Dates: Week of December 3 – Week of March 25 (excluding week of December 24)
Flexible, 8-12 hours per week (Mon-Fri, standard business hours, with possible occasional evenings)
Canadian Stage is seeking a part-time Corporate & Foundations Development Intern to support fundraising activities for our productions, outreach programs and other special initiatives. Reporting to the Corporate & Foundations Officer, this intern will primarily research and prepare applications for funding, while assisting in the stewardship of current supporters (including some events). Joining Canadian Stage’s dynamic and collaborative Development team, the Corporate & Foundations intern may also provide select support in the areas of Individual Giving, Major Gifts and Special Events.
The Intern will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the area of fundraising, while providing a vital contribution to our organization. In addition to the many benefits of the Canadian Stage intern program, which include information sessions with staff members of the intern’s choosing, the successful candidate will also receive complimentary tickets to Canadian Stage
productions and will be invited to attend behind-the-scenes artistic events, including readings, workshops and discussions with our creative team. We strive to make our intern positions as valuable an experience as possible.
The successful candidate will have a passion for the arts, knowledge of the not-for-profit sector, and strong research, writing and interpersonal skills. They may also be required to provide their own laptop computer.
- researching and making recommendations on corporate giving programs, applicable charitable foundations and alternative sources of government funding for ongoing and specialized Canadian Stage initiatives
- updating information in Canadian Stage Foundation and Government databases
- preparing online applications for corporate support
- writing applications for foundation and/or government support
- supporting Canadian Stage donor/sponsor stewardship and events
- other Development duties as assigned
Ideal Personal Qualities:
- active interest in the arts
- previous experience in or knowledge of arts administration, the not-for-profit sector and fundraising
- strong research and writing skills
- ability to work independently and be resourceful
- friendly demeanour and enthusiasm
- high level of computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint)
About Canadian Stage:
Founded in 1987 with the merger of CentreStage and Toronto Free Theatre, Canadian Stage is one of Canada’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies. Led by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn, Canadian Stage produces and showcases innovative theatre work from Canada and around the world, allowing its audience to encounter daring work guided by a strong directorial vision and a 21st century aesthetic. The company prides itself on presenting trans-disciplinary work and work in translation that pushes the boundaries of form and style. The company reinforces the presence of Canadian art and artists through work that reflects Toronto’s place within the international community. Canadian Stage has a long-standing commitment to education and enhancement programs for the public and investing in the art form by nurturing and developing theatre professionals while producing
thought-provoking theatre and quality entertainment in Toronto, one of North America’s largest theatre centres. For more information, refer to canadianstage.com.
For further information on Canadian Stage’s activities, please visit our website: www.canadianstage.com
Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 (phone) references via e-mail by Friday, November 23 at 5:00pm. Please combine these materials into one document and attach in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
Attention: CORPORATE AND FOUNDATIONS DEVELOPMENT INTERN
Elise Chalmers, Corporate & Foundations Officer, Canadian Stage
Please note in your cover letter where you saw this posting. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential. Canadian Stage is an equal opportunity employer.