Director of Finance


Director of Finance

The Old Globe
San Diego, CA 92101


Manny Bejarano

Job Details




Director of Finance



The Search

The Old Globe has initiated a search for a Director of Finance to join the theatre’s staff and assist our efforts to advance our institution to its next level of artistic and organizational achievement.


Now in its 82nd year, the Tony Award winning Old Globe is a recognized leader among American regional theatres.  Known for producing a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays, the Globe annually produces 15 productions on its three stages, plus a “Globe for All” touring program that performs in community venues throughout San Diego County.

Over the years The Globe has served as an artistic home to many of the most acclaimed actors, designers, directors, and playwrights working in the theatre.  Dozens of Globe-originated productions have gone on to play at theatres across the country, and more than twenty-five Globe productions have gone on to Broadway, off-Broadway, or London’s West End productions.  These shows include such well known hits as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, and most recently the current Broadway hit, Meteor Shower.

Having completed a $75 million capital campaign that resulted in significant improvements to its facilities and surrounding campus, The Old Globe offers artists and audiences one of the most spectacular and versatile theatre complexes in America.  Centrally located in downtown San Diego’s gorgeous Balboa Park, the performance venues of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center include the 580-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White arena theatre, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. In addition to its public performance spaces, the complex includes on-site administrative offices, rehearsal halls, and craft shops.

Nearby are two other facilities owned by the Globe: a 22-unit apartment building which hosts out-of-town artists, and the Globe’s Tech Center, a 43,000 square-foot state-of-the-art production facility.

Each year more than 250,000 ticket buyers attend Globe productions, and tens of thousands participate in the theatre’s arts engagement programs and outreach services. With an annual operating budget approaching $24 million the Globe is San Diego’s largest arts institution and is its leading arts employer. That size of budget places it among the largest regional theatres in the country.

The arrival of Erna Vinci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in 2012 and more recently Timothy J. Shields as Managing Director in 2017 has marked a period of growth and success.  The Globe has enjoyed record breaking attendance and wide acclaim for the quality and reach of its work.


The Old Globe’s Board and staff share a passionate commitment to serving audiences, the community, and theatre professionals, at the local, regional, and national level as expressed in the company’s mission statement:

To preserve, strengthen, and advance American theatre by: Creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards; Producing and presenting works of exceptional merit, designed to reach current and future audiences; Ensuring diversity and balance in programming; Providing an environment for the growth and education of theatre professionals, audiences and the community at large.

A core focus of the Globe’s mission is to make theatre matter.  We work to have that be true for more people, more often.  We do this by expanding and strengthening the connection between the theatre and its neighbors in and around San Diego.  To that end, in recent years The Globe created an Arts Engagement department, which works to give individuals and families the chance to experience theatre - often for the first time, and to participate in theatre-making activities that engage San Diegans with every level of the institution.  The Globe's Arts Engagement work deepens community ties and increases access to the theatre through a combination of new and existing initiatives that are experiential, participatory, and aimed at multi-generational audiences.  The Globe also serves the professional community as the home of the Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, a nationally renowned two-year MFA actor training program.

More information about The Old Globe can be found at its website


Position and Responsibilities


Reporting to the Managing Director, the Globe’s Director of Finance will provide high-level leadership and strategic direction for the financial affairs of the Globe, and will be a member of the senior leadership team.  The Director of Finance will oversee accounting, finance, and internal financial controls.  They will work closely with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors in developing and implementing near-term and long-term financial plans and budgets.  The Director of Finance will provide ongoing fiscal and financial analysis in a fluid and changing environment; prepare long-term forecasts and financial models; monitor and support fiscal performance; manage banking and external financial relationships; assist the Managing Director in providing support to the Board of Directors and will be the principal staff liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.



In pursuit of these duties, the Director of Finance will lead a departmental team comprised of a Senior Accountant; an Accounts Payable/Accounting Assistant; and a Payroll Coordinator/Accounting Assistant.


The Director of Finance:

·         Supervises all aspects of the theatre’s financial operations, including the establishment and operations of accounting systems and controls.

·         Ensures accurate and timely recording of daily, monthly and annual financial activity.

·         Manages the preparation of the annual audit. 

·         Fulfills government and grant source reporting requirements.

·         Manages operational and grant project budget planning, reporting, and forecasting.

·         Manages and reports on organizational cash flow.

·         Provides financial advice and trend analysis to the Managing Director and Board of Directors.

·         Works collaboratively with the other departments in the theatre.

·         Trains, mentors, and supervises an effective, professional staff and recruits and replaces as necessary, in consultation with the theatre’s senior leadership.




The successful candidate will:

  • Be a forward-thinking leader and administrator, with the ability to ensure and maintain integrity in all aspects of the theatre’s financial operations.
  • Have extensive knowledge and use of computerized accounting applications, database and spreadsheet software.  Experience with the Tessitura enterprise software package, ADP and Blackbaud’s Financial Edge accounting program a plus.
  • Possess the ability and perspective to evaluate and implement opportunities for improvements and efficiencies in financial administration, reporting, and analysis.
  • Have a genuine understanding of the “story behind the numbers”, and the judgment to interpret and analyze them in context of the theatre’s entire operations. 
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be very well-organized, able to plan and manage strategically, set priorities and focus on details while not losing sight of the big picture, with the flexibility to welcome and embrace change, and the ability to balance the many challenges inherent in a dynamic, fast-paced theatre environment.
  • Have solid experience in managing, mentoring and motivating staff, and the ability to inspire those working with him/her toward accomplishing common objectives.

·         Be someone with initiative, creativity, energy, and a sense of humor, who enjoys working as a team player but also has the capability to work independently and as a self-starter.

  • Have a genuine interest in The Old Globe Theatre, and understand and support the theatre’s mission and values
  • Have, at minimum, a Baccalaureate degree in accounting or a related field, a M.B.A. or equivalent graduate degree is preferred.
  • C.P.A. certification is a plus.
  • At least seven to 10 years of professional experience gained in progressively senior positions, preferably in an arts or other nonprofit environment.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.




Salary is highly competitive within the marketplace and will be commensurate with the level of experience required for this position.  The range of benefits includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life/AD&D insurance, long term disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan, as well as sick, personal, and vacation leave.


Start Date


This position will be available as of March 6, 2018.


Equal Opportunity


The Old Globe has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and is particularly interested in receiving expressions of interest from women and people of color.  We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring, supporting, and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Procedure for Application


Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to: 


Ms. Sandy Parde, Human Resources Director

The Old Globe Theatre

P.O. Box 122171

San Diego, CA 92112-2171




March 6, 2018 -



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