Development Director

Garden Theatre is accepting applications for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Development Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Participate as a member of the senior management team to formulate and implement general policies and plans to meet the organization’s short-term and long-term fundraising objectives
  • Develop and execute ongoing strategy to cultivate, steward, and maintain relationships with individual donors through specific campaigns, research, networking, and cultivating events
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to develop and achieve an annual contributed income goal for the organization
  • Recommend, track and manage annual development budget
  • Management of Development staff ensuring the successful accomplishment of departmental and organizational goals
  • Research and pursue grants that are in line with the organization’s mission, objectives, and priorities
  • Write, edit, package, and track each grant to ensure the best presentation of our needs, projects, and visions
  • Ensure timely and complete grant reporting as required by grantors
  • Present grants to review panels/boards as the organization’s representative to clarify, expand on, and justify the grant details as needed
  • Provide leadership in planning and executing fundraising events throughout each fiscal year by engaging board members, staff members, funding partners, and volunteers to meet both fundraising and experience goals set forth
  • Attend community leadership, development, and networking meetings/events to further our mission and fundraising objectives as needed
  • Create, generate, and distribute reports and analysis on progress and accomplishments in development efforts to share with all stakeholders including the board of directors
  • Secure and oversee identified corporate in-kind partnerships, including ROI and deliverables
  • Ensure every donor and funding partner receives appropriate sponsorship/donor benefits, acknowledgement, and recognition in a timely manner
  • Monitor, manage, and keep current our donor database, donor lists, donor wall, and donor recognition in playbills
  • Perform a variety of skilled administrative and clerical duties directly related to development activities.  These include maintaining donor databases, developing / sending mass mailings, coordinating placement of advertisements with Marketing, participating in special events, arranging for pick up of donated items, and acknowledging gifts and donations
  • As a member of Garden Theatre staff, this individual is expected to demonstrate professional behavior toward all of our patrons, students, community partners, and collaborators at all times

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in development operations in a nonprofit setting
  • Minimum 2-3 years of grant writing (researching, writing narratives, constructing financials, etc.)
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for special events, development activities, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background and/or passion for arts, performing arts, theatre, arts education
  • Familiarity with financial reports relevant to non-profit operations (P&L, balance sheet, etc.)
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment, engagement, and management
  • Certificates in fundraising, development, nonprofit leadership, and other relevant areas

Note:

This job description delineates only major task components, and is subject to modification.  It does not exclude or describe the nature of supporting activities that the Development Director may be involved in to meet the overall objectives of the Garden Theatre.

Position and Location

  • The position is based at the Garden Theatre administration office, 160 W. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits, and reports to Executive Director.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email to nao@gardentheatre.org and include “Development Director Position” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by Monday, August 7th.

Garden Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Marketing Director

Garden Theatre is seeking a full-time Marketing Director to lead our Marketing Department to to provide oversight and implement essential marketing functions for the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and ensure consistency in branding and messaging of the organization
  • Develop marketing goals and strategies, and maintain annual marketing plan and calendar prior to each programming season
  • Develop and execute each marketing campaign specifically designed for each show/event/program by collaborating with executive director, artistic staff, and others
  • Management of marketing staff ensuring the successful accomplishment of departmental and organizational goals
  • Engage and lead vendors as applicable to accomplish all goals
  • Recommend, track and manage annual marketing budget
  • Develop and produce marketing elements, including:
    • Event-specific marketing for live theatre, concerts, dance, and movie series
    • Season marketing
    • Organizational brand development
    • Direct mail, radio, television advertising
    • Online and social media advertising
    • Creative partnerships/grassroots efforts
    • Graphic design and video storytelling efforts
  • Develop and produce email marketing and direct mail campaigns (keeping all mailing lists current and accurate)
  • Plan and execute social media strategy across multiple channels
  • Maintain and analyze tracking reports for social media analytics, website analytics and media coverage to share with all stakeholders
  • Create, publish and edit content on Garden Theatre website
  • Generate, create, and distribute marketing-related reports to analyze audience data, survey results, trends and patterns, etc.
  • Participate in local events and meetings to further our mission, message, and marketing objectives as needed
  • Research, engage, and expand local businesses and individuals interested in placing their advertisements in our playbills, on our screens, etc.
  • Collaborate with production team to engage artists for marketing activities by communicating all necessary details in advance and by facilitating such activities on or off site
  • Support of the Development team in the creation of graphic design elements, images and documents to further fundraising and sponsorship efforts
  • Oversee and manage the process of creating each collateral item (i.e. brochures, postcards, tri-folds, posters) by evaluating the needs, setting a budget, collecting quotes, designing or overseeing the design of the art, working with print vendor, and delivering the item before deadline
  • Develop an audience engagement approach in order to create an ongoing relationship with patrons
  • Strategize initiatives for new audience development by analyzing the market, reviewing our own offerings, and identifying possible opportunities
  • As a member of Garden Theatre staff, this individual is expected to demonstrate professional behavior toward all of our patrons, students, community partners, and collaborators at all times

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Marketing, Communications or Business, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of marketing and communications experience
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for special events, marketing/PR activities, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background and/or passion for arts, performing arts, theatre, arts education
  • Knowledge of CRM systems (PatronManager) and email marketing systems (MailChimp)
  • Experience in graphic design and video editing (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro)
  • Experience with WordPress content management system

Note:

This job description delineates only major task components, and is subject to modification.  It does not exclude or describe the nature of supporting activities that the Marketing Director may be involved in to meet the overall objectives of the Garden Theatre.

Position and Location

  • The position is based at the Garden Theatre administration office, 160 W. Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • This is a full-time, salaried position with health benefits, and reports to Executive Director.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and résumé by email to nao@gardentheatre.org and include “Marketing Director Position” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by Monday, August 7th.

Garden Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

Backstage Crew Positions

The Garden Theatre seeks backstage crew members from time to time throughout the season. These positions include technicians and designers such as: lighting board operators, scenic painters, properties designers, etc. These positions are contracted and are not considered members of the Garden Theatre staff.

If you have an interest in being considered for one or more of these types of positions, please add your name and information to our database for backstage crew via the form accessed by the button below. The form is only used to communicate your interest, and is not an application for an open position.

Thank you for your interest in the Garden Theatre!