Posted by Theatre Passe Muraille
Fundraising and Development Coordinator
Start Date: TBD
Term: Contractual basis – Part-time (24hrs a week)
Theatre Passe Muraille is known for developing innovative and daring Canadian theatre, but we exist to support our communities. From encouraging independent and emerging artists, and multicultural work, to inspiring our staff and artists to work collaboratively, Theatre Passe Muraille works to ensure all voices are represented on our stage.
Typically, Theatre Passe Muraille produces and/or presents 6-8 shows a year and hosts rental companies and festivals throughout the year. Theatre Passe Muraille operates 3 performance spaces – a Mainspace Theatre (185 seats), Backspace Theatre (55 seats), and a Cabaret/Bar space (capacity of 100).
The Fundraising and Development Coordinator participates in the implementation of fundraising plans which may include major gifts, corporate donations, and in-kind resources, in collaboration with the Managing Director, the Artistic Director and the Board’s fundraising committee.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Coordinating and organizing all fundraising activities, in collaboration with TPM staff and Fundraising Committee of the Board
- Actively seeking new donors and sponsors for TPM and making best efforts to meet mutually set goals for advancement including database growth and functionality and revenue
- Handling donor relationships including acknowledgements, tax receipting, meetings and events
- Maintaining and updating databases to record donor contact and preference information
- Writing applications and appeals, using direct mailing to reach a wide range of potential and current donors
- Researching charitable institutions whose criteria match TPM’s activities
- Promoting the organization to its donors and maximizing public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
- Knowledge of fundraising management will be an asset
- Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities will be an asset
- Knowledge of special events planning and management will be an asset
- Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and attention to detail is a necessity
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines is a necessity
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
- Proficiency in the use of computer for: Fundraising management software, Word processing, Databases, Spreadsheets is a necessity
- Knowledge of any graphic design software, InDesign or Canva for example, will be an asset
- Experience with any or all of the following will be an asset: not-for-profit company, Toronto Theatre, arts councils
- Occasional Weeknights and weekend work is mandatory
TPM is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications from all qualified candidates. TPM strongly encourages submissions from candidates of Indigenous and diverse backgrounds.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume with the names and phone numbers of 3 references attached as a PDF or Word document by Monday September 13 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: “Application for Fundraising and Development Position”. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.