Giant Steps Frequently Asked Questions

What is Giant Steps?

Giant Steps is a donor program designed to complement existing or new memberships. By making a three-year membership commitment at any level from $300 Benefactor up through our Leaders Circle, you’ll become a Giant Steps Member and enjoy all of the core benefits of membership at your qualifying level, plus your name added to the glass wall facing Franklin Street.

 

What are the benefits of Giant Steps?

As a Giant Steps Member, you will enjoy all the core benefits of SFJAZZ membership at your qualifying level, plus:

  • Your name inscribed on the SFJAZZ Center (opportunities are limited– please act quickly!). 
  • Your Giant Steps membership will be active for three years, so you’ll never miss an on-sale. Forgo renewal notices, save time and help save our resources. 
  • Automatic monthly or annual payments for your convenience.

 

Why should I do this now?

With the SFJAZZ Center as a strong base, we look to fulfill a greater promise. Help us meet demands and expand opportunities for artists, students, and audiences alike. Your support will help bring collaborations and cultural transformations to our stages – and beyond our walls.

Giant Steps is only open through June 30, 2017. Please enroll today in celebration of our 5th anniversary season!

 

What if I want to join Giant Steps, but it's not time for my membership renewal yet?

You can join Giant Steps today and not lose a day of membership. Your three-year membership pledge will pick up at the end of your current membership. If you join online, your first payment is paid today and your subsequent pledge billing will begin after your current membership ends.

 

What if I am already a Giant Steps Founding Member?

Your Giant Steps pledge was a catalyst for opening the SFJAZZ Center in 2013. As a Giant Steps Founding Member, your listing will remain on the Giant Steps wall. By rejoining Giant Steps, you’ll help us bring groundbreaking new collaborations and transformations to our stages – and beyond our walls. You’ll also have the opportunity for an additional listing on the Giant Steps glass wall.

 

How do I know if I am a Giant Steps Founding Member?

Giant Steps Founding Members joined Giant Steps by making a three-year pledge leading up to the Grand Opening of the SFJAZZ Center in January 2013. Giant Steps Founding Members are currently recognized on the Giant Steps glass wall (but there is room for more names!).

Giant Steps Founding Members can find their name or current listing by downloading this PDF and using the search function.

 

If I join, can I put a name other than my own on the wall?

By default, your name will be inscribed on the Giant Steps wall. However, you may choose instead to recognize a friend or loved one. Listings such as “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” are encouraged. Giant Steps is a wonderful opportunity to connect a loved one to the SFJAZZ Center.

 

How do I join?

Make a three-year pledge at any level from $300 Benefactor up through Leaders Circle.

For example, if you are at the $60 Individual level, upgrade to Giant Steps at the $300 Benefactor level and you will have secured your membership for the next three years. If you are already at the $300 Benefactor level, then all you have to do is join Giant Steps to renew your membership for three years.

There are many ways to join Giant Steps:

  • Online: sfjazz.org/giantsteps 
  • Phone: contact our Membership Department at 415.283.0337 
  • In Person: visit the SFJAZZ Box Office

 

When will the Giant Steps wall be updated?

The Giant Steps glass wall facing Franklin Street will be updated and revealed in Fall 2017.

 

Do I have to pay the full three years of my membership now?

No. You may complete your Giant Steps pledge monthly, annually, or in full. Giant Steps membership is available for as low as $25 a month, allowing you the convenience of automatic payments that best fit your budget.

 

How do automatic payments work?

Your credit card provided when you join Giant Steps will be securely stored and automatically charged on the 15th of the month. You can also pay annually by credit card or check.

 

What if my credit card number expires or changes?

Please contact the Membership Department at 415.283.0337 or members@sfjazz.org to adjust your payment. After three missed monthly payments, your membership will be suspended. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you if a payment is missed.

 

When will I receive my Member card?

Your Member card will arrive in the mail at the start of each membership year, but your membership will be active for the full three years of your Giant Steps membership.

 

Can I purchase a Giant Steps membership as a gift for someone else?

Yes, we hope you will. Giant Steps is the perfect gift for anyone who loves jazz and world music. Your gift recipient will enjoy all the benefits of SFJAZZ membership, as well as their name on the Giant Steps glass wall. Plus, the gift is tax-deductible for you! If you’d like to purchase a Giant Steps membership for someone, please call our Membership Department at 415.283.0337.

 

What is the deadline for joining Giant Steps?

To take advantage of all the benefits offered, you must join by June 30, 2017.

Join Giant Steps for as little as $25 a month

During this milestone Season 5, we are reopening Giant Steps so that more of our growing community can help bring groundbreaking collaborations and cultural transformations to SFJAZZ stages—and beyond our walls. By making a three year membership commitment at any level from $300 Benefactor up through our Leaders Circle, you'll become a Giant Steps Member and enjoy all of the core benefits of membership at your qualifying level, plus:

  • YOUR NAME INSCRIBED ON THE SFJAZZ CENTER – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Franklin Street. 
  • NEVER MISS AN ONSALE - Your Giant Steps membership will be active for 3 years. Forego renewal notices, save time, and help save our resources. 
  • AUTOMATIC MONTHLY OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS – Your credit card will be securely stored and automatically charged monthly or annually for your convenience.

On the front of the SFJAZZ Center and within the halls, you show the world that jazz is vital. Please help us realize the full potential of what we have begin together. Make a Giant Steps pledge today!

Giant Steps Levels of Membership

Select a payment plan:

Benefactor:
$300 a year (3 years)

  • YOUR NAME INSCRIBED ON THE SFJAZZ CENTER – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Franklin Street. 
  • NEVER MISS AN ONSALE - Your Giant Steps membership will be active for 3 years. Forego renewal notices, save time, and help save our resources. 
  • AUTOMATIC MONTHLY OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS – Your credit card will be securely stored and automatically charged monthly or annually for your convenience.
  • First Chance to Buy Tickets — Choose your seats before anyone else. Tickets go on sale to Members before the public.
  • Deep Discounts —25% off select performances each season, 10% off all orders of 10 or more tickets,10% off SFJAZZ merchandise
  • Insider Events — Listening Parties and Members-only Concerts
  • No Ticket Service Fees — save up to $7.50 per ticket
  • Opportunity to Reserve ParkingPre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member
  • Free ticket exchange privileges with 24 hour notice
  • Listing in SFJAZZ program book each season
  • SFJAZZ High School All-Stars CD ($15 Fair Market Value)

Select a payment plan:

Patron:
$600 a year (3 years)

  • YOUR NAME INSCRIBED ON THE SFJAZZ CENTER – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Franklin Street. 
  • NEVER MISS AN ONSALE - Your Giant Steps membership will be active for 3 years. Forego renewal notices, save time, and help save our resources. 
  • AUTOMATIC MONTHLY OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS – Your credit card will be securely stored and automatically charged monthly or annually for your convenience.
  • First Chance to Buy Tickets — Choose your seats before anyone else. Tickets go on sale to Members before the public.
  • Deep Discounts —25% off select performances each season, 10% off all orders of 10 or more tickets,10% off SFJAZZ merchandise
  • Insider Events — Listening Parties and Members-only Concerts
  • No Ticket Service Fees — save up to $7.50 per ticket
  • Opportunity to Reserve ParkingPre-purchase a spot at the Performing Arts Garage.
  • An additional membership card for another family member
  • Free ticket exchange privileges with 24 hour notice
  • Listing in SFJAZZ program book each season
  • SFJAZZ High School All-Stars CD ($15 Fair Market Value)
  • Invitation to a Leaders Circle Lounge
  • Invitation to a behind-the-scenes rehearsal

Select a payment plan:

Leaders Circle - Presenters Level
$1,200 a year (3 years)

For Giant Steps levels above $1,200 annually, please contact Lindsay Fyffe, Leaders Circle Manager, at lfyffe@sfjazz.org or 415.283.0349.

  • YOUR NAME INSCRIBED ON THE SFJAZZ CENTER – A recognition of your choosing will be added to our Giant Steps wall on Franklin Street. 
  • NEVER MISS AN ONSALE - Your Giant Steps membership will be active for 3 years. Forego renewal notices, save time, and help save our resources. 
  • AUTOMATIC MONTHLY OR ANNUAL PAYMENTS – Your credit card will be securely stored and automatically charged monthly or annually for your convenience.
  • Personal VIP ticketing service via the Leaders Circle Ticket Concierge
  • Premium Seating
  • Reserved Seating at General Admission shows in Miner Auditorium & Joe Henderson Lab
  • Leaders Circle Lounges – savory and sweet amuse-bouche, wine, beer, and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages at select concerts
  • Behind the Scenes Open Rehearsal
  • Post-concert Season Celebrations and Festival Fêtes with guest artists

For one year memberships, please click here.

Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner

Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm · 10:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner  

Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner

Friday, December 16, 8:00pm · 10:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Carolizing Christmas with The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol featuring Joe Warner  

Junior Designer

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Marketing, the Junior Designer is responsible for brand management for SFJAZZ, design, production of advertising (online, print, digital and broadcast), collateral development, and graphics. This is a hands-on position requiring a positive attitude, organizational and communication skills, clear understanding of and experience in branding, the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, the talent to create compelling and appropriate design solutions, and the discipline to manage multiple large projects responsibly. This person works collaboratively with another Graphic Designer within the Marketing Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design materials associated with SFJAZZ and SFJAZZ Center events and programs, including but not limited to, advertising (digital, print, broadcast, outdoor), sales catalogs, program books, brochures, postcards, website, posters, invitations, venue signage, press materials and merchandise. 
  • Meets with various SFJAZZ departments to discuss project objectives and requirements; develops and presents appropriate design solutions. 
  • Selects and edits photography. 
  • Obtains required approvals for all phases of a project, works well under pressure and responsibly meets deadlines.
    • Any other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Skills & Qualifications  

  • 2 - 5 years graphic design experience. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of branding principles and imperatives required. 
  • Work experience with a preference for arts/entertainment organizations.  
  • Expertise with industry-standard graphic design and digital art production tools for print and web media is essential with strong skills required in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), as well as Acrobat and Keynote.  
  • In-depth knowledge of production processes in both print and digital media required.  
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to think strategically and manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, anticipate demands, coordinate stringent deadlines, and be agile in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Capable of graciously synthesizing and incorporating feedback from a variety of sources. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including the ability to sell your design concepts to the management team. 
  • Adobe Premiere and Photography skills a plus! 
  • Strong interest in the performing arts and jazz music. 

Working Conditions
The work schedule varies from customary office hours to unpredictable hours, with the potential for long hours during critical periods. This job requires occasional work during evenings and weekends. 


To Apply

Please send your resume in .doc or .pdf format, cover letter, and a link to your portfolio that includes work samples in all of the following areas: magazine, direct mail, advertising and digital.

Submit to jobs@sfjazz.org with Junior Designer in the Subject line. Resumes without all the requested information or sent to other email addresses may not be considered. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO phone calls please.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 


SFJAZZ is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to a diverse and harmonious workplace.

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

 

Burt Bacharach

Wednesday, June 7, 8:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

 
The Hitmaker Series: Burt Bacharach at Davies Symphony Hall  

Lisa Hilton / Solo Piano / Day & Night

Friday, March 10, 8:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Visiting Presenter Series: Lisa Hilton  

Student Membership Intern

Job Description

SUMMARY

A part-time position in that reports to SFJAZZ’s Marketing Department, to research and develop a Student Membership program, a trackable “student rush” ticket system, as well as foster and maintain relationships with educators, music programs, organizations and student groups in the Bay Area.

ABOUT SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ is one of the world’s most popular and important presenters of jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is a beautiful and perfect stage for jazz artists and the community to celebrate the living American art form of jazz. The $64 million Center launched in 2013 and the 34-year-old non-profit organization now crafts distinguished programming and education services from the heart of the San Francisco arts district. The budget for the 2016-17 Season is more than $16 million with more than half coming from ticket revenues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build a network of contacts in music education at the high school through college level in the Bay Area 
  • Research student discount and membership models used by other organizations 
  • Visit schools and organizations to talk with students and educators about student membership and rush tickets 
  • Assist in creating a database for student members 
  • Assist in marketing student membership via physical and digital collateral (i.e. flyers, e-cards, email, social) 
  • Collect feedback from students and educators to help optimize the student membership program 
  • Research education and school events SFJAZZ might participate in to build its presence among students 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Knows the music, how to speak to educators and HS-college- age students, both music majors and non-majors who are music fans. Has a bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program. 
  • 12-15 hours/week. Flexible schedule. 20 hours/week max. Salary negotiable. 3 month initial commitment.

Taylor McFerrin

Taylor McFerrin

 

Taylor McFerrin

w/ Marcus Gilmore

Sunday, March 26, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 
Electronic Beat Jazz Series: Get Outta Your Seat!