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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 Mime Troupe needs YOU to bring our community together

We were on the barricades in the 1960s, part of a coalition of regular folks who came together to oppose racism, sexism, war, and corporate greed. Today we are witnessing the erosion of many of the victories won by that movement but the never-silent San Francisco Mime Troupe has always believed in the power of the people united. As we enter a critical election year, we must do our part to foster a movement of working people of all genders, races, incomes, and sexual orientations. And so we are opening our doors and inviting our community in to help us best utilize art's power to envision and demand a better future.

We'll need some help to accomplish this goal and so we are looking to create a long term relationship with someone who has experience in community organizing and who would like to help us create opportunities for more community dialogue.

This would be a volunteer position and our ideal candidate is someone who is familiar with the Mime Troupe and who is connected to the local activist community. A self-starter with great people skills who can help us with:
We are looking for someone who can start this fall and assist us through next summer. If interested please send an email to We look forward to connecting with you.

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

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