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.

Current opportunities

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


In the fall of 2022 we will a search for a Development Associate,

please revisit this page in October for application info.
 


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.

Duties:

  • 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.

 

Skills:

  • 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 jobs@sfmt.org!
 

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.

Responsibilities
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.

Administrative:

  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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.

AUDITIONS

 

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 info@sfmt.org - 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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