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24th STreet Theatre, a respected 18 year-old non-profit arts organization, has a golden opportunity for an arts administrator in fundraising.  24th STreet offers on-the-job training in development.  The Development Manager has a unique opportunity to think outside the box and creatively build new fundraising systems in an innovative arts organization.  This new position will focus on growing individual giving and corporate sponsorships.

The Development Manager is a FT, at-will exempt position.  24th Street Theatre’s Development Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and will be part of a two-person Development team along with 24th Street’s existing Grants Manager.  This position includes full health care benefits and a dental plan, and 2 weeks paid vacation.

24th STreet Theatre is an award-winning, internationally renowned arts organization founded in 1997.  24th STreet is a leader in Arts Education offering free after school programs to 100 inner-city kids weekly and field trips for thousands of students annually.  24th STreet’s critically acclaimed shows tour internationally and community engagement is one of our guiding principles. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Building and implementing a robust annual fundraising plan
  • Expanding individual giving
  • Find new ways to monetize existing artistic programming to increase earned income
  • Developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans with measurable goals for individuals and corporate donors.
  • Organizing and executing specific fundraising events.
  • Maintaining 24th ST’s Patron Manager database system for cultivating, thanking, tracking and building strong relationships with donors and prospective donors.
  • Writing stories to effectively build public awareness of 24th ST to donors, funders, to the non-profit community, to the education community
  • Assisting with institutional communications
  • General organizational admin
  • Representing the organization at meetings and events
  • Assisting Grants Manager with research, grant writing, and reporting, as needed.

SKILLS:

The perfect candidate; has three years of experience in development or arts administration, is an excellent writer, has great computer skills, is a can-do person, is a great team player, is conscientious with great attention to detail, has a sense of humor, has excellent time-management skills, and is seeking a career in arts administration. Preferred degree in Non-profit Management or Arts Administration or other comparable degree. Spanish speaking is a plus.

 Interviews July 27-Aug 14th, Start Date Sept 1st.

 Email resume with cover letter to; theatre@24thstreet.org   No call please.