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GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to serve as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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, an 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:

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will:

  • Build relationships with external corporate and foundation funders through visits, correspondence, and regular communication – for both annual support and in support of Gulfshore Playhouse’s “Next Stage Campaign” 
  • Personally solicit corporations, corporate foundations and other foundations for gifts for both annual and Campaign support
  • Develop individualized strategies for corporate and foundation prospects and donors
  • Conduct research to identify corporate and foundation prospects, for both the organization as a whole and for specific programs and projects that align with Gulfshore Playhouse’s strategic direction
  • With the Chief Advancement Officer, define goals, objectives, and metrics for the Corporate and Foundation Relations program
  • Oversee the writing of grants, grant management and deliverables to funders
  • Support sponsorship solicitations of all fund raising events and playbills 

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and ensure high-quality work in corporate and foundation relations and excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 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, Campaign events, other special events and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.

EDUCATION: 

A Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent record of professional achievement and qualifications with demonstrated success.

EXPERIENCE: 

  • A minimum of five years of a proven track record of success in the development field
  • Preferably at least three of those years will include experience working in corporate and foundation fundraising 
  • Demonstrated experience securing gift commitments and developing relationships with corporations and foundations
  • Experience preparing timely, accurate, and comprehensive written reports and presentations. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills –written and verbal – with internal and external audiences
  • Advanced written communications, analytical skills, collaboration, and project management skills 
  • Proven ability to effectively articulate clear and compelling messages
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; must meet deadlines
  • Ability to understand and utilize fundraising databases (ideally Raiser’s Edge), software, and Internet search engines to identify funding prospects
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and limited resources

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 DEVELOPMENT 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 Development 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, an 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 development meetings and other meetings as requested
  • Assist in the creation of all acknowledgements and pledge payment reminders
  • Assist development department with the preparation of reports and presentations as requested
  • Assist in the preparations of materials for all development 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 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, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, FL, is seeking an attentive, upbeat and even-tempered Wardrobe Supervisor for the 2019-2020 season.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, dressing and quick changes, maintenance of all costumes and wigs including laundry and repair, and organizing and cleaning wardrobe room, dressing rooms, and green room. It also includes creation of wardrobe costume tracking, check-in/check-out paperwork, laundry care and budgeting. The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to attend first readings, designer runs and production meetings.
The position works under the supervision of the Costume Shop Manager. Sewing and wardrobe experience is required.

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.

Please submit resume, portfolio, and cover letter to emalmborg@gulfshoreplayhouse.org for consideration.

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 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.

Gulfshore Playhouse seeks a General Technician Intern (Lighting and Sound Focus) for the 2019-2020 season. This position assists all aspects of the production process, with a majority of time spent assisting the Lighting and Sound departments.

Duties include but not limited to:
– Operating the light and sound boards for performances
– General upkeep of lighting and sound equipment during the run of a show
– Assisting with light hang and focus
– Assisting with set and sound load ins
– Assisting with set construction

Qualified candidates should have strong background in theatrical electrician and sound work and in board operation. This position reports directly to the Master Electrician and the Sound Engineer. Housing is provided in addition to weekly stipend.

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.

Pay: Stipend of $200 per week plus housing

Please submit cover letter and resume to emalmborg@gulfshoreplayhouse.org to apply.