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Position: Executive Director, Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Type/FLSA: Full Time - Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits

The Opportunity: The Executive Director will commence on or before July 1, 2020, and will work in partnership with the Artistic Director (currently Executive & Artistic Director) to accomplish the company’s goals. The successful applicant will develop and manage the annual budget, and develop and implement a comprehensive development plan. They will also hire and manage all administrative staff.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and manage the Annual Budget and detailed department budgets in order to guarantee the continuation of the company’s consecutive debt-free operations.

• Serve as primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors and Board Committees.

• Supervise all company business functions, including, but not limited to, financial management, accounting, general office administration, IT, ticket sales, CRM implementation and maintenance.

• Hire and manage all KO administrative employees, interns, and volunteer staff (excluding artists and production staff).

• Supervise the development of new Marketing and Public Relations campaigns.

• Work with the Artistic Director and Board in developing short and long range plans for the company.

• Represent and advocate for the company by engaging with community groups, elected officials, etc.

 

Develop and implement a comprehensive Development Plan that addresses individual, corporate, foundation, and government support.

• Identify and write all grant applications. • Advise and collaborate with the Knoxville Opera Guild’s fund-raising activities.

• Identify donor trends and opportunities as well as develop strategies to retain current and develop new donors. Selection Criteria:

• Bachelor’s Degree is required.

• Professional fundraising certification (CFRE) is preferred but not required.

• Extensive knowledge of fund-raising “best practices,” principles, and ethics.

• Minimum of 5-7 years of personally designing and executing successful fundraising campaigns is required.

• Expertise working with PatronManager and/or other fundraising databases is required.

• Minimum of 5-7 years of successful financial and personnel management experience (preferably with a non-profit organization) is required.

• Exceptional written, oral, presentation, and organizational skills are required.

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to effectively gain the respect and support of various stakeholders, including Board members, donors, and community members is required.

• Required computer skills include the Microsoft Office Suite programs.

• Proven ability to work independently, meet deadlines, multi-task, adapt to change, be creative, and problem-solve.

• The successful candidate will be eager to become a valuable member of the East Tennessee community, and be committed to accomplishing the company’s financial and artistic goals in collaboration with the Artistic Director, staff, and Board of Directors.

 

The Company:

Knoxville Opera is currently celebrating its 42nd Season with main stage productions of Madame Butterfly (Puccini), Romeo and Juliet (Gounod), and Harriet Tubman (Okoye/Tennessee Premiere). Among its annual 100 Education/Community Engagement events are the Knoxville Opera Goes to Church concert, the Rossini Festival, and in-school Opera 101/African-American Voices/staged abbreviated opera presentations. The company, which has operated debt-free for the past 14 years, has an annual budget of $1.3 million and an operating reserve of $1+ million. The company’s activities and history may be reviewed in detail on its website: www.KnoxvilleOpera.com.

 

The Region:

The Knoxville/East Tennessee region is well-known for: great natural beauty (rivers, lakes, forests), tourist destinations (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), a robust arts community (e.g. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Clarence Brown Theatre, Knoxville Museum of Art, Big Ears Festival), Innovation Valley Economic Development Partnership, major employers (e.g. U.S. Dept. of Energy, University of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, Covenant Health, Clayton Homes, Discovery, Jewelry Television, DeRoyal Industries), a thriving television/film production community, affordable housing costs, fiscally responsible local government, and no state income tax.

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Creative learning Assistant

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£19201
Application Deadline: 
9 August 2019

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Creative Learning Assistant

Are you keen to gain a year’s experience working in a theatre for young people?

Half Moon Theatre is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Creative Learning Assistant to support all aspects of the company’s extensive programme working with young people in Tower Hamlets. Last year, Half Moon worked with 26,000 workshop participants and 25,000 audience members. Half Moon is a theatre for young audiences which tours nationally and specialises in artform development and new writing. Our participatory work and professional theatre programme have equal status and are mutually enriching.

The post is a fixed term one-year contract funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship Programme.

To apply for this role you must be aged 18-24 (inclusive) and live in Tower Hamlets.

