Employment Opportunities

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Herberger Theater Center is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or national origin.

Administrative Assistant - Part Time
The Herberger Theater Center is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide important support to relieve the President of administrative type functions, including scheduling, communication and organization of documents. This team member also provides clerical support for the Board of Directors and the Director of Development & Marketing. Reports to President & CEO. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Must have excellent communication skills and be highly organized. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Position is non-exempt, part-time and averages 30 hours per week. Until at least December 31, 2021, work hours will be split between remote and in office. Pay range: $17.00 to $20.00 per hour based on experience. Additionally, there are limited opportunities for complementary tickets to performances taking place at the Herberger Theater Center. Send resume and references to resumes@herbergertheater.org.
Development Manager - Development Department
The Herberger Theater Center is seeking a Development Manager to implement fundraising efforts and to help execute its development plan. This new position will work closely with the leadership team to advance its mission to be Arizona’s center stage by engaging the community through diverse arts experiences that ignite emotion, stimulate conversation, and inspire connections with the arts.

Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Development & Marketing, manage aspects of the theater’s relationships with mid-level individuals and corporate donors. Responsibilities include developing and managing activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership gifts and increasing annual gifts and management of annual events.

The Development Manager is primarily responsible for executing day-to-day fundraising tasks directed towards meeting the theater’s fundraising objectives. This includes, but is not limited to: planning virtual and in-person events and programs, maintaining donor database, helping to maintain a foundation and major individual donor prospect program, managing the implementation of annual campaign, and executing essential donor communications such as letters of recognition and other forms of communication. The development manager will establish a strong rapport to bring donors into closer relationship with the Herberger Theater Center’s mission.

Importantly, the Development Manager must be able to inspire others to support the Herberger Theater Center’s mission. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong work ethic, as well as a sincere passion for the arts. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a service-oriented demeanor and will be motivated by event planning, building stewardship structures, and building and improving systems and processes.

This position is full-time and reports directly to the Director of Development and Marketing. Salary to commensurate with experience; benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, vacation, paid sick leave, and paid holidays.

Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Assist with planning and executing annual Festival of the Arts.
• Work with Director of Development to execute tasks related to annual fundraising events, including Plated & Staged.
• Assist in development activities, including corