Associate Artistic Director

Associate Artistic Director

CATEGORY: Administrative

The Old Globe
San Diego, CA 92101


Manny Bejarano

Job Details


The Old Globe in San Diego, an industry-leading theatre, seeks dynamic, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Artistic Director. With a budget of $27 million, each season features 15 productions on three stages on our lovely Balboa Park campus. These seasons include a renowned summer Shakespeare Festival along with productions of classic and world premiere plays and musicals, as well as an annual new play reading series.

The position is one of two Associate Artistic Directors at the theatre, each of whom reports to the Artistic Director. Each Associate Artistic Director is primarily responsible for producing oversight of a given portion of The Old Globe’s shows, the annual new play reading series, and other developmental work. Producing responsibilities include script development, creative artist selection, casting, and working closely with the creative and production teams prior to and throughout the production run including support through rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and previews. Position will also participate in season planning, maintain and cultivate artistic and industry relationships, participate in humanities and lifelong learning activities, participate in arts engagement activities, participate in donor cultivation events, and represent the theatre locally and in the national conversation throughout the field. We seek an individual with a demonstrated background as an artistic producer, and with a skillset that ranges across new plays, musicals, and classics.

Successful candidates will have deep artistic insight and a gift for communicating clearly, sensitively, and supportively with artists at all points in the creative process. A strong knowledge of the field and a wealth of relationships with, and knowledge of, the most exciting directors, writers, actors, and projects is also important. Occasionally the Globe produces in partnership with commercial producers, and relationships and experience in that realm are a plus. Minimum of five years producing experience required. This position will not offer opportunities to direct in the Globe’s season. The Old Globe is committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation, therefore we strongly encourage applications from populations underrepresented in the theatre field. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Full-time position with benefits including 401(k). Must be able to pass a background check. Reply with cover letter and resume to



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