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Box Office Associate

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Application Deadline: 
6/27/19

The Groundlings Theatre and School is seeking a part-time Box Office / Front of House Associate to join our dynamic team for immediate hire. Qualified candidates should have strong customer service skills, be a proactive problem solver, and work well in a fast-paced environment. Experience in a theatre or working with Tessitura or similar ticketing platforms is a plus.  Must be available to work evenings and weekends, and can expect 10-15 hours regularly per week. Holiday/seasonal availability a must, as we have holiday shows. 

 

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Director of Individual Giving

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Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an experienced, energetic, driven and creative leader to spearhead its individual giving programs with a focus on building one-to-one relationships with The Public’s highest value patrons. The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategy, planning, management and implementation of all aspects of The Public’s individual giving initiatives with the goal of significantly increasing giving from this sector. The Director also manages a portfolio of individual prospects. The position requires someone who is highly proactive and goal-driven.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 5+ years related experience; proven track record in securing new donors and upgrading existing donors; exceptional interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; flexibility and an affinity for working in fast-paced environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience, Tessitura preferred; passion for the arts

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Group Sales Manager

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Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an outgoing and results-driven Group Sales Manager to help usher in the next era of success for the organization's 45th Anniversary season and beyond. The ideal candidate will be a goal-oriented individual who will thrive on both outbound efforts and administrative management. The Group Sales Manager will lead the charge on planning and executing events, parties, tours, and pre- and post-show programming designed to increase ticket sales. This will include supervising Front of House staff, caterers, and other vendors as they relate to these programming efforts. This position will work directly with the Director of Marketing on strategizing and implementing campaigns to boost sales and audience diversity, and with the Director of Education and Engagement on Student Matinees and community engagement programming. The Group Sales Manager will also work with Development staff to coordinate joint initiatives and fulfill corporate sponsor benefits. This position will assist with general marketing initiatives and events, and serve as a social media liaison as needed

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Sales experience with a proven track record is required as are exceptional interpersonal skills, and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must be computer-savvy, and able to understand basic website management of Group Sales web pages. Microsoft Office proficiency required, and basic graphic design experience preferred. Strong candidates will have a passion for the arts. Salary is a base salary plus commission. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to pkyle@ppt.org. Please include Group Sales Manager in the subject line. No phone calls.

 

Director of Individual Giving

Pittsburgh Public Theater is seeking an experienced, energetic, driven and creative leader to spearhead its individual giving programs with a focus on building one-to-one relationships with The Public’s highest value patrons. The Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the strategy, planning, management and implementation of all aspects of The Public’s individual giving initiatives with the goal of significantly increasing giving from this sector. The Director also manages a portfolio of individual prospects. The position requires someone who is highly proactive and goal-driven.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; 5+ years related experience; proven track record in securing new donors and upgrading existing donors; exceptional interpersonal skills; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; flexibility and an affinity for working in fast-paced environment; proficiency with Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience, Tessitura preferred; passion for the arts.

 

 

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Senior Trust & Foundations Manager

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Circa £30,000
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5pm, Monday 3 June 2019

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Are you gifted at gaining support from trusts and foundations for good causes? Do you love bringing projects to life for potential funders through your creative writing? Are you passionate about the arts?

We are seeking a dynamic individual to work closely with our Head of Development to drive forward the company’s revenue and capital fundraising strategies, with a specific focus on achieving income targets for trusts and foundations. You will be joining one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies at a vital and exciting chapter in its history as an extensive £21.5m redevelopment of the Citizens Theatre gets underway.

To be successful in this role, it is essential you have a proven track record of informing development plans and achieving fundraising targets. Given the nature of funding applications, you will be happy working on your own initiative whilst being part of a supportive and engaged team. Whilst previous experience of working in theatre is not essential, you will have a genuine interest in the arts and derive satisfaction from being part of a committed team who are passionate about making great theatre in Scotland and involving the people of Glasgow in the transformative power of the performing arts.

Full-time, 35 hours per week. Flexible working arrangements, including working from home, may be possible on request. If you would like a confidential and informal conversation before applying please contact Kirstie Cusick on kirstie@citz.co.uk to arrange a suitable time.

Salary: Circa £30K per annum dependent on experience

Deadline for applications: Monday 3 June, 5pm

First Interviews: Wednesday 12 June (am), Thursday 13 June (am)

Second Interviews: Thursday 20 June (pm)

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