Opportunities

Arden Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Positions 

Assistant Box Office Manager

ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE MANAGER

Date Posted: November 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Arden Theatre Company’s Assistant Box Office Manager is responsible for supporting the management of the company’s box office operations, including staffing, financial tracking, procedures and software. The Assistant Box Office Manager helps to build and strength relationships between the Arden and our patrons and volunteers by providing by upholding the high standard of customer service that Arden patrons expect while in service of the organizations mission and goals.

Position is full-time/exempt and compensation is between $35,000-40,000/season plus benefits.

Please see complete listing at https://ardentheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Arden-Assistant-Box-Office-Manager-Description-9.23.21-1.pdf

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to: humanresources@ardentheatre.org
Please include “Assistant Box Office Manager” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Front of House Assistant

Front of House Assistant (Part-Time)

Date posted: November 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Arden Theatre Company, seeks part-time members for its Front of House Team to assist in the day-to-day operations of the box office and house management. Front of House Assistants are responsible for all aspects of processing tickets and orders and supporting the safe and enjoyable experience of patrons while assuring quality customer service at all points of contact. Hours range from 10am to 6pm on weekdays, to weekend and evening hours when performances begin in January. Must have a positive, energetic attitude, ability to multitask, strong customer service skills, basic computer knowledge and a sense of humor. Previous box office or front of house experience preferred; knowledge of Audience View is a plus.  The Arden is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment is part time seasonal. Starting rate is $15.00 per hour.

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume demonstrating relevant experience to humanresources@ardentheatre.org. Please reference “Front of House Assistant” in your subject line.  No phone calls please.

Manager of Institutional Giving

MANAGER OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

Date posted: October 29, 2021
Application Deadline: November 20, 2021

Position Summary

Arden Theatre Company seeks a fundraising professional for a management position in the company’s Development Department.  The Manager of Institutional Giving raises philanthropic support for Arden’s mission-related priorities and programming. The Manager oversees grant stewardship, ensures compliance with funding guidelines, submits accurate and timely reporting. In this deadline-driven role, proactively seeks opportunities to generate proposals based on corporate and foundation interest that will result in funding for the immediate and long terms goals of the Arden. As the relationship manager for all institutional supporters, specific attention is required to cultivating relationships with the Board of Directors, Donors, and Corporate, Foundation, and Government leaders.

The Manager of Institutional Giving reports to the Director of Development and has the following responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working as part of the Development Team, execute the strategic development plan designed to support the operational needs of the theatre for the present and the long term.
  • Participate in the development of comprehensive fundraising strategies for all foundation, corporate,  and government funding sources
  • Responsible for executing the fundraising plan for foundation, corporate, and government campaigns.
  • Manage relationships with foundation, corporate, and government funder contacts by writing, editing, and executing grant applications and proposals, reporting, and evaluation documents.
  • Provide stewardship to current donors and build relationships between the theatre and its grant making prospects and contacts
  • Conduct prospect research, and maintain prospect/donor databases and records
  • Maintain an institutional giving calendar
  • Assist with design, management, and execution of critical path planning and maintenance over the cycle of development activities
  • Be responsible for setting, managing, and achieving revenue and expense targets
  • Provide support and logistical assistance for fundraising and cultivation events to include the creation and maintenance of institutional funders RSVP list
  • Manage income and expenses for grant and sponsorship-related activities.
  • Write and distributes monthly institutional partner newsletter
  • Assist with writing and editing departmental and company-related collateral, as needed

Competencies

  • Have a strong history of non-profit fundraising that includes solicitation of corporate and foundation support, as well as experience in writing successful grant applications and proposals.
  • Be an excellent writer with solid communications skills.
  • Have experience in administration with solid organization skills, which highlight strategic thinking and goal setting, and achievement.
  • Have creativity and initiative, as well as collaborative spirit.  Must have an ability to work with a fast-paced, dedicated management team—rolling up your sleeves must be a favored tactic.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, occasional nights and weekends required
  • Express a passion for theatre and the Philadelphia cultural community with a genuine interest in becoming a driver of Arden’s mission and vision.

Required Experience

  • Must have at least three years of fundraising experience that demonstrates continued growth and success in the field.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft 365
  • Experience in a non-profit organization or arts organization development is preferred but not required

Other Duties

This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is $43,000 to $48,000 year

Arden Theatre Company provides Medical and Disability Insurance, Flexible Savings Plan, 403(b) Defined Contribution Plan, and paid vacation, personal, and holiday leave.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to humanresources@ardentheatre.org 

Application Closing Date:  November 20, 2021

Anticipated Start Date:  January 2022

Arden Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect. Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theatre industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

House Manager

HOUSE MANAGER

Date Posted: October 29, 2021
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Arden Theatre Company’s House Manager is accountable for the company’s House Management operations. The House Manager will manage the front of house and concessions, including patron safety and experience, stewardship of theater and lobby spaces, inventory and cash management, processes, and staffing. The House Manager upholds the high standard of customer service and experience that Arden patrons expect while serving the organization’s mission and goals.

Position is full-time/exempt, seasonal (10-month), and compensation is between $30,000 – $34,000/year plus benefits.

