Development Events Manager
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks a highly organized and detail oriented Development Events Manager who is responsible for cultivating donors through planning and executing large-scale benefit events as well as donor cultivation and stewardship events.
As part of a supportive Development team, this position operates at the nexus of a very creative and collaborative environment. This position reports to the Development Director and shares oversight of the Development Intern with other members of the department.
- Plan, coordinate and implement all event logistics for at least three benefit events
- Plan, coordinate and implement all event logistics for cast dinners, first reads, opening nights and other events
- Manage the invitation and RSVP lists for all development events
- Establish and maintain good relationships with vendors, especially catering vendors
- Write copy for all special events and oversee website updates
- Manage the Special Events budget
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to manage a large cadre of part-time and volunteer workers
- Knowledge of the theater environment in order to understand the needs of ticketing and production in relation to those events using their services and spaces; and
- Strong ability to multitask
- Exhibit a creative, collegial, and collaborative work style with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
- Ability to multitask, prioritize, problem solve and be flexible in a fast-paced work environment
- Previous experience with Tessitura is a decided plus
- Be passionate about theater and new work in particular
- Some evening and weekend work will be required
How to Apply:
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements with “DEVELOPMENT EVENTS MANAGER” in the subject line to:
Sarah Slobodien Dovere
Director of Development
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
No phone calls, please.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks an experienced and resourceful Literary Manager. He/she will report to the Associate Artistic Director and supervise the Literary Intern, and will be responsible for coordinating the annual season planning process; cultivating new and ongoing relationships with writers, agents, devising companies, and other colleagues; serving as production dramaturg on several shows and commissions per season; and working with Samuel French to coordinate the publication of all Woolly’s world premiere scripts. Additionally, the Literary Manager will have the opportunity to reconfigure the annual season planning model around our new “Free the Beast” campaign, which is creating a multi-year pipeline of commissions and other projects in development.
The ideal candidate will possess an MFA in dramaturgy or equivalent experience; a deep familiarity with the American new play field; a thorough knowledge of theatre history and dramatic structure; and superb organizational and communication skills. Experience with Tessitura is a plus.
Salary is commensurate with experience; health, dental, and 401K plans are available. Hours include some evenings and weekends. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references (including two playwrights) to Miriam Weisfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17, 2013.
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Public Relations and Marketing and Communications Manager
Basic Job Function: To create and implement strategies for all e-mail, web, blog, and social media communications; to coordinate and manage the creation of content; to broaden Woolly’s social media presence and grow into new platforms, to manage SEO, and to broaden Woolly Mammoth’s institutional profile through bloggers, social media, grassroots efforts, and annual reports.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Communications Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Marketing and Communications Director
- Work with the Marketing and Communications Director to create and implement institutional and campaign-based social media strategies, including growing the theatre’s presence on existing and new platforms
- Work with Marketing and Communications Director to create and implement strategies for blog, podcasts, and other communications platforms
- Create and implement all electronic communications for the marketing and communications department, including copy-editing all written materials and providing written content for all marketing department emails
- Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to update and maintain the website, and manage SEO
- Create and implement grassroots campaigns to increase institutional profile and support individual campaigns
- In tandem with the Marketing and Communications Manager, work across all departments to gather information to pitch media outlets to broaden Woolly’s institutional profile in the media. Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to examine all Woolly-wide initiatives for potential media angles
- Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to seek out and develop relationships with area bloggers from both arts and non-arts-related fields to support the theatre’s institutional goals.
- Work across all departments to create an annual report for Woolly Mammoth
- Plan and implement a communications strategy for Woolly’s 35 year anniversary
- Coordinate in-house and contracted photography and videography for all Woolly events
- Update theatre’s style guide, and enforce high-quality writing standards for all Woolly content, including emails, website, blog, programs, brochures, fliers, etc.
Skills and Key Characteristics
- The successful candidate will have a college degree in arts administration, marketing, journalism, theatre, or communications; or experience in communications, digital and social media marketing, or marketing for the performing arts. Specifically, the ideal candidate will:
- Have extraordinary written communication skills.
- Be extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
- Be computer proficient, including MSOffice, Outlook, WordFly, Wordpress, and Internet tools. Experience with Tessitura preferred. Experience of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator preferred, but not a must.
- Have experience across multiple social media platforms.
- Have discretion and mature judgment in handling confidential information.
- Be a passionate advocate for theatre and new work in particular.
- Exhibit a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative work style.
- Be prepared to work unconventional hours.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary is in the low $30,000 range.
- The position includes health benefits for the employee plus two weeks’ paid vacation annually.
- There is a 401K employee retirement plan in place, to which the theatre contributes when it is able.
How to apply:
Please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to:
Deeksha Gaur, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
c/o Stacey Sulko email@example.com
No phone calls, please.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (WMTC) seeks full-time year-round Production Manager to lead production staff in producing nationally recognized world premiere and contemporary plays in the nation’s capital. Woolly Mammoth operates under an AEA Small Professional Theatre Level 9 agreement and produces seven resident and guest productions per season in an award-winning 265-seat venue. Successful candidate will be a leader and problem solver who can see the big picture while managing a myriad of details.
General statement of duties: Responsible for the overall management of the Production Department, balancing artistic vision and integrity with practical needs including deadlines and budgets.
Supervises: Technical Director, Properties Master, A/V Engineer, Master Electrician, Artist Relations Manager, and other production personnel (actors, stage managers, assistant stage managers, designers, and running crew).
Responsibilities: Coordinate effective communication among all members of production staff with directors and designers. Determine and oversee annual production budget, and complete weekly production payroll. Schedule and oversee regular production meetings and ensure that deadlines are met. Coordinate casting for the theatre, including maintaining casting files, setting up auditions, and negotiating rates with actors. Hire and supervise production staff for each show, including stage managers, resident assistant stage managers, running crew, and board operators. Act as theatre’s liaison with Actors Equity Association, negotiating annual contract and ensuring that all union rules are followed, as well as United Scenic Artists and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Maintain relationships with local designers, and negotiate terms and contracts with them for each show. Work with the Artistic Director and literary department to schedule and plan each season and develop strategic plans for the future.
Requirements: Three to five years of production management or related theatrical management experience. Degree in theatre preferred but not required. Ability to work some evenings and weekends required. Knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel and Outlook. Basic knowledge of all production elements including lighting, scenic design, costuming, stage management, and directing. Previous experience working within AEA, USA, and SDC policies preferred.
To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Woolly Mammoth offers competitive salaries and health benefits. EOE.
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