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The Director of Individual Giving will identify strategies and implement tactics that successfully increase philanthropic support of Magic Theatre. This position will spearhead the annual fund and individual giving campaigns as well as relations with the Board of Trustees and Magic Alumni, and will be responsible for cultivating and stewarding individual donors at all levels of giving.
The Director of Individual Giving reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director. The work of the Director of Individual Giving complements the work of the Director of Institutional and Foundation Relations, the Director of Marketing, and other Magic staff.
This is a full-time position beginning in January, 2013.
ABOUT MAGIC THEATRE
As one of the nation’s preeminent hothouses for bold new plays, Magic Theatre – established in 1967 – is dedicated to the cultivation of innovative plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to explosive and entertaining productions of original work. Magic carries out its mission with a lean, hardworking staff that is committed to our work, our audiences, our donors, and the future vibrancy of the American theater.
Work with the Director of Institutional and Foundation Relations to coordinate all fund development efforts, including a plan and projection for contributed income.
Design, implement and evaluate integrated annual fund campaigns to meet annual revenue goals. This effort is likely to include, for example, creating and executing all aspects of Magic’s Fall and Spring Appeals.
Assist with the solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major gift donors and prospects. Develop personal relationships with top donors.
Work with Board of Trustees leadership and the Board Development Committee to identify and track top prospects and develop and manage moves and solicitation strategies with each. Develop and maintain prospect lists.
Work effectively with development team to build cultivation and stewardship strategies for Magic’s individual donors. Take initiative and actively seek to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones.
Maintain donor database that incorporates information about subscription donations, annual campaign donations, and other contributions.
Create donor cultivation, solicitation and acknowledgment correspondence and materials including donor newsletter, and event invitations.
In conjunction with the Director of Institutional and Foundation Relations, supervise the Development Associate. In conjunction with the Director of Institutional and Foundation Relations and the Director of Marketing, supervise the Marketing/Development Intern.
Assist in planning events, stewardship and recognition activities for donors; assure that donors at various levels receive promised donor rewards. Work with the Director of Institutional and Foundation Relations on Magic’s Annual Gala and other major fundraising events.
Track and analyze appeal performance and make recommendations for increasing results.
Submit timely reports to Board and staff leadership as necessary.
Serve as the chief liaison for Alumni Relations, staffing the Alumni Council.
Coordinate with the Director of Marketing to create a consistent look and feel of development and marketing materials.
Coordinate donor meeting follow-up (materials, correspondence, etc.).
Assist as assigned in the development and implementation of other Magic activities.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Minimum five years non-profit development experience, including annual giving campaigns, with a proven record of success.
Commitment to Magic’s mission.
Knowledge of the San Francisco/Bay Area philanthropic community preferred.
Ability to work in fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities. Action- and results-oriented.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and to manage/coordinate projects and deadlines effectively with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled demeanor, while juggling multiple priorities.
Skill at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers across different levels of the organization, internally and externally; possess outstanding relationship building with all donors, Trustees, and volunteers.
Excellent analytical, verbal communications, and writing skills. Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences.
Proficient in all Microsoft applications, social networking tools, and other programs required to produce effective campaign materials and tracking tools.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Send a cover letter, resume, one-page writing sample, and references in a single pdf file to Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Magic Theatre’s leadership is looking for a bright, energetic theater-lover to help us fulfill vital stewardship and administrative needs. The majority of this position’s responsibilities revolve around supporting development efforts, with particular emphasis on stewardship activities such as donation processing, donor acknowledgement, and events of all sizes, including support for the primary fundraising benefit. This position also offers the opportunity to gain experience in the workings of a successful mid-sized professional theatre by providing general administrative support as needed to the general manager and producing artistic director.
This part-time (an average of 3/4 time for 3/4 of the year) position reports to the Development Director. The assistant needs to be able to drive. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Hours will be weighted around the annual fundraiser (that is, more hours in January and February).
The ideal candidate will be organized and detail-oriented, flexible and creative in helping to fulfill the needs of a nimble, smart team that thrives on creating great new plays and sharing them with a loyal and growing audience. Experience with Microsoft office suite is required. Familiarity with donor databases such as TheatreManager is a decided plus, Basic html and at least some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is desired..
Please email your resume and a concise cover letter to: Carol Eggers, Development Director, email@example.com
About Magic Theatre:
Now entering its 46th year of continuous operation, Magic Theatre is dedicated to the cultivation of innovative plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to explosive and entertaining productions of original work. Magic is committed to sustaining the inventiveness and relevance of the national canon, working side-by-side with adventuresome playwrights to foster new works from page to stage as world premieres, or to seize the rare opportunity to further develop a new work within a second or third production.
Excellence, relevance, and adventure define our aspirations. At Magic Theatre, we believe in theatre that is relevant to and resembles the world around us. We are interested in plays that both enlighten and entertain, and that never lose sight of the audience. Our goal is to ensure the future vibrancy of the American theatre by creating plays that will resonate with audiences throughout the United States and beyond.
PATRON SERVICES MANAGER
The Patron Services Manager will oversee all front-line interactions between Magic Theatre and its patrons, managing Box Office and Front-of-House activities, and is responsible for ensuring that each patron receives a positive customer service experience.
The Patron Services Manager reports directly to the Marketing Director. The work of the Patron Services Manager complements the work of the Marketing Director, the Literary Manager, and other Magic staff.
This is a full-time position.
ABOUT MAGIC THEATRE
As one of the nation’s preeminent hothouses for bold new plays, Magic Theatre – established in 1967 – is dedicated to the cultivation of innovative plays, playwrights, and audiences – and to explosive and entertaining productions of original work. Magic carries out its mission with a lean, hardworking staff that is committed to our work, our audiences, our donors, and the future vibrancy of the American theatre.
• Oversee and execute daytime Box Office activities, including single ticket, subscription, and group ticket sales transactions.
• Oversee Front-of-House activities for all performances, including House Management, Box Office/Will Call and Lounge activities/Concessions sales.
• Participate in the hiring and training of all Box Office and Front-of-House staff members.
• Schedule and supervise Box Office and Front-of-House staff members.
• Schedule and manage volunteer ushers.
• Track and manage Box Office and Front-of-House staff payroll records.
• Assist the Marketing Director to devise and implement Group Sales strategies.
• Assist with the planning and execution of special events that are affiliated with performances.
• Aid in planning and execution of audience engagement initiatives and special events.
• Assist as assigned in the development and implementation of other Magic activities.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Minimum three years experience in sales and customer service. Experience managing staff preferred.
• Commitment to Magic Theatre’s mission.
• Ability to work in fast-paced environment; adhere to deadlines; demonstrate flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities. Proactive and results-oriented.
• Proven ability to prioritize tasks and to manage/coordinate projects and deadlines effectively with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
• Ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner with a controlled demeanor, while juggling multiple priorities.
• Excellent people, verbal communications, presentation, and writing skills.
• Proficient in all Microsoft applications and social networking tools. Experience with databases preferred.
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Send a cover letter, resume, and references in a single pdf file to Marketing Director Rachel Reader: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magic Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.