The Granada Theatre has 3 open positions

Staff & Performance Accountant – Full-Time

About Us

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners as well as its eight resident companies. The SBCPA’s most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre.

What You’ll Do

The Staff & Performance Accountant, under the direction of the Controller, is responsible for performance and event related accounting and analysis, and special projects as assigned by the Controller. Areas of concentration include show/event (settlement) accounting; show/event budget maintenance; account reconciliation and analysis; maintenance and custody of accounting records; the performance of other general accounting duties; and other duties as assigned. This position is also responsible for accurate and timely processing and managing all aspects of payroll for SBCPA on a bi-weekly basis.

Performance Accounting

  • Responsible for all performance accounting, processing of payroll allocations to rental agreements and working directly with renters and agents to coordinate settlements.
  • Manage the data transfer from box office software to Quickbooks for Theatre revenue, as well as posting of development revenue.
  • Ensure proper coding, accounting of revenue and expenses and reporting for all performance and theatre related activities
  • Preparation of all performance related analysis, including budget vs. actual, cash forecasts and updates to key assumptions


  • Responsible to perform bi-weekly payroll cycle processing, including all related entries in payroll and accounting systems as required
  • Understand and apply appropriate union rates and premiums per collective bargaining agreement
  • Coach supervisors and staff on remedying common payroll mistakes

A/P and A/R

  • Monitoring of accounts payable and receivable, working with bookkeeper to ensure accuracy and standardization of records and processes
  • Produce reports as necessary for audits, preparation of financials and related publications


  • Develop routine and ad hoc payroll, financial and operational reporting as required, including presentations for Board and executive teams
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive employee information

What You’ll Need to Get the Job Done

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or appropriate field, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Settlement (performing arts related) and/or project accounting experience is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years intermediate level accounting experience using an automated system, including preparation of complex financial reports. QuickBooks Enterprise experience is preferred.
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting and the performing arts center industry is preferred.
  • At least two years payroll preparation and processing experience required including using payroll processing systems (required); experience using Intuit Payroll Services and QuickBooks preferred
  • A demonstrated understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • An ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce highest quality work product in fluid and rapidly changing conditions.
  • Must exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership, work well in a team environment, and be dedicated to accomplishing the organization’s goals.
  • Must be technologically fluent on Windows-based computer systems and be able to effectively use Microsoft Office programs including Word, and Outlook and have high proficiency in the use of Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Thorough knowledge of California, federal and local payroll-related regulatory requirements
  • Ability to meet and maintain deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management

What Will Really Interest Us About You

  • Proficiency in Quickbooks Enterprise or Experience in Financial Edge
  • Be or become super user of Tessitura (our ticketing and donor management database)
  • Experience in project or performing arts related settlement accounting
  • Super-user of Excel and reporting capabilities

What Will Really Interest You About Us

Benefits include health, dental and vision, and a 403b Retirement Plan with an employer match after one year of service. An atmosphere of learning and opportunities to increase skills and knowledge and develop a career. Downtown Santa Barbara office in the beautiful Granada tower. A wonderful team dedicated to supporting the arts.

To apply, download and complete our employment application. Submit application with resume, cover letter and references to No phone calls, please.

Box Office Associate - Part Time

The Granada Theatre is currently seeking reliable, customer friendly individuals for several part-time Box Office Associate positions.

Box Office Associates promote outstanding customer service in ticket sales and services for The Granada Theatre, its resident companies, and Historic Theatre District partner venues.  Associates impart information about performances, ticket pricing and seating availability as well as general information about the theatres and the Santa Barbara area, while creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to experience the cultural and performing arts.

In addition to ticket sales and services, Box Office Associate duties include but are not limited to general office tasks, proofreading marketing materials and other duties as assigned.

Applicants must be confident working with the public, have a pleasant demeanor, a passion for outstanding customer service, and the ability to professionally interact in person, over the phone and by email with theatre patrons, show presenters, co-workers and the general public.

Weekly work schedules range between 10 to 18 hours. Hours vary depending on scheduled performances and events.

General Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm, Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  The Box Office also remains open until one half hour after the first curtain on performance days.


  • Applicants must be available to work weekdays, weekends, evenings and some holidays.  Ideal candidates will have availability to work Saturday evenings and/or Sundays from 11:30am to 5:30pm in addition to weeknight evenings.
  • Basic computer knowledge in a Windows environment and typing skills are required.
  • Proficient bilingual (Spanish) is highly preferred.
  • Ticket sales experience is helpful.  Experience using the Tessitura ticketing system is highly desirable.
  • All applicants are required to complete and sign a background check authorization form.

To apply, download and complete our employment application. Submit application with resume, cover letter and references to No phone calls, please.

Facilities Assistant - Part Time

The Granada Theatre has an opening for a part-time Facilities Assistant who can provide oversight, support and basic security for performances, rehearsals and private events at the theater. They will also be available on a regular basis for light maintenance, additional cleaning and marquee changes. This is an opportunity to join a team of facilities professionals who maintain, protect and restore the amazing treasure that is the Granada Theatre. Part-time schedule allows a mix of at least 20 hours per week for maintenance and shows, occasionally additional hours.

  • Act as Facilities point person for performances and events, to support front of house staff and related show vendors with facilities logistics and tasks
  • Liaise with contracted security for performances and events to provide oversight or information as necessary
  • Remain on-call for performances and events for moving equipment or cleaning up spills, light plumbing issues and other facilities related tasks
  • Have schedule availability for theater maintenance on weekdays

What You’ll Need to Get the Job Done

  • High School education or Associate’s degree or coursework
  • At least 6 months’ experience with special event logistics
  • An excellent customer service background
  • Knowledge of and experience in light maintenance work such as painting, plumbing/HVAC, minor repairs, spot cleaning, light bulb and filter changes, Audio Visual
  • Must have a keen eye for detail

What Will Really Interest Us About You

  • 1-2 years’ experience in special events logistics and vendor management
  • Previous employment in the trades of plumbing/HVAC, carpentry, painting or repair work

What Will Really Interest You About Us

An atmosphere of learning and opportunities to increase skills and knowledge and develop a career. Downtown Santa Barbara office in the beautiful Granada tower. A wonderful team dedicated to supporting the arts.

To apply, download and complete our employment application. Submit application with resume, cover letter and references to No phone calls, please.