31 Mar 2021

Full-Time Director of Development

Garden Theatre  Winter Garden, Florida, United States

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Job Description

Garden Theatre, a non-profit arts organization located in the heart of historic downtown Winter  Garden, FL, seeks a full-time Director of Development to provide leadership to the  organization’s efforts to secure financial and other support from individuals, foundations,  corporations, and government entities to sustain and expand its operations.

Working closely  with a collaborative Administrative and Artistic Staff and Board of Directors, the Director of  Development is responsible for the planning, development, and execution of the Garden  Theatre’s programmatic and institutional fundraising.

Candidates for this front-line position must  be highly comfortable interacting with donors and patrons at all levels.

The ideal candidate will  be a proactive, enthusiastic, and community-minded Garden Theatre advocate who thrives as  part of a collaborative team.

 

Originally operating as a single-screen movie theatre from 1935-1963, Garden Theatre was  reborn in 2008 after a complete renovation to offer audiences entertainment that inspires  discovery through theatrical experiences that are innovative, impactful, and inclusive. The  Garden offers a transformative experience for every artist, student, employee, partner, and  audience. By creating a true artistic home that supports and elevates their vision, passion, and  artistry, Garden Theatre continually sets new standards for how theatre builds a connected  community.

The Director of Development is a member of the Garden’s leadership team, reporting to the  Managing Director and working closely with the Board of Directors and volunteers. This position  leads development strategy and supervises the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all  fundraising programs, including special events, to raise $500k in annual contributed income  through individual, corporate, foundation, and government support.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strengthen and diversify all of Garden Theatre’s multiple fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Managing Director and Artistic Director to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of the organization’s vision and direction.
  • Develop and implement a sustainable fundraising strategy in support of the Garden  Theatre’s strategic plan, long-term goals, and financial model;
  • Cultivate new and retain existing Garden Theatre patrons and donors.
  • Oversee and direct annual giving campaigns, corporate and foundation grants, government grants, planned giving, and matching and in-kind donations;
  • Analyze and improve individual giving programs, aimed at building a donor base and  cultivating deeper ties with donors, including oversight of acquisition, materials, special  events, and donor correspondence.
  • Create or oversee the development of proposals and materials for corporate, foundation, and government grants and sponsorships, and ensure that all required reporting and donor benefits are delivered.
  • Use innovative strategies and creative ideas to identify and cultivate new prospects and initiatives.
  • Plan and oversee (in collaboration with the Artistic department) special events, including Garden’s annual Encore Gala, year‐round programming‐related events, and donor receptions.
  • Develop positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance the Garden Theatre’s goals and build its profile as a leading producer of theatre in Central Florida;
  • Works with appropriate staff to prepare monthly metrics report on the Garden Theatre’s  development efforts and status to the Managing and Artistic Directors and Board of  Directors as needed.
  • Prepare, monitor and manage the annual development budget.
  • Align development related communications with the organizations brand and provide  ongoing evaluation of key messaging as it relates to development activity.
  • Represent the organization externally in collaboration with the Artistic Director and Managing Director.
  • Facilitate, engage and support the Development Committee of the Board of Directors to  meet fundraising goals and secure new funding both from individual donors and  corporations.
  • Collaborate as part of the staff leadership team on key organizational issues ranging from long-term strategy to day-to-day management and infrastructure needs.

QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES

  • Undergraduate Degree in Communications, Nonprofit Administration, Business Administration, and/or equivalent degree and or work experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years in nonprofit fundraising, arts administration, or closely related field;
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to fully integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan;
  • Ability to work as part of a high-functioning team, inspire and lead through example  utilizing the skills, abilities, and passions of a diverse set of stakeholders to build  relationships and advance the organization’s mission;
  • Competence in budget development and analysis, and data-driven decision making;
  • Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to  changing priorities;
  • Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings, weekends, and travel as needed.

PREFERRED CAPABILITIES

  • Background in nonprofit arts.
  • Previous leadership experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, familiarity with website CMS and e-mail communication platforms; experience with Patron Manager or similar CRM database  systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of and passion for live theatre and the performing arts highly desired.

The Garden Theatre is committed to acknowledging, addressing, and dismantling harmful practices which impede progress. We are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates and we welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or ancestry. The Garden Theatre is an equal opportunity employer,  committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and  off.

COMPENSATION:
Salary range is $45,000-48,000 per year depending on experience, plus benefits including health insurance and paid vacation.

START DATE:
Ideal start date is June 2021; position is open until filled.

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to DevelopmentJob@gardentheatre.org.

No recruiters, staffing firms, or phone calls, please.

 

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Director of Development
  Garden Theatre
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Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: administration, development, fund-raising, management, non-profit, and theatre. States: Florida.
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