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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.


Director of Communications

Job Overview

The Director of Communications reports to the President (Executive Director) and is responsible for directing all strategic communications and messaging, as well as promoting a positive organizational image for San Francisco Performances. He/She must have a demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute sophisticated strategies. This member of the senior management team should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to articulate compelling messages that generate enthusiasm and commitment among stakeholders. Excellent organizational, budgeting and management skills are required. The Director should be goal oriented and results driven with an understanding of how to effectively build consensus in achieving both long and short-range marketing and public relations goals.

Primary Responsibilities


Salary: TBD. Competitive benefits with medical and dental coverage.

Please send resume with cover letter (email preferred):
(Subject line: Director of Communications Search)

Fax: 415.398.6439

San Francisco Performances
500 Sutter Street, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102
Attn: HR

No phone calls.


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
Fax: 415.398.6439
Mail: 500 Sutter, Suite 710
San Francisco, CA 94102


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

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