Careers

Development Director

Background

Arizona Theatre Company, under the new executive leadership of David Ivers (Artistic Director) and Billy Russo (Managing Director) is the Official State Theatre of Arizona and is the only fully professional producing theatre in the state and the only LORT theatre to operate in two cities.

Founded by Sandy Rosenthal in Tucson in 1967 as the Arizona Civic Theatre, ATC achieved professional status in 1972, when it began hiring Actors’ Equity performers on a modified League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract, the Arizona Civic Theatre began presenting a portion of its season in Phoenix in 1978, and a year later the name was changed to Arizona Theatre Company. As the professional resident theatre of Arizona, ATC has been performing full seasons in both Tucson and Phoenix to a combined audience of more than 150,000 since 1983.

During the most recently completed 50th Anniversary Season, ATC had a record-breaking year, ending with an operating surplus in the high six figures and setting the organization toward renewed fiscal health. A new Fund for Working Capital has been established to build upon the excitement of the new artistic vision.

Position Overview:

The Development Director will lead, develop, and implement a comprehensive development strategy to support the mission and programs of Arizona Theatre Company. Reporting to Billy Russo (Managing Director) while working closely with David Ivers (Artistic Director), the senior management team, and the Board of Directors, the Development Director leverages key relationships to ensure that the organization meets annual fundraising revenue goals.

The Development director will lead a full-time staff of five, who are based in both Tucson and Phoenix, in efforts to capitalize on the tremendous opportunities of the organization’s dual-city and multi-faceted programs; will ensure exceptional management of the fundraising and relationship-building programs; and will function as a principal member of the leadership team working to continually strengthen Arizona Theatre Company as the Official State Theatre of Arizona.

ATC’s organizational budget is approximately $7.4 million, of which $3.5 million is derived from individual gifts, organizational grants, sponsorships, and other contributed income. ATC completed its most recent season with an operating surplus in the high six figures, setting the organization toward renewed fiscal health. A new Fund for Working Capital has been established to build upon the excitement of a new leadership team and to help provide adequate capitalization  needed to support a new artistic vision.

Key areas that have been identified for focus by the Development Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating and implementing the annual development plan and strategy;
  • Leading and managing overall development efforts to raise the annual fund with a goal of $3 to $3.5 million within a $7.4 million overall operating budget;
  • Working with Board leadership to complete the Fund for Working Capital campaign;
  • Training and leading development staff to support fundraising efforts;
  • Leading and overseeing all aspects of development, including corporate, foundation, and individual donors;
  • Maintaining and fostering positive relationships with the ATC Board of Directors;
  • Serving as the staff representative on the Development and Governance and Nominating Committees;
  • Developing and managing Board fundraising capacity;
  • Developing and monitoring the Development Department’s budget;
  • Serving as a member of the senior management team;
  • Representing the theatre as an advocate and spokesperson in the wider community.

Job Qualifications:

The Development Director will bring significant expertise and strong leadership skills to ATC while demonstrating a history of success in raising funds for and collaborating within large and complex organizations. S/he will have had demonstrated success in overseeing operational functions in similar development organizations and will have a history of leading and motivating a staff in meeting measurable financial goals. The successful candidate will also have a history of working productively with colleagues as a member of a senior management team in similarly complex and successful organization(s).

Qualifications and Qualities:

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience), significant history of experience in fundraising at the senior management level, and evidence of a strong commitment to theatre and the arts. Successful candidates will also possess strong leadership skills and have proven abilities in the following areas:

  • Proven track record of achieving revenue goals;
  • Proven management and leadership qualities, and ability to inspire and motivate staff and leadership volunteers;
  • Proven success in running a major campaign or annual fund;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Ability to supervise staff and managers, and to draw the best from employees;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to exhibit a thorough understanding of strategic development;
  • Strong verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively;
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts;
  • Strong partnership-building and event-planning skills;
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base;
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs;
  • Depth of personal credibility in fundraising, and ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to relate effectively with a diverse range of people, including those in leadership positions;
  • Openness to innovation, and ability to see new opportunities and position ATC to exploit opportunities to increase contributed income;
  • Skill in demonstrating a deep commitment to those who provide support to ATC.

Compensation:

Compensation will be competitive with similar positions in comparable arts organizations throughout the country and will be negotiable. The compensation package includes medical, dental, life, short- and long-term disability insurance, and a paid time off program.

