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    SPECIAL EVENTS & DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

    The Special Events and Development Intern will assist with all aspects of promoting, cultivating, and fundraising for the Magic Theatre, especially in relation to the Magic’s Opening Nights (April 1, 2015 and June 3, 2015) and the Let’s Make Magic Gala, held on May 7, 2015.

    Under the supervision and mentorship of the Manager of Institutional Giving and the Development Director, the intern will work on:

    • SPECIAL EVENTS: assist in the logistical planning, setup, execution, and breakdown of all fundraising and cultivation events; participate in the planning and execution of Magic’s Let’s Make Magic Gala.
    • IN-KIND DONATIONS: assist in soliciting and following up on all in-kind donations including auction item, and food donations.
    • GIFT PROCESSING: streamline gift data entry and acknowledgement processes.
    • GRANT WRITING: research and assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
    • CAMPAIGNS: assist in completion of the spring donation campaign.

    In addition:

    • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: assist with general administrative and clerical tasks, such as copying and organizing materials; entering e-mail addresses and demographic data into Magic’s database; maintaining an organized work space in the Development office.

    Specific Requirements

    In addition to the general requirements for all Magic Theatre interns, the Special Events/Development Intern should be enrolled in an undergraduate college/university program or hold a four-year college/university degree, and be interested in a career in non-profits, theatre or development.  Candidates should have outstanding writing, communication, and organizational skills, and be able to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail.

    Experience in an arts organization, graphic design and layout, knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area, experience with database systems and web sites, knowledge of and enthusiasm for theatre is a plus.

    Unpaid; flexible hours; 2 -5 days a week.  Must be available all day on May 7, April 1, and June 3, 2015.  Beginning and end dates negotiable.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@magictheatre.org. No calls, please.

     

    THEATRE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

    The Theatre Management Internship offers the opportunity to learn and develop the wide range of management, marketing, and development skills necessary to work in the professional theatre. The intern works closely with Magic’s Managing Director to ensure the smooth running of daily operations by working with Contributed and Earned Income staff, Finance staff, and all general administrative positions.

    Responsibilities include:

    • COMPANY MANAGEMENT: assist with contract administration; coordinate with theatrical unions; assist with the preparation and maintenance of budgets and administration-related projects as required throughout the season; arrange artist travel and accommodation; assist in planning company-wide events.
    • PUBLIC RELATIONS: audience engagement (including press releases, social networking and other audience-building efforts, and web content); under supervision, write and proofread press releases, place stories in local and regional press, schedule and facilitate press interviews, and assist with publicity. Learn administrative aspects of media relations for a performing arts organization including researching and building media lists, preparing press kits and clip books, handling press ticketing, archiving all press clips, and maintaining the organization’s photo archive.
    • MARKETING: contact with area businesses to boost visibility to locals, secure local corporate sponsors, and sell program ad space. In conjunction with box office, research group sales leads and initiate contact with community partners. Distribute play-specific posters and postcards throughout the city. Participate in marketing meetings and brainstorm strategies and tactics to sell shows and enhance the Magic brand.
    • DEVELOPMENT: work on all aspects of donor relations and stewardship, including assisting in the design of invitations, web content, and other materials for fundraising efforts; writing drafts of solicitation letters and grant requests; assisting in preparing materials for cultivation and solicitation of major donors; assist in the logistical planning, setup, execution, and breakdown of fund raising events; participating in the planning and execution of Magic’s annual fund raising event; researching and assisting in the preparation of grant proposals; copying and organizing materials; entering e-mail addresses and demographic data into Magic’s database.
    • ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT: assist with general administrative and clerical tasks, such as IT administration, front of house management, etc.

    This position is part-time (20 to 30 hours per week). Some scheduling flexibility is possible.

    Specific Requirements

    • In addition to the general requirements for all Magic Theatre interns, the Managing Director Intern should hold or be in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree in a theatre management-related field and/or have professional theatre experience. Excellent collaborative, analytical, and writing skills are required, along with a high degree of personal organization, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, facility with Microsoft Excel, a valid drivers’ license, and a willingness to roll with the punches.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@magictheatre.org. No calls, please.