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    September 19, 2017 -September 24, 2017

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    October 5, 2017,
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San Diego Theatres employs over 200 San Diegans to assist in the management, marketing, operations and maintenance of the San Diego Civic Theatre in the heart of downtown and the historic Balboa Theatre in the Gaslamp Quarter.

We welcome applications from outgoing, friendly, helpful, dependable individuals that posses the highest level of ethics and integrity. Our employees are part of a team that strives to provide exceptional theatre-going experiences to guests and outstanding service to our clients, patrons, contractors, and co-workers.

San Diego Theatres has extensive evening and weekend employment opportunities as well as some weekday, daytime shifts. For many of our employees, San Diego Theatres provides opportunities to work around other full or part-time positions or college class schedules. For others, working at the San Diego Civic Theatre and the historic Balboa Theatre provides an opportunity to be part of the vibrant San Diego performing arts scene. San Diego Theatre employees work at both venues as needed and assigned.  These are paid positions that offer:

  • Hourly compensation
  • Flexible schedules
  • Evening & weekend hours
  • Discounted parking
  • Uniforms provided

FULL TIME Positions

Accounting Manager – Full Time

We are looking for an accounting professional who can not only ensure that our general accounting and financial operations are efficiently run, but who has the ability to suggest, develop and implement process and organizational improvement strategies across the accounting function. The ideal candidate will be able to easily flex between a hands-on approach with his/her team to support the day-to-day operations and a strategic partnership approach with the leadership team, all to ensure that our organization remains a viable entity for the benefit of the community and our 200+ dedicated employees. Reporting to the CFO, the Accounting Manager will be a key member of the management team of San Diego Theatres.

Senior Food & Beverage Manager – Full Time

Seeking a Senior Food and Beverage Manager to plan, organize and supervise all food service and catering operations at San Diego Theatres. The Senior Food and Beverage Manager oversees concession stands and bars across two venues which generate more than $1.5 million of annual gross sales. The ideal candidate for managing this unique and diverse portfolio will need to possess the ability to pivot from high level strategic planning and analysis with division leadership to hands on event management, motivating staff to achieve a variety of service and financial goals. Reporting to the Director of Event Patron Services, this position is key for the effective and profitable operation of this department.

Building Engineer – Full Time

Under direction of Engineering Management, responsible for operation of the physical plant (Central Power), which serves the San Diego Concourse, City Administration Building, City Developmental Services Center, Print Shop/Library facility and the Civic Theatre. In addition, responsible for remote operation of the HVAC systems at the Balboa Theatre.

PART TIME Positions

We continuously accept applications for the following positions, and interview as needed:

Part Time Ticket Sellers ($13.55 per hour starting rate)  Provides information and sells tickets at the San Diego Theatres Ticket Office windows & internal charge lines, for all ticketed Civic Theatre & Balboa Theatre ticketed events, both in advance and on the day of the event.  Position requires evening, week-end and holiday hours as well as daytime shifts—applicants must have flexibility in availability and submit complete availability schedule (included in application packet).

Housekeepers ($11.50 per hour as of 01/01/17) – Maintain the cleanliness and preparedness of the venues.  Ensure guests and clients enjoy clean, safe, well-stocked and sanitary facilities.

Public Safety Representatives ($14.66 per hour as of 01/01/17) – Responsible for greeting guests, assisting with directions, patrolling the facilities and grounds, providing basic first aid and prevention/response to disturbances.  Provide protection, security and safety for San Diego Theatres’ clients, guests, property and facilities.

Ushers ($11.50 per hour as of 01/01/17) – Welcome, greet, direct and seat guests.  Verify tickets and seat locations, distribute programs, and generally assist guests in their theatre-going experience.

Concessions Staff ($11.50/hr as of 01/01/17) – Provides food and beverage services and contributes to a positive theatre-going experience for guests.  Sells concessions food and beverages, including alcoholic beverages, in accordance with the laws of California, SDT standards, and safety, health and sanitation policies.

How to Apply:

Applications and résumés are accepted for open positions only.  To apply for an open position, you may download an application and then submit it by mail or email.  A résumé will not be accepted in lieu of an application, but may be submitted as an attachment along with the fully completed application.


To apply for a position, you may submit a completed application (pdf) or résumé (Microsoft Word documents only) to  Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Applications and résumés may also be mailed or faxed to:

San Diego Theatres
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 124920
San Diego, CA 92112-4920
FAX: (619) 615-4001

Employment Applications must be submitted by email, mail or fax only.  Applications are not accepted on a walk-in, in-person basis.

All applications and résumés for open positions are reviewed.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. Interviews for open positions are scheduled periodically, and may be several weeks following receipt of applications.

Individuals tentatively selected for employment will be subject to a background check and a post-offer drug screening.

Most San Diego Theatres job positions are represented by a collective bargaining agreement.  If working in a represented position, union-related shift fees may apply.

San Diego Theatres is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applications from minority, female, veteran, and disabled applicants, and provides a drug-free workplace.