San Diego Theatres


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Cinema @ The Balboa

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    November 15, 2016 -November 20, 2016

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  • INA GARTEN The Barefoot Contessa
    November 16, 2016,
    8:00 PM

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    November 17, 2016,
    7:30 PM

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  • JESSE and JOY
    November 18, 2016,
    8:00 PM

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  • Cinema @ The Balboa POCAHONTAS
    November 19, 2016,
    1:00 PM

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  • Cinema @ The Balboa WEST SIDE STORY The Sing-Along
    November 19, 2016,
    7:00 PM

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    November 26, 2016,
    8:30 PM

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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

There are no full time positions available at this time.

PART TIME Positions

Food and Beverage Supervisor – Part-time (Starts at $18.00 per hour as of 07/01/16) – This position assists the Food & Beverage Manager and Assistant Manager in the supervision of a team of part time concession workers and bartenders. Responsible for overseeing staff and food and beverage service during theatre events in accordance with organizational policies, applicable laws, health codes and liquor laws: also responsible for cash and inventory controls.

Building Engineer – Part-time – Under direction of Engineering Management, responsible for operation of the physical plant (Central Power), serving various City facilities, including the San Diego Concourse, Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre.  Minor maintenance, repair and trouble-shooting of HVAC and refrigeration machinery and control systems, compressed air systems, water treatment for open and closed water systems as well as gas fired boiler steam systems, lighting and lighting control systems, plumbing, electrical power distribution, material handling equipment and fire and life safety systems.  Assist with maintenance of all mechanical equipment, plumbing and electrical systems within the Theatres complex.
Please submit a résumé and cover letter to:
No phone calls or letters via mail will be accepted.

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

Part Time Ticket Sellers ($13.55 per hour as of 07/01/14)  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 ($10.95 per hour as of 07/01/14) – Maintain the cleanliness and preparedness of the venues.  Ensure guests and clients enjoy clean, safe, well-stocked and sanitary facilities.

Public Safety Representatives ($14.17 per hour as of 07/01/14) – 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 ($10.80 per hour as of 07/01/14) – Welcome, greet, direct and seat guests.  Verify tickets and seat locations, distribute programs, and generally assist guests in their theatre-going experience.

Concessions Staff ($10.85/hr as of 09/01/14) – 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.