GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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 Chief Development Officer.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced thirteen years of explosive growth based in artistic and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $3.5m, a 13 member Board, 28 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, about 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of about 100,000.

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 $45 million 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: As soon as possible


Representative Duties:

  • Overseeing Development Department and all aspects of GP’s fundraising efforts
  • Ensuring philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, missions, vision, and plans
  • Capital Campaign Meetings and Asks
  • Following up with donors and prospects with regard to the Capital Campaign
  • Leading development department and committee meetings
  • Leveraging the Senior Management Team’s time and that of key Board Members in cultivating high-potential donors and prospects
  • Providing leadership and organizational acumen to all phases of the development effort
  • Creating the processes and procedures of the Development Department with supervision and guidance throughout
  • Overseeing the preparation of high-quality donor correspondence, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements required to support ongoing fundraising activities
  • Signing letters and acknowledgements
  • Attending board meetings
  • Board interaction
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Producing Artistic Director

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful fundraising management, a willingness to ensure high-quality work in every aspect of development, excellent communication and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Chief Development Officer 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-figure gifts
  • Ability to organize self and others amidst an active capital and annual campaign
  • Ten or more years of experience in development, Capital Campaign experience a plus
  • Comfort with current development software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software
  • Comfortable with interfacing with patrons, 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.

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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 Director of Marketing and Communications.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced thirteen years of explosive growth based in artistic and arts-education success. From modest  beginnings, the organization today has a nine-month mainstage season, a summer full of educational programming including two full-scale musical productions for students, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $3.5m, a 13 member Board, 28 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, about 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of about 100,000.

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 $45 million 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: As soon as possible

Gulfshore Playhouse seeks a Director of Marketing and Communications to join our senior management team. The position is responsible for the management and leadership of the company’s overall marketing, messaging, branding, and public relations initiatives, as well as for the effective promotion of each unique production, including individual campaigns, advertising, and web and social media strategies.

The Director of Marketing and Communications reports to the Producing Artistic Director, and interfaces with senior management and others throughout the organization at strategic levels in order to determine internal marketing needs and translate them into strong and consistent messages. The position supervises the Audience Services Manager as well as a contract web designer/master, graphic designer, and an adjunct marketing firm and social media firm.

 

Representative Duties:

  • In conjunction with the marketing firm, strategize, plan, and supervise a marketing plan to reach goals.
  • Collaborate with the Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director to manage and execute the presentation and promotion the Playhouse’s mission, artistic vision, and image, both internally and in the community.
  • Development and oversight of overall marketing strategy for the organization, including capital, annual, and show campaigns.
  • Supervision of and approval of all media buys, trades, and other opportunities.
  • Provide creative direction and oversee creation of all marketing collateral and advertising campaigns for productions.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with local and national press and media contacts.
  • Engender a positive team environment.
  • Collaborate with Development to ensure integrated messaging.
  • Develop and manage various marketing budgets.
  • Oversee and manage all show program advertising sales.
  • Establish strong relationships and collaborations with community leaders, chambers of commerce, business associations, and the theatre community.
  • Help with events as necessary.
  • Plan and implement best strategies based on current data analytics, and on the growth strategy for the new building.
  • Collaborate with the audience services manager on all public and subscription sales campaigns, as well as group sales strategies.
  • Play a prime role in charting strategy and a promotional action plan for Capital Campaign.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  1. At least five years of increasingly responsible and successful employment in marketing and public relations, in a professional theatre or other professional performing arts environment.
  1. In-depth knowledge of pricing, statistics, and analytics; media buying; target marketing strategies; branding; and audience development.
  1. Advanced knowledge of social media and the available platforms, social media advertising, and email marketing implementation and tracking.
  1. Effective operational and strategic management skills in order to manage and motivate a staff in a team-oriented environment.
  1. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively represent the Playhouse in public.
  1. Exceptional writing, editing, and graphic evaluation skills.
  1. The ability to create and implement a balanced budget.
  1. Excellent computer skills along with knowledge of ticketing software and the MS Office suite.

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 AUDIENCE SERVICES COORDINATOR

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 Audience Services Coordinator.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced thirteen years of explosive growth based in artistic and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $3.5m, a 13 member Board, 28 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, about 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of about 100,000.

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 $45 million 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: August 1, 2018

 

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
  • 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 social media and audience engagement as determined
  • Creating and 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 Audience Services Coordinator will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Some 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.

