The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is a not-for-profit organization operating two of Canada’s premier concert halls. Showcasing the world’s greatest performers in all disciplines, the Halls are also prominent venues for diverse activities in the business and entertainment district of downtown Toronto.
The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is seeking a dynamic, creative senior development professional to assume the role of Development Manager. The Development Manager position is one of three managerial positions in an integrated marketing/development department. The other two managerial positions are Marketing Manager and Publicity Manager. All three positions report to the Director of Marketing and Development.
This position requires broad knowledge of development from sponsorship and corporate/foundation giving to individual philanthropic programs and membership. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to expand development strategies and initiatives to increase the profiles of sponsorship and philanthropic opportunities at the Halls as well as assist in initial campaign preparation for a Massey Hall capital campaign.
The Development Manager will work with the Board of Governors and Corporate Development Committee of the Board on all issues relating to development.
The position will have three reports: Membership Associate, Development Coordinator and a newly created position of Prospect Researcher. The Development Department works in collaboration with the following departments: Programming (artist bookings), Box office (ticketing), Operations (events, sponsor servicing), Bookings and Rentals (corporate clients).
- Work with the Director of Marketing and Development in evaluating existing programs and developing and implementing new programs that support the programming and educational work of the Halls
- Create venue/program/performance sponsorship properties as opportunities arise
- Maintain effective relationships with current sponsors and donors while developing and implementing creative strategies to broaden the sponsor and donor pool
- Identify program and educational opportunities that have the potential for attracting major gifts
- Supervise staff to ensure proper sponsor and donor recognition in all marketing and institutional communications
- Prepare and manage revenue and expense budgets
- Work with Board members, and other volunteers and senior management in cultivation and solicitation of sponsors and corporate/foundation donors
- Supervise staff of three and provide sufficient training to ensure staff can take on projects of increasing responsibility
- Ensure good database management on integrated ticketing/development database (Paciolan) and provide input on future fundraising systems
- University degree in a related discipline
- Sound knowledge of music and artists
- Minimum 5 years experience in development, preferably in arts/entertainment sector
- Previous management / supervisory experience a strong asset
- A proven track record selling and servicing sponsorships
- Superior written and oral communication skills
- Strong relationship management skills with sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff
- Proficient with databases and Microsoft Office
- Ability to work concert evenings and weekends is required
Salary Range: $60,000 – $80,000 depending on experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2010
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Please forward applications by fax or email to:
Human Resource Manager
All four “pros” have written books which guide readers to develop the skills needed to succeed and advance in a competitive professional environment. They will discuss some of the ideas and proven techniques found in their acclaimed books.
- Saturday, Feb. 27 2:30 You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too! by Sunday Muse-Numerous publications show kids/teens how to draw cartoons. Now there is a book that inspires them to create cartoon voices. Sunday Muse makes animation acting accessible for actors of all levels. An ideal book for young people, parents and classroom teachers. “ In this enlightening new book, Sunday reveals the process she uses to create cartoon voices, as well as practice techniques, advice on creating a demo, auditioning and finding an agent. I highly recommend this book.” Mike Fallows, Supervising Director Nelvana / Corus Entertainment
- Saturday, March 6 2:30PM / Sunday, March 7 2:30 PM Stages Creative Ideas for Teaching Creative Drama by Talia Pura-Talia Pura, a successful classroom teacher in the Manitoba public school system for several years, currently teaches drama at the University of Winnipeg. She is recognized as a highly effective organizer of drama workshops for teachers, actors and community groups. Stages is suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. The ideas found in her book can be adapted for young children, teenagers as well as experienced actors. Talia will focus her talk on classroom teachers with & without a drama background.
- Saturday, March 13 2:30PM You Got the Part A Casting Director Guides Actors to Successful Auditions for Film & Television by Marsha Chesley-Marsha Chesley has been a casting director for more than thirty years and has worked in every medium: feature films, movies-of-the-week, dramatic series, sitcoms, commercials and corporate videos. She is the winner of the 2009 Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Casting. For three years Marsha was Casting Director-in-Residence at the Canadian Film Centre. She teaches workshops and is called upon frequently to give seminars to actors as well as producers, directors and writers. Her book is a nationwide best seller.
- TBA-How To Do Accents with Edda Sharpe
There is no charge for any session, but a reservation/ sign-up must be made by e-mail for any event you wish to attend. Simply send your name, E-mail address and name of event you wish to attend to: firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited.
Books are available for sale.
From April 10 – April 26th Theatre Passe Muraille will be home to Little Bulb theatre from the United Kingdom. Their show Crocosmia will be playing in the backspace as a part of a continuing relationship between Theatre Passe Muraille and their sister theatre Farnham Maltings.
The Actors and Stage Manager are looking for a place to stay for the duration of their run. TPM is looking for one or two households that would be able to board three actors and one Stage Manager. Ideally they would have access to a kitchen to prepare their own meals, and a bed for each of them. They are totally self sufficient and very excited about being in Toronto for their time here. They have performances Tuesdays through Saturdays. And will be doing some sight seeing Sundays and Mondays.
Hosts will receive a small fee as to be determined by the host, as well as a pair of TPM subscriptions to their 2010-2011 season. In addition 6 complimentary tickets to see the show Crocosmia.
If you know of a residence where this lovely group of people might be able to board please email Liz Jansen at email@example.com and let her know.
Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has an office to sublet. PGC is a national association mandated to promote the creative rights and interests of professional Canadian playwrights. We share a large office space with Theatre Ontario and Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts in the
Robertson Building at 215 Spadina Avenue.
We have one office to sublet that can comfortably fit two workstations. The space is $700.00 a month and is available immediately. As part of the
sublet, you will have access to a kitchen, board room, postage machine and photocopier (postage and copying fees apply).
If you are interested in this space, please contact Ronda Kellington, Executive Director, Playwrights Guild of Canada at 416-703-0201 or e-mail
A night out with fascinating people, delectable treats and a captivating performance. April 9th, 2010 – A Night To Remember!
At 7pm join us for a glass of wine as you preview auction items including wines from Pelee Island Winery, visual art, subscription tickets to some of Toronto’s most sought after events and many more surprises – then START THE BIDDING!
Later be enthralled by Wen Wei Dance’s Cock-Pit which the Globe and Mail calls “a visual triumph”.
Following the show, join DanceWorks board, staff and the Wen Wei Dance company for a reception with fabulous finger foods from the caterers at Stir Crazy and CONTINUE THE BIDDING!
ANOTHER BONUS? Two lucky bidders will win DanceWorks Season passes to the 2010/11 Mainstage Series
SAVE THE DATE – April 9!
Fleck Dance Theatre, 7 pm
207 Queens Quay West
Tickets: $28 Adults / $18 Student, Senior, CADA, SCDS/ $15 group rate
www.danceworks.ca / 416 204 1082
A Gala Evening for When My Name Was Anna by Michael Ondaatje, adapted from his novel Divisadero, directed by Daniel Brooks.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 8PM
184 Roxborough Drive
The home of Dr. James Stewart, an architectural masterpiece in Rosedale. Please join Michael and members of the cast, including Maggie Huculak,
Tom McCamus and singer/songwriter Justin Rutledge for this exclusive, unforgettable evening, as they present scenes and music from When My Name Was Anna, prior to the World Premiere by Necessary Angel Theatre Company, in February 2011.
Tickets: $200, includes champagne, wine, dessert reception and tax receipt.
To purchase, contact: 416.703.0406 x500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org