Careers

The Granada Theatre has 4 open positions

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.

Facilities Assistant - Part Time

What You’ll Do

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

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.