Assistant Director, Institutional Events and Partnerships

Assistant Director, Institutional Events and Partnerships

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American Repertory Theater
Published
September 18, 2023
Location
Cambridge
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Harvard University

American Repertory Theater

05-Sep-2023
Assistant Director, Institutional Events and Partnerships
American Repertory Theater
63563BR

Job Summary

Under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., the American Repertory Theater is poised to raise significant funds to support the vision of the Artistic Director and the A.R.T.'s productions, while enhancing the cultural climate of the community, and creating a model for American theaters. With this visibility and energy, the Assistant Director, Institutional Events and Partnerships will join a Development department that is designed to capitalize on an evolving model of arts philanthropy. Reporting to the Director of Development, this role is an integral member of an evolving development team charged with raising over $5M in annual contributed support for the theater. This position utilizes skills fundamental to successful non-profit fundraising and arts administration while contributing to the day-to-day functions of the development department.

Position Description

  • Strategizes, plans, and manages approximately 40 in-person and virtual donor events and engagement experiences each season surrounding production activities including opening nights, closing night toasts, technical rehearsals, cast meet-and-greets, conversations with artists, and more.
  • Leads the programming, planning, and producing of A.R.T.'s existing virtual and in-person event series in collaboration with members of other departments and works to develop additional experiences on an ad hoc basis as events and artist opportunities arise.
  • Participates in creating and implementing creative strategies that will enable the A.R.T. to aggressively increase its base of contributed support by creating additional curated experiences and opportunities for donors and prospects.
  • Leads the logistical and strategic planning of the A.R.T.'s annual gala, the theater's largest fundraising event of the season, which regularly engages 400-500 attendees and raises approximately $1.3M for A.R.T. programming.
  • Along with the Director of Development, co-leads fundraising strategy and coordination associated with the A.R.T. gala.
  • Assists with the cultivation of corporate giving and serves as a corporate donor liaison for the A.R.T. to create mutually beneficial recognition and engagement opportunities.
  • Prepares and/or organizes all necessary solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship materials related to major gifts, special events, and corporate sponsors. Creates briefing memos and donor "look books" for staff and leadership.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience in fundraising, or large events logistics and project management.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

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  • Self-starter with ability to problem-solve efficiently and effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. Solid organizational and time management skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Team player with outstanding interpersonal skills - ability to work with a diverse group of volunteers and staff in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to manage donors and prospects with a high level of attention and discretion. A solid understanding of fundraising databases, as well as overall computer literacy, is required. Interest or experience in the arts is highly desirable.
  • Additional Information
  • Ability to work in an office setting and maintain a professional demeanor with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends required.

Additional Information
A.R.T. is a leading force in American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry in Cambridge and beyond. Since 2008, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus has pursued A.R.T.'s mission to "expand the boundaries of theater" by programming transformative theatrical experiences, always including the audience as a central partner. A.R.T. is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader of artistic innovation. In recent years, productions that began at A.R.T. have won 19 Tony Awards, and numerous works developed by A.R.T. have been performed throughout the country and around the world.

As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, A.R.T. is committed to playing a central role in the cognitive life of the University, catalyzing discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members. For more information, please visit our website at: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/

Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

A.R.T. is centering anti-racism as a core value, including in its policies, structure, programming, philanthropy, communications, pedagogy, and workplace culture. This journey will be sustained, ongoing, and foundational to the theater.

The A.R.T. strives to reflect and celebrate the diversity of Cambridge and Greater Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States and the world in its programming, artists, audience, boards, partners, and staff. The A.R.T. is committed to developing and producing work and creating environments that embrace the full breadth and beauty of our shared humanity. The A.R.T. unequivocally opposes any attempts to divide its community through acts of discrimination, omission, and violence. The A.R.T. is dedicated to making a welcoming and accessible space for people of any identity, background, or ability, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality or immigration status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical/mental ability, appearance, socio-economic status, education level, and political viewpoint.

Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on-site work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Job Function
Alumni Affairs and Development

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
Development

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Credit, Criminal, Education, Identity

Schedule
Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week.

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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