Please see complete listing at https://ardentheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/House-Manager-Description-formatted.pdf

HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to: humanresources@ardentheatre.org
Please include “House Manager” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Director of Development

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Date posted: September 29, 2021
Application Deadline: October 18, 2021

About the Arden

Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is a professional regional theatre offering the highest quality theatrical productions and educational programs to the artists, audiences, and students of Greater Philadelphia. Each year, we produce the Mainstage season and Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident children’s theatre. From our productions that reach over 100,000 audience members each year to our educational outreach programs that inspire and empower 6,000 students in schools across our region, the Arden stands out as a haven for shared stories and a vital incubator to create new work.

The Arden has been an important force behind the vitality of the Old City neighborhood and in the Philadelphia cultural landscape. In our last full season, 2018 / 2019, the Arden produced seven Mainstage and two Arden Children’s Theatre productions, resulting in 503 performances seen by more than 107,000 people.

Mission

Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community.

Great stories on the stage: We produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. Producing the great playwrights allows us to measure ourselves against the masters of our craft while sharing the voices of new writers gives us the opportunity to shape the future of American theatre. We embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all our work.

Great stories in the classroom: Kids are celebrated at the Arden. We nurture curiosity, creativity, and confidence through our educational programming. We foster connections between theatre and reading and promote literacy for our young audiences. We reach thousands of students each year, introducing many of our region’s kids to theatre for the first time.

Great stories in the community: We believe in the power of stories to bring people together. We work to build a vital community of artists who excel creatively through shared experiences and with whom our audiences identify. The Arden strives to be Philadelphia’s hometown theatre; we seek community partnerships and collaborations, make our work affordable and accessible, and train the next generation of theatre leaders, contributing to the region’s cultural landscape.

Position Summary

Arden Theatre Company seeks an experienced professional for a senior leadership position in the company.  The Director of Development is a member of the Executive Management Team, which ensures the delivery of mission-related programming, guides the organization’s strategic growth, and ensures the company’s leadership in the cultural community.

The Director works closely with the Managing Director to design and lead strategies designed for revenue growth with specific attention given to cultivating relationships, including the Board of Directors, Donors, and Corporate, Foundation, and Government leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the company’s leadership, establish and execute a strategic and comprehensive development plan that will support the operational needs of the theatre for the present and the long term.

  • Oversee the Development Department staff, investing in their talent and encouraging their growth while actively and positively interacting with all of Arden’s departments, creating a collaborative environment within both the department and the company.
  • Lead the company’s fundraising from Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and Government sources, with strong attention to relationships alongside the goals established in the strategic planning process.  Manage the research, preparation, planning, and writing of all materials needed for each area.
  • Oversee all follow-up, reporting, and relationship management, including operational, capital, planned giving, and endowment campaign planning.
  • Provide clear communication to the Board for all of the Board meetings, events, and responsibilities.  Working with the company’s leadership, strengthen the Board in its role in fundraising, work closely with the Board and Board Committees and assist in Board Development efforts.
  • Design and align the strategy, implementation, and effectiveness of special events to raise funds and develop and attract donors that include opening nights, trips, fundraising parties, Storyteller Award, and Granfalloon galas.
  • Oversee the department’s budget, expenses, reconciliation, and reporting.

Competencies

  • Have a strong history of non-profit fundraising that includes solicitation of individual, corporate, foundation, and donor giving.
  • Be an excellent writer with solid communications skills.
  • Have significant experience in administration with solid organization skills, which highlight strategic thinking and goal setting, and achievement.
  • Have confidence in people skills, experience in managing “up” while working with Boards and Donors, and have a depth of experience in recruiting, developing, inspiring, and leading staff.
  • Have creativity and initiative, as well as collaborative spirit.  Must have an ability to work with a fast-paced, dedicated management team—rolling up your sleeves must be a favored tactic.
  • Express a passion for theatre and the Philadelphia cultural community with a genuine interest in becoming a driver of Arden’s mission and vision.

Required Experience

  • Must have at least five years of fundraising management experience that demonstrates continued growth and success in the field.
  • At least two years experience supervising and managing department staff
  • Experience with working with Boards of Directors
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft 365
  • Experience in a non-profit organization or arts organization development is preferred but not required

Other Duties

This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is $85,000 -$95,000 year

Arden Theatre Company provides Medical and Disability Insurance, Flexible Savings Plan, 403(b) Defined Contribution Plan, and paid vacation, personal, and holiday leave.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to humanresources@ardentheatre.org

Application Closing Date: October 18, 2021

Anticipated Start Date: December 2021

Arden Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an environment of mutual respect. Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theatre industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operations Manager

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Date Posted: October 5, 2021
Application Deadline: October 29th, 2021

The Arden Theatre Company’s Operations Manager position is a full-time professional position responsible for the use, maintenance, and management of all Arden’s facility systems and support of crucial administrative operations. The preferred candidate will have a flexible work schedule, including early mornings late evenings and weekends. The position will oversee and maintain the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, structural, security, and other facility systems at all three of Arden’s properties.

The Operations Manager will also manage the company’s information technology systems, janitorial services, facility scheduling, and office and facility supplies. The Operations Manager will support the General Manager and other company departments by fulfilling company management duties, assisting with rentals and events, and participating in safety and emergency planning as needed.

Position is full-time/exempt and compensation is between $42,000 – $47,000/year plus benefits

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HOW TO APPLY

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to: humanresources@ardentheatre.org
Please include “Operations Manager” in the subject line.
No phone calls please.