THE TORONTO FRINGE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:
One year maternity leave contract position starting October 2012
We are searching for an exceptional individual who is ready to step in to a leadership role at an established, expanding and dynamic arts organization and become one of four core staff for the period of one year to cover a maternity leave. Our small staff works closely together to produce an above-average output, so the ability to work in a team and a certain fearlessness are required.
To be successful, your work ethic must be impeccable, you must be very organized and you must be able to equally appreciate the challenges and joys of working in a very fast-paced, very liberal, very creative, and very demanding environment. We will consider applications from any person who can demonstrate that what they may lack in a particular area of expertise, they more than make up for through a willingness to learn, work hard, and demonstrate their passion.
The Development and Communication departments are closely linked, particularly at the Fringe, but they require different skill sets. The position is structured in an approximately 75/25 split, in favour of Development. Reporting to and working frequently with the Executive Director, and working closely with the Managing Director, the Development & Communications Manager is responsible for managing and executing the following:
- Raising $800,000+ a year for Fringe operations
- Grant writing – completing existing annual/cyclical grants and researching new ones
- Foundation letters –increasing this type of funding
- Individual Giving – increasing this type of funding
- Sponsorship & sponsor relations – cultivate & strengthen existing sponsors; find others
- Managing the marketing campaign for all events
- Community Partnerships
- Publicity for the Next Stage Theatre Festival
- Social networking/E-Newsletter
- Contests/Event Promotion/General Toronto Fringe publicity including lottery & applications
- 72 page Program book including all ad sales
- Website updates and maintenance
- Ad purchases
In this position, you will also be required to supervise the publicist for the Fringe Festival, a shared staff person and will contribute to the planning and management of all departments, especially the Box Office and Front of House Departments.
- 2+ years experience in a similar role
- Superior communication and management skills including problem solving skills
- Knowledge of the Fringe Festival movement and philosophy of the Fringe, and its place in the performing arts community
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
- Experience with grant writing and funding requests in both the public and private sectors
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
- Familiarity with Maxtix (TYTix) Box Office system an asset, but not required
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign)
Please send a cover letter and resume by environmentally friendly email to firstname.lastname@example.org as attached Microsoft Word or PDF files. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications should include references.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Start Date: Monday, October 29th, 2012
The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the Toronto Fringe:
Now entering its 25th year, the Toronto Fringe provides creative opportunities for artists and audiences by producing two important festivals – the Toronto Fringe Festival and the Next Stage Theatre Festival – and by running outreach activities that benefit youth, artists and the theatre community at large. Our new home, the Fringe Creation Lab, welcomes independent artists year round, encouraging their creative work by offering them affordable space to make art, congregate and innovate.
Our core activities are:
- The Fringe Festival – our flagship event that presents 1200 artists from around the world to 90,000+ attendees each summer
- The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) – a smaller winter festival presenting 8 – 10 productions by emerging artists ready to move beyond the summer festival structure, whose audiences have grown by 135% since 2008
- Outreach Activities – a variety of programs supporting artists and youth, including a program that distributes 1000 passes to the Fringe Festival to priority youth from across the GTA
- The Creation Lab – a subsidized space that offers a professional facility to under-represented artists to create, hone and present new work
More information can be found at www.fringetoronto.com