Updated April 15, 2014



Part-Time/Seasonal Position

Position Description

Stern Grove Festival’s Marketing & Public Relations Assistant position is an opportunity to receive hands-on experience with various facets of event promotion and public relations. Stern Grove Festival executes an extensive promotional campaign, including media outreach, advertising, printed materials, social media, website, and media sponsorships. The Marketing & Public Relations Assistant reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Public Relations and will work closely with other staff members, including participation in weekly staff meetings. Assistants are given a high level of responsibility and work alongside staff members on important projects and research. This position is ideal for undergraduates studying communications, marketing, and/or public relations or individuals looking to expand their career in the field.


  • Help write and produce program guide, website, blog, and other promotional materials
  • Assist with management of social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)
  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of press releases, media alerts and press kits
  • Organize photography files and distribute photos and information to the media, on request
  • Arrange on-site hospitality for media
  • Assist with on-site merchandising
  • Copy editing and proofreading
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • General office duties, including filing, faxing, mailings and copying

General Qualifications:

  • Prior education, experience or interest in communications, marketing, and/or public relations.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Experience with social media campaigns and website content development.
  • Video editing experience desirable.
  • Computer skills: MS Office; familiarity with online research and social networking sites required. Basic HTML, Photoshop, InDesign, and experience with video/audio editing and Adobe Premiere highly desirable.

Seasonal Work Period:

Summer Season: April through August 2014


16 hours per week, including concert Sundays.
Concert Sundays required: June 22 to August 24, 2014. Schedule to be determined by mutual agreement.


  1. SGFA Office: 832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000, San Francisco
  2. Sigmund Stern Grove: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco


Wages commensurate with experience. Paid semi-monthly.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. A cover letter stating why you would like to work for Stern Grove Festival Association, what you hope to gain from working at the Festival, and what you think you can contribute to the Festival through your work as an assistant.
  2. Your resume
  3. Two references
  4. Writing sample

Send to:

Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: (415) 252-6250




Part-Time/Seasonal Position

Position Description

Stern Grove Festival’s FOH PA’s will be responsible for venue set-up and strike, crowd control, emergency response protocol, senior/ADA shuttle safety and operation, vendor booth set-up and strike and any additional duties that pertain to the smooth operational functionality of the concert venue.

Reporting Relationships

The Front of House Production Assistant reports directly to their Area Team Leader and works closely with concert patrons and volunteers. All FOH Production Assistants must be available every Sunday from June 22nd through August 24th.

General Duties

  • Maintain clear aisle ways and emergency exit paths at all times.
  • Assist elderly and handicapped patrons
  • Work directly with concert patrons assisting in crowd control and general guest relations
  • Perform daily set-up and strike of concert venue and Esplanade
  • Attend weekly on-site production/operations meetings
  • Adhere strictly to SGFA approved policies, protocols and procedures
  • Promote public safety and efficient flow of daily operations within their assigned area

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in an organized and detailed fashion
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative work ethic
  • Ability to handle stressful situations with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to adhere to SGFA guidelines and protocols
  • Maintain complete self-assurance and control of all situations
  • Ability to lift/carry 50lbs
  • Comfortable working in the outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Have a great sense of humor and maintain dedication to SGFA mission
  • No experience is required but good attitude and excellent work ethic is a must

Location: Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To apply, please submit the following via email and include job title in Subject line:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Your resume
  3. Two references

If sending hard copies by mail, please use both sides of the paper.

Send to:
Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107