A NOISE WITHIN, the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company announces the availability of a Development Director position based at its new 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Pasadena venue. This position offers an experienced and motivated candidate the opportunity to play an integral role in the post-capital-campaign growth and development of the only year-round classical repertory company in Southern California and one of only a handful in the entire country dedicated to producing classical dramatic literature in the repertory tradition of rotating productions with a resident company of professional artists.
The Development Director is a key member of the A Noise Within team and board liaison. He or she will take a central role in the promotion of A Noise Within's mission to external constituencies, will cultivate and steward individual and institutional donors (responsible for raising at least $800,000 in the 2013-14 season), will support the Board of Directors, and will capitalize on the momentum of the recent capital campaign to propel A Noise Within to its next level of artistic achievement. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic advocate for our work who is excited to lead the organization in making the case for the essential work of A Noise Within and for its place in the Pasadena community.
The right candidate will have a track record of successful fundraising and effective governance support, is passionate about the performing arts, and will be ready to jump into our collaborative environment. A Bachelor's degree in a related field is required (a Master's degree in arts or business administration is preferred), as is at least five years of fundraising/development experience including direct experience working with a board. He or she will also have exceptional communication skills, experience with CRM software, and will be prepared to supervise and motivate a growing department. The Development Director reports to the General Manager and the Co-Producing Artistic Directors.
About A Noise Within:
A Noise Within has been lauded by critics as a "premiere classical theatre company," and an "outstanding ensemble" whose "vibrantly theatrical" "brilliant productions" are "freshly imagined," "exceptional," "invigorating," "riveting," "brilliantly atmospheric," inspired," and "masterfully crafted." The mission is to produce world-class performances of the great works of drama in rotating repertory with a resident company; to educate and inspire the public through programs that foster an understanding and appreciation of history's greatest plays and playwrights; and to train the next generation of classical theatre artists. A Noise Within's core arts education program, Classics Live, serves 10,000 students annually.
A Noise Within (ANW) had an exceptionally successful inaugural year in its permanent new home, during which time the number of subscribers nearly doubled, single ticket sales increase 42% and the company played to 90% capacity in the 283-seat theatre; a trend which was sustained in the second year in its new home. Founded 21 years ago, ANW has presented more than 145 plays from the classics of world literature, each season producing works for authors ranging from Shakespeare and Molière, to Ibsen, O'Neill, and Shaw to Williams and Ruhl.
For the full job description and to apply, please visit http://www.anoisewithin.org/jobs