Jobs & Internships
Individual Giving Manager
The opportunity: Aurora is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Manager. This mid-level position will work closely with the Development Director, as well as with the Board of Directors and senior leadership, on securing gifts for the organization at all levels.
Job summary: The Individual Giving Manager will work to secure gifts from individuals at all levels. S/he will manage stewardship and cultivation efforts, make or partner to make asks, and manage the major gifts program. S/he works closely with the Development Director and (to be hired) Special Events Manager, and collaborates with the Managing and Artistic Directors, as well as the Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate will also have a passion for theatre and experience working in a theatre or performing arts organization.
Build a robust major gifts pipeline implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies for gifts of $2,500 and above.
Build a pipeline for gifts under $2,500 utilizing direct mail, email, and other annual giving tools.
Steward existing key donors and create new opportunities for donor engagement. Implement annual appeal, direct mail, and telethon campaigns including writing materials.
Manage the legacy society efforts in recruitment and stewardship of current members.
Oversee and actively participate in planning for cultivation events.
Work in close collaboration with the Managing Director and Development Director and Board to support and encourage their active participation in fundraising.
Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience
Successful track record of fundraising, including asking for cash gifts, and work on major gifts programs
Familiarity with a fundraising CRM platform
Strong, positive spirit and hands-on, detail-oriented mentality
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Good business judgment and common sense
This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, holiday, personal, and sick time, pre-tax transit savings, and 401(k) eligibility.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com. Please include INDIVIDUAL GIVING MANAGER SEARCH in the subject line.
The search will remain open until the position is filled and be conducted on a rolling basis beginning immediately
For Backstage Positions including; Stage Management, Production Assistant, Sound Operators, Wardrobe Assistants, and Deck Crew, please contact our Production Coordinator Cameron Swartzell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aurora's internships offer extraordinary opportunities for learning in a professional theater environment. We are happy to work with educational institutions to arrange for academic credit. Internships are unpaid, with no travel or housing provided.
Our Marketing intern provides crucial support to our Marketing Department, assisting in day-to-day marketing efforts, cultivating connections with new audience members, and curating digital marketing projects. Marketing interns will have the opportunity to oversee projects from inception to completion, conduct analysis and research, and represent Aurora Theatre Company through audience outreach.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to take direction and work semi-autonomously.
- Experience with Internet research and MS Office required.
- Experience with social media, CRM databases, HTML, CSS and/or the Adobe design suite a plus.
Technical Direction Internship
The Technical Direction intern collaborates closely with our Technical Director, creative team and production staff, bringing our designers’ creative vision to life through set construction and solving unique design challenges. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in theatrical construction, enhance their carpentry skills, engage their creative skills and participate in the day-to-day management of the Aurora Theatre scene shop.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Familiarity with safe shop practices.
- Light construction experience a plus.
- The ability to read and follow detailed construction drawings, with assistance.
The Development intern will have the unique opportunity to support Aurora Theatre Company’s fundraising efforts, learning first-hand the needs of a non-profit, and cultivating essential donor stewardship skills. Our intern will participate in active fundraising appeals, engage with donors, and assist in preparations for our annual benefit gala, Aurora Borealis.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience with CRM databases and Microsoft Office a plus.
Special Events Internship
Our Special Events intern plays a vital role in the planning and execution of our annual benefit gala, Aurora Borealis. Working closely with the Development department and our Annual Fund Manager, our intern will learn essential donor stewardship skills, enhance their creative skills, and attain crucial management skills pertaining to non-profit management, special event coordinating, and fundraising.
- Excellent communication and multitasking skills a must.
- Ability to work semi-autonomously a plus.
- Familiarity with MS Office required. Graphic design skills and familiarity with Adobe Design suite a plus.
To apply for any of these internships, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The job of the House Manager is to provide a pleasant and safe environment for Aurora Theatre Company patrons and volunteers in an efficient and timely manner.
The House Manager practices great customer service, providing a welcoming environment for the patrons during their time at the Aurora. The House Manager must be able to handle safety issues, and accommodate patrons with special needs. The House Manager also works with the box office to resolve any seating issues that might arise. The House Manager trains volunteer ushers to seat patrons, sell concessions, and sell raffle tickets, as well as coordinating with the Stage Manager to ensure that the show begins on time.
Candidates should have good customer service skills, leadership abilities, be calm in the face of hectic situations, and be responsible for money and inventory accuracy. Hours are evenings and weekends.
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Audience Services Manager Robin Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking part-time Box Office Associates. Box Office Associates are expected to provide exceptional customer service to Aurora's patrons. Together with the Audience Services Manager and Assistant Box Office Manager, they run the Box Office for performances: selling tickets, processing exchanges, and providing information and assistance to patrons. This team manages all audience service concerns and creates a safe and welcoming environment for our patrons. Experience working in a box office and using ticketing software is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for theatre, an ability to work independently, and a desire to work as a part of this team.
This is a permanent, part-time hourly position. Night and weekend work is required.
Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the diversity of its staff and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. To do so, please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.