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Deadline: Friday November 8, 2019

Remuneration: $40,000 - $50,000

The Development Manager works closely with the Marketing Manager and Communications and Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is energetic and excels at people and event management with a focus on building long-term relationships with potential donors.


  • In conjunction with the Artistic Director and Managing Director, sets contributed income goals through individual giving, corporate, foundation support and other fundraising efforts
  • Creates and/or oversees the writing and production of donor solicitation packages, proposals, reports and other correspondence pertaining to fundraising (print, email and web based)
  • Manages donor records, correspondence and donor acknowledgement
  • Fulfills promises to supporters through logo placement in marketing materials, name recognition, tickets, tax receipts, thank you letters, and personal invitations
  • Analyzes donor activity and generates up-to-date monthly fundraising progress reports and attend weekly management and scheduled board meetings
  • Cultivates/solicits donors and coordinates donor and prospect cultivation activities
  • Researches and identifies new donor prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Coordinates and leads planning of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s annual art auction, Artattack
  • Secures corporate sponsorship for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Season
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with existing sponsors with the goal of increasing their support and commitment to Buddies

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Fundraising and development training – minimum 3-5 years experience
  • Familiarity with donor database applications
  • Background in the arts or not for profit sector is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of visual arts and visual arts practices also beneficial

Please send resume with cover letter and references to the attention of Shawn Daudlin, Managing Director by Friday, November 8, 2019. Chosen candidates will be contacted for an interview. Apply online by email to

About Buddies:

Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. We encourage applications from queer, transgender, Indigenous, BIPOC, d/Deaf and disabled applicants.

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