Arts Commons – Development Officer
We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced team player to fill the full-time position of Development Officer. Reporting to the Director, Development & External Relations, the Development Officer is a donor-centric fundraiser with ability to identify and nurture relationships with government funding agencies, private and public foundations, as well as corporate and individual philanthropic donors to see that the operating and project campaign goals of Arts Commons are reached.
About Arts Commons:
Arts Commons is a key contributor to the social, economic, cultural and intellectual life and well-being of the citizens of Calgary and are one of Canada’s largest and most vibrant arts centres. Located in the heart of Calgary’s Cultural District in the downtown core, the centre occupies a full city block and is home to five theatres and the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Each year, the centre hosts over 1,800 performances and events, including live theatre, concerts, dance productions, readings, public forums, art exhibits, and much more. The resident companies of Arts Commons including Alberta Theatre Projects, Arts Commons Presents, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Downstage, One Yellow Rabbit, and Theatre Calgary create, perform, and present a wide range of award-winning and highly acclaimed theatre and concerts each season. Arts Commons also houses rehearsal spaces, a costume and set construction shop, administrative offices, meeting rooms, a café, and the centralized Arts Commons Box Office.
Development Office Overview:
The role of the Development Office is to work in partnership with our internal colleagues to build sincere and enduring relationships with external constituents from the public and private sectors to secure financial investment in support of operating and capital priorities of Arts Commons. The Development Office achieves its principal accountability for Arts Commons by securing grants from government funding agencies and foundations, sponsorships from corporations, philanthropic gifts from individuals and corporations, and the management of special events.
Applicants should have a degree or diploma in Business Administration or the Arts and 3-5 years’ experience in a developmental funding role. Experience with Tessitura or other donor relations software an asset. Other desired skills and qualifications include:
This position has a 40-hour work-week, occasional evening and weekend work needed according to a schedule of events and position responsibilities for these events. A competitive compensation package, including extended health benefits, is offered.
To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to:
205 - 8th Ave SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9
Please state the position you are applying for. No phone calls please. We thank all interested applicants in advance, but will only be contacting those selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted on an on-going basis. Position will close once a suitable candidate is found.