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Theatre Assistant

SUPERVISORS:

Artistic Director and Director of Operations

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:

Part Time  

STATUS:  

Non-Exempt Employee

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Theatre Assistant is part of the team at The Wayne Theatre and we are currently seeking a customer-focused, reliable individual for a part-time Theater Assistant position. The Theater Assistant supports operation in both the front and back of house as well as buildings among the theatre campus.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

A high school diploma or equivalent.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Basic Microsoft Office and computer skills, including applications such as Word, Excel, and G-Suite products.

Valid driver's license.

Self-driven, with the ability to apply common sense understanding to independently carry out projects and tasks.

Keen attention to detail and organization with a willingness to ask questions and receive constructive feedback. Must be able to communicate clearly with frequent exchanges requiring accurate information shared with the public.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, bending, reaching above the shoulder for event set-up/breakdown needs and general operations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the Artistic team on the preparation/creation of shows produced at the Wayne.

Assist the Director of Operations with the Front of House duties throughout the week and during special events.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

The Wayne Theatre does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis made illegal by the laws of the United States or of the State of Virginia.

ADDITIONAL INFO:

At the Wayne Theatre, we are invested in hiring, cultivating, and retaining a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion and equity, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming. We value diverse voices and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Shenandoah Valley region.

Applications should send a resume and letter of interest to Tracy Straight, Executive Director via email through the button below.

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Director of Advancement

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Director of Advancement

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Full Time  

STATUS: Exempt; At-Will Employee

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 The Director of Advancement is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the organization’s fundraising initiatives, donor relations and public relations plan. The successful candidate will implement a multi-level advancement plan that will include managing individual and corporate gifts, foundation grants, endowment, special events, planned and annual giving campaigns, and direct mail efforts. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, strengthening and diversifying successful relationships and maintaining communications with donors and collaborating with the development team to effectively execute all fundraising events and activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 The Advancement Director will possess the following skills and experience:

 

1.    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field

2.    5+ years of direct fundraising experience

3.    Track record of success in meeting fundraising goals

4.    Demonstrated project and team management, organization, delegation, and prioritization skills

5.   Superior public speaking, oral, and written communication skills

6.   Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with the development team, colleagues, volunteers, and donors

7.   Confidentiality-specifically of donor records and clients served

8.   Self-directed-can work with minimal supervision

9.   Working knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheet applications, auction platforms, donor software and database management

10.  Willingness to use own mode of transportation in job capacity and possession of valid Virginia driver’s license

11.  Commitment to the Wayne Theatre’s mission and program goals

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Identify, cultivate, pursue and retain major donor, contributor, sponsor, and advertising support  

2. Collaborates with the Wayne Theatre leadership team to coordinate annual fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and implement efforts to secure new and untapped resources  

3. Assist the Executive Director, Board, and Development Committee members to develop, strengthen, and maintain strong relationships with all major and individual donors, sponsors, and advertisers, corporations, government agencies, and foundations

4. Conducts and records outcome of measurable number of face-to-face visits with donor prospects to solicit major and planned gifts

5. Communicate regularly with the development team to strategize about status of stewardship, prospecting, proposals, and appeals; evaluates areas needing focus and growth

6. Draft annual and special appeals to build individual giving base  

7. Assist with the development and growth of the endowment fund  

8. Assist the Executive Director, Development Committee, and other Committees to produce special annual events (e.g. Gala, Giving Tuesday, et al)

9. Learn the process and be willing and able to sell a ticket, give a tour and manage an event

10. Receive, acknowledge and track all donor contributions, pledges, in-kind donations and other payments  

11. Maintain updated mailing lists, donor lists and donor profiles  

12. Analyze fundraising data and prepare reports  

13. Provides guidance for reports and tracks performance against development plan.

14. Oversee the design and production of the organization’s communications relative to donor appreciation and recognition, print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets

15. Assist Finance Director with research and writing grant proposals

16. Represents the Wayne Theatre publicly when the Executive Director cannot  

17. Assist with program evaluation and the development and production of the Wayne Theatre’s annual report

18. Participate actively in leadership team meetings to strategize and position the Wayne Theatre for the future

19. Coordinates weekly and monthly meetings with the Development Committee providing the necessary reports

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

The Wayne Theatre does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis made illegal by the laws of the United States or of the State of Virginia.

 

ADDITIONAL INFO:

At the Wayne Theatre, we are invested in hiring, cultivating, and retaining a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion and equity, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming. We value diverse voices and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Shenandoah Valley region.

Applications should send a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to Tracy Straight, Executive Director, via email to jobs@waynetheatre.org jobs@waynetheatre.org

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Advancement Communications Intern 

Job Description

The Wayne Theatre seeks a detail-oriented, self-starter to assist communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications while working in a fun, casual work environment. The Wayne Theatre Communications Internship is a professional-skills internship to assist the Director of Advancement in implementing organizational communications and marketing strategies as they apply to fund development. The Communications Intern will work independently and in a team to fulfill organizational goals and initiatives related to advancement and events.

Qualifications

• Understanding of/ or interest in learning relational databases (CRM platforms such as Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Bloomerang)

• Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)

• Understanding of the basic principles of public relations with grasp of branding tools (i.e. Canva).

• Must be detail-oriented and computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).

• Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

• Genuine enthusiasm for creating compelling marketing and communication materials to support Wayne Theatre Advancement

• Self-starter, good time management, detail-oriented, with ability to communicate professionally

• Understanding of confidentiality and commitment to donor privacy

• Ability to work well independently, ask questions, and operate within a team

Responsibilities

• Record and provide written acknowledgement of donations and gifts in a timely manner

• Develop and manage stewardship and appeal letters and mailing lists for donors and prospects

• Track donor interactions and “moves management” in the development cycle

• Design sponsorship promotional materials, execute sponsor agreements, and communicate with marketing and finance teams

Starts:  May 2022
Hours: minimum 10 hours/week, including weekly planning meeting with supervisor
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CREATE WITH US!
Calling all creatives! Studio Wayne wants to create with YOU!
We're looking for collaborative artists who are interested in joining
our team to work with artists of all ages! Details can be found in the
application packets.  

All positions are paid.
If you have any questions please send us an email
Costume Designer

To be considered as a Costume Designer for Studio Wayne, fill out the Costume Designer Application which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical resume, highlighting costume design experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Costume Designer Application Packet


Director

To be considered as a director for Studio Wayne, fill out the Director’s Application Form which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical resume, highlighting directorial experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Director Application Packet


Music Director

To be considered as a director for Studio Wayne, fill out the Music Director’s Application Form which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical resume, highlighting music directing experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Music Director Application Packet


Set Designer

To be considered as a set designer for Studio Wayne, fill out the Set Designer Application which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical resume, highlighting set design experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Set Designer Application Packet


Stage Manager

To be considered as a stage manager for Studio Wayne, fill out the Stage Manager’s Application which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical resume, highlighting stage management experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Stage Manager Application Packet


Teaching Artist

To be considered as a Teaching Artist for Studio Wayne, fill out a Teaching Artist Application which should include the following:
● A cover letter providing a brief introduction as well as contact information for 2-3 references.
● A copy of your theatrical/musical/dance resume, highlighting your teaching experience.
● Your headshot

For more information, download the Studio Wayne Teaching Artist Application Packet


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