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Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and experienced individual to serve as Capital Campaign Director for its $48 million Next Stage Campaign.

Background:

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fifteen years of continuous growth based upon production and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month production season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $4.2 million, a 13 member Board, 32 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, more than 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of approximately 30,000.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. A $10m challenge gift from long–time benefactors Patty and Jay Baker was announced in 2016 to ignite a campaign to build a state-of-the-art professional theatre and education center in downtown Naples. Several years of careful planning, together with land acquisition, followed. The Campaign is now more than one-third of the way to its goal.

 

Status: Full-time, year-round position

Start Date: As soon as possible


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overall Campaign Management
    • Help lead the strategy, development, and planning of the campaign, working collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Director, Chairman of the Capital Campaign, and Capital Campaign Leadership Team
  • Cultivation and Solicitation
    • Create and execute target cultivation plans
    • Work with Producing Artistic Director, the Chair of the Capital Campaign, staff,  and members of the Campaign Committee and Board, to cultivate and solicit prospects
    • Prepare, refine, and execute solicitation strategies and presentations
    • Help establish and build strong relationships with donor prospects
    • Participate in solicitations as appropriate
    • Oversee donor acknowledgement and recognition process
    • Cultivate donor relationships at Opening Night performances and attend Campaign and other events
    • Oversee research and tracking of donor prospects
    • Schedule and prepare materials for capital campaign meetings
    • Oversight of the campaign budget
  • Capital Campaign Reporting
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director and the Capital Campaign Leadership Team
  • Capital Campaign Communications
    • Plan and create cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the Events Manager and Director of Development
    • Collaborate with staff and Capital Campaign consultant to develop capital campaign print, web, and social media communications materials
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director

The ideal candidate will be self-organized, charismatic, and meticulous, with a proven track record of successful fundraising, particularly capital campaign, management, a drive to ensure high-quality work in every aspect of development, excellent communicationand organizational skills, and leadership capabilities. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Capital Campaign Director will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to close high six-to-seven-figure gifts
  • Ability to organize self and others amidst an active capital campaign
  • Ten or moreyears of experience in development, including strong major gift and Capital Campaign experience
  • Comfort with current development software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software
  • Demonstrated comfort interfacing with high net worth patrons, donors, and board members

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Background checks will be performed on all applicants.

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS CAMPAIGN ASSISTANT

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to serve as Campaign Assistant.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fifteen years of explosive growth based upon production and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month production season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $4.6m, a 18 member Board, 35 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, more 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of approximately 30,000.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. A $10m challenge gift from long–time benefactors Patty and Jay Baker was announced in 2016 to seed a sustaining endowment and ignite a multi-million dollar capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art professional theatre and education center in downtown Naples.  While the campaign is ongoing, the building project has just completed the schematic design phase.

Status: Full-time, year-round position

Start Date: As soon as possible


Representative Duties:

  • Research and track donor prospects in donor management software, creating spreadsheets and reports as requested
  • Take minutes at all Capital Campaign meetings and other meetings as requested
  • Assist the Moves Management Manager in the creation of all Capital Campaign acknowledgements and pledge payment reminders
  • Assist Capital Campaign Director with the preparation of reports and presentations as requested
  • Assist in the preparations of materials for all capital campaign meetings
  • Input and maintain donor data in ticketing and donor management software
  • Provide support for Capital Campaign and fundraising events, including annual fund events and Opening Night performances
  • Any other duties as requested by the Capital Campaign Director or Chief Advancement Officer.

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and ensure high-quality work in donor reporting and excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Campaign Assistant will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Experience in donor relations or customer service
  • Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the donors and community
  • Willingness to learn and/or comfort with current software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software a must
  • Comfort with interfacing with patrons, donors, and board and committee members alike

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Background checks will be performed on all applicants.

 

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS BOX OFFICE MANAGER

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, and experienced individual to serve as Box Office Manager.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fifteen years of explosive growth based upon production and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month production season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $4.2m, a 13 member Board, 32 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, more 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of approximately 30,000.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. A $10m challenge gift from long–time benefactors Patty and Jay Baker was announced in 2016 to seed a sustaining endowment and ignite a multi-million dollar capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art professional theatre and education center in downtown Naples.

Status: Full-time, year-round position

Start Date: September 2, 2019


Representative Duties:

  • Performing all daily box office duties, including answering ticketing phone calls, selling tickets in-person, printing and sorting tickets, taking group sales orders, interacting with subscribers and patrons, pulling box office reports, etc
  • Serving as in-house concierge as necessary
  • Managing/supervising all front of house duties, including, but not limited to: patron interacting, coordinating and facilitating volunteer schedules, overseeing concessions, seating, and front desk duties
  • Contacting, sourcing, and scheduling ushers, maintaining usher database, and running usher orientations as needed
  • Frequently checking ticketing software to keep current with trends, sales, and patron activity
  • Building and updating show series, product packages, subscriptions, discount codes, etc. in ticketing software
  • Soliciting and sourcing group sale opportunities
  • Sourcing and managing group sales and the group experience
  • Assisting with the creation and launching of performance reminders and thank you emails
  • Assisting with the creation of Sales Reports and Equity Box Office reports
  • Any other duties as assigned by the General Manager, Managing Director, and Producing Artistic Director

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to ensure high-quality work in the patron experience, excellent communication and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Box Office Manager will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Two to three years of experience in patron services or customer services
  • Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the audience and community
  • Comfort with ticketing software and Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs a must
  • Comfort with interfacing with patrons, ushers, donors, and board members alike

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Background checks will be performed on all applicants.

 

Assists all aspects of the production process, with a majority of time spent assisting the Wardrobe and Costume departments. Position will assist with quick changes, laundry, costume maintenance, and other wardrobe duties as needed for performances. Position also assists with run crew duties as needed. Should have strong background in wardrobe maintenance and costume repair. Position reports directly to the Wardrobe Supervisor. Housing is provided in addition to weekly stipend of $200.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Production Manager Emily Malmborg at emalmborg@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Assists with the generation and distribution of marketing materials. Also works with administrative team to answer phone calls, sell tickets with OvationTix, and assist patrons at the Administrative Offices. Duties may also include assisting Front of House, Development, and Production departments. Strong customer service skills and marketing knowledge are encouraged. Housing is provided in addition to a weekly stipend of $200.

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Assists with the day to day operations of the Administrative Office and Development Department. Assists in answering phone calls, sell tickets with OvationTix, and assist patrons at the Administrative Offices. Duties may also include assisting Front of House, Company Management, and Production departments. Strong customer service skills and willingness to learn are encouraged. Housing is provided in addition to a weekly stipend of $200.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.