Director of Development

Northern Stage’s Director of Development is an essential member of the leadership of an energized, rural, professional theater company with a mission of changing lives, one story at a time. The Director of Development oversees the planning and operations of the Development Department to secure and retain all contributed revenue. They are responsible for attaining 50-55% of the revenue to support the theater’s overall $4M operating budget through a variety of strategies: major gifts, corporate partnerships, annual fund, government and foundation grants, and other initiatives. The Director of Development is also responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of capital and/or endowment campaigns for Northern Stage’s 25th Anniversary and any other future special fundraising campaigns. They report directly to the Managing Director, work closely with an engaged Board of Directors, and are integral to the work of the NS Leadership Team. The Director of Development is an active ambassador for this dynamic company, embodying its core values and mission/vision.

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Director of Marketing and Development-Triad Stage

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time, Director of Marketing and Development. The Director will create and implement Triad Stage’s marketing and development strategies. They will work collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Director, members of Triad Stage’s Producing Team, and the Board of Trustees on developing a strategic multi-year plan that addresses the short and long term financial goals of the theater. Responsibilities include: season pass and single ticket campaigns, overseeing the development and execution of all advertising and promotional efforts, responsibility for the ticket sales, individual, corporate, foundation, and special event fundraising goals for the theatre, and audience and community engagement initiatives .

An ideal candidate will have 5+ years of marketing and/or development experience, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, experience with budgeting and developing income goals, and a proven track record that demonstrates success in increasing earned and/or contributed revenue. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. Salary commensurate with experience.

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Director of Development

PlayMakers is seeking a Director of Development to lead the efforts of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s (PRC) and the Department of Dramatic Art’s (DDA) to secure external funding from individual donors, foundations, and corporations for its programs and works to establish and achieve financial goals. The position coordinates prospecting and fundraising efforts with the Arts and Sciences Foundation team and reports both to the PRC Managing Director and the Associate Dean and Senior Director at the Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience. Successful candidates will have the experience, maturity, and judgment needed to provide evidence-based guidance to staff, proven success in securing large contributions from individual donors, a high comfort-level interacting with senior level executives and people of wealth, and a fearless but smart in the ability to ask for gifts and to position others to ask for gifts, among other qualifications. Experience in higher education fundraising and in fundraising for a theater or arts organization strongly preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.

Application Deadline: September 17, 2018

JOB OPPORTUNITIES- Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre, one of New York’s leading Off-Broadway theatres, is seeking to fill several positions, full-time and part-time. Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home, producing six to eight productions annually. In 2005, Signature began its groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative, providing affordable tickets to all its productions. In 2012, Signature opened the Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 75,000 square foot Center featuring three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a central, public lobby with a café and bookstore, as well as administrative offices. In 2014, Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Artistic Line Producer – Full-time

Marketing Assistant – Full-time

Production Manager – Full-Time, Temporary

Tessitura and Database Manager – Full-time

Ticket Services Representatives – Part-time

Security Officer – Full-time

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Capital Campaign Manager - Norfolk, VA

Virginia Stage Company seeks a highly motivated, skilled and experienced fundraising professional to join the VSC team. S/He will work in close partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director and an engaged and energized Board to complete the second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign (~$2M). The qualified candidate will support high artistic standards, strengthening connections with the Hampton Roads community and successfully engage loyal and growing audiences. This position presents an opportunity for the right candidate to join the Senior Staff of one of Norfolk’s most important cultural assets, a leading non-profit currently celebrating 40 years of theatre-making.

The Capital Campaign Manager will serve as the lead strategist and will be responsible for articulating, planning and overseeing the implementation of the strategic direction for a comprehensive second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign. The CCM has primary responsibility for developing prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies. S/He is expected to cultivate and solicit major gifts ($10,000+) from key prospects, as part of an ambitious development plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, prospect identification, research, solicitation and stewardship; design, oversight, and implementation of all Capital Campaign initiatives, with a keen focus on achieving departmental goals.

Assistant Director of Development

PlayMakers Repertory Company is the award-winning, professional theatre in residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. It produces 10 shows each season along with extensive community engagement and K-12 education programs. Now engaged in a comprehensive fundraising campaign, PlayMakers is looking for a full-time Assistant Director of Development to become an integral part of a dynamic, committed team. The Assistant Director of Development will spearhead the Annual Fund program, including identification, cultivation and stewardship of donors, developing and executing external communications, developing and managing special events, and supporting the PlayMakers Advisory Board and committees. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are critical. S/he will oversee and manage the donor database in Tessitura and Blackbaud.

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Director of Development - San Diego Repertory Theater

San Diego Repertory Theatre is seeking a seasoned, innovative, and motivated senior development leader desiring to use their skills to make a positive impact on the REP and the San Diego community. As the REP embarks upon its fifth decade, this individual will play a critical leadership role in guiding the organization through its next phase of growth, building upon the momentum of its 40th anniversary recognition and its newly renovated facilities, and leveraging the clear strategic vision laid out for its ongoing multi-year capacity building campaign. Reporting to the Executive Director, this key member of the leadership team will be responsible for all aspects of development, leading and inspiring their staff of 4 fundraising professionals to execute their comprehensive fundraising strategic plan to meet a contributed revenue goal of $2.5 million, aided by the sophisticated Tessitura software. Resulting resources will enable the REP to deliver on its mission of celebrating the diversity of our community and its commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement.

Qualifications: Sophisticated understanding of the tools of fundraising; exceptional leadership, motivational, organizational, communication skills; passion for the arts; proven success. Minimum 7-10 years of experience, advanced degree preferred.

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Front of House Operations Manager

Signature Theatre seeks a Front of House Operations Manager with facilities or operations management experience, who excels at customer service, is an outstanding communicator and team player with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. The staff member in this position’s primary responsibility is ensuring Signature’s audience has a fantastic experience from the moment they enter our front door until they leave. This position is part of Signature’s marketing team and reports to the Director of Marketing. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience or ability in operations or facility management and customer service management. Previous theater management experience is highly desirable. Have supervisory experience including hiring and training employees. The candidate must also have excellent interpersonal communications, basic budgeting and financial literacy knowledge, and the ability to lift and transport heavy boxes of merchandise and supplies. This position offers a competitive middle managerial level salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, disability and life insurance; vacation, sick and parental leave; as well as complimentary and discount tickets. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position - 40 hours per week, including weekends and some evenings. For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter to EOE.