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Development Director - The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati

Location:   Cincinnati, OH

Salary:   based on experience


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THE OPPORTUNITY: 

  • Do you have a passion about education and the power of theatre?
  • Do you have new, creative fundraising strategies to bring to an organization?
  • Have you played a leadership role in successful fundraising campaigns?
  • Do you love planning special events?

 

About The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT): 

TCT’s mission is to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  We fulfill our mission through three primary programs:

  • TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre – We welcome 102,000 children, teachers, and family members from across the Tri-State, to one of our four family-friendly and professional musical theatre productions at the historic Taft.
  • TCT On Tour – We see over 83,000 children and their families at one of our touring performances or during an arts-integration workshop or residency.
  • TCT Academy – Over 1,200 children will be provided fine arts instruction, including the group that participates in the four-week intensive summer NKU STAR Intensive where we offer professional musical theatre training to some of the region’s most talented youth.

 

Vision: To awaken a lifelong love of theatre in children and the young at heart.

 

Core Beliefs:

  • We believe in the power of theatre to enrich lives and create deeper understandings of people, cultures, and perspectives.
  • We believe that our audiences deserve high quality experiences that are rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, and wisdom.
  • We believe that the arts and education are not mutually exclusive.
  • We believe that the art we create must respect the diversity of our community.
  • We believe in the power of integrated arts education to enrich our lives and our communities.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

The Development Director will assist the organization in fulfilling its mission of educating, entertaining and engaging audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming.  A successful Development Director will not only lead TCT internally to achieve its mission, but will be an active advocate in the community, fostering and developing strategic relationships with community organizations/partners.  The Development Director of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) reports directly to the Managing Director & CEO.  The Development Director will directly manage two Development Managers, one Corporate Relationship Manager, and one Logistics and Volunteers Manager 

 

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Goal Setting, Benchmarking and Financial Oversight
    • Helps to set and monitor institutional fundraising/contributed income goals each season and manage budgets
    • Benchmarks and monitors progress of fundraising campaigns in relation to goals outlined in the organizational Budget/Strategic Plan
  • Annual Fund
    • Develops plan for solicitation of annual fund gifts from individuals (new and renewing) each season
  • Corporate and Foundation Giving
    • Identifies and cultivates corporations and foundations for involvement with TCT
  • ArtsWave
    • Manages all reporting requirements as dictated by participation in ArtsWave
  • Government Support
    • Generates all local, state and federal funding applications
    • Generates all reporting requirements and records
  • Special Events
    • Directly responsible for the Monster Bash (annual) and Glass Slipper Gala (every other year) and serves as the liaison between the staff and the committees

 

In fulfilling his/her duties, the Development Director will:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director & CEO and Development Manager to fulfill the mission of TCT.
  • Be an advocate for TCT in the community.
  • Consistently and accurately articulate the philosophy and policies of TCT to the staff, patrons, and general public.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES’ QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit development or related field; or bachelor’s degree and equivalent training through practical business experience.
  • Prior development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead annual and ongoing development efforts.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.


Contact:

Garry Horton

ghorton@gilmanpartners.com

513.842.5343