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Director of Individual Giving & Grants Sought at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoJob Title: Director of Individual Giving & Grants

The Director of Individual Giving & Grants is a critical member of the senior development staff, directing the annual fund, planned giving and grantwriting functions within the department. The Director of Individual Giving & Grants works independently and with executive staff and board-level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts for the institution. The Director of Individual Giving & Grants is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Development Director

Direct Reports: Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager; Grants & Proposal Writer/Development Editor

Position Responsibilities:

Fundraising (75%)

  • Manages a major and planned gift portfolio, actively identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and prospects.
  • Develops a written cultivation plan for each donor in the portfolio, setting benchmarks for solicitation date and amount.
  • Writes and appropriately files electronic donor and prospect contact reports within three days of donor contact.
  • Provides support and direction to the annual fund program, including lead senior development management with telefunding firm.
  • Works with the Development Director on the annual board campaign and manages the board’s ArtsWave special gifts campaign.
  • Provides support and direction to the grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects and overseeing grant and proposal writing, reporting and grant fulfillment for all Playhouse grants and proposals (foundation, government, corporate and ArtsWave).
  • Directs the planned giving program, including creating and implementing an annual plan and interface with Stelter to maximize website usage and communications vehicles.

Management (25%)

  • Supervises the Grants & Proposal Writer/Development Editor and the Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager, ensuring department goals are being achieved and facilitating strong inter-department communications.
  • Serves as the lead staff liaison for the Individual Giving Committee and co-lead staff liaison (with Development Director) for the Planned/Board Giving Committee.

Competencies:

  • Minimum three years experience in development management position.
  • Experience in supervising and motivating staff to achieve high performance goals.
  • Direct experience with annual fund campaigns and grantwriting.
  • Proven track record in solicitation and securing major gifts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in working with board members and other high level volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • Willingness and ability to learn donor software and utilize the system for moves management, report preparation and other data needs.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
  • Desire to be an integral leader of a high functioning development team.
  • A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE and/or master’s degree preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
M. Patricia Rosely
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
patty.rosely@cincyplay.com

No phone calls, please. Deadline for applications: Aug. 1, 2016

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Development Assistant Sought at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoJob Title: Development Assistant

The Development Assistant serves as the gift recorder for the Playhouse, ensuring that all donations are accurately processed and donors are properly recognized and acknowledged for their support on a timely basis. The Development Assistant also serves as key staff support for department events, working closely with the Director of Donor Engagement to ensure a high quality event experience for all involved. Finally, the Development Assistant provides critical administrative support to other department team members, including serving as the back-up Donor Concierge. The Development Assistant is a full-time non-exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to: Director of Donor Engagement and Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager

Position Responsibilities:

Gift Recorder Responsibilities (50%)

  • Manage the department’s donation process, including: accurately process all daily gift receipts including contributions and pledges; prepare deposit batches of gifts for business office; prepare gift acknowledgments (daily) and pledge invoices (monthly); maintain accurate documentation of gifts of securities and outstanding pledges.
  • Prepare the program donor listings.

Event Responsibilities (35%)

  • Assist the Director of Donor Engagement with department events, including: printing and mailing invitations; managing reservations; and event logistics, including catering, entertainment and venue preparation.

Administrative Support (15%)

  • Serve as the back-up Donor Concierge.
  • Prepare department mailings and provide administrative support for Development staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

  • Strong organizational skills including careful attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills including high proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  • Experience with development software, database programs and/or Tessitura highly desirable.
  • Experience working on special events for nonprofit organizations highly desirable.
  • Bookkeeping or accounting experience preferred.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to successfully manage several priorities on a regular basis.
  • A desire to be an integral member of a high-functioning development team.
  • A passion for theatre and/or the arts is highly desirable.
  • Minimum associate’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Jay B. Kalagayan
Associate Director of Development
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
jay.kalagayan@cincyplay.com

No phone calls, please. Deadline for applications: July 28, 2016

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Carpenter Artisan Sought at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoPosition: Carpenter Artisan

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a two time Tony Award-winning LORT B theatre with a $10 million+ operating budget, seeks a motivated, talented and dynamic individual to join our scenic fabrication team producing high quality scenery for internationally famous designers and directors.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Self-motivated team player who handles pressure well while working in a deadline-oriented industry and embracing a safety-oriented work environment.
  • Ability to self-critique and correct work while maintaining sensitivity to the overall artistic vision is paramount.
  • A BFA in technical production or equivalent experience, with three years additional professional experience.
  • A documented ability to produce high quality finished scenery from theatrical construction prints using a variety of materials including wood, steel, aluminum, foam, plastics and fabric.
  • Proficient in steel MIG welding.
  • Experience with CNC and vacuform machinery, as well construction techniques.
  • Experience with stage rigging, both counterweight and chain motor.
  • Familiarity with installation, operation and maintenance of stage and scenery equipment such as winches, pneumatics and hydraulic actuators, and motion control systems.
  • Familiarity with basic electrical principals and safety, including basic troubleshooting and reading of schematics.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb and perform work on ladders.
  • A valid driver’s license.