To Apply:

ATC is and EOE and encourages women and persons of color to apply. Please submit a resume and letter of interest via email to atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Marketing Director

Background

Arizona Theatre Company, under the new executive leadership of David Ivers (Artistic Director) and Billy Russo (Managing Director) is the Official State Theatre of Arizona and is the only fully professional producing theatre in the state and the only LORT theatre to operate in two cities.

Founded by Sandy Rosenthal in Tucson in 1967 as the Arizona Civic Theatre, ATC achieved professional status in 1972, when it began hiring Actors’ Equity performers on a modified League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract. The Arizona Civic Theatre began presenting a portion of its season in Phoenix in 1978, and a year later the name was changed to Arizona Theatre Company. As the professional resident theatre of Arizona, ATC has been performing full seasons in both Tucson and Phoenix to a combined audience of more than 150,000 since 1983.

During the most recently completed 50th Anniversary Season, ATC had a record-breaking year, ending with an operating surplus in the high six figures and setting the organization toward renewed fiscal health. A new Fund for Working Capital has been established to build upon the excitement of the new leadership team and to provide adequate capitalization needed to support a new artistic vision.

Overview

The Marketing Director is responsible for directing the day-to-day marketing efforts executed in ATC’s Tucson and Phoenix markets with a focus on supporting a comprehensive marketing and sales program.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate, build, and execute a comprehensive strategic marketing plan in collaboration with Managing Director;
  • Develop and closely manage department income goals and budgets;
  • Maintain subscriber base and develop new audiences;
  • Conduct market research and analyze data to identify priorities in order to achieve strategic goals;
  • Build and manage marketing staff to create a team environment;
  • Coordinate collaboration between departments when appropriate;
  • Oversee the planning, development, and coordination of print collateral to support marketing and institutional initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years experience in arts marketing and/or sales;
  • Direct management experience with supervisory responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated success in executing marketing skills, especially in planning, directing, and executing campaigns;
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating market research and campaigns;
  • Ability to understand and work with budgetary procedures and policies and experience reporting both expense and revenue figures;
  • Superior oral and written skills, with the ability to translate ATC’s products into marketable language/concepts for potential patrons;
  • Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft Office products; familiarity with ticketing software systems; and familiarity with social media tools, websites, and video usage;
  • Superior organizational skills, leadership ability, and strategic thinking.

ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix. This position may be based in either city, but some overnight travel to the other city will be required.

To Apply:

Submit applications via email only to atcjobs@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Patron Services Representative (Tucson)

Part-time temporary (non-exempt)
Reports to Patron Services Manager
Compensation: $9.00/hour plus commission

Overview

The Patron Services Representative is an essential member of the Patron Services Department.

Essential Functions

  • Contact private individuals by telephone to promote ATC, ask for annual donations or sell season subscriptions
  • Deliver scripted sales pitch to donors and patrons
  • Adjust donation and subscription scripts as required
  • Handle donor/subscriber questions
  • Provide patrons with accurate information and exercise exemplary customer service in all conversations and transactions
  • Record any updated donor/subscriber contact info for the supervisor to input into Patron Manager

Competencies

  • Self motivated, friendly, energetic, and an effective and efficient communicator
  • Attentive to detail, accountable, and deadline oriented
  • Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism, and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting

Qualifications

  • Experience in the nonprofit arts preferred, but not necessary
  • Relevant work experience in sales, marketing, or telemarketing
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Passion about Arizona Theatre Company’s upcoming season
  • Must be available 20 hours per week

To Apply:

Please send an email including your resume and a statement about what excites you most about the upcoming season to Patron Relationship Manager Ron May at rmay@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Production Overhire – Load In, Strike, Run Crew

Part time temporary (non-exempt)
(Updated 11/05/15)

Overview

Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona’s first professional theatre company, seeks qualified crew members to add to our overhire list. ATC maintains an overhire list in Carpentry, Props, Costumes, Wardrobe, Electrics, and Deck Crew in both Tucson and Phoenix. Daytime, Night, and Weekend opportunities are available throughout our season, which runs from September to May.

 

To Apply:

If you are interested in being added to our Production Overhire list, please send a resume and references, along with which department you are interested in and your general availability to Chris Gerling, Associate Production Manager at cgerling@arizonatheatre.org.

Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.