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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.

development manager with digital marketing experience

The San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) has been celebrating its 60th year of speaking truth to power and seeks an experienced Development Manager with digital marketing experience to grow and manage SFMT's individual giving needs, increase visibility with digital marketing efforts, and research grants that fit into SFMT’s mission, in partnership with SFMT's General Manager, the entire Collective that serves as the Artistic Director, and the SFMT Board of Trustees.

This is a grant funded position for with a salary of $45,000.00 through June 30, 2020 with the strong possibility of renewal. Office headquarters are located in San Francisco (the Mission); some work may be done remotely. SFMT is looking to hire immediately.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grants Research: Research available grants and prepare grant lists for the General Manager and Grants Consultant (approximately 8 hours per week)

  • Individual Donor & Digital Marketing: Create and implement a plan to increase digital visibility to encourage individual donor engagement and giving. This includes prospect research, customized strategy development, and scheduling of meetings with high value donors. (approximately 18 hours per week)

    • Work with Collective and General Manager to assess and refine communications strategy to generate greater public awareness of the breadth of SFMT's programming to encourage engagement and cultivate individual donor relationships.

    • Ability to use digital marketing platforms, social media and other arts platforms to increase visibility, individual donors and engagement for SFMT.

  • List all SFMT events on ticketing websites (varies based on season schedule).

  • Research and reach out to podcast hosts, influencers, and press to procure publicity opportunities to increase SFMT visibility and promote the summer show and other events (approximately 2-4 hours per week).

  • Provide accurate and timely status reports to the Board of Trustees and answer e-mails in a timely manner. (approximately  1 hour per week)

Position Requirements:

  • The position of Development Manager requires a strategic thinker and self-starter who is organized, persistent, and detail-oriented.

  • Past non-profit arts sector experience developing individual donor and communications programs required, along with references.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

  • Ability to work 28-32 hours per week in the SFMT headquarters as an independent contractor.

  • Innovative, flexible, and able to prioritize to meet the needs of an evolving organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to be prioritize, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.

  • Fluency is Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Social media marketing experience required.

  • Willingness to list all shows and events on ticketing platforms.

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

Working Conditions:

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

  • Ability to move about in an office environment, which is up 1 flight of stairs, 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 and experience in using grants databases in the library.
  • Ability to attend and help organize 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 collectively.

To Apply:

Please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position to both Haminy Silva & Ellen Callas.



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 - 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!