Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré (LPT) invites applications from creative, curious, and collaborative theater professionals to serve as the next Artistic Director for New Orleans’ oldest small professional theater. The role will be a visible leadership position not only within the theater, but also with the broad and diverse New Orleans creative community; the right candidate will embrace the opportunity to build community connections, foster education opportunities, and engage new audiences while also considering a loyal subscriber base. The Artistic Director will serve as a key member of a small, but collaborative and supportive team.
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Le Petit Theatre is searching for a Development Manager. A member of the full-time team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is responsible for the fundraising initiatives of a theatre that produces a five-show subscription season plus additional off-subscription and educational programming.
About the role:
The Development Manager shall work with the Executive Director to oversee the contributed income goals for the theatre through the annual fund, government and foundation support, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, and special events including an annual gala. They will be an articulate and enthusiastic spokesperson for the organization and will communicate the importance of its programs to a wide range of constituents. The Development Manager will work with executive leadership and the board to grow and deepen existing and new donor relationships locally and nationally.
Duties of the role include:
Assist with all fundraising activities on behalf of the theatre, including board and individual giving, institutional support, and major gifts.
Work with the board Development Committee and executive leadership on annual fundraising goals and execution of development plan.
Build and grow relationships with board members, funders, government agencies, donors, and other stakeholders.
Communicate regularly with board members, advisory board, and donors about the organization’s activities and programs.
Cultivate, solicit, and steward major and multi-year gift prospects.
Identify new sources of support for education and new works programming.
Coordinate with outside grant writer and oversee grants calendar.
Play a leadership role as appropriate at donor and patron events, opening nights, board meetings, and committee meetings.
Assist with planning and execution of special events including the annual Curtain Call Ball gala and an annual fundraiser for education.
Work with board committees to identify new board members, major donors, and sponsors.
Maintain accurate and updated donor records and execute donor acknowledgments.
Lead benefits fulfillment for board, donors, and sponsors.
Track the department budget and maintain accurate income and expense records.
While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the position, and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.
At least two years demonstrated success in development and fundraising.
A proven track record in meeting fundraising goals.
Ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors in ways that lead to deepened and authentic engagement.
Experience building positive relationships with boards, donors, and stakeholders and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission, vision, and goals to the community.
Strong initiative, assertiveness, and creativity while effectively working as part of a small staff and volunteers.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with confidence and enthusiasm for the organization.
Experience with CRM software is required.
This is a full-time position. Regular office hours are M-F 10am–6pm. Some evening and weekend work required. Competitive starting salary and benefits package.
Le Petit welcomes, values, and celebrates diversity. Le Petit is an EEO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Applicants should send a cover letter with minimum salary requirement, resume, and references to Jobs@LePetitTheatre.com
Part-Time Box Office Associate:
- Paid training period to learn Audience View ticketing system as well as scanning and printing technology
- Availability for show dates up to two hours prior to doors opening and assistance in clean-up afterward
- Answer phone and email inquiries from theatre patrons
- Check-in patrons and respond to questions about tickets, parking, seating, and facilities
- Provide a friendly welcome to patrons
- Assist in box office set-up (preshow) and house cleanup (post-show)
2022-2023 Season (shows run 3 consecutive weekends Thursday-Sunday)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, March 9 - April 2, 2023
August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned, April 20 - May 7, 2023
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, based on the book by Mark Haddon, May 18 - June 4, 2023
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter (optional) to Jobs@LePetitTheatre.com