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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

Box Office: 941.351.8000 / 800.361.8388

Title: Individual Giving Associate

DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Development Director
CLASS: Non-Exempt—Full Time


Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks a professional with demonstrated success in individual giving and development communications to steward donor relations, communications, and benefits fulfillment, and to direct campaigns for new donors. Responsibilities include:

  • Steward relationships with members of Asolo Rep’s different donor groups, with a primary focus on donors giving below the major donor level, in partnership with Development Staff and board members.
  • Communicate and fulfill donor benefits, including designing e-vites for donor events, and conducting follow up on invitations.
  • Assist donors with ticket requests.
  • Manage monthly print and email campaigns to renew and attract members to Asolo Rep donor groups with a primary focus on donors giving below the major donor level.
  • Proof renewal and acknowledgement materials for accuracy before review by the Development Director.
  • Design and implement cultivation strategies to move current donors up giving levels
  • Coordinate donor attendance at monthly backstage tours
  • Assist in providing development content for Season Program Book, Playbills, Ticket Brochure, Website, and A/V presentations.
  • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, ensure accurate data entry, contact management, donor research, and financial recordkeeping, timely gift acknowledgement and renewal correspondence, using discretion with confidential information.
  • Ensure proper donor recognition on print and online promotional materials in coordination with marketing department.
  • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, track funds raised from individual gifts against annual budget income goals.
  • In collaboration with Development Data Associate, run lists and reports from Tessitura database.
  • In collaboration with Special Events Manager, organize specific events for donors giving below the major donor level and for prospects throughout the season and manage RSVPs as assigned.
  • Participate as a member of a dynamic development team, and attend and assist with development events and projects as needed.
  • Attend at least one performance of every Asolo Rep production.


Qualifications:
Candidates should have an undergraduate degree and prior experience in not-for-profit fundraising emphasizing individual giving and membership, and experience with development databases and online communications. Experience in arts fundraising, and educational degrees in fundraising or arts management a plus. Requires great attention to detail and deadlines; excellent social, verbal, and written communication skills; facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as online research. Experience with Tessitura a plus. The successful candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of interaction as well as independent work. Must be flexible in working long hours, nights, and occasional weekends. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Tricia Mire tricia_mire@asolo.org at: No phone calls.


Title: Directing Fellow

Asolo Repertory Theatre seeks a Directing Fellow to serve as assistant director on its productions of All The Way, Disgraced, and a third main-stage show to be determined. The Fellowship begins November 30, 2015 and ends April 10, 2016. Primary duties include assisting the directors with all day to day rehearsal and performance responsibilities. Other projects include partnering with stage management to facilitate understudy rehearsals, collaborating with the Education Department on the creation and execution of public programming for all productions, participating in events for the theatre’s cross-cultural IllumiNation Series, and assisting with the annual Unplugged New Play Festival. Candidates for the position must have an MA/MFA in directing. Transportation to/from Sarasota, housing, use of a vehicle, and stipend provided. Asolo Rep encourages applications from a broad spectrum of people of diverse backgrounds.

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Dramaturg/Casting Associate Lauryn E. Sasso at: Lauryn_Sasso@Asolo.org by October 26, 2015 No phone calls.


 

Asolo Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status, or sexual preference.