Harvard University Development Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42810BR

Business Title Development Fellow

School/Unit American Repertory Theater

Sub-Unit ------------

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Arts

Time Status Full-time

Schedule Mon- Fri, 35 hours per week, with occasional overtime, evening and weekend hours required

Department Development

Salary Grade 090

Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, the American Repertory Theater is poised to raise significant funds to support the vision of the Artistic Director and our productions, while enhancing the cultural climate of the community, and creating a model for American theaters. With this new visibility and energy, the Development Fellow will join a Development Department that is designed to respond to a new model of arts philanthropy. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development, the Development Fellow is an integral member of a development team charged with raising over $4M in annual contributed support for the theater. The Development Fellow participates in implementing strategies that will enable the A.R.T. to increase its base of contributed support. This is a unique opportunity to utilize skills fundamental to successful not-for-profit fundraising and arts administration, while contributing to the day-to-day functions of a professional theater’s development department. The Development Fellow will serve as the lead contact for concierge ticket purchases, exchanges, NYC house seat requests, and event RSVPS, providing excellent customer service to the theater’s patrons, donors, and high-level volunteers; coordinate event logistics, including designing and deploying invitations, collecting RSVPS, preparing and managing follow up correspondence, organizing vendor activities, and creating online photo galleries following events, if necessary; staff a wide variety of events ranging from a large-scale fundraising gala to intimate cultivation/stewardship events; collaborate with members of other departments to plan and successfully execute opening night activities; enter data in the institution’s database; and conduct a variety of research projects, including prospect research and benchmarking surveys. Leadership opportunities will be provided with each responsibility. While completing a variety of tasks, the Development Fellow will maintain a constant focus on the cultivation and stewardship of individual and institutional donors. The Development Fellow will participate in department and A.R.T. initiatives and perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree

Additional Qualifications Self-starter with ability to problem-solve efficiently and effectively. Solid organizational and time management skills. Ability to prioritize, manage and execute multiple projects in a fast-paced office. Extreme attention to details and accuracy. Outstanding interpersonal skills – ability to work with a diverse group of donors, staff and volunteers in a collaborative manner. Superior written and verbal skills. Basic understanding of fundraising databases is beneficial. Interest or experience in the arts is highly desirable. Curious nature. Sense of humor essential.

Additional Information This is a one-year term appointment and may, at the discretion of A.R.T., be renewed for an additional year.

Pre-Employment Screening Education


Appointment End Date 01-Aug-2018

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.