The SF Playhouse
San Francisco, CA

Expires: 03/31/18

Job Dates

02/26/18 - 05/27/18


$150/month transportation stipend

Overview: SFPH Internships provide an opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day and long-term workings of a professional theater company. Each intern works closely with their supervisor to create learning goals at the start of the internship that include a special project within their department. Interns are treated as part of the Playhouse family which operates under the companys values of Empathy, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration and the ever important Yes. All interns leave the program with new connections, strong skills and real life experiences to add to their overall education.

Description: Become a member of the San Francisco Playhouse Human Resources + Administration Team! This position encompasses Human Resources, Finances and General Management as they specifically relate to the performing arts realm. Great position for students and recent graduates interested in building a career in Human Resources, Theatre Administration, Arts Administration or Nonprofit Management. This position available for full season or on an individual session basis. Do you have a detail-oriented personality with keen creative thinking skills? Do you want to learn the business side of theatre? This position is for you!

You Will Learn:

Proper Accounting Procedures for Nonprofits
Subscription and Donation Processing
Basic Administrative Skills
General Human Resources Practices
The Difference between a Union and a Non-Union Actor
How to Differentiate between Independent Contractors and Employees
Incoming and Outgoing Mail Management
Basic Patron Service and Vendor Relations
Filing System Maintenance
Calendar Management
Volunteer Management

What We Expect:

A Strong Interest in Live Theatre
Good Written and Verbal Communication Skills
Computer Competence (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail, etc.)
Flexibility with Changing Priorities and Demands
Ability to Multi-Task and Prioritize
Ability to Collaborate, Analyze and Problem-Solve
Evening and Weekend availability required
Time Management Skills a Must
A Can-Do Attitude
Keen Attention to Detail
Intermediate to Advanced Experience with Microsoft Excel preferred
Ability to show discretion in dealing with confidential information
Strong Organization Skills

Internships require 15 - 30 hours per week commitment. This includes a good amount of weekend and evening time. Interns should expect to be at SFPH at least 3-5 days each week for 4-8 hours per day. Schedules may vary week to week based on the theatres events.

Regardless of department, all interns are expected to be available for:
Observe no less than one Table Read or Final Dress
Opening Night Events
Sandbox Load-In and Strike
Rehearsal Assistance as Needed
Other Special Events or SFPH Calendar events as they arise.

Skills Required - Highly detail oriented, Time Management, Discretion, Excellent organizational skills, Teamwork, Flexibility, Able To Multi-task, Basic Computer Skills, Excel


Charlotte Brockman

Administrative Manager



(415) 677-9596

Fax: (415) 625-9876

Business Address

588 Sutter St #318

San Francisco, CA 94102

Posted: 02/12/2018 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 02/12/2018 14:36 EST

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