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San Francisco Performances offers a team environment with a permanent, full-time staff of twelve assisted by consultants in the areas of fundraising and specific projects and events.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Donor Relations and Events Coordinator

San Francisco Performances is celebrating its 35th Season as the Bay Area’s leading independent, non-profit performing arts presenter. With an annual budget of $2.8 million, the organization presents internationally-acclaimed and emerging performing artists in the disciplines of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz, and contemporary dance. San Francisco Performances is also a leader in performing arts education, with outreach and audience development activities serving over 12,000 students and community members annually. San Francisco Performances offers a relaxed team-oriented environment with a permanent, full-time staff of ten assisted by consultants in the areas of fundraising, events.

Position: San Francisco Performances is seeking a full-time Donor Relations and Events Coordinator to manage day-to-day tasks involving event planning, donor relations and benefits administration. This role also coordinates some institutional giving efforts and assists with Board meetings and communications. Primary responsibilities include:

Position reports to the Director of Development and the Associate Director of Development.

Requirements: 2–3 years experience in a support or associate role. Attention to detail, an excellent phone manner, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are critical to this role. Bachelor degree and event planning experience preferred. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and database management. Knowledge of Tessitura a plus. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. Other desired qualifications include a high level of interest in the development profession, a performing arts background, and a strong sense of diplomacy.

Position is available mid-October.

To Apply: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and send resume and cover letter by Email to: jobs@sfperformances.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE—Calling will disqualify you as a candidate

San Francisco Performances is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Education and Production Associate

San Francisco Performances is celebrating its 35th Season as the Bay Area’s leading independent, non-profit performing arts presenter. With an annual budget of $2.8 million, the organization presents internationally-acclaimed and emerging performing artists in the disciplines of chamber music, vocal and instrumental recitals, jazz, and contemporary dance. San Francisco Performances is also a leader in performing arts education, with outreach and audience development activities serving over 12,000 students and community members annually. San Francisco Performances offers a relaxed team-oriented environment with a permanent, full-time staff of ten assisted by consultants in the areas of fundraising, events.

Position: San Francisco Performances is seeking a full-time Education and Production Associate, reporting to the Director of Education & Artistic Administration. This position is responsible for assistance in planning and implementing artist residency, education and community engagement programs; providing artistic administration support, including backstage coverage at mainstage performances; and representing SFP at community events and education programs.

Requirements: 2–3 years of experience in arts education and/or in working with a performing arts organization. Training in arts or education preferred. Knowledge of classical music, jazz and dance especially relevant. Strong written and oral communication skills necessary. Effective time management and flexibility essential. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines. Valid driver’s license. Commitment to mission and goals of SFP.

Principal responsibilities:

Education:

Production:

To Apply: Please indicate the position for which you are applying and send resume and cover letter by Email to: jobs@sfperformances.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE—Calling will disqualify you as a candidate

San Francisco Performances is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internships

San Francisco Performances accepts internship applications year-round from undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students. Projects are based on the intern’s interests and skill set. Knowledge of the performing arts is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Internships are unpaid and weekly hours are determined according to intern’s and SFP’s schedules.

To be reviewed for an internship position send a cover letter and resume to:

Education Department
Email: education@sfperformances.org
Fax: 415.398.6439
Mail: 500 Sutter, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

San Francisco Performances is looking for dedicated volunteers to work on administrative tasks and usher at select performances. Duties in each of the areas include, but are not limited, to the following:

Administrative Assistance
Presenting performances requires an enormous amount of behind-the-scenes work. Without the help of administrative volunteers, San Francisco Performances would not be able to present such an extensive season. We are looking for on-call volunteers to help with such activities as mailings, internet research, filing, organizational assistance and data entry.

Performance Help
San Francisco Performances wants to ensure that performances are enjoyable and stress-free for all audience members. In order to do so, we rely on the help of informed and friendly ushers. Usher’s duties would include ticket-taking, seat assistance, handing out programs, collecting and passing out surveys, and sometimes assisting with post-performance events (guest check-in, pouring champagne, washing glasses, cleaning up, etc.).

Special Event Aide
We are looking for volunteers on an as-needed basis to help out at special programs throughout the year. Events may include educational and community events as well as our annual gala. Tasks and times vary greatly depending on the event.

In return for their valuable help, volunteers are given tickets to select performances and recognized in other ways throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering in one or more of these areas, please return a completed registration form*, or contact the Education Department at 415.677.0331 or education@sfperformances.org.

*To view the registration form, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader (available as a free download from Adobe).