The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s
, reporting to the Director of Development, is responsible for day-to-day operational support, ensuring seamless operation of activities, mailings, communications, and business functions within the department. In addition, he/she will be responsible for oversight of a broad series of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs, particularly Annual Fund and Membership, to inform and engage existing donors and prospects, encourage sustained and increased giving, and broaden the organization's circle of supporters.
This position also supports the National Theater Institute, with apprentice duties that include student on-call responsibilities, transportation support, and other duties as assigned.
Start Date: Negotiable but no later than October 1, 2017 End Date: August 18, 2018
Donor and Patron Management (50%):
Serve as point-of-contact relating to questions from donors and constituents regarding their support for the O’Neill.
Implement annual membership and Annual Fund plans, ensuring timely creation of content, communications, and collateral.
Lead support for donor mailings, appeals and event invitation mailings, including printing and collating of appropriate materials, writing and securing approval for appeal letters, and coordination/execution of in-house mailings.
Produce regular activity and analysis reports on the status of contributions and fund-raising efforts vs. performance goals to help Development Team members target their efforts for maximum effectiveness.
Processing of donations into donor database on a daily basis.
Ongoing stewardship of member and tracking of benefits across all membership programs at the O’Neill, including advance ticket orders, welcome materials, etc in donor database
Acknowledgement of all contributions to the O’Neill, including through the Annual Fund, Membership, Special Event, and Foundation donors.
Maintaining and filing hard-copy records of relevant donor information, including check copies, acknowledgement letters, cultivation notes, etc as per O’Neill records policies.
Ongoing maintenance of donor records in donor database, including updating relevant donor address and contact info, gift information, etc, importing of individual records.
Collaboration with Box Office during summer months to ensure proper stewardship of member benefits.
Ensure regular communication and stewardship of O’Neill donors.
Experience with PatronManager is a plus.
Founded in 1964 by George C. White, in honor of America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright. The O'Neill is home to the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, National Theater Institute, and National Critics Institute. Writers and directors, puppeteers and singers, students and audiences alike take their first steps in exploring, revising and understanding their work and the potential of the theater they help create. All focus on the script, as it begins its journey to the stage. Actors work with simply rendered sets, no costume design, and script in hand, revealing for the first time the magic of a new play or musical, puppetry piece or cabaret act. Work first performed at the O'Neill has gone on to regional theaters, Broadway, film, and television. Students and professionals who have honed their skills at the O'Neill can be seen in these venues every day across the nation and world. Others work behind the scenes as playwrights, directors, in stage management, publicity and a hundred other roles that the public never sees but are nonetheless essential to every production. About_2_Tony_Awards.jpgStaff and alumni from the O'Neill have won every major award in theater arts. The O'Neill itself is the recipient of two Tony® Awards, in 2010 for Regional Theatre, and in 1979 for Theatrical Excellence. Additionally, the O’Neill has received the National Opera Award, the Jujamcyn Award of Theater Excellence and the Arts and Business Council Encore Award. Among the hundreds of plays and musicals developed and premiered at The O'Neill are such notable works as John Guare's The House Of Blue Leaves, Brian Crawley and Jeanine Tesori's Violet, Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and Others, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences and The Piano Lesson, Lee Blessing's A Walk In The Woods, Nine by Arthur Kopit, Mario Fratti and Maury Yeston, Avenue Q by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty, In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and Story Of My Life by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill.