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Job Opportunities

The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a worker-owned company, headed by a collective. The Collective is comprised of poly-talented people who steer the artistic direction of the company and also hire office staff. A collective member might be an actor who is also a costume designer and flute player, or a technician who is also a writer and building manager. The eclecticism of the collective is only limited by the eclecticism of each individual member.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe celebrates diversity and provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, and strives to maintain an inclusive environment free of harassment or retaliation.

2024 AUDITIONS - Monday, February 19

10aM to 6pm @ 855 Treat Ave San Francisco, CA

The Mime Troupe is holding auditions for the 2024 season on Monday, February 19 from 10AM to 6PM at our theatre space at 855 Treat Avenue in San Francisco.  If you’re a local performer who is interested in being part of the 2024 season, we would love to meet you!

Please dress appropriately for movement and be prepared to improvise.

Actors of all gender identities welcome. We are seeking Local Actors only, Physical comedy and singing, AEA & non AEA.

LOA Contract, $760 Weekly from May 27, 2024 to September 8, 2024.

SFMT is a vaccinated and boosted workplace. Please be ready to provide proof of vaccination.

Audition Requirements:

  • Headshot and Resume

  • One physical/comic Piece (Classical or Contemporary) that is no longer than two minutes

  • Sing 32 bars of a Song to Music

  • Bring sheet music for piano accompanist

  • Local Actors Only

  • Be ready to provide proof of vaccination

Please choose material that shows off your physical skills as well as any other skills you wish to showcase.

For more information or appointments contact Karen Runk by email at

Current opportunities

The San Francisco Mime Troupe currently is not seeking anyone for specific positions. 

Digital and Social Media Manager


The San Francisco Mime Troupe is a collectively run, multi-ethnic, multi-generational theater company. We present a working class analysis of the events that shape our society, we expose social and economic injustice, and we demand revolutionary change on behalf of the working people. We present this analysis before the broadest possible audience with artistry and humor.


We are looking for a Social Media Manager who can enhance our theater company’s presence by building strong online communities through our various social media platforms. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users and create an interactive relationship between consumers and the company. The successful candidate will also be required to collect and review social media data to develop more effective campaigns for the digital landscape as well as our more traditional live theater setting.


Position starts immediately, and ends September 12th 2021.
10-15 hours per week at a rate of $16.50 per hour.


  • Work closely with the collective and marketing team to develop social media campaigns that help to achieve company goals.

  • Work closely with our publicist to cross promote radio, newspaper, television appearances as well as reviews.

  • Develop monthly reports on emerging social media trends within the theater and online art communities that will be submitted to the collective and marketing team.

  • Monitor the company's social media accounts and offer constructive interaction with users.

  • Create methods for finding and saving online customer reviews and comments for future publication and promotion.

  • Provide weekly written reports of social media positive and negative analytic data.

  • Analyze the long-term needs of the company' social media strategy and offer quarterly reports to the collective and marketing team that outline any necessary changes to the digital marketing plan.



  • Ideally 2+ years' experience in social media management.

  • Able to explain complex social media analytic data in an understandable way.

  • Exceptional problem solving, time management, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Graphic design skills not required, but a plus.

  • Able to work within a budget.

  • Knowledge of Facebook's advertising platform is required.

Please submit all questions or applications to!

Development Associate

Start Date: Late Fall 2022 into 2023

The San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) seeks an experienced development professional to grow, implement and manage all aspects of SFMT’s development strategy including an annual fund campaign, development and solicitation of major gift prospects, donor stewardship and assisting SFMT’s Grants Writer with researching grant opportunities from funding organizations and corporations aligned with the values of the Mime Troupe. SFMT is in its 63rd year of speaking truth to power. Successful applicants will be politically aware and aligned with the Troupe’s political philosophy.

Candidates for this position will need to work collaboratively with the SFMT Collective, General Manager, Board of Directors and other staff, particularly the Grants Writer.  Quarterly meetings to report to the Board will be required as well as monthly meetings with the General Manager and the Collective to provide progress updates.

Individual Donors:

  • Annual fund campaign that will focus on current donors to increase giving and engagement. 

  • Prospect research to identify and cultivate major contributors; meet with prospects; solicit and close gifts.

  • Major donor stewardship including organizing annual stewardship event for all donor.

  • Meticulous donor profile managements in our data base (Little Green Light) to track all communications with each donor.

  • Staffing of fundraising and Troupe events as needed.


  • Work with SFMT staff to aid administrative functions such as gift processing and database maintenance

  • Be an articulate, enthusiastic, informed ambassador of SFMT representing the company at community meetings and other forums as appropriate

Positions Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree; a plus if in arts related, communication or non-profit management.

  • Minimum two years of development experience preferably in a non-profit arts related organization.

  • Excellent computer/technology skills in Word, Excel and social media savvy. Learn and use Little Green Light and Donor Search databases.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication ability is essential.

  • Good collaborative skills are a must.

  • Personable and comfortable with “face-to-face” in-person meetings.

  • Some evening and weekend work will be necessary.

  • Ability to pass a background check in compliance with state and federal laws and able to work in a space where minors are present.

  • Able to climb one flight of stairs and lift 20-30 pounds.

  • Able to sit at a computer and type for extended periods.

The Mime Troupe offices are in the Mission District of San Francisco. Some remote work will be possible but the bulk of the work will happen at the SFMT office when allowed by Covid safety protocol. This position requires a strategic thinker and self-starter who is organized, persistent and detail-oriented.

Minimum of ten hours per week. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Grant Writer

Start Date: Immediate Opening

Now in its 62nd year of speaking truth to power, the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) is looking for an experienced Grant Writer to join its development team. The goal of this position is to seek and pursue institutional funding opportunities that reflect the company’s mission while honoring its practice of not accepting money from corporate and individual sources whose values and practices are not aligned with that of SFMT.

This consulting position works directly with SFMT’s General Manager and Collective on all grant opportunity identification, development, submission and tracking, including reporting. These activities include grant writing and reporting with public agencies and private foundations, crafting proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, government and approved corporate sources. 

  • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants. 

  • Work with bookkeeper/accounting consultants to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs. 

  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors. 

  • Provide stewardship to current grantors, including working with General Manager to provide regular written updates to grantors. 

  • Understanding of institutional history and programs. 

  • Make appointments for General Manager and Collective Members with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours/performance attendance for supporters (foundation officers, foundation trustees). 

  • Maintain current records including grant tracking and reporting. 

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals. 

  • Strong editing skills. 

  • Attention to detail. 

  • Ability to meet deadlines. 

  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources. 

  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors. 

  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. 

  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research. 

  • Strong contributor in team environments

  • Familiar with non-profit financial practices and procedures



  • Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing, preferably in the arts. 

  • Previous experience with non-profit fundraising. 

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments. 

  • Ability to work well in a highly collaborative environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. 

  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals.

  • Writing samples required 

  • Ability to pass a background check in compliance with state and federal laws and ability to work in a space where minors are present.

  • 3 References required

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • On site working conditions:  The space is generally quiet, but depending on the hours, adults and minors will be using the space to rehearse and as part of workshops. Ability to climb 1 flight of stairs and lift 20-30 pounds required.   

  • Remote work possible but must have access to reliable internet

  • Ability to move about in an office environment and sit for extended amounts of time.

  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping

  • Ability to attend and help organize both on and offsite events that will likely take place in the evenings or weekends.

  • Compliance with SFMT Covid-19  policy includes proof of complete vaccination.

Financial Manager

Start Date: Immediate Opening

Now in its 65th year of speaking truth to power, the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) is seeking an experienced, full time Financial Manager (FM) who will support SFMT and its programs via excellent oversight of policies and procedures driving key business and finance functions. Includes oversight of budget, cash flow, bank balances, payroll, taxes and supervision of our accounting, and financial operations.


Also will oversee income-generating contracts and projects, facilities contracts, business insurance, and all aspects of compliance, with team support.

Reports To: General Manager (GM)


The Financial Manager provides leadership to maintain smooth internal operations, implement and track our annual business calendar, and represent SFMT to external partners and financial, legal, governmental, and insurance institutions. This position works under the supervision of the General Manager and in in collaboration with the Collective/Artistic Director and our Board of Directors and oversees engagement of staff and independent contractors to support our business operations (including accounting, audits, legal support, human resources, and facilities).

The Financial Manager also works closely with the Development team and provides budgets, reports and other information pertinent to grant procurement and management. Also provides support for all fundraising campaigns and events with accurate classifications and allocations.

This position also oversees a significant list of vendor’s key to supporting smooth facilities function for infrastructure and programmatic support.

Essential Functions:

  • Keep 12-month business calendar up to date, develop, and implement project plans as needed with staff support.

  • Establish and reinforce efficient and adaptable business policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate communications and provide regular and timely reports to management peers and Board as needed across programs in support of strategic business priorities and relationships.

  • Oversee all financial aspects of the organization, including accounting, bank balances, annual budget development, payroll, taxes, financial analyses and reporting.

  • Maintain internal controls and ensure compliance with GAAP nonprofit standards, federal, state and local regulatory requirements, with support of our contracted accountants.

  • Provide oversight on accounts receivables including donor pledges, grants, and contract management (record keeping and invoicing) with program manager support.

  • Facilitate the annual audit and 990 preparations with SFMT’s accountant and auditor using QuickBooks Online, Excel, Little Green Light, and Intuit payroll software.

  • Oversee risk management policies, including maintaining insurance coverage, compliance with corporate and nonprofit law, compliance with applicable state, local and federal requirements, including business statements, licenses, property tax, etc.

  • Oversee staff charged with benefits administration (including union pension and health plans, disability, worker’s comp, EDD), and compliance with record-keeping policies and employee handbook update requirements.

  • Oversee office, and administrative facilities maintenance, including purchasing, equipment leases, IT system and special projects as needed.

  • Provide leadership and process facilitation to Collective and Board committees/meetings, and maintain the Board policy book with staff support.

  • Advance a warm and welcoming environment within the organization and in relationships with volunteers, members, donors and partners.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, -Certification as a CPA, CFA, or CFP is preferred.

  • 5+ years of experience working in accounting and finance.

  • A strong background in nonprofit management and budgeting.

  • Experience with government and foundation grant management budgeting and reporting.

  • Experience in integrating IT systems.

  • Robust analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor.

  • Strategic Thinking.

  • Knowledge and understanding of nonprofit accounting needs and GAAP.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Although working remotely is possible when necessary, the below references onsite work

  • On site working conditions:  The space is generally quiet, but depending on the hours, adults and minors will be using the space to rehearse and as part of workshops.

  • Ability to climb 1 flight of stairs and lift 20-30 pounds required.   

  • Ability to move about in an office environment and sit for extended amounts of time.

  • Requirements to move about in the community.

  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping

  • Ability to attend and help organize both on and offsite events that will likely take place in the evenings or weekends.

The ideal candidate will be politically aware, aligned with SFMT's political philosophy and eager to work collaboratively.

Compensation to be commensurate with experience.



The Mime Troupe holds annual audition as required per Actors Equity.
We also accept 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 to YouTube or Vimeo with NO EDITS please.

Video Audition Requirements:

  • One physical/comic Piece (Classical or Contemporary) that is no longer than two minutes.

  • Sing 32 Bars of a Song to Music.

Please choose material that shows off your physical skills as well as any other skills you wish to showcase.

You can submit your Video Audition to Karen Runk by email at - and make sure to include your Resume, Head Shot, and Video Link!


We also attend the Theatre Bay Area General Auditions every year please Click Here to get more information on when and where they are.

Internships & volunteers


The San Francisco Mime Troupe has a number of Internship Opportunities for both Youth and Adults please Click here to see them.

Some companies will donate money to non-profits (like SFMT) for each hour their employees volunteer.

We have many Volunteer Positions that are available that we would love to have help with! Please Click Here to view them.

Always check with your employer, and then volunteer and report your hours to help us even more!

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