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.

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, year-round position

Start Date: As soon as possible


Representative Duties:

  • Cultivation and Solicitation
    • Develop and execute target cultivation plans
    • Work with Producing Artistic Director, the Chair of the Capital Campaign, staff,  and members of the Committee and Board, to cultivate prospects
    • Refine, prepare, and execute solicitation strategies and presentations
    • Participate in solicitations
    • Implement donor acknowledgement and recognition process
    • Cultivate donor relationships at Opening Night Performances, Greeting at the theatre, and attending other events as recommended by the Producing Artistic Director
  • Capital Campaign Strategy and Planning
    • 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.
  • Capital Campaign Management
    • Manage and the Capital Campaign
    • Develop and Manage campaign prospect lists, including research and tracking
    • 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 communication and 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-figure gifts
  • Ability to organize self and others amidst an active capital campaign
  • Ten or moreyears 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.

Front of House/Audience Services Intern (Seasonal) assists with front of house responsibilities and customer service for Gulfshore Playhouse. Should have customer service background and be comfortable interacting with patrons and Board Members. Position reports directly to the Audience Services Coordinator. Housing is provided in addition to a $200 weekly stipend.  Internship dates from 09/05/18 – 05/24/19.

Gulfshore Playhouse seeks a Draper for our production of A Funny Thing Happned on the Way to the Forum. Job responsibilities included interpreting the design sketches and developing patterns either through draping or flat patterning, involvement in fitting of built pieces, cutting of fabric, and oversight of crew. Contract starts on October 8th, 2018 and concludes on November 18th, 2018 at $525.00 per week. Gulfshore Playhouse will provide travel to/from and within Naples, Florida as well as shared housing with a private bedroom within reasonable driving distance to the theater and the costume shop. Position reports directly to the Costume Shop Manager. Portfolio required for applicants.

Please send application materials to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org

Gulfshore Playhouse seeks professional, non-AEA male and female actors (20’s/30’s) to play multiple roles in its 2018-2019 touring school show In Flight: The Story of Sabine van Dam, in collaboration with The Holocaust Museum. This is a paid, part-time position that requires some daytime and evening hours. Auditions by appointment. Singing ability a plus. Actors must have a car. Email headshot and resume to hkamin@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

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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