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Development Assistant

Development Assistant

  • Part Time
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $22,880
  • We are accepting applications for this job until the position is filled.

Website roseneaththtr Roseneath Theatre

Groundbreaking Theatre for Young Audiences

Job Profile:
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Development Assistant will contribute to the sustainability of the organization through the coordination of our fund-raising program, focusing on increasing Corporate and Foundation support. The Assistant will be responsible for donor and patron recognition and stewardship.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on, go-getter for this newly created position. The successful incumbent must be self-motivated, a strategic thinker and planner, with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills. This position is a part-time contract position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in fundraising (or a strong interest in fundraising for charities)
  • An awareness of current public sector and foundation fundraising opportunities
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional computer literacy and research skills
  • Ability to function well in virtual environment (at the time of publishing, we are still working from home, so the ideal candidate will have trustworthy internet access and a reliable computer)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Experience in the arts sector industry is a tremendous asset​

Duties will include:

  • Assist in the coordination of fundraising plans.
  • Assist in the preparation of applications for corporate, foundation, and government support.
  • Design and implement individual donor campaigns with guidance from the Managing Director.
  • Develop and execute corporate sponsorship campaigns with guidance from the Managing Director.
  • Establish and nurture positive relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, partners, donors, and foundations.
  • Ensure stewardship through all campaigns and update information in our database.
  • Prepare and send out all communication materials required.
  • Research and recommend corporate giving programs, applicable charitable foundations, and alternative sources of government funding for ongoing programs and initiatives.


Must be registered or be eligible to register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training to be considered for this opportunity. This opportunity is open to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Miziwe Biik clients that reside within the GTA.

Roseneath is an organization committed to pursuing Radical Inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour, Queer, Trans, Two-Spirited, and Disabled persons. Roseneath is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We welcome and encourage submissions from individuals of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process. Roseneath invites candidates who may require assistance during the application/ hiring process, to let us know and we will work with them to meet their needs.

Roseneath thanks all candidates for their interest, however, will only contact those selected for interviews.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Annemieke Wade, Managing Director at

About Roseneath Theatre:
Roseneath Theatre is a not for profit and charitable organization that creates and produces plays of enduring quality specifically for Young People and their Families. We use top professional theatre artists to create and perform fully produced, original productions that tour to theatres and schools across North America and, occasionally, overseas. Roseneath Theatre gives up to 300 performances per year to approximately 100,000 young people and their families making it the largest touring theatre in Ontario. Because of COVID-19, we have pivoted to producing virtual pieces for the classroom, and online courses/camps for young people until the time it is safe for us to travel into schools again.

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