Job Posting: Part-Time Development and Fundraising Coordinator, Toronto Fringe

The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival (“Toronto Fringe”), a registered Canadian charitable organization, is seeking a Part-Time Development and Fundraising Coordinator.


The Toronto Fringe adheres to the guiding principles of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. Our flagship event, the Toronto Fringe Festival, presents 150 productions at 30 venues across Toronto over 12 days in July. The festival welcomes 95,000+ visitors, and 100% of the $435,000+ collected at the box office is returned to participating artists. Our Next Stage Theatre Festival presents 10 productions by artists ready to move beyond the summer festival model. Held annually in January, the Next Stage Theatre Festival boasts ticket sales over $90,000. As well, our home at 720 Bathurst Street includes the Creation Lab, which consists of two studios available for independent artists to rent at highly subsidised rates through the Time In Space Program.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working with the General Manager and the Communications Manager, the Development and Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Planning of annual and long-term development and fundraising strategies
  • Planning and executing the expansion of our donor base (individual, corporate and foundation)
  • Foundations- researching as well as completing applications
  • Individual Giving –   Servicing our individual donor program as well as researching prospects for new and renewing donors at all levels
  • Sponsorship & Sponsor Relations – cultivate & strengthen existing sponsors and reach out to new sponsors
  • Fundraising Events- Planning of annual fundraising event with Executive Director and Board of Directors, as well as smaller fundraising events and activities throughout the year.
  • Managing the task list for the Development Assistant.

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.

Skill Requirements:

  • 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

Hours and Compensation:

  • 20 hours week (2.5 days/wk)
  • $25,000/year

Please send a cover letter and resume by environmentally friendly email to exec@fringetoronto.com as attached Microsoft Word or PDF files.  Applications should include references.

Submission Deadline: January 16th, 2015

Start Date: Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More information can be found at http://www.fringetoronto.com