CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Institutional Funding Manager
Marketing and Public Relations Assistant
Ticket Office Representative

INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING MANAGER

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Classification: Full time, exempt. Competitive pay and benefits.

The Institutional Funding Manager is responsible for growing ACT's grant revenue, primarily through researching, developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations, governmental agencies and other grant-making bodies and persuasively communicating ACT's mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Institutional Funding Manager will assemble and submit grant requests, maintain a calendar of submissions and deadlines, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with institutional and corporate contacts, and conduct research on new prospective grantors.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Grant writing and grant program management
  • Research, develop and write grant proposals to grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations
  • Work closely with staff in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with grantor contacts and program officers
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of grant gifts
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals
  • Other Duties as Assigned 5%

Educational Background:

  • College degree
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience crafting funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.

Skills:

  • Critical attention to detail required
  • Excellent writing and research skills essential
  • Must be self-motivated and highly-organized, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience using online databases and other sources to locate new grant funding opportunities
  • Skilled in seeking and synthesizing information and then communicating that information in a compelling and succinct form
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.

To apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to: 

Clare Hausmann, Director of Development
Clare.Hausmann@acttheatre.org  
Subject Line: Your Last Name, "Institutional Funding Manager"

Closing date for applications: June 24, 2016.
No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

ACT is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.

Posted June 8, 2016


MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSISTANT  

Department: Marketing and Communications Department
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Sale and Associate Director of Marketing 
Classification: Full time, exempt. Competitive pay and benefits.

Summary: The Marketing & Public Relations Assistant works closely with the Marketing Department to publicize, educate, and promote ACT Theatre. Duties include pitching and securing media stories, arranging interviews, organizing photoshoots, collecting reviews, and more. This position also maintains social media posts which involves various popular sites, apps, and networks to improve ACT theatre’s visibility. The Marketing & Public Relations Assistant also supports the Marketing Department with direct mailings, grassroots efforts, opening nights, special events, research needs and other tasks. Candidate should possess some knowledge of the Performing Arts and/ or Non-Profit Organizations

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • Sending press releases and pitching stories to the media
  • Create and maintain relations with local media
  • Inviting the press to events at ACT
  • Maintain social media sites and engage audiences through social media
  • Being a liaison between the press and ACT's marketing, artistic and development departments
  • Identify and manage local promotions in support of ACT work
  • Assist with pre-production photoshoots and maintain photo archives
  • Monitoring and chronicling all media mentions of ACT
  • Maintain press lists
  • Updating the ACT website with new images and releases
  • Preparing artists for media interviews and appearances
  • Assists with transporting artists to and from media appearances
  • Work closesly with ACTLab partners to help coordinate and market their productions
  • Facilitate getting front-of-house materials printed abd displayed around the venue

Educational background:

  • B.A. in marketing, communications, or the arts

Skills:

  • Excellent grammar and writing skills
  • Ability to network effectively
  • Ability to write short and exciting content to grab or hook readers and press
  • Excellent visual skills, artistic and creative eye
  • Persuasive skills and ability to convey confidence and leadership
  • Knowing when and how to push media contacts and how to make sure it is done in a professional, tactful, and respectful manner
  • Knowing the most current trends in social media and using them to your advantage
  • Can work independently knowing the "big picture" needs within the department

To apply: Please send a current resume and cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, and goals are a match for this position to: 

Amy Gentry, Director of Marketing and Communications
Amy.Gentry@acttheatre.org  
Subject Line: Your Last Name, "Marketing and Public Relations Assistant"

All submissions must be received by June 24, 2016.
No phone calls, drop-ins, or physical mailings please.

ACT is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.

Posted June 8, 2016

 


TICKET OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE

Department: Audience Services     

Reports to: Customer Service Manager
Classification: Part Time
Summary: 
ACT seeks an individual to join our ticket office team to maintain ACT’s excellent customer service while assisting patrons with ticket sales, will call, and other duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Processing ticket orders for individual sales, subscriptions and ACTPass membership
•    Maintaining ACT’s patron databases in Tessitura
•    Handling will call on performance nights
•    Representing ACT as the first line of contact for patrons

Qualifications:
•    High school diploma or equivalent
•    Strong customer service skills. Ticket office experience or other arts organization a plus
•    Computing skills: Microsoft Office, database management. Tessitura experience a plus
•    The ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis
•    A passion for theatre and the arts

To apply: This is a part-time position, 15-25 hours per week. The position will be open until filled. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Scott Herman, Customer Service Manager
scott.herman@acttheatre.org
Please include in the subject line: first and last name, as well as “Ticket Office Representative”

No phone calls or drop-ins, please

ACT is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.

Posted June 20, 2016