Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to serve as Development Assistant.
Located in Naples, Florida, Gulfshore Playhouse was founded in 2004 and has experienced fifteen years of explosive growth based upon production and arts-education success. From modest beginnings, the organization today has a 9 month production season, extensive educational and public programs that engage both underserved and prosperous segments of the community, an annual budget of $4.6m, an 18 member Board, 35 full-time staff, roughly 100 volunteers, more 1300 subscribers, and an annual attendance of approximately 30,000.
Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200 seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. A $10m challenge gift from long–time benefactors Patty and Jay Baker was announced in 2016 to seed a sustaining endowment and ignite a multi-million dollar capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art professional theatre and education center in downtown Naples. While the campaign is ongoing, the building project has just completed the schematic design phase.
Status: Full-time, year-round position
Start Date: As soon as possible
Research and track donor prospects in donor management software, creating spreadsheets and reports as requested
Take minutes at all development meetings and other meetings as requested
Assist in the creation of all acknowledgements and pledge payment reminders
Assist development department with the preparation of reports and presentations as requested
Assist in the preparations of materials for all development meetings
Input and maintain donor data in ticketing and donor management software
Provide support for Capital Campaign and fundraising events, including annual fund events and Opening Night performances
Any other duties as requested by the Chief Advancement Officer.
The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn and ensure high-quality work in donor reporting and excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Campaign Assistant will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.
The ideal candidate would possess:
Experience in donor relations or customer service
Ability to work with a team and build relationships with the donors and community
Willingness to learn and/or comfort with current software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and Docs, and ticketing software a must
Comfort with interfacing with patrons, donors, and board and committee members alike
Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Background checks will be performed on all applicants.
About Gulfshore Playhouse
Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. Our work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theatre to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in our audience an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which we treat our artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.