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Individual Donor Fundraiser with Communications Expertise

In anticipation of its 60th anniversary, the San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) seeks an experienced fundraiser to grow and manage SFMT's individual giving, working in partnership with SFMT's General Manager, the entire Collective that serves as the Artistic Director, SFMT Board of Trustees and to some extent, SFMT's Grants Consultant.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and contract prescribed deliverables. Office headquarters are located in San Francisco; some work may be done remotely.

Position Responsibilities:
  1. Assess existing individual donor assets (existing donor base, database, event history).
  2. Work with Collective and General Manager to assess and refine communications strategy to generate greater public awareness of the breadth of SFMT's programming.
  3. Create and implement a plan to increase individual donor outreach and giving. Includes prospect research, customized strategy development, and scheduling of meetings with high value donors.
  4. Communicate with Grants Consultant to coordinate funding pursuits for specific donors.
  5. Provide accurate and timely reports to the Board of Trustees.
Position Requirements:
The ideal candidate will be politically aware, aligned with SFMT's political philosophy and eager to work collectively.

SFMT is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit cover letter and resume to: Haminy Silva & Season Korchin


The SFMT is looking for a flexible Costume Designer, familiar with working on original new plays, to design costumes for our 60th Summer Season! Duties will include: designing/pulling/shopping/sewing/building and oversight of interns and stitching volunteers.

Employment is roughly from: May - July 4th
Fee: $2130
Material budget: $1550

Must be available for:
Weekly Production Meetings: Dates TBD
At least two dress rehearsals: Dates TBD
All Previews: Dates TBD (estimated first preview - weekend of June 15th)
Opening: July 4th

SFMT is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit cover letter, resume and links of work to: Karen Runk

Additional Volunteer Help Needed

~ It Pays to Volunteer ~
Some companies will donate money to non-profits (like SFMT)
for each hour their employees volunteer.
Check with your employeer, volunteer and report your hours!

JUNE-JULY 4TH skilled, volunteer:
Scenic Painters
Stitchers / Sewing Machine experienced

Cook a park meal for approximately 18-25 Troupers
Put up Posters in all Bay Area Neighborhoods
Help us set up or take down in the park
Hand out programs before the shows

Cook a meal for approximately 15 Troupe Teen Artists Mon-Thur

YEAR ROUND skilled, volunteer:
Plumbers (for misbehaving toliets and dripping sinks)
Handymen/Carpenters (who can help as needed)

You can work off your parking tickets with us!

Do you know the right people? Help waive fees for Park Permits in:
      Santa Cruz, Davis, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland

If interested in volunteering contact Karen Runk


The Mime Troupe accepts video auditions from performers who are out of town during our regularly schedule audition dates. Submissions may be made year round and will go directly into our database for future viewing during audition dates.

Please upload your audition onto YouTube or Vimeo with NO EDITS.
Video requirements: 1 physical/comic piece (classical or contemporary) no longer than 2 mins and sing 32 bars of song to music. Choose material that also shows off your physical skills.

Submit Video link, Resume and Head Shot to: Karen Runk

Schedule - Come See Us!

  • 23rd Annual Youth Theater Project
    Troupe Studio
    Fri, Apr 12th @ 7:00 PM
    Sat, Apr 13th @ 2:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only, come early!
  • Bay Area Opening Weekend
    Dolores Park
    Thu, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
    19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to19th St. & Dolores St.
    Ticket Info: FREE (Suggested donation $20)


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