Algonquin Arts


Development Associate

Schedule: Part Time - 22 hours per week (average - details listed below)
Start Date: November 15
Reports To: Director of Development
Compensation: $13/hour

The Development Associate performs administrative support and database management functions for our Development Department. While reporting directly to the Director of Development, this position will also work very closely with the Box Office staff and Director of Marketing - including responsibilities staffing the Box Office prior to performances as noted below.


  1. Patron Services Administration (Approximately 21 hours per week)
    1. Administrative Support:
      1. Processing donations and acknowledgement letters
      2. Database management
      3. Development calendar management
      4. Grant deadline management
      5. Collaboration with finance department to ensure accuracy and adherence to accounting best practices.
      6. Maintenance and organization of box office and development files
  2. Development Campaigns and Events
    1. Work with the Development and Marketing Director to run effective events:
      1. Solicitation to potential sponsors, attendees and gift donors
      2. Assistance in development events
      3. Manage and instruct volunteers
    2. Donor & sponsorship stewardship
      1. Track and deliver benefits offered to sponsors & individual donors
      2. Serve as point of contact for sponsor & donor inquiries
    3. Research Funding Sources:
      1. Assist in identifying potential individual, corporate and foundation partners.
  3. Box Office (Schedule Varies)
    1. Operate Algonquin's storefront, serving walk in patrons as well as taking phone orders
      1. Pre-Show Shifts
        1. Sunday Afternoons - 1:30-3:30 p.m. (approximately 15 per year)
        2. Thursday/Friday Nights (approximately 15 per year)
        3. Saturday Afternoons and/or Nights (approximately 26 per year)
        4. Occasional weekday mornings (Education Series)
      2. Occasional Box Office shifts (vacation/sick day coverage)
    2. Box Office functions include
      1. Maintain accurate patron records
      2. Process ticket sales and individual contributions
      3. Answer patron calls and email correspondence
      4. Printing & sorting will call
      5. Administrative support


  1. Customer Service: The ability to facilitate and guide patrons and donors through the ticket-purchasing and donation process - in person, over the phone, and via email.
  2. Communication: This role requires constant interaction with the public. The ideal candidate should be a clear communicator when speaking, as well as via email and text message.
  3. Multi-tasking: The ideal candidate can deftly manage several tasks simultaneously.
  4. Problem Solving: The ability to resolve issues quickly while maintaining composure, considering all possible outcomes.
  5. Software: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  6. Data Management: Experience working in donor or contact management software with exceptional attention to detail.

To apply, please send a resume via email to [email protected] and include 2 professional references. . Please note the position for which you are applying in the email. A separate cover letter is not required, but information on why you are the right person to join our team should be included in the email. No phone calls, please.

Creative Team / Production Crew

Algonquin Arts Theatre accepts resumes for directors, musical directors, choreographers, designers (scenic, lighting, costumes, props) stage managers and stage technicians on a rolling basis.

We currently have limited positions available for our 2017-2018 Season (July 2017 to May 2018), but accept resumes for consideration for future productions or other special projects.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to [email protected]. No phone calls, please. Please note that housing is not available.