This is a full-time, seasonal position and is represented by IATSE Local 5. Current IATSE membership is not a prerequisite. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation.

Please email application letter and resume with references to troy.brizius@cincyplay.com.

No phone calls, please.

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Single Tickets For Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2016-17 Season on Sale Aug. 1

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) – Single tickets for all of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2016-17 season productions will go on sale Monday, Aug. 1. This includes tickets for the 26th annual production of the Playhouse’s beloved holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank.

Ohio’s only two-time Tony Award-winning theatre boasts productions that are both nationally recognized and locally crafted, featuring actors, directors and designers who regularly work on and off Broadway and at other leading professional theatres across the country. All productions are presented at the Playhouse’s iconic Eden Park setting.

The Playhouse’s 57th season features:

  • An epic adaptation of John Irving’s bestselling novel A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by Simon Bent and Polly Teale’s acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s passionate psychological drama JANE EYRE.
  • The hilarious, out-of-this-world musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.
  • Two world premieres by female playwrights: Arlitia Jones’ mesmerizing SUMMERLAND, based on the riveting true story of spirit photographer William H. Mumler, and Jen Silverman’s ALL THE ROADS HOME, a poignant coming-of-age story.
  • DISGRACED, Ayad Akhtar’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner, and JITNEY, the first script in August Wilson’s trailblazing 10-play American Century Cycle.
  • KEN LUDWIG’S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, a fast-paced comic adventure across the moors.
  • A riotous holiday season send-up from America’s best-loved comedy troupe, THE SECOND CITY’S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE.
  • A warm, funny portrait of bestselling author, Ohio native and national treasure Erma Bombeck, ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, by Allison Engel and Margaret Engel.

Individual tickets for all shows start at just $35 or $40. Tickets to all 7 p.m. Sunday performances (not including A Christmas Carol) are priced at just $10 for college students with a valid school ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances.

Discounted ticket prices for children and teens are available for all productions — $30 and $45, depending on show and seat location. Visit our website for content and age advisories for each show.

Patrons also can subscribe to all five Marx Theatre or five Thompson Shelterhouse productions for as little as $157.50 or build their own series of four or more shows from either theatre.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.

The 2016-17 season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the community contributors to the ArtsWave campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

 

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Celebrates 2015-2016 Season Highlights, Announces New Branding

PIP_logo(CINCINNATI) — Today the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park announced that it will cap its 2015-16 season with the launch of a vibrant new logo and brand identity. The new look is the most significant change to the Tony Award-winning theatre’s visual identity in 25 years.

“While our mission remains the same, now more than ever we need an identity that reflects the entire Playhouse experience and supports the full range, depth and quality of the programming we offer,” says Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison. “We’re excited to unveil a fresh, contemporary look that paves the way for the Playhouse of the future.”

The announcement comes in the closing week of what has been a very successful 56th season for the Playhouse. Highlights include:

  • Over the past two seasons, Playhouse main stage attendance has increased by 11 percent and single and group ticket sales increased by 30 percent compared to the previous two seasons.
  • The Playhouse’s production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD played to 95 percent capacity and sold the highest number of single and group tickets in 26 seasons and the third highest of the past 40 seasons (not including A CHRISTMAS CAROL).
  • The Playhouse produced two world premieres by prominent female playwrights, NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías and THE REVOLUTIONISTS by Lauren Gunderson. NATIVE GARDENS, which was commissioned by the Playhouse, has garnered upcoming productions at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. THE REVOLUTIONISTS had a subsequent production at 7 Stages in Atlanta.
  • Since Robison’s first season in 2012-13, multigenerational programming has attracted more families and young people to Playhouse main stage productions. During 2015-16, 11,513 main stage youth tickets have been sold to date — the highest total in more than 20 seasons.
  • The Playhouse’s 25th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank, played to the highest total attendance of the past 15 seasons.

As the Playhouse moves into its 2016-17 season, the fifth under Robison, the theatre will roll out its new look. It is the product of months of work with LPK, a highly regarded global brand design agency based in Cincinnati. LPK’s insights were blended with input gathered through interviews with Playhouse board members, subscribers, single ticket buyers and others to understand what the Playhouse means to them and to our region overall.

The new logo is comprised of crafted layers that build off of one another. The layers include the use of varying type styles above and below an implied stage line that runs directly through the middle of the logo. The stage line showcases the diversity of Playhouse offerings, the connection between actors and audiences and the contributing elements both onstage and off that add up to create the entire Playhouse experience. Additional graphic elements that complement the logo serve as abstract representations of a theatre, park and cityscape, three fundamental factors critical to the Playhouse’s success.

The Playhouse season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the community contributors to the ArtsWave campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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