

THE RESTING PLACE/ October 10 - November 4
IN OLD AGE/ March 22-April 21
OEDIPUS EL REY/ May 29- June 23

Key Responsibilities:
-To ensure all theatre and company policies and procedures as well as legal requirements are adhered to.
-To maintain a friendly, helpful and competent service with fellow employees and everyone that comes into contact with the theatre.
-Working with your fellow Front of House team members and the Patron Services Manager to ensure the theatre is consistently presented to a high standard of cleanliness, tidiness and functionality.
-To attend shifts on time, dressed appropriately and ready to begin work.
-To ensure availability to attend work is provided in line with theatre policy.
-When handling cash to ensure that the cash is accurately accounted for, documented, and kept secure during each performance.
-Front of House staff can be expected to carry out a number of specific duties during their call including the roles of door person, usher, box office, and concessions staff; specific role details will be provided separately.
-To ensure you are consistently dressed as outlined by the Patron Services Manager for each shift and arrive as requested and punctually.
-To attend theatre / company training sessions and events as required.
-To undertake any other reasonable requests as required by the Patron Services Manager.

-Competent in delivering high standards of customer service; to all theatre visitors as well as colleagues.
-Experience and skill in public speaking and dressing large audiences.
-A friendly and amenable persona and a team player.
-Competence in the knowledge and application of Health & Safety regulations.
-Ability to present a calm and informed presence in case of an emergency.
-Organized; evidence to show capable of prioritising and carry out numerous responsibilities in an efficient manner.
-Competent in delivering quick & efficient sales in an often busy sales environment; numerically competent.
-Willingness & availability to work matinees, evenings, and weekends.
-Ability to lift up 30lbs and comfortable standing for long periods of time.

-Previous experience in a customer service role.Certification to show competence in the responsibilities outlined above. -Experience in using an electronic ticketing system.An understanding of the front of house duties within a theatre.
-Awareness of basic food hygiene and health and safety.
-A genuine interest in the Performing Arts and the nonprofit community.

This is a paid, part time position. Magic Theatre is located in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Cierra Cass, General Manager, at

Over-Hire Technician


Magic Theatre is looking to over-hire a freelance lighting and sound technician to assist with the technical process during 3 show season in addition to overseeing inventory maintenance and organization.

The ideal technician will have a good working knowledge of basic lighting and sound systems and is self-motivated enough to take ownership of space and equipment: contributing to efficient technical processes.  

During the two and a half weeks around each of the technical rehearsals for Magic’s three show season, the technician will be expected to be on site for the set-up of tech tables, power, coms and other equipment --and present throughout technical rehearsals, previews, and notes.  During each of these periods the individual will work approximately 100 hours including overtime.  

In addition, flexible hours will be available for maintenance and organization of the department and to serve as event technician for outside groups renting the space.

To Apply:
We are looking to fill this position by early September.  
Please submit and resume and cover letter to the production manager at

Patron Services manager


Position Overview:

The Patron Services Manager will oversee all front-line interactions between Magic
Theatre and its patrons, managing Box Office and Front-of-House activities, and is
responsible for ensuring that each patron receives a positive customer service
experience.The Patron Services Manager reports directly to the General Manager. The work of
the Patron Services Manager complements the work of the Development Director
and other Magic staff.
This is a full-time position. Anticipated hours when the theatre is dark are 10:00am-6:00pm
Monday-Friday. Anticipated hours during performances vary to accommodate the performance

Key Responsibilities:
 Oversee and execute daytime Box Office activities, including single ticket, subscription, and
group ticket sales transactions.
 Support General Manager in scheduling and tracking of Front-of-House staff assignments.
 Manage/implement patron pre-performance email program.
 Support subscription and single-ticket sales efforts, including telephone calls as needed.
 Manage all aspects of the volunteer usher program at Magic. This includes scheduling all
volunteer ushers and providing training in Magic theatre policies. In addition, this position will
create and implement a volunteer appreciation program.
 Track and manage Box Office and Front-of-House staff payroll records.
 Assist the General Manager to devise and implement Group Sales strategies.
 Assist with the planning and execution of special events that are affiliated with performances.
 Aid in planning and execution of audience engagement initiatives.
 Support the Development Director in a comprehensive program of audience service and
 Maintain customer/audience/donor database.
 Assist as assigned in the development and implementation of other Magic activities.QUALIFICATIONS
 Customer service mindset. Minimum three years’ experience in sales and customer service.
Experience managing staff preferred.
 Ability to work in fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in
meeting shifting demands and priorities. Proactive and results-oriented.
 Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled
demeanor, while juggling multiple priorities.
 Excellent people, verbal communications, presentation, and writing skills.
 Proficient in all Microsoft applications and social networking tools. Experience with
SalesForce/PatronManager preferred.
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and references in a single pdf file to
Magic Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.

About Magic Theatre:
As one of the nation’s preeminent hothouses for bold new plays, Magic Theatre – established in
1967 – is dedicated to the cultivation of innovative plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to
explosive and entertaining productions of original work. Magic carries out its mission with a lean,
hardworking staff that is committed to our work, our audiences, our donors, and the future
vibrancy of the American theatre.