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Theatre General Manager

San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time

Position Overview:

The SF Playhouse is looking for an experienced and highly organized General Manager to manage the day to day administration and general management of the theatre.

The General Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of the San Francisco Playhouse with particular focus on the systems and operations of our theatre. You will lead our administration department and play a key role in operations, HR and policy, as well as a supporting role in compliance, governance and planning.

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Hours: 40 hours per week

Schedule: 5 days a week, 8 hours a day

Start Date: ASAP



  • Manage the day to day administration of the company including office systems, internal communication, company information and overseeing the working environment
  • Responsible for the general management of the theatre including IT and telephone systems, safety and security procedures and facilities maintenance.
  • Oversee risk assessment procedures for productions and events.
  • Attend regular staff and managers meetings

HR and Personnel

  • Oversee Human Resources for the Playhouse
  • Oversee personnel administration, including recruitment, onboarding, offboarding and employment contracts
  • Oversee employee and supervisor Anti-Harassment Training
  • Ensure that Playhouse is compliant with all San Francisco and California Employment laws & postings are current.
  • Manage employee benefits programs including health reimbursement and commuter benefits
  • Oversee Health care compliance including ACA calculations and HCSO filings


  • Ensure that Playhouse’s policies are regularly updated, compliant and clearly communicated and implemented.
  • Manage, implement and abide by the theatre’s Illness and Injury Prevention Policy and Emergency Action Plan ensuring that all members of the company are trained in and comply with emergency and safety procedures. Submit OSHA reports when necessary.
  • Oversee Safety Committee and serve as Chief Safety officer, coordinate quarterly committee meetings
  • Ensure that all premises, staff and productions are adequately insured including workers comp, liability insurance and vehicle insurance.
  • Oversee Business registration, Liquor license and fire permit renewals.
  • Coordinate company vehicle registration.


  • Manage administrative and operational budgets
  • Oversee the ongoing review of vendor contracts ensuring best value for money.


  • Function as AEA, Equity League, SDC and USA Liaison including season renewal, contract negotiation and closing notices.
  • Execute Actor and AEA SM/ASM contracts and riders
  • Coordinate Housing and transportation for out of town guests.


  • At least 3 years previous experience as General Manager
  • Excellent staff management skills/experience
  • Highly organized, efficient and confident nature
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel & Outlook
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize a varied workload and work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to identify and solve problems as well as act on one’s own initiative
  • Ability to act with integrity and observe confidentiality
  • Positive, enthusiastic and flexible attitude

San Francisco Playhouse

Why Work Here?

Plenty of learning and growth opportunities at the second largest professional theatre in the Bay Area

San Francisco Playhouse Located in the heart of the Union Square Theater District, San Francisco Playhouse is the city’s Off-Broadway company, an intimate alternative to the larger more traditional Union Square theater fare. The San Francisco Playhouse in a nonprofit corporation that provides audiences the opportunity to experience professional theater with top-notch actors and world-class design in a setting where they are close to the action. The San Francisco Playhouse is committed to providing a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers, and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit. Believing that theatre cultivates a more culturally well-rounded and empathetic society, SFPH executes our mission and engages our community through three robust core programs: MAINSTAGE SEASON: Our award-winning Mainstage Season runs year-round, comprising of 6 shows that run between 5 and 11 weeks, being dark for only 6 weeks a year. Our Mainstage productions range from West Coast premieres coming to us directly from On- and Off-Broadway houses to World Premieres and reinvigorated classics. NEW PLAY PROGRAM: Theatre is essential. This belief drives San Francisco Playhouse to encourage and facilitate the growth of playwrights and the development of new plays, with a focus on plays by women and people of color. We do so in the following four integral ways: our Commissions (including the 5 Year/20 Play Commission program); the Sandbox Series of world premieres; Workshops; and a monthly Reading Series. RISING STARS THEATRE ATTENDANCE PROGRAM: Through partnerships with Bay Area High Schools, Rising Stars engages the next generation with innovative and accessible theatre. Sponsored in part by patrons, 300 high school students receive subscriptions to 4 Mainstage and/or Sandbox productions. Students receive pre-show, in-class preparations and engage in post-show discussions with the actors and patrons, bridging a dialogue between the audience of today and that of tomorrow. Students then write letters to their sponsors reflecting on their experience. MISSION: To share stories that uplift our spirits, deepen self-awareness and nurture a compassionate community. We are San Francisco's Empathy Gym Our theater is an empathy gym where we come to practice our powers of compassion. Here, safe in the dark, we can risk sharing in the lives of the characters. We feel what they feel, fear what they fear, and love what they love. And as we walk through our doors we take with us greater powers of understanding to make our community a better place, one play at a time. VALUES: Empathy, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Yes For more information about our programming, visit us at


450 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco, CA

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