As integral team members within our development department, the new full-time roles of DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER and BUSINESS RELATIONS & EVENTS MANAGER help ensure WCT’s continued success, by achieving our fund development goals including identifying and cultivating new relationships, stewarding existing relationships, and assisting with a variety of fundraising activities & events. These roles require outgoing, positive individuals, with a passion for theatre, who are able to thrive in a lively, fast-paced, and dynamic environment and possess a creative mind and spirit, with vision and ambition.
Reporting to the Director of Growth and Engagement, these roles work with the following areas of focus:
Donor Relations Manager
· Support achievement of WCT’s fundraising goals and growth through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of key donors for ongoing annual support, legacy gifts, and/or campaign and special project support
· Develop and implement appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies that reflect a strong understanding of individual donor behavior and interests.
· Regularly schedule and conduct meetings or visits to engage prospects and donors, both in-person, by phone, and virtually as appropriate
· Plan and implement an annual program of scheduled communications and events related to donors, ensuring that they are created and delivered in a timely manner and align with the agreed overall marketing plan
· Management of various administrative duties, including database management and financial reporting, including the processing of donations, tax receipts and related recognition.
Business Relations & Events Manager
· Research sponsorship opportunities, create proposals, and deliver presentations to identify and attract production, program and event sponsorship
· Maintain core sponsor relations through the successful delivery of all benefits promised while seeking new benefits and opportunities with such partners.
· Build new relationships to connect businesses with WCT locally, provincially & nationally, using a variety of entry points & engagement opportunities
· Organize, and execute key events designed to cultivate new and to sustain long-term donor relations & community engagement.
· Participate in the planning, producing & execution of WCT’s special events
· Represent WCT at networking and community events.
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Both roles will provide additional support to the Development department overall, including
· Foundations and granting submissions;
· Administrative support to the department as required;
· Support to other development team members as operational needs dictate;
· Other duties as assigned.
The ‘Ideal’ Mix of Skills, Experience & Traits Might Include…
· Experience, training or skills in areas such as: fundraising, communications, business development, event management or similar roles
· Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service experience, a pleasant telephone demeanor, with a proven history of effective relationship building
· Self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and prioritize in a timely and efficient manner
· Able to creatively problem-solve with ingenuity, and an eye for solutions
· Exceptional written and oral communication skills
· Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle, an asset
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
· Ability to work a flexible schedule, with occasional evening or weekend work
· An interest in and excitement for theatre, WCT and our community, essential
· Both roles are full-time, ongoing positions, at 40-hours per week, largely based during office hours, but with some evening or weekend work expected.
· The roles are based in Kamloops, BC, and a move to/residency within the Kamloops community is required. Both roles work out of our Pavilion Theatre admin office in a largely in-person work environment.
· A relocation stipend is available.
· The salary range is commensurate to experience and is between $40-48,000
· WCT has a generous benefits package that includes extended health, paid vacation, time off during the holiday season, and a flexible work schedule.
· The successful candidate will ideally start on or around August 23 – September 7, 2021 (with flexibility).
· Due to the volume of submissions, we thank all who express interest in this position; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tell us what mix of skills, experiences & traits you would bring to WCT, along with how this role fits with your career arc, your availability and salary expectations. Submissions should include a cover letter, resume, and two professional references. Please send, as one attachment, by Sunday, July 18, 2021, to:
Suzan Goguen, Growth & Engagement Director
Western Canada Theatre tells our stories on the traditional & unceded territory of Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, whose people are the traditional stewards of this land.
Since 1975, Western Canada Theatre has been producing innovative, entertaining, and educational theatre for audiences in Kamloops, throughout BC’s Southern Interior, and across Canada. We have grown into one of the largest producing theatres in BC and have had a remarkable impact on the national theatre landscape: producing premieres of important new Canadian and Indigenous work, training some of Canada’s finest theatre professionals, and showcasing our work and our artists across the country through touring and co-productions. We manage & operate the 700-seat Sagebrush Theatre, the 150-seat flexible configuration Pavilion Theatre, as well as our producing shops, storage & touring operations. For more information, please visit us at wctlive.ca
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Western Canada Theatre is committed to diversity in the workplace and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply, and to self-identify if they so choose. We hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, gender-identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability (though our office is currently on a second floor, and as such not wheelchair accessible). We are a parent-friendly workplace, with several parents on staff. We invite anyone with access needs or requiring accommodation in the application process to contact the Managing Director.
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