Porchlight Music Theatre

3 job(s) at Porchlight Music Theatre

Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago, IL
Jul 30, 2021
Full time
Porchlight Music Theatre, Chicago’s center for music theatre for more than 25 years, seeks a creative and energetic full-time (40 hours/week) Marketing Associate to join our fast-paced team, providing graphic design, photography, video and tactical marketing support to the artistic, development, education and other activities of the theatre. This position reports to the Marketing Manager and works closely with internal departments to strategize, develop, coordinate and execute marketing/communications efforts and materials. Responsibilities : Create and coordinate social media, eblast and website content across all departments, providing photography, videotaping and video editing, in addition to providing the marketing staff data on posts and analytics. Design and execute materials to support fundraising/development activities Provide design and marketing support for education and engagement programming Coordinate materials and services for Mainstage series, Revisits series, New Faces Sing Broadway series, and other artistic programs Manage production of the annual season brochure including design, printing, mailing/distribution Candidate Qualifications : Minimum one year graphic design experience Experience with video projects, including videotaping and editing Proficient with the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects and Illustrator; comfort using Wordpress, MailChimp and/or Patron Manager are a plus Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills Strong knowledge and ability to report on the analytical data for, but not limited to, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and comfortable working independently and as part of a team Track record of meeting deadlines, prioritizing projects and multi-tasking Cultural competency to work with individuals and groups from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, educational, ability and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as members of the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as performances or events require Compensation : Starting salary of $35,000, with paid time off and optional health insurance with 80% employer contribution. How to Apply : Please send a cover letter, resume and design samples via email to employment-intern@porchlightmusictheatre.org . No phone calls, please. Porchlight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago, IL
Jun 18, 2021
Full time
Porchlight Music Theatre is Chicago’s home for music theatre, celebrating the past, present and future of this unique American art form for over 25 years. As an Artist In-Residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago’s Gold Coast, we present our Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits series in this intimate, historic 218-seat venue. Other programs bring us to neighborhoods across the city, and our award-winning productions delight 35,000+ patrons each season. After the pandemic shuttered stages last spring, Porchlight has been an industry leader with virtual programming, offering a wide range of both free and premium programs. Porchlight seeks a motivated individual looking to join our growing team as a full-time Operations Associate, supporting the administrative, development, and finance departments of the theatre. The ideal candidate is an energetic person desiring a career in the nonprofit arts sector who is eager to learn and build skills in project management, institutional and individual fundraising, special events, database management and finance. Reporting to the Finance & Administration Director, this position provides critical support to the operational and development functions at Porchlight. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, an excellent ability to multitask and balance multiple priorities, a close attention to detail, and a passion for Porchlight’s mission. Responsibilities : Development (50%) Provide database support including updating donor information and running standard reports Process gift acknowledgements and update donor listings Manage mailings/appeals to donors, patrons and other stakeholders Support the planning and execution of annual fundraising events Coordinate donor events, including mainstage opening night receptions, offsite cast parties, holiday party, and others Serve as liaison with Marketing in preparation of development materials and collateral Coordinate lobby greeting volunteer scheduling and communications Support Finance & Administration Director on institutional giving initiatives including grants and sponsorships Assist in conducting donor/funder and prospect research Process in-kind donation requests Coordinate materials for Annual Report Finance and Operations (50%) Support department reporting, reconciliation and budgeting activities Schedule meetings, manage Zoom/Google Calendar, take staff meeting minutes, coordinate special projects and events, and assist with other administrative functions Assist in creation of monthly and quarterly finance reports Prepare materials for Finance Committee and Development Committee meetings General support to administrative staff as needed Qualifications Practical experience in administrative support; nonprofit experience a plus Experience with CRM database management; Patron Manager (Salesforce) knowledge a plus Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills Demonstrated ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects, often with deadline pressures Team-player with high level of initiative, professionalism and confidentiality Ability to work evenings and weekends as performances, events or meetings require Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office applications Strong customer service orientation, with proven relationship-building skills Superb attention to detail and accuracy Cultural competency to work with individuals and groups from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, educational, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as members of the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities Commitment to excellence and a passion for the mission of Porchlight Music Theatre Compensation/Benefits Starting at $33,000 annually Benefits: Individual PPO health insurance with 80% employer contribution; generous paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays Please send cover letter and resume via email to employment-intern@porchlightmusictheatre.org . No phone calls, please. Porchlight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.
Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago, IL
Apr 14, 2021
Full time
Porchlight Music Theatre seeks an outcome-driven, full-time Development Manager to join our fast-paced team. This position manages a successful annual giving program, including developing and implementing data-based strategies to achieve goals, preparing and executing fundraising appeals, acknowledgements and reports, and cultivating strong relationships by engaging and stewarding donors through multiple touchpoints. Responsibilities : Manage the annual giving program and fundraising events, ensuring goals are met through the effective engagement, empowerment and mobilization of diverse partners and stakeholders. Annual Fund & Database Management (60%) With Development staff, develop and execute fundraising plans, prepare and ensure accuracy of quarterly fundraising appeals (renewals and acquisitions), manage logistics of successful mailings to strategically segmenting lists, ensure quality and accurate database management, and generate reports that track and analyze participation and progress. Event Coordination & Support (30%) Coordinate a portfolio of events, including Mainstage opening night celebrations, ICONS Gala, Chicago Sings fundraising concert, and other smaller donor events. Serve as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic representative, and implement engagement strategies for converting event attendees to donors. General Development Support (10%) Reconcile income and expenses monthly with Finance and work with Development Director to create and manage the department budget. Manage the Porchlight Young Professionals group. Collaborate with Development Director, Executive Director and other staff to manage relationships with major donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, vendors, in-kind donors, individual sponsors and board members. Full job description available at porchlightmusictheatre.org Qualifications Minimum 2 years experience working with individual donors as part of a comprehensive development program Experience with CRM database management; Patron Manager knowledge a plus Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Strong customer service orientation, with proven relationship-building skills Proficiency with Word and Excel Ability to assess and solve problems and adjust to changing circumstances or goals Strong project management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize multiple deadlines Superb attention to detail and accuracy, ultimate confidentiality of donor information Ability to work both independently and collaboratively Cultural competency to work with individuals and groups from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, educational, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as members of the LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities Availability to work weekday evenings and weekends as required Commitment to excellence and a passion for the mission of Porchlight Music Theatre Compensation/Benefits Salary: Starting at $55,000 annually Benefits: Individual PPO health insurance with 80% employer contribution; voluntary dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays Please send cover letter and resume via email to employment-intern@porchlightmusictheatre.org . No phone calls, please. Porchlight Music Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.