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About Employment @ TNP

The Naples Players is one of the largest non-profit community theaters in the nation, located in scenic downtown Naples, Florida. We have a professional full-time staff with experience ranging from regional theatre to international and off-Broadway. The Naples Players is devoted to their community and relies on the generous volunteers who eagerly participate to create each season.

We are always looking for qualified Directors, Choreographers and Musical Directors. These are contracted positions. Please send your information to Jessica Walck.

Director of Advancement


Reports to: CEO/Executive Artistic Director
FLSA Classification: Full-Time, exempt
Salaried, commensurate with experience, dental, 401K match, PTO

Hiring Timeline: Anticipated ASAP

DESCRIPTION

The Naples Players (TNP) located in idyllic Naples, Florida is seeking a proven fundraiser and leader to serve as the Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement reports to the CEO/Executive Artistic Director and, as a member of the leadership team, directs the organization’s fundraising and public engagement efforts. With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Director of Advancement leads the development and marketing team in development, communication, and brand management efforts for both earned and contributed revenue streams. The advancement team serves to engage current and new supporters, increase financial investment in TNP, and build an increasingly strong and diverse network of ticketholders across the region.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing messaging across departments, with a background in Marketing & Communications; and a track-record for raising contributed revenues. This is the first of its kind position for TNP, and the ideal candidate will be excited to strategize, build, and expand their team over the coming years. 

JOB DUTIES

Development, Stewardship, and Communications 

  • Work with CEO and Board on public relations and marketing to increase knowledge and awareness of TNP, its mission, activities, and the value of its work.
  • Implement multifaceted communications strategy, including use of electronic mail, website, social media platforms, print, radio and televised media to disseminate TNP program info, donor messaging, and related reports and appeals.
  • Focus on external communications to ensure consistent messaging and branding in all print and online donor, partner, and ticket holder materials.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of Development & Marketing Plan in consultation with leadership and advancement teams.
  • Manages a portfolio of donors and prospective major donors across the country by leading in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of activity.
  • Develops and strengthens relationships with individuals, corporations, government agencies, and foundations.
  • Delegates and oversees messaging on all materials including print and electronic appeals and advertisements, stewardship communications through box office to executive leadership, and coordinates messaging across platforms.
  • Collaborates with leadership team to coordinate baseline annual fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and budget.
  • Represents organization publicly when Executive Director cannot to strategically grow community of stakeholders, working with other staff to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as needed.

Management 

  • Coaches, supervises, and evaluates advancement team and ensures staff members have the tools needed to accomplish their jobs.
  • Provides guidance to reports and tracks performance against development plan.
  • Communicates regularly with advancement team to strategize about status of stewardship, prospecting, proposals, and appeals; evaluates areas needing focus and growth.
  • Explores new ideas through professional growth opportunities.

Leadership Team and Board

  • Participates actively in leadership team meetings to strategize and position the organization for the future.
  • Meets regularly with Board members to cultivate and solicit for major gifts for organization work and to grow our network of new investors.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Personal track record of success in reaching and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Proven ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a team to achieve goals.
  • Experience hiring, mentoring, and retaining staff.
  • Demonstrated project management, organization, delegation, and prioritization skills.
  • Experience motivating and collaborating successfully with volunteers.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

Interpersonal Characteristics

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with development staff, colleagues, volunteers, and donors.
  • Commitment to building a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable community where all people can thrive.

 

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

Bryce Alexander
CEO & Executive Artistic Director
balexander@naplesplayers.org

 

Assistant House Manager

About the Job

We are looking to add to our Front of House staff with this part-time position. There will be plenty of opportunities for hours.

Please note: Availability for evenings and weekends is required.    

In this position, the following responsibilities will be expected: 

  • Working with the House Manager to ensure that all FOH volunteers and staff are properly trained on and following TNP’s policies and procedures
  • Enhancing the patrons’ experience by providing exceptional service by greeting, addressing concerns and answering questions
  • Ensuring that all safety policies and procedures have been followed; additionally, being able to resolve issues immediately, preventing any safety concerns that might arise
  • Maintaining knowledge of current and upcoming shows, classes, rentals and special events
  • Ensuring that events are fully staffed and working to find solutions to apply to gaps in necessary staffing
  • Keeping in constant communication with Manager and others to ensure that new information is received and given, maintenance is addressed, inventory is correct and important schedules are followed
  • Being detail oriented to ensure that the lobby, restrooms, theaters and concessions are clean and sanitary
  • Being accurate in cash-handling procedures

For this position, the following is required:

  • Must be over 21-years old, as mandated by liquor handling laws
  • Must have had 5+ years in customer service, preferably in a similar setting
  • Must have had 2+ years in a supervisory role

This description is created as an outline of the position and does not include all tasks that will be required by House Manager, Director of Patron Services and other leaders within the organization.

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

James Duggan
Director of Patron Services
jduggan@naplesplayers.org

 

Full-Time Box Office Assistant

The Naples Players is searching for a full-time Box Office Assistant to work flexible day and night hours throughout the week. Box Office Assistants will work in a fast-paced, high-volume, customer service role selling tickets for TNP and rental productions, and serve as a point of reference for inquiries about the theatre. Assistants are vital to the smooth operation of The Naples Players’ Box Office and Front of House in order to ensure a positive experience for all current and potential patrons.

Ideal candidates should possess the following skills:

  • Experience, tact, and skill in dealing with the public
  • Customer service via phone, counter, and/or email
  • Strong communication skills, oral, and written
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and days

Other desirable skills include:

  • Competency with Word, Excel, and/or Tessitura Ticket Systems
  • Experience working in the arts

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

James Duggan
Director of Patron Services
jduggan@naplesplayers.org

 

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