Auction Manager

Ojai Playwrights Conference

Ojai, CA

The Ojai Playwrights Conference has existed for over 20 years developing unproduced socio-political plays of artistic excellence from diverse writers both emerging and established. OPC is seeking an Auction Manager for part-time employment between February 15 and May 15, 2019. The Auction Manager will support the Managing Director (MD) in planning and organization of the online benefit auction process, with approval of Artistic Director. This includes pursuing auction items and coordinating auction items sourced by the board and other staff. The Auction Manager will deal directly with CharityBuzz or other online service to set up and manage online auction, under supervision of MD. The Auction Manager will fulfill bidder/donor requests relating to setting up experience packages, provide concierge services to those who wanted it. The Auction Manager will collect and process all pledges and payments in a timely manner. The Auction Manager will support the Marketing Director in Benefit printed program production and proofing. The Auction Manager will help source vendors, secure approvals, track sales, provide follow up for donors and winning bidders.


The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and writing skills, be extremely well organized, versatile, and adept at managing multiple projects and deadlines with grace. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is building a portfolio of clients and contacts. A desire to work alongside a passionate and small staff working collectively to support the development of vital and important plays is required.



This is a part-time, independent contractor position. The Auction Manager will receive a stipend of $500. The position is mostly work-from-home, with regular phone and occasional in-person meetings. The Auction Manager is required to attend the spring Benefit Gala on May 4, 2019 and the three days prior to assist in setup. OPC will provide food and lodging when in Ojai.


How to Apply:

Submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter highlight relevant experience to [email protected].



The Ojai Playwrights Conference is unique in its process of developing new plays for the American theatre by offering a safe, productive, rigorous haven for socially committed writers. This is key to our vision. OPC is passionate about developing playwrights and plays that address the burning social and cultural issues confronting the values and beliefs that impact the socio-political experiment that is America.  Ethnic, cultural and sexual diversity are major factors in our selection process. Our primary goal is to fulfill the vision the playwright has for their new work. At OPC we are not encumbered by subscription demands or the business concerns of large commercialized institutions. We are motivated by developing challenging visions of who we are as a people today in an effort to bring us closer together in a respectful and loving community – that is the essence of OPC. Ojai Playwrights Conference is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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