Careers

The Granada Theatre has 4 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

Payroll

  • 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

Reporting

  • 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 resumes@granadasb.org. No phone calls, please.

Bookkeeper – 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 bookkeeper assists in managing the day to day accounting and finance requirements and is responsible for entry of accounting transactions for general operating activities, concentrating on accounts payable; accounts receivable and deposits; periodic regulatory reporting, and; cross train for payroll. The person in this role computes, classifies, and records numerical data to keep financial records complete. They also perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. They may also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

 

What You’ll Need to Get the Job Done

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or appropriate field, or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll and payroll reports
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel and Quickbooks
  • Experience in services related to payroll such as writing checks and submitting payroll taxes
  • Strong understanding of business and income tax worksheets and computations
  • Confidentiality
  • Organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good customer relations skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
  • Skilled multi-tasker
  • Reliable and committed to consistently meeting deadlines.

 

What Will Really Interest Us About You

  • You have proficiency in Quickbooks Enterprise and/or Experience in Financial Edge
  • You are a super-user of Excel and reporting capabilities
  • You are punctual and diligent.

 

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 resumes@granadasb.org. 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 resumes@granadasb.org. No phone calls, please.

Theater Front-of-House Assistant - Part Time

What You’ll Do

The Front-of-House Assistant, under direction of the House Manager, shall provide excellent customer service to patrons during events at the Granada. Work will include preparation of the theater space, such as setting up tables, chairs, programs and minor cleaning.

The work schedule is based on the events scheduled. The hours are highly variable and generally limited to 15 hours or less per week. Some weeks may have no hours. Most hours will be at night and may be any day of the week, including weekends, and holidays.

The Front-of-House Assistant must be able to represent the Granada Theatre effectively and professionally at all times.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide excellent customer service for patrons including resolving issues and complaints.
  • Monitor people and events to ensure patron and volunteer safety and adherence to rules.
  • Work and communicate well with volunteer ushers.
  • Assist in emergencies. Need First Aid Certification. (can be completed after hire)
  • Move and lift program boxes, tables, chairs, and other furniture and equipment as needed.


What You’ll Need to Get the Job Done

  • Must be able to frequently climb stairs, walk and stand for prolonged periods of time. (4-5 hours minimum)
  • Must be able to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances.
  • Must be able to react professionally and independently in assisting patrons in difficult and emergency situations.
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with the public, co-workers and a large team of volunteer ushers.
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Must be able to lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Proficient with Windows, Microsoft Office Word and Excel, email and other web-based apps.
  • The employee will occasionally work in a moderately loud environment.


What will Really Interest Us About You

  • Previous experience in a front-of-house position in a performing arts center, theater or conference center.
  • Previous customer service in other fields, fast-paced places, such as restaurants or museums or non-profits.
  • Some previous office experience.


What will Really Interest You About Us

A superb team dedicated to excellence in customer service. Working in an impressive, historic theater venue. Engaging the community in supporting the arts. An atmosphere of learning and opportunities to increase skills and knowledge. Flexible scheduling. Downtown Santa Barbara office in the beautiful Granada Tower.

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