Associate Director of Community Connections


The Associate Director of Community Connections will be responsible for engaging the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area with an emphasis on those historically excluded from and underrepresented in live theater. Duties will include building community relationships; collaborating with the Artistic and Marketing departments; designing and implementing culturally responsive residencies and interactions with a range of partner organizations; and producing events that strengthen A.C.T.’s relationship with the San Francisco community.


  • Establish meaningful relationships, partnerships and trust with individuals and organizations across San Francisco with an emphasis on Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian communities. Guide efforts to integrate these relationships into the full organization.
  • Collaborate with community leaders to design programs that are responsive to the interests and needs of specific cultural communities and that utilize A.C.T.’s resources in service of those interests.
  • Facilitate dialogue with potential collaborators, community leaders, and artists about program content, and provide input, support and direction towards A.C.T.’s programming, including season planning.
  • Engage with San Francisco/Bay Area artists across artistic disciplines to support the work on A.C.T.’s stages.
  • Serve as a liaison to communities on behalf of the Artistic and Marketing departments; connecting visiting artists and collaborators with members of the community to support mutually beneficial programming.
  • Collaborate with and support the Marketing department in audience development efforts to increase participation of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian communities.
  • Contribute to planning and provide general administrative and onsite support as needed to the full range of A.C.T.’s Education and Community programs and initiatives, working in collaboration with colleagues in the department and across the organization.

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working with communities historically excluded/underrepresented in live theater with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in program management, community organizing and/or producing.
  • Knowledge of the performing arts, B.A. or B.F.A. in performing arts/humanities preferred though not required.
  • Ability to work independently and take projects from conception to completion.
  • Strong project management skills and experience, ability to be detail-oriented while maintaining and cultivating big picture vision and consistency.
  • Innovative thinking, adaptability, and comfort with supporting new ideas/projects.
  • Comfort in working digitally (need not have advanced technical skills but should be able to plan and execute digital events).
  • Capacity to provide onsite event management.
  • High level of cultural competency.

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Expires: 2021-07-02


American Conservatory Theater


SF Bay Area


415 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102





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