Career Opportunity

Business Development & Fundraising Manager

Geordie Theatre is currently seeking interested candidates to fill the position of Geordie Theatre’s new Business Development & Fundraising Manager.

  • 30 hours/week
  • Salary: $42,500 including vacation pay
  • Deadline to submit: July 20, 2022
  • Start date: September 6, 2022
  • Submissions: kathryn@geordie.ca

Geordie is a not-for-profit company and is Quebec’s leading English-language theatre for young audiences that entertains, provokes thought, and fires up the imagination since 1980. We celebrate the art of theatre and its impact by working with emerging and established professional artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create works that are relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages. We continue to build relationships with and extend our audience through inclusive and accessible practices in Montreal, as well as remote communities in Quebec and abroad.

Since 1980, Geordie has been producing and presenting plays that are important to young people; stories that are uniquely related to them in a context that reflects the world around them and their personal experiences at home. They are always about fostering the voice of young people and giving them a vessel in which they are represented, listened to, and encouraged while inspiring dialogue with the adults in their lives about what they see and recognize.

Our ultimate goal is to provide access to culture to as many children and teens as we can.

For more information, please visit: www.geordie.ca

 

Philosophy of Inclusion

Diverse cultural and marginalized communities are considered an equal priority to encourage access to Geordie by all.

 

Main responsibilities and abilities:
Fundraising

  • Update Geordie Development Plan to outline a 3-year strategy.
  • Research and identify potential corporate sponsors, foundations, and individual donors to actively increase the breadth of the company’s financial objectives.
  • Create work plan for all fundraising approaches.
  • Create distinct fundraising packages for corporate sponsorship, foundation, and individual giving.
  • Create targeted strategies and proposals, using existing or new materials, for each corporate sponsorship, foundation, and individual giving opportunity.
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential and current sponsors, foundations, and individuals.
  • Act as staff representative and liaison on the Fundraising Committee

Business Development

  • Create strategic plan for Geordie Theatre School (GTS) with the goal to maximize revenue potential for Workplace Workshops, Core programming and Workshops

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years of professional fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in developing and executing fundraising plans, measuring progress, and applying learnings to strengthen future efforts.
  • A proven track record as a fundraising generalist in securing annual givings, major gifts, foundation grants, and sponsorships, and managing donor appeals, special events, and planned giving.
  • A deep understanding of and commitment to both sales oriented and relationship-based fundraising practices.
  • Experience in writing a wide range of materials, including direct mail and appeal letters, grant proposals, and digital communications.
  • A team player who values diversity, who collaboratively shares information, and who recognizes and draws on team strengths to advance our fundraising efforts.
  • Bilingualism an asset.

 

Terms

  • 30 hours/week employment
  • Salary: $42,500 including vacation pay
  • Extended healthcare
  • Flexibility to work in a hybrid model at home and the office

 

For submissions, please include:

  • A letter of interest
  • Resumé (including two references)
  • Any additional pertinent information you wish us to know.
  • Email to Executive Director Kathryn Westoll – kathryn@geordie.ca

 

Deadline to submit: July 20, 2022
Start date: September 6, 2022

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki, Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.

We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.

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