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Arena Stage will provide the fellow with opportunities to develop skills in all areas of theater fundraising including:
Digital and print membership appeals
Major gift cultivation and research
Foundation partnerships and grant writing
Event planning and execution
Supporting donor engagement at every level, including board members
General administrative support
An ideal candidate is hardworking, does not back away from challenges, and should have the desire to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve Development department goals. A growth mindset is essential to your success! Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are needed in this role, and we value skills like social tactfulness, discretion, and the ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations. An understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite is required and Tessitura or a similar donor database is helpful.
Additional Expectations: Occasionally, some special events may take place outside of regular office hours.
Please Note: The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship Program requires a time commitment of 40 hours/weekly and does not include on-stage opportunities or allow for additional work to be conducted during assigned fellowship hours. If you would like to learn more about audition opportunities, please check out Arena's opportunities page.
You might be interested in this fellowship if you want to pursue a career in fund-raising, philanthropy, or arts administration and leadership.
The approximated 40 hours/weekly commitment does not include on-stage opportunities or allow for additional outside work to be conducted during assigned fellowship hours.