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Development and Communications Coordinator

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Freehold Theatre Lab Studio


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Published 20 days ago

December 14, 2020
November 20, 2020
$20/hour with opportunities for growth

About Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio

A CENTER FOR THE PRACTICE OF THEATRE

“One can say a true artist is always ready to make any number of sacrifices in order to reach a moment of creativity. The mediocre artist prefers not to take risks, which is why he is conventional. Everything that is conventional, everything that is mediocre is linked to that fear.”  

- Peter Brook

Freehold was created as a safe place to practice what is not safe. We ask our collaborators, students, board, audience, and extended community to practice risk in rehearsal and performance, in individual practice, and in collaboration. We ask that they risk taking this art form seriously and risk believing that the theatrical event can be of consequence.


Job description:

Freehold is seeking a part-time Development and Communications Coordinator to join our small but mighty team. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience, past exposure to nonprofit fundraising and event planning, be friendly and diplomatic with volunteers, supporters, and board members, a strong writer, and great with details. Other relevant experience may include successful crowdfunding campaigns, small business communications, and for-profit CRM management. 


We are a community with a 30-year history of being a place that actively encourages diversity of age, race, gender, economics, and physical ability. Freehold continues to increase its commitment to dismantle racism and increase accessibility. In our continuing effort to engage a broad spectrum of our community we encourage people from all communities to apply.


Although most of our staff are currently working remotely, in-office hours at our Chinatown / International District studios will resume at some point in the future. We expect that employees will continue to have the option to work some remote hours, depending on organizational needs. 


This role will start at $20/hr and 20 hours per week with room for growth as capacity builds. Typical schedule is Mon-Thu 10am-3pm with some flexibility as needed. This role will report to the Managing Director with aesthetic oversight from the Artistic Director.


Responsibilities of this position:

Fundraising – 40%

  • Manage donation processing including gifts acknowledgement, donation record keeping, and preparation of deposits. 
  • Track project donations and fundraising goals and create donation reports as needed
  • Update and maintain donor database (Salsa Engage + CRM) 
  • Conduct basic prospect and donor research
  • Support grant reporting and research grant opportunities. Provide assistance as needed to Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board in support of fundraising efforts 


Communications – 30%

  • Solicit content to produce quarterly newsletter under direction of Artistic Director
  • Build relationships with local and regional press to promote programs and efforts of the organization.
  • Support Registrar in managing social media accounts and updating website.


Events and Outreach – 30%

  • Coordinate fundraising and stewardship events, including supporting the Events Committee for logistics and planning of the annual Gala. This requires a high level of detail and organization.
  • Coordinate community engagement opportunities for the organization – i.e. tabling and speaking opportunities
  • Support partnership building with local organizations


Preferred Skills and Qualities:

  • 2 or more years of experience working in a nonprofit or small business setting
  • Experience with CRM software and donation processing
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Comfortability with Google Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and handle simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities with success and accuracy

About Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio

A CENTER FOR THE PRACTICE OF THEATRE

“One can say a true artist is always ready to make any number of sacrifices in order to reach a moment of creativity. The mediocre artist prefers not to take risks, which is…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

  • 10 paid holidays in addition to accrued Seattle Sick and Safe Time
  • One free class per quarter
  • 4 hours per week free rehearsal space
  • 10 paid holidays in addition to accrued Seattle Sick and Safe Time
  • One free class per quarter
  • 4 hours per week free rehearsal space

Location

517 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to admin@freeholdtheatre.org. We will start reviewing applications November 20th.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to admin@freeholdtheatre.org. We will start reviewing applications November 20th.

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