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 Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director.

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced

fourteen 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 approximately30,000.

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

Start Date: May 2019


Representative Duties:

  • Supporting the Producing Artistic Director in various ways including but not limited to:
    • Email support which includes reading, responding, and distribution of information
    • Calendar management
    • Daily upkeep of reminders
    • Meeting preparation
    • Interacting with staff and distributing information
    • Organizing staff occasions such as check-in meetings, company meetings, staff trainings, and updates
  • Attending rehearsals and many meetings in order to support the Producing Artistic Director in real time with email management, company communication, and distribution of information;
  • Taking notes to support the rehearsal process;
  • Assisting in Development department projects, such as event brainstorming and preparation, supervision or execution of creation of mailing lists, RSVP lists, invitation distribution, or solicitation/thank you letters;
  • Assisting Front of House and Opening Night duties as required;

The ideal candidate will have a willingness to ensure high-quality work, excellent communication and organizational skills, and leadership capabilities.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director 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:

  • Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the staff, 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, 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, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, strategic, and experienced individual to serve as Chief Development Officer.   The successful candidate will help build the organization’s visibility and financial resources as it completes a capital campaign and transitions to a signature permanent theatre and education center in downtown Naples.

The Chief Development Officer will be responsible for overseeing a growing development office that supports both annual and capital efforts through major individual gifts, corporate and foundation support, federal state and local grants, special events, and planned giving.  S/he will oversee the donor base, and work closely with the board and executive staff as they envision expanded programming in their new home.

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 $4.2m, 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 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:

  • Oversee the Development Department and all aspects of GP’s fundraising efforts, including its Capital Campaign
  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, missions, vision, and plans
  • Actively interact with senior staff and board to create and implement a comprehensive development program
  • Guide donor research and tracking to ensure order and the maximization of information and data in support of fundraising strategies. Analyze data as appropriate.
  • Participate in Annual and Capital Campaign Meetings and Asks as appropriate
  • Lead Development Department staff and committee meetings
  • Leverage the Senior Management Team’s time and that of key Board Members to efficiently target and cultivate high-potential donors and prospects
  • Provide strategic leadership and organizational acumen to all phases of the development effort
  • Oversee the processes and procedures of the Development Department with supervision and guidance throughout
  • Oversee the preparation of high-quality donor correspondence, reports, mailings, and acknowledgements required to support ongoing fundraising activities
  • Attend and report at board meetings
  • Support Board efforts in fundraising
  • Undertake 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.  Travel is expected to be minimal.

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to close high six-to-seven figure gifts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize self and others amidst an active capital and annual campaign
  • Ten or more years of experience in development, with significant major gift and some Capital Campaign experience
  • Comfort with current development software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software
  • Comfort in interfacing with high net worth patrons, donors, and board members alike
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Professional style and bearing

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s 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, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and experienced individual to serve as Assistant Audience Services Coordinator.

 

Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fourteen 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, seasonal position

Start Date: As Soon As Possible


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
  • Assisting Audience Services Coordinator with all administrative work; including but not limited to mailings, reporting, assisting patrons, taking minutes for meetings, etc
  • Serving as in-house concierge as necessary
  • Assisting Front of House for each performance and reception
  • Assisting in the organization and scheduling of ushers and volunteers
  • Assisting in the 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
  • 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 Assistant 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:

  • 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.

There are no audition opportunities available at the moment.