Campaign Manager at DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: 

Twelve month period, with potential for further employment opportunity

PAY SCALE:
$23,000-25,000 / year
Compensation based on experience and qualifications.

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: 
Staff Position

JOB STATUS:
Part-time - 3/4

LOCATION:
Double Edge Theatre,
Ashfield, MA 01330

APPLICATION DUE DATE:
June 1, 2019

 

ABOUT ARTIST/ORG/BUSINESS:

DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE, an artist-run organization, was founded in 1982 by Stacy Klein. The ensemble applies vigorous physical training and the principle of an artist’s autonomy to create work intimately woven with the community. In 1994, Double Edge moved from Boston to a 105-acre former dairy farm in rural Ashfield, MA, to create a sustainable artistic home. In 1996 Argentine actor, puppeteer Carlos Uriona joined DE and wove into the ensemble his community-based street theatre. Today, the Farm has become an International Center of Living Culture, including performance, international touring and artist collaboration, year-round theatre training, conversations, convenings, greening and farming initiatives, and a popular indoor-outdoor traveling spectacle which takes place alongside the hills, pastures, river, and gardens of the Center. Double Edge Theatre is committed to art justice and equity for all people in the workplace and, aligned with its current scholarship programs encourages applications from Native American, African American and Latinx communities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Double Edge is seeking a part-time Campaign Manager, who will work collaboratively with members of the Double Edge ensemble and volunteer leadership to set strategies and execute day-to-day tasks in support of the Theatre’s efforts to complete its goal of securing a total of $6.5M by Double Edge’s 40th Anniversary in 2022.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years experience in development (membership, annual giving, grant writing, corporate sponsorship, special events) with successful major gifts and/or capital campaign experience strongly desired. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and a proven record of meaningfully connecting donors and other key stakeholders to an organization’s mission. Candidate should have excellent organizational and communication skills and meticulous attention to detail, as well as the ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and present information in a concise and effective manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with ensemble and volunteer leadership to coordinate the planning and and execution of short- and long-term solicitation and giving strategies for individual, corporate, and foundation prospects, with a particular focus on building long-term major gifts capacity and achieving campaign goals.

  • Manage and prioritize the pipeline of individual prospects, conducting research, developing strategies, and drafting communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos in prep for solicitation and other meetings.

  • Provide coordinating leadership for all development-related events, including management of annual fundraising dinner, pre- and post-show cultivation gatherings, and other fundraising moments, to include calendar management, mailings, attendance tracking, seating, materials, and staffing and volunteers.

  • Manage systems for gift entry, donor acknowledgement, and stewardship, ensuring that every donor receives prompt acknowledgement and appropriate recognition for their participation and support.

  • Coordinate management of the annual fundraising calendar and campaign timeline.

  • Provide necessary campaign updates to ensemble and volunteer leadership, and continue building a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary.

  • With marketing colleagues, create campaign related materials as needed (brochures, pamphlets, external communications, case statements, etc.)

  • Serve as liaison for Board members’ and donors’ inquiries about development in general and the campaign in particular.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • Vibrant and mature individual with a background in, or passion for, performing arts and/or education and equity.

  • 3-5 years of development experience, with major gifts / capital campaign focus strongly desired.

  • Experience with SUMAC or similar donor database.

  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional manner and maintain confidentiality.

  • The capacity and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with colleagues, donors, and other constituencies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Evening and weekend work periodically required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should send resume with references and a cover letter by June 1 to the attention of Adam Bright at development@doubleedgetheatre.org, subject line: "Campaign Manager - Double Edge Theatre." References will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant. No calls please.

Double Edge Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.