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5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Development Communications Specialist

The Development Communications Specialist provides a range of writing services and support to The Theatre’s front-line fundraisers, including creating strategic communication tools that brand and market The 5th Avenue Theatre’s mission and philanthropic programs, articulating a strong case for support, and demonstrating the impact of support for those programs. The ideal candidate has strong writing, communications and analytical skills and must be a self-starter, proactive, creative and strategic as well as have a passion for musical theater.

Essential Functions

  • Seek, compile and analyze empirical and other data from Theatre departments such as education, artistic, and finance—and other sources—and create compelling project descriptions, cases for support, and impact reports for use by executives and front-line fundraisers.
  • Create and maintain a library of fresh and inspiring content that can be utilized in the creation of acknowledgement letters, solicitations and various communications to donors and prospects.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a strategy for a strong development presence online, which includes but is not limited to social media outlets, blog posts and The 5th Avenue Theatre’s website.
  • Drive messaging, content and execution of assigned development communications projects, including producing print mailers and/or e-communications for donors and prospects highlighting development program impact.
  • Work closely with the Events Manager to create package item descriptions for in-kind donations received for our annual gala’s silent and live auctions. Manage online and email marketing strategy to drive armchair bidding sales to meet the gala’s $125,000 silent auction goal.
  • Manage development content for show programs and coordinate with team members to meet deadlines.
  • Review and approve outward-facing messaging and communications written by development staff to ensure they are consistent, compelling and keep in line with The 5th’s branding and style guidelines.
  • Remain knowledgeable and informed about current events and news in musical theater that could lend relevance and contribute to innovation to the organization’s case for support.

Other:

  • In addition to communications work, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with the entire Development team on special events and activities. This position requires occasional night and weekend hours, including attending specific 5th Avenue Theatre events and activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Professional attitude, highly motivated, and accountable.
  • Highly organized and independent with the ability to plan ahead and meet goals, coordinate and prioritize multiple requests, and meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to speak and write articulately, persuasively and with sensitivity to donor concerns.
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and nonverbal communication skills as well as strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative work style and history of working effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities in working collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Excellent project management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, and to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment.
  • The finalist will be required to complete a background check prior to hire.

Reports to:

Assistant Director of Donor Services.

Compensation:

DOQ. In addition, The 5th Avenue Theatre provides a full array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location:

The primary work location is the administrative offices of The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

To apply:

Please email the following:

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet or exceed the position requirements;
  • Your salary requirements;
  • A writing sample;
  • A chronological resume, to

humanresources@5thavenue.org

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should apply promptly.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Where Great Musicals Are Born

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Major and Planned Giving Manager

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Major and Planned Giving Manager. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. 

If you are skilled in development, donor relations/customer service, project management, and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  This position is available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary:

The Major and Planned Giving Manager will build and manage a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects who give or have the capacity to give $5,000 or more in annual support and will manage and strengthen a growing planned giving program. This will require conceiving and implementing solicitation strategies for new and increased gifts as well as identifying opportunities to connect prospects and donors with the programs and leadership of The 5th. The M&PGM will be responsible for marketing the planned giving program and actively identifying and stewarding prospects for planned gifts. In addition to maintaining his/her own portfolio, the M&PGM will support other gift officers in the identification and solicitation of planned gifts as well as training them to be successful in soliciting their portfolios directly. The M&PGM will be responsible for making calls, stewarding donors, and setting and achieving fundraising goals.

We are looking for an experienced candidate who demonstrates outstanding donor relations, customer service, attention to detail; and who is a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and has an interest in the arts. This is a full time salaried position and includes a comprehensive package of benefits.

This position requires frequent night and weekend hours, including attending designated 5th Avenue Theatre shows, events and activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Work collaboratively with Individual Giving team, Executives and Board members to identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit major gift donors for annual support, special project (including capital) funding, and planned giving prospects.
  • Develop and execute cultivation plans for annual gift prospects. This requires creativity in identifying opportunities to connect donor interests with institutional priorities.
  • Prepare solicitation proposals. Work with Development Department colleagues, volunteers and others to identify and rate new prospects.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date tracking of all Circles prospects and donors and appropriate documentation of all gifts.
  • Make a minimum of 10-15 donor visits per month to steward donors and close gifts.
  • Implement a planned giving marketing plan to cultivate and steward planned giving donors and prospects resulting in a pipeline of planned giving prospects.
  • Manage planned giving recognition society.
  • Join and attend planned giving professional groups and educational sessions as needed to keep abreast of current trends.
  • Manage related special projects as assigned.
  • Attend and assist with development-related events including the annual fundraising gala.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

Requirements - the ideal candidate would possess:

  • Demonstrated skills in successfully handling significant levels of responsibility, initiating and managing projects, and working independently while also being a team player.
  • Three to five (or more) years of development experience with a proven track record in closing gifts and meeting goals.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel). Experience with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, tact, and good judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a professional, personable and positive image as a Theatre “ambassador.”
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor essential!
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Regular and reliable attendance. This position requires frequent night and weekend hours, including attending designated 5th Avenue Theatre shows, events and activities.
  • Skills to maintain confidentiality as warranted.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Additional Requirement: the candidate must be able to pass a background check. We will do the background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.

