Jobs at The Speakeasy
Join the folks who put on San Francisco’s breakthrough immersive theatre experience! We are always looking to add talent to the team. Please browse the open positions below, and apply in the manner indicated. No general applications, please.
DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST: The mission of the Digital Marketing Strategist is to continually evaluate, innovate, and increase engagement with the company’s digital communication channels, driving toward increased sales conversions. We are looking for someone who is proficient in digital and social media PPC advertising, google analytics and SEO optimization to create and update digital marketing strategy, to prioritize initiatives and to allocate resources. This is a full-time, exempt position in the Management Office of The Speakeasy. The position is eligible for paid time off, health plan, and other benefits. Salary between $65-80K. Full job description online here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
OPERATIONS MANAGER: This is a senior management role with responsibility for bar, box office, front of house, and retail operations. Provide exceptional leadership around the principles of 5-star service, maximizing profit, and customer safety and satisfaction, while supervising the managers of four operations departments. Experience in theatre operations is essential, yes, but even more important is a gift for managing systems — both human work-flow systems and information systems. Implementing and improving back-end technology is a central part of the job. Read the full job description here. Full time, benefits eligible, salaried at $65K-80K. To apply, send resume and a brief statement of qualifications to email@example.com.
PART-TIME FINANCE DIRECTOR: The Speakeasy is seeking a credentialed finance professional to oversee the company’s accounting function, produce financial reports, manage cash flow, create budgets, and secures sources of working capital. Currently budgeted at 20 hours per week, the position will grow as The Speakeasy expands to other cities. Compensation: fifty percent of a $85-95K annual salary for a 0.5 FTE commitment, with eligibility for paid time off and other benefits. Minimum 1-year commitment please. Read the full job description here. To apply, please email your resume with a brief note highlighting your relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER / GENERAL MANAGER: This is a rare opportunity to gain experience on a large-scale commercial theatre project thriving outside New York City. The Assistant to the Producer / General Manager provides executive support, and in addition plays an integral role in the hiring process, investor relations, events management, and social media management. Compensation: $30-35K annual salary for a full-time commitment, with health benefits and paid time off. Minimum 1-year commitment please. Full job description online here. To apply, please email your resume with a brief note highlighting your relevant experience to email@example.com.
ASSOCIATE STAGE MANAGER: Non-Equity stage managers needed to join the six-person team that runs The Speakeasy. We are looking for individuals who are highly organized, remain calm under pressure, provide strong leadership, and have a deep knowledge of stage management practice. Compensation is on a per-performance basis and meets or exceeds regional standards for non-AEA work. Please send resume and description of relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACTORS: Experienced, non-union actors are invited to submit headshot and resume to email@example.com. General auditions are held monthly for all roles and replacement actors are put in on a rolling basis. Minimum four month commitment required.
SPECIALTY ACTS: Circus artists with authentic 1920s routines needed to fill 7-minute slots in our cabaret show. Jugglers, contortionists, ventriloquists, unicylcists and others encouraged to submit headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSICAL ACTS: Vintage musical acts need to play the late shift at “A Night at the Palace” (Fridays 11 pm – 12:30 am) and at the weekly after-party for “The Speakeasy” (Saturdays 11:30 pm – 1 am). Open to acts from the 1920s to the 1950s; dance bands preferred. Please send video and audio clips to email@example.com.
WARDROBE ASSOCIATE: Experienced wardrobe assistant/dresser/costume builder needed for show nights. Specific duties include: Maintaining costumes, keeping laundry schedule, quick changes, quick fixes, costume builds, etc. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast paced, sometimes high stress environment with a variety of personalities and working in tight quarters. Please send resume and description of relevant experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE: Seeking a well spoken, enthusiastic, and tech savvy Box Office Associate to handle ticket sales, inbound sales, and promotional fulfillment. Click here for a full list of job duties. Part-time, hourly position, 20-30 hours per week. To apply, submit resume and a brief summary of applicable experience to email@example.com.
FRONT OF HOUSE ASSOCIATE: The FOH staff manages coat check, directs patrons throughout the venue, operates the souvenir photo booth, and provides overall excellent customer service. Theatre experience preferred but not necessary. Please send resume and a brief summary of applicable experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASINO DEALER: Gaming table operators needed for craps, black jack, and roulette. Some experience necessary, but on-the-job training is available. A talent for entertaining people is required. Shifts are 7-11 pm on show nights, most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. To apply, submit resume and a brief description of your applicable experience, to email@example.com.
BARTENDERS & COCKTAIL SERVERS: Seeking qualified, enthusiastic bartenders, bar backs, and cocktail servers to join our team. Two years experience in bars and restaurants required; a passion for the arts is a definite plus. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTISTIC INTERN: Assist the Creative Director with auditions, creative meetings, and project development. Minimum 15 hours per week, 3-month commitment. To apply, submit resume, a description of your interest in immersive theatre, and an indication of your availability, to email@example.com.
ABOUT THE PLAY
THE SPEAKEASY is an immersive theatre experience that transports audience members back in time. The physical environment is a recreation of a 1923 San Francisco speakeasy, featuring a bar, a Vaudeville cabaret, a back-room casino, the chorus girls’ dressing room (where a one-way mirror allows audience members to view private moments), and other related spaces. Audience members are free to wander throughout the venue, where they can buy real drinks, watch Vaudevillian entertainers (magicians, ventriloquists, singers, dancers, comedians), and participate in fake gambling (blackjack, roulette, and craps). At the same time, a cast of 35 actors inhabits the space, portraying both the speakeasy’s guests (World War One buddies; swindling moonshiners; suffragettes; flappers; et al) and its staff (bartenders, bouncers, chorus girls, and others), and perform “slice-of-life” story lines. Audience members can follow characters from room to room, or stay in place as scenes unfold before them.
For the current production of THE SPEAKEASY, we have secured a 10-year lease on a deserted single-screen movie theatre a basement located at Broadway and Columbus in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood. A $2.5 million construction project has converted the venue into a 9,000 square foot immersive theatre environment. The play has been completely rewritten and features new designs and a new cast. The ambition of the project is bold and open-ended: to delight audiences for years and become an iconic San Francisco cultural institution.