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS PRODUCTION 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 Production Manager.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced thirteen years of explosive growth based in artistic and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $3.5m, a 13 member Board, 28 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, about 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of about 100,000.

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 $45 million 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: As soon as Possible

Representative Duties:

  • Overseeing all production departments in realizing the vision of the theatre as seen by Producing Artistic Director and the vision of each individual production as seen by the creative team of that production;
  • Facilitating communication within and between production departments, administration, artistic staff, and guest artists;
  • Ensuring safety and policy adherence;
  • Maintaining production schedule including the scheduling of production meetings, work calls, shop hours, staff, interns, overhire, and volunteers;
  • Coordinating, or assist with coordinating, all rentals for production departments;
  • Managing/Supervising all load-ins and load-outs;
  • Supervising and assisting with hiring seasonal staff members;
  • Hiring designers and stage managers for productions;
  • Managing and maintaining production budgets, deadlines, and schedules for all departments;
  • Ensuring compliance with theatre policies by coordinating schedules, maintaining good working relationships, and keeping all rented facilities and equipment in good working condition;
  • Managing the Gulfshore Playhouse Internship Program;
  • Overseeing the production elements of in-season and summer educational programming;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Producing Artistic Director.Direct Reports:
  • Technical Director
  • Costume Shop Manager
  • Assistant Production Manager, seasonal
  • Three intern Production Assistants, seasonal

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successful production management, a willingness to ensure high-quality work in every aspect of production, excellent budgetary, communication, and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities. Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of all production departments, a wide understanding of build techniques and stage systems, a positive attitude and creative approach to problem solving. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Production Manager will be expected to work extended hours during tech and on occasion when necessary to meet goals. Some 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:

  • Five to ten years of experience in production management
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit, professional theater organization
  • Strong management, interpersonal and planning skills
  • Familiarity with Theatre and/or Performing Arts required

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, professional theatre located in Naples, Florida, seeks a full-time Education Stage Manager. Responsibilities include initiating and coordinating bookings and residencies for touring youth show; coordinating summer outreach performances; serving as Stage Manager for summer programs, touring show for young audiences, and fall and spring youth performances as needed; serving as ASM for Gulfshore Playhouse co-production with The Naples Philharmonic, assisting with education special events;  and gathering information for playbills and other printed material.  Ideal candidate has a background in stage management, production management, and/or technical theatre, is organized and professional, and is comfortable interacting with students, parents, and teachers. Position starts in mid-August 2018. Please send cover letter and resume as a single PDF to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Would You Like to Volunteer for Gulfshore Playhouse?
First, let us make clear that we understand that in this day and age, with charities and volunteer opportunities abound, but time itself seems to be shrinking, that we appreciate the fact that you are here and considering donating some of your precious time to what we consider a worthwhile cause.

We have so many ways you can help!!

They include:

We are always looking for ushers: If you like the idea of getting to see the show for free, and are willing to donate some of your time, we need you! Usher requirements are the following:

  • Please be willing to usher for two shows of each performance (you will be able to watch once)
  • Be willing to arrive no later than 1 hour before the performance
  • Be willing to stay after the show (if you watch) for five minutes to help us tidy up
  • Wear an outfit with black on the bottom and white on top, and most importantly, bring your smile!

Fundraising event planning: On top of our productions, we have multiple events each year and we need help with the details! Join the committee, head the committee, find a space we can rent, help type letters, find sponsorship, input addresses, write letters. It’s all important at this stage of the game!

Mailings: Let’s state the obvious first! Any start-up organization is going to need lots of hands stuffing envelopes and licking stamps to get the word out there!! It’s all about education and awareness. The more people who know about us, the more money we can raise, the more events we can stage, the more quickly we can get to our goal of a new performing arts facility!!

Volunteering at the events: Depending on the event, there’s always work to be done. If it’s a theatrical event, we may need help working backstage, ushering, handing out programs, etc. If it’s a fundraising event, we’ll need help setting up the room, the equipment, getting people to the right location, etc.

Working on the productions: Do you have skills in carpentry or sewing? We could always use a few helping hands when our staff is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the costumes or set of our next production!

Monetary support: Donations are always welcome! Without continuing to raise funds, the rest is impossible. If you can, now is a great time to write a check. Or attend our next event and encourage 10 of your friends to come with you!! If you know of a business owner that might like to sponsor us or buy an ad, be sure to let us know.

Do you think you’d like to help? Please take a moment to fill in the form below. This will help us to know who you are and how we can best match your talents and interests with our volunteer opportunities.

 

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