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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, Stage Managers, and Musical Directors. These are contracted positions. Please send your information to Bryce Alexander – bryce@naplesplayers.org

Job Title: 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 next Director of Advancement. Serving as a cultural hub in Southwest Florida, TNP aims to raise $1.2M in contributions annually, as well as $400k in events, and $250k in sponsorships to support the organization’s ~$4M operating budget. The organization is $13M into a $15M Capital Campaign, expected to break ground in February of 2023. TNP is a theatre for the community, utilizing more than 600 volunteers annually, producing more than 62,000 volunteer hours – and showcasing more than 200 local artists each season. Our Education program serves more than 10,000 individuals, while our one-of-a-kind Wellness Through the Arts program serves more than 5,000 people and offers individuals living with autism, sensory processing disorder, Alzheimer’s, and many other physical or neurological challenges theatre therapy and unique access to the power of theatre.

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

Job Title: Director of Education & Enrichment
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 educator and leader to serve as the next Director of Education & Enrichment. With a well-established Education program that serves more than 10,000 children and adults, as well as a one-of-a-kind Wellness Through the Arts program that serves 5,000 people, The Naples Players is looking at building new pathways between these distinguished programs and our volunteer base – as well as new, and underserved populations.

This position reports to the CEO/Executive Artistic Director and, as a member of the leadership team, oversees the organization’s education and enrichment programs – including youth education programs; adult education programs; wellness and outreach programs; and internal pathways to educate volunteers, staff, and board members. With a primary focus on education strategy, the Director of Education & Enrichment leads the education and wellness teams in connecting with development, managing communication, curriculum implementation, budget strategies, and promoting a culture of education at all levels of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing the implementation of educational programs at different levels and skillsets, with a background in education and/or administration; and a track-record for engaging the community in various capacities to promote education and safe learning environments. The ideal candidate will be excited to strategize, build, and expand their team over the coming years, and to work with the Board of Directors to execute key elements of the strategic plan related to accessibility, enrichment, and education.

JOB DUTIES

  • Working with the CEO/Executive Artistic Director to develop an annual budget for the education department
  • Developing the KidzAct curriculum, including play selection and dramaturgy
  • Collaborating with the CEO/Executive Artistic Director to create and implement supplementary educational materials and programming to complement productions (ie talkbacks, audition prep, etc…)
  • Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of teaching staff
  • Working with the marketing director and box office manager to develop and implement an effective strategy for promoting, marketing, and booking educational programming
  • Collaborating with the marketing director to develop print collateral for educational programming
  • Cultivating relationships with parents and organizations to advance the program’s goals
  • Ensuring compliance with all child protection policies and public safety regulations
  • Representing The Naples Players in the media and through personal appearances
  • Developing structured evaluation tools and evaluating programs on a regular basis for effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and the ability to replicate results
  • Providing support documentation to development staff in support of funding and evaluation of programs including program needs, changes, challenges, and successes –
  • Other special projects as identified or assigned.

Management 

  • Coaches, supervises, and evaluates education team and ensures staff members have the tools needed to accomplish their jobs.
    • Day to Day Staff include: Education Assistant, Education Program Administrator, Director of Community Education & Wellness
  • Provides guidance to reports and tracks performance against strategic plan.
  • 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.
  • Works with the CEO/Executive Artistic Director and their staff to identify, build, and promote pathways between volunteers, students, productions, contractors, board, and staff to further enrich the experience of all constituencies and promote a culture of learning & education.
  • Meets regularly with Board committees to accomplish strategic priorities

SKILLS REQUIRED

Experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with general administrative and organizational work experience is a plus, but not a necessity.
  • A Teaching license or at least four years of teaching experience is a plus, but not a necessity.
  • Knowledge of, experience in, and strong passion for theatre
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to interact in an effective and professional manner with a wide variety of people, including board, donors, staff, volunteers, and the general public
  • Sharp discernment and skill in analyzing data, problem-solving, and decision-making
  • The ability to multitask and prioritize effectively in a frequently flexible and fast-paced environment
  • 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.

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.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate clearly and precisely when giving directions or interacting with staff, contractors, visiting artists, volunteers, students, interns, families, and patrons.
  • Ability to manage stress created by personal issues, multiple tasks, deadlines, interruptions, and multiple priorities; and to work cooperatively while maintaining a pleasant, professional demeanor
  • Ability to concentrate on complex and fine details with frequent interruption

 

TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

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

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Advancement
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 motivated professional to serve as the next Marketing Coordinator. With a primary focus on marketing strategy, the Marketing Coordinator leads the implementation of development and marketing initiatives, communication, and brand management efforts for both earned and contributed revenue streams. Ad purchasing and coordination, as well as email and social content creation, and the tracking of organizational KPI’s are a foundational part of the position.

The ideal candidate will have experience managing messaging across departments, with a background in Marketing & Communications; and a track-record for accountability in generating revenues.

JOB DUTIES

  • Help plan, coordinate, and execute The Naples Players marketing and branding goals and objectives
  • Adhere to the overall marketing plan and customize messaging as needed for each production, KidzAct youth education program, Adult education program, general branding and other efforts associated with development, special events and other activities.
  • Coordinate a public relations program, including writing, and placing of press releases, and calendar releases, pitching and/or writing and coordinating feature stories, coordinating photography, and handling press inquiries for both the productions and Naples Players generally.
  • Oversee all marketing collateral including but not limited to ads, posters, cards, brochures, and any direct mail pieces.
  • Coordinate all placement and production of print, radio, and TV commercials.
  • Coordinate and execute all online presence including all social media, e-blasts & website.
  • Coordinate use of all media trades.
  • Implementation of the TNP Brand strategies.
  • Work closely with the company’s Box Office team; enabling them to meet their sales objectives by providing them with appropriate tools, materials and information
  • Develop and maintain strong community connections with local organizational partners, community leaders, and board members.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related experience is encouraged.
  • Experience in marketing performing arts a plus.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer skills including but not limited to WordPress knowledge and social media metrics.
  • Flexible hours to include evenings and weekends as needed.

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

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