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Algonquin Arts


Community Engagement Manager

Title: Community Engagement Manager
Reports: Marketing
Employment Type: Full-time Salary: CWE

Job Overview
Algonquin Arts Theatre seeks a motivated, creative and entrepreneurial team player to join our organization in a newly developed staff position. In collaboration with the Marketing and Executive Directors, the Community Engagement Manager will develop innovative approaches to strengthening strategic alliances for the organization. The CEM is responsible for planning, developing, and facilitating partnerships and strategies to increase funds, diversify the patron and donor base, and help meet programmatic and operational goals through effective resource development.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate records using the theatre's CRM & ticketing database, Spektrix; and use the data available to drive targeted campaigns & appeals.
  • Attend Algonquin performances to engage with patrons, especially donors, sponsors and subscribers.
  • Manage all areas of sponsor services and sponsor recruitment.
  • Establish and build relationships with community organizations and businesses to enhance partnerships; represent the Algonquin at community events.
  • Cultivate, steward, and solicit existing donors and new prospects through targeted appeals, peer-to-peer event campaigns, phone calls, face-to-face meetings, presentations, and electronic and written appeals.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to increase digital engagement and donations through social media, email and other strategies.
  • Serve as engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external constituents.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage community outreach programs including lunch & learn or group presentations and "On the Road" appearances by Algonquin cast members.
  • In collaboration with relevant departments, strategically create and execute special events in a variety of sizes/scopes from intimate pre-show receptions to large fundraisers.
  • Work effectively with volunteer committees to achieve development objectives.
  • Support all department fundraising events and campaigns.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or related field.
  • 2+ years' experience in an outreach position, ideally in the non-profit sector.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience managing patron/customer data in a cloud-based database.
  • Strong copywriting ability in a variety of media (letters, web content, etc)
  • Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management.
  • Stellar attention-to-detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with successful interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with colleagues, donors, and leaders at all levels.
  • Flexibility in work schedule; occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and own transportation.

Physical Requirements of Position

  • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to work looking at computer screens for long periods
  • Must be able to listen closely to others on phone and conference calls

Reports To
The Community Engagement Manager will report to the Director of Marketing and work in close collaboration with the Executive Director.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Eligible for benefits after 90-day probationary period. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance.

To apply, please email a formal cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references to [email protected] Please include Community Engagement Manager in the subject line.

No calls. Please direct any questions regarding this position to the email address above.

About Algonquin Arts
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501 c (3) non-profit community-based Center for Performing Arts, providing cultural enrichment and arts education for residents and visitors of Central New Jersey through high quality performances and programs in theatre, music, dance and film.

Algonquin Arts Theatre is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or Military/Veteran status. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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 2019-2020 Season (July 2019 to May 2020), 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.