Position: Director of Development
Date of Posting: October 11, 2022
Application Deadline: Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
Interview Dates: Week of November 14th, 2022 (Zoom)
Job Start Date: December 5, 2022 (Ideally)
Outside the March (OtM) creates unforgettable immersive encounters—redefining the experience of theatre for a new generation of audiences. Since 2009 we’ve welcomed our audiences to over 20 critically-celebrated, award-winning productions that seek to embody our values of Curiosity, Care, Thrills, Connection and Immersion.
Our values of Curiosity, Care, Thrills, Connection and Immersion are also at the heart of our company culture. We enjoy working with each other. We strive for excellence in our work. And we lead with care, ensuring every one of our team members feels proud of their portfolio and connected to the art we make. We want our staff to feel propelled to bring their best selves to their work—and to be their best selves outside of work.
Upholding this culture means creating an environment where flexibility, communication and accountability are the norm. When we can’t accommodate, we’re clear and honest about why. Accommodations may include, but aren’t limited to: remote workflows; unpaid leave; and other individualized access supports as they arise. We strive to meet our staff’s needs with a generous, anti-racist, and anti-ableist lens, and we’re game to be called-in when we can do better.
Outside the March is seeking a part-time Director of Development to develop and manage a comprehensive development strategy for our growing organization. Reporting to the Managing Producer, the Director of Development will be a vital member of the OtM team supporting our fundraising, development, and stewardship efforts.
- Develop and manage a values-based fundraising plan, with budgets and strategies for individual giving, corporate sponsorships, and government & foundation grants.
- Design and launch our new Creative Capital campaign to fund immersive works in development.
- Create and manage donor events from conception to execution, including the coordination of annual donor events, opening nights and ancillary events.
- Work with the Board of Directors to achieve the annual board fundraising goals.
- Manage contacts, charitable receipts, and communications in our CRM.
The above responsibilities will be supported by Outside the March staff, each focusing on a specific area of development, working in collaboration with the Director of Development.
This permanent part-time position is salaried at $30,000 per year for 20 hours of work per week. Hours will be scheduled allowing for flexibility based on both the Director of Development and OtM’s needs, with occasional evening and weekend work required.
The position includes participation in OtM’s staff support program: the BOOST Fund which allows members of the company to apply for additional support in moments of need.
We encourage applications from professionals from within and outside the theatre industry. The most important asset is excitement about creatively funding art. We’re seeking fundraising geeks, dorks, wonks, and nerds! Apply if you’re genuinely obsessed with discovering new revenue streams and cultivating new relationships, by enhancing development strategy with creative thinking. A love or appreciation of immersive theatre is a definite benefit. But don’t know what immersive theatre is? No worries, an open heart and open mind are just as important.
All OtM employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using a Health Canada-approved vaccination dosage before joining the team. Please note that there may be times when all team members are asked to wear a mask while indoors working together and/or test for COVID-19 using a company-supplied rapid antigen test.
OtM works both in person and remotely. Priority will be given to applicants based in the GTA.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, prepare a short letter (500 words max) about yourself and why you’re excited to do this work. In your letter, we welcome you to tell us about an exciting art experience you have had in the past year. Here are some additional questions to help guide your letter:
- How do your past work and volunteer experience align with the job expectations?
- What relevant skills could you bring to this process?
- What would you like to learn from this opportunity?
Please submit your letter and resume with the subject line “Director of Development Application” to Managing Producer, Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld (email@example.com).
The interview process will include a preliminary interview, followed by a paid ($22/hour) “assignment day” for select applicants (6-8 hours of work). More details about the process will be provided to the selected individuals.
As a historically-white, settler-led organization, OtM is working to recognize and rectify our role in systems of oppression with an inclusive, values-led vision. We are anti-racist and committed to ensuring that vision includes team members who are passionate about immersive performance and who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or Persons of Colour, and/or who seek equity based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, class, cultural background, ability, and any other intersectional identities.
If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please don’t hesitate to email Katherine Devlin Rosenfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org. We mean it! We especially encourage emerging professionals to get in touch with questions, but this offer is open to anyone. We’ll happily discuss the application process, the position, the company, or any access accommodations you may require as part of the process or the job.
Image. Pictured: Sébastien Heins. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh; Set Design by Anahita Dehbonehie; Costume Design by Nick Blais; Lighting Design by Jareth Li; Sound Design by Heidi Chan. Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus (2022) by Gillian Clark. Directed by Mitchell Cushman. An Immersive Theatre Experience from Outside the March and Factory Theatre, in association with Neworld Theatre.