Reports To:

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Major Gifts in the Development Department.

Compensation:

Salary DOQ. In addition, The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location:

The primary work location is the The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building, at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.  

Application Instructions:

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  To apply, please submit the following three elements: (1) a cover letter explaining how you meet or exceed the position requirements described in this posting, (2) chronological resume, and (3) salary expectations.  Email to:

HumanResources@5thavenue.org

Put in Subject Line:  Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager

Or mail to:      

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Attn: Human Resources Dept.

1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Where Great Musicals Are Born

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity        

Individual Giving Officer

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, can-do fundraising and development professional. If you are skilled in development, meeting or exceeding ambitious goals, donor relations/customer service, and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this Individual Giving Officer position is the job for you!  This position is available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary 

The Individual Giving Officer (IGO) is responsible for managing the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Circles prospects and donors ($1,250+). The IGO will be responsible for building and managing a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects who give or have the capacity to give $1,250+ annually.  Successful performance will result in growing the portfolio and the average gift amount.  This will require conceiving and implementing solicitation strategies for new and increased gifts as well as identifying opportunities to connect prospects and donors with the programs and leadership of The 5th.  The IGO will be responsible for achieving ambitious growth goals and participating in other fundraising areas as part of the Development Department team.

We are looking for an experienced candidate who demonstrates outstanding donor relations, customer service, attention to detail; and who is a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and has an interest in the arts. This is a full time salaried position and includes a comprehensive package of benefits.

This position requires frequent night and weekend hours, including attending designated 5th Avenue Theatre shows, events and activities.

Essential Functions

  • Build and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects and donors who give, or have the capacity to give, $1,250+ annually.
  • Make 10-15 visits/month to identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit prospects and donors for annual gifts of $1,250 and higher.
  • Develop and execute cultivation plans for Circles prospects. This requires creativity in identifying opportunities to connect donor interests with institutional priorities.
  • Prepare solicitation proposals. Work with Development Department colleagues, volunteers and others to identify and rate new prospects.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date tracking of all Circles prospects and donors and appropriate documentation of all gifts.
  • Manage related special projects as assigned.
  • Attend and assist with development-related events including the annual fundraising gala.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 3-5 years development experience with demonstrated success in meeting or exceeding goals and targets
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to articulate a case for support of The 5th .
  • Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, tact, and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated passion for the arts and, ideally, musical theater
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards including safeguarding confidential information and trusted relationships
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills including ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and function effectively independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Outgoing up-beat personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors;
  • Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.

­Additional Requirement:

The candidate must be able to pass a background check. We will do the background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.

Reports To:

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Major Gifts in the Development Department.

Compensation:

Salary is DOQ.  In addition, The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  To apply, please send a cover letter, chronological resume and salary requirements to:

Email:              HumanResources@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  Individual Giving Officer

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Human Resources

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – Where Great Musicals Are Born

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Guest Services Associates
Box Office and Phones
On Call Positions Available

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Guest Service Associates. These are positions in our Guest Service Department (Box Office and inbound Phone Center.)  If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  On call positions are available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary:

The Guest Service Associate assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upselling, donation asks, will-call and related services. Employees in this job classification may be assigned to both Box Office window and phone functions, depending on Theatre needs.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts.  

This recruitment is for on call staff. On call staff work a variable schedule depending on theatrical show needs and operational requirements; hours are typically evenings and weekends. Depending on Theatre needs, additional hours may be available. Schedules are created several weeks in advance for the whole run of a show.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
  • Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers.
  • Provide general information to subscribers and patrons.
  • Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed.
  • Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift.
  • Process and distribute will-call during shows.
  • Support The Theatre’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining The Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.
  • Perform upselling & cross-selling services.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Tessitura experience desired.
  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Box Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.)
  • Ability to take a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. (We will do background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.)

Reports To:

Ticketing Manager  & Assistant Ticketing Manager.

Compensation:

$15.00 per hour.    

Sick leave benefits are also provided, accrued per Seattle sick leave ordinance.  In addition, employees are eligible for two comp tickets to most shows on opening night. 

Work Location:

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure:

Please send cover letter, chronological resume and references to:

Email:              ticketingjob@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  Application for On Call Position

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Ticketing Job

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

Show after show, season after season, The 5th Avenue Theatre wows audiences with original Broadway-caliber musicals that win raving fans, ovations, and awards.

We celebrate the great American musical in all its forms. We bring new life and insight to beloved classics. We create tomorrow's must-see musicals, including contemporary musicals that go on to become Tony-award-winning Broadway productions. And because we're a nonprofit theater company with a nationally acclaimed program to develop new musicals, we have the artistic freedom to be an incubator for original productions that expand the repertoire.

As the largest performing arts employer in the Pacific Northwest, we're proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our hometown. In our commitment to make great musicals accessible to all, we bring diverse audiences to our landmark theater and we take the magic of "The 5th to communities across the state. Our theater family is united by something larger than ourselves: to spread the joy of musicals and see the love for them catch fire in the hearts and imaginations of today's audiences. And tomorrow's.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.