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Horizon Theatre Company, a 29-year old professional contemporary theatre in Atlanta, seeks a full-time Development Manager to join our team of theatre-loving professionals in beautiful Atlanta. Qualified candidate will be an energetic, collaborative, organized go-getter who has 1-5 years experience and/or training in fundraising/marketing/sales/ producing, works well with board members and volunteers and has excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate should have the ability to organize and execute a multi-faceted fundraising campaign under the direction of senior leadership. Other qualities/skills sought include: experience in Word, Excel, and database; a strong interest or background in theatre; salesmanship; entrepreneurial spirit. Acclaimed for its leadership in Atlanta’s arts community, artistic innovation and fiscal responsibility, Horizon has a $1.2 million budget, no deficit and an operating reserve fund, serves 40,000 diverse patrons annually and is housed in an arts facility that includes our 175-seat theatre. Strategic partnerships include the Atlanta Intown Theatre Partnership and the National New Play Network.
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- Meeting and exceeding the fundraising goals by researching and developing relationships with individuals (annual fund and major gifts), corporations (annual fund and sponsorships), foundations, and government grants.
- Managing volunteers and interns to complete administrative maintenance tasks.
- Drafting of all grants—corporate, foundation, and government
- Management of all grant reporting
- Researching of foundation and corporate grants for specific programs
- Managing patron and board advocacy for government funding and support
Annual Campaign & Fundraising Committee
- Working with executive leadership and fundraising committee to create the annual fundraising campaign. Determining the human and financial resources needed to conduct campaign. Working with managing leaders, help lead board and volunteers in execution of campaign.
- Managing and maintaining all current contributors (i.e. donors, subscribers, volunteers, community partners and board members) while cultivating new contributors through constant communication and recognition.
- Motivating and supporting the board and volunteer fundraising committee in coordination with the managing leaders.
- Planning and supervising the donor telethon.
- Serving as staff point person for donors.
- Creating new partnerships with individuals, small businesses, corporations, and foundations as appropriate and essential to furthering the goals of the theatre.
- Planning and supervising fundraising special events.
- Securing and coordinating sponsorships for special events.
- Planning and coordinating the logistics for all Opening Night Parties and other special events as assigned.
- Creating the calendar for the development department.
- Keeping detailed records about donor activity, history, and information.
- Organize and document all development activities.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
SENIOR MANAGEMENT LEADER
HORIZON THEATRE COMPANY, a 29-year old contemporary theatre committed to commissioning, development and production of new work in Atlanta, seeks an experienced professional to partner in leading the theatre to the next level of growth. The right person will be excited to work closely with the Executive Artistic Director and staff to implement the theatre's vision and business strategies and create a collaborative, motivated team of board, staff and volunteers. Responsible for: managing human resources, ensuring smooth running of theatre operations, and taking a leadership role in fundraising and facility planning. The right candidate will have a track record of effective management and team-building, be organized and flexible, and have a passion for contemporary theatre. Acclaimed for its leadership in Atlanta’s arts community, artistic innovation and fiscal responsibility, Horizon has a $1.2 million budget, no deficit and an operating reserve fund, serves 40,000 diverse patrons annually and is housed in an arts facility that includes our 175-seat theatre. Strategic partnerships are a major part of the theatre's business strategy and include the Atlanta Intown Theatre Partnership, the National New Play Network and the Atlanta Children’s Theatre.
Send letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and phone references to email@example.com. Letter should include information about your theatre background/interest/affinity and why you are applying for this job in particular. Please put MANAGEMENT SEARCH in the subject line. Documents attached should be Word compatible or pdf.
- To create a collaborative, effective, positive team of staff, board members, volunteers and interns.
- To create smooth, efficient and effective theatre operations, coordinating the activities and needs of all departments
- To take a leadership role in the development and management of human and financial resources
To maximum the effectiveness of the Horizon team of staff and volunteers in serving its internal and external customers and in reaching organizational goals by creating smooth, efficient and effective operations and a positive, collaborative work environment.
- Work with the Executive Artistic Director/CEO and board to define organizational goals and priorities.
- In partnership with Executive Artistic Director/CEO on decisions involving staffing, organizational structure, business strategy and financial resources:
- Create, lead, and develop a collaborative team of staff, board, volunteers and interns to achieve the theatre’s goals
- Hire, coach, develop skills of and manage the job performance of administrative staff members, focusing on maximizing use of their core strengths and talents.
- Recruit, manage placement of, and oversee development of volunteers and interns.
- Recruit and manage board members, engaging them in the life of the theatre and understanding and effectively utilizing their interests, skills and contacts.
- Lead the theatre in developing the financial resources needed to achieve its long-term and short-term goals.
- Lead the theatre in developing life-long relationships with patrons, maintaining and increasing the age/race/income diversity of the audience and maximizing our service to the community through programs that emphasize our core strengths.
- Lead the theatre in the development of, fundraising for and execution of capital projects, including renovations and new facilities.
- Coordinate the schedule, activities and needs of all the theatre’s departments.
- Oversee continued systematization of Horizon operations, including developing written operational procedures for all areas.
- Develop measures for the effectiveness of core activities and systemize method for gathering and utilizing the measures.
- Serve as primary human resource manager for recruitment of staff, board, volunteers and interns
- Serve on the board of the Atlanta Intown Theatre Partnership, a fundraising partnership between five professional theatres.
- Handle specific producing, financial management, technology, marketing, customer service, and development responsibilities as identified in partnership with the CEO. These will change as organizational staffing and priorities shift.
- Utilize Executive Artistic Director’s expertise and knowledge of the organization and community to assist in solving problems, in defining or revising strategy and in identifying human and financial resources.
- Partner with Executive Artistic Director to communicate organizational vision and goals to stakeholders, including board, staff, artists, committees, major donors, and audiences.
The Senior Management Leader reports to the Executive Artistic Director/CEO, Lisa Adler.
The Senior Management Leader must possess strong skills in team building, human resources, project management, problem solving and communications combined with a passion for contemporary theatre. He or she must be able to both see the big picture and to support the team in breaking it down into individual tasks that must be accomplished in order to allow the theatre operate smoothly.
Education and Experience
- At minimum a B.A. degree, preferably in theatre or a related discipline. A master’s degree is a plus but not required.
- At least 5 years experience in theatre/non-profit administration.
- Significant experience in building and managing effective, collaborative teams toward performance objectives
- A broad range of experience in other key areas such as fundraising, marketing, finance, budgeting, customer service, information technology, facility management.
- Strong skills in MS Word and Excel
- Familiarity with Quickbooks, Tessitura, database software, desktop publishing and presentation software a plus
- Team Building: ability to build, manage and motivate effective teams
- Collaboration: ability to work closely with colleagues toward goals, sharing responsibility and power
- Interpersonal: ability to work effectively with a wide range of people.
- Communication skills: both oral and written; ability to conduct meetings and make group presentations; ability to represent the theatre well to a variety of stakeholders.
- Leadership skills: ability to make decisions, solve problems, delegate tasks and responsibilities; ability to adapt to changing situations and establish priorities.
- Planning and organizational skills: ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time; ability to provide structure and systematize procedures.
- Fundraising: ability to cultivate and solicit donors
- Financial skills: ability to manage budgets, assist in preparing and analyzing financial statements