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Development Manager / Director of Development
Quantum Theatre, the country’s longest-running producer of environmental theater, seeks an experienced fundraiser to help the company grow its sophistication and capacity in development. The company hopes to find a long-term partner whose strategic leadership, breadth of responsibility, and compensation will grow over time as they demonstrate success and capability, to additionally include supervisory responsibilities, major gifts, and foundation support.
The candidate will lead Quantum’s efforts to generate important annual giving that supports its season of works produced in unusual non-theater locations. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing relationships with donors of less than $2,500 and leading all aspects of the Annual Fund. Additionally, the Development Manager/Director of Development plays a key role in the company’s special events, creating a memorable annual benefit gala and pre-show receptions reflective of the company’s artistic character.
A successful candidate will be an exceptional and personable communicator, able to imbue supporters with enthusiasm about the company’s art and mission. A problem solver with a “can-do” attitude, they will thrive in a hands-on environment where no day is the same, balancing priorities across different areas of responsibility while seeking ways to improve existing practices and generate new revenue.
- Take ownership of the Quantum family of individuals. Create an individual fundraising plan to achieve company goals of approximately $125,000 annually. Institute practices that deepen donor relationships, resulting in increased support over time.
- Lead staff in the planning and execution of annual benefit gala and other events for individuals: pre- and post-show activities, benefits, behind-the-scenes tours, and other donor stewardship events.
- Plan and execute Quantum’s Annual Fund campaign
- Write a compelling appeal and manage personalization plan for existing contributors.
- In collaboration with the Communications and Marketing Assistant, create supporting email and social media communications for fundraising campaigns.
- Conduct analysis and evaluation to measure performance and refine fundraising processes.
- Work in close collaboration with Executive Director and consultants to build Quantum’s Corporate Sponsorship program
- Articulate and refine sponsorship benefits.
- Draft eye-catching proposal materials.
- Steward prospective sponsors, providing regular artistic updates and invitations.
- Identify new sponsorship prospects and secure meetings.
- Participate actively as a member of Pittsburgh’s arts and philanthropic communities. Attend events and performances as a representative of the company and develop professional relationships to support the company’s work and strategic initiatives.
- Prepare accurate donor listings and acknowledgements. Ensure fulfillment of all recognition, ticket, and other benefits.
- Leverage the power of Quantum’s CRM and third-party data to identify prospects for new and increased support. Oversee database processes, ensuring records are kept in good order and generate analytic reports as needed.
- Minimum 3 years development experience. Performing arts experience preferred.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated success raising individual gifts and stewarding donors.
- Experience planning and leading a team in the execution of special events.
- A track record of soliciting and managing benefit fulfillment for Corporate Sponsorships.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill. Ability to adopt company style and voice.
- Detail oriented and highly organized – able to provide utmost accuracy in donor acknowledgement and recognition.
- Database proficiency – entry, maintenance, and analysis. Salesforce.com or PatronManager experience very desirable.
- Strong Microsoft Office and especially Microsoft Excel skills. Experience with mail merging.
- Willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed.
- Must have a current driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds in support of special events.
- Full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation & Benefits: Low 50’s – Low 60’s. Health, vision, dental, and retirement benefits. Seven paid holidays, 10 vacation and 10 sick days each year.
Quantum Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quantum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Karla Boos, Artistic Director of Quantum Theatre
Quantum Theatre seeks passionate teaching artists experienced in devised theater. Quantum’s Education program has been in operation for over 15 years, providing High School and Middle School students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools with a range of previous theatrical experience a 6-8 week devising experience and culminating “Education Day” at one of Quantum’s environmental venues where original works are shared and students have the opportunity to both experience a portion of the anchoring production and engage with its artists.
- Meet with Education Director and classroom teachers to understand learning objectives and align residency lesson plans
- Over the course of 6-8 weeks of classroom visits:
- Lead students through a devising process where they create short original works inspired by the themes of Quantum’s environmentally created shows.
- Engage students with a wide variety of previous creative theatrical experience in the artistic process.
- Rehearse and prepare students for a culminating Education Day performance located at one of Quantum’s site-specific venues.
- Maintain regular communication with teachers and Education Director on progress of the devising process, classroom instruction and changing needs of students
- Maintain flexibility in the classroom and be present for all scheduled visits
- 3+ years’ experience as a teaching artist working in theater arts.
- Experience creating devised theater projects strongly desired.
- Must have or be able to attain necessary clearances for work in schools with children.
- Must provide own transportation.
Classification and Pay: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
$20/hr while training, $40/hr when approved to lead residencies (1-2 semesters)
Quantum Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Erick Hoffman, Executive Director of Quantum Theatre
Quantum Theatre regularly seeks interns to work as production assistants on its season of environmentally produced works. $1,000 stipends are available, and we will complete any paperwork needed for students to gain college credit. Interested parties should contact Michelle Engleman, Director of Production for more information.
Directors and Designers
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Karla Boos, Artistic Director.