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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

Accountant – Full-time
($52,000 – $57,000) The Accountant will be responsible for daily and monthly accounting activities and functions pertaining to the general ledger, audit and recording of sales transactions, and reconciling bank transactions. The Accountant will work independently with minimal instruction while relying on pre-established guidelines, experience and excellent judgment to perform the functions of the job properly. This position reports to the Accounting Supervisor.  Deadline to apply is Friday, June 29th. No phone calls or letters via US Mail will be accepted.

Housekeeper – Full-time
Keeps interior and exterior areas of Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre in a safe, sanitized, and well stocked condition. Areas to include, but not limited to restrooms, lobbies, hallways, offices, public areas, backstage, and seating areas. Assists with minor set up of tables and chairs that support the activities specific to the event and food and beverage services.

 PART TIME Positions

Ticket Seller – Part-time
Provides information, patron service & facilitates ticket purchases 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 weekday daytime shifts—applicants must have flexibility in availability and submit complete availability schedule (included in application packet). No phone calls or letters via US Mail will be accepted.

Food/Concession Preparer – Part-time
($13.00 per hour as of 10/01/2017) Assists in the preparation, presentation, and support of the concession and beverage services in accordance with the San Diego Theatres’ standards, laws of California, and safety, health, and sanitation policies. No phone calls or letters via US Mail will be accepted.

Bartender – Part-time
($11.50 per hour as of 10/01/2017) Provides food and beverage services and contributes to a positive theatre-going experience for guests.   Dispenses alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as other offerings in accordance with the laws of California, SDT standards, and safety and sanitation policies. No phone calls or letters via US Mail will be accepted.

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

Housekeepers ($14.00 per hour as of 02/01/18) – Maintain the cleanliness and preparedness of the venues.  Ensure guests and clients enjoy clean, safe, well-stocked and sanitary facilities.

Public Safety Representatives ($14.95 per hour as of 02/01/18) – 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 ($12.50 per hour as of 02/01/18) – 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 10/01/17) – 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.