Maine State Music Theatre
Brunswick, ME

Expires: 09/01/21

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$45,000 - neg per week


Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) is in search of a full time/exempt Development Director.

The Development Director position is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Executive leadership of MSMT. They shall perform all Development functions for the organization and also frequently performs shared duties outside of Development, including some areas of marketing and communications. The Development Director works in consultation with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, Director of Marketing and Communications and the Board of Directors.

The mission of MSMT is to produce musical theatre, provide exceptional training through our Educational Fellowship Program and use theatre to enrich, engage and provide live entertainment to the State of Maine and beyond. MSMT brings Broadway to Brunswick.

Responsibilities for this position shall include the following:

Assist Artistic Director with Major gifts solicitation
Planned Giving solicitation
Track, record, and acknowledge all donations
Maintain all Development related data through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts in CRM
Maintain and update all donor data and reporting
Process gifts into our CRM from multiple sources (cash, pledges, matching gifts, and planned gifts)
Prepare correspondence of bi-weekly gift acknowledgements, send monthly pledge reminders
Reconcile donations on a monthly basis
Generate weekly fundraising reports and track progress toward fundraising goals
Create and maintain the organizations electronic and paper gift agreements and related documentation
Update content of acknowledgement and pledge letters, and other donor communications
Research and report on current and prospective individual donors
Coordinate production and distribution of direct mail solicitations and mass mailings: create mailing and email lists, mail merge
Work evenings and weekends for development events; some events are offsite
Assist with tracking departmental expenses
Join and Attend local meetings of the Rotary and any organization to help promote/acquire development relationships

Develop sponsor and advertiser relations in the community and throughout the state
Procure show Sponsors for each production season adhering to budgetary goals
Procure advertisers for the program for each production season adhering to budgetary goals
Procure, organize and follow-up on any trade with sponsors and advertisers
Write curtain speeches for each show for the Artistic Director which lists the sponsors for the show and that specific performance
Organize/setup the theatre lobby with Sponsor/advertiser banners, product placement etc.
Research, build and maintain community partnerships for shared development opportunities
Create and implement outreach strategies
Provide support for Grant Research

Arrange,organize,and attend all development events
Assist with fundraising and donor events by tracking RSVPs and event set up and breakdown
Coordinate all spring preview concerts and summer sponsor concerts
Organize all cast parties, final show party, donor dinners, auction winner dinners etc.
Organize and chaperone MSMT organized group trips to Boston, NYC, Lancaster, PA and London. Addition trips may be added in the future
Organize and chaperone MSMT donors, board members, auction winners to NYC trips
Represent MSMT at community events, functions, trips, and meetings as needed

Preferred candidates will have:

Bachelors degree in arts administration,non-profit management, communication,or related field or experience
Minimum three years of development and/or marketing experience in a management role
Excellent organizational skills
Superior communication skills
Expert attention to detail and accuracy
A proactive and professional attitude
Expert attention to detail and accuracy
Proven success at meeting and exceeding revenue goals
Proven successful interactions with Boards and a diverse array of community relationships
Excellent computer/technology skills, especially in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms. Knowledge of Patron Manager or other CRM software a plus
A spirit of curiosity and tenacity to get the job done
Relevant experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, relationship management, or related fields
Ability to manage a budget
Available on required nights and weekends,especially during the summer season; since some events are off-site, a drivers license is required
Experience in an arts and/or arts education environment a plus
Finally, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong passion for MSMTs dedication to the companys principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism, and access


Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Vacation Time
Paid Time Off

Please submit a cover letter, employment resume, 3 contact references which includes their phone and email address, and your salary requirements to cm@msmt.org. Post Development Director in the subject line please.

MSMT is committed to a non-discrimination policy with respect to the employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to age, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religious beliefs, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, political persuasion or beliefs. MSMT complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the law.

MSMT is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity


Kathi Kacinski

Company Manager



Business Address

22 Elm Street

Brunswick, ME 04011

Posted: 04/01/2021 13:53:23 EST

Last Updated: 04/01/2021 17:00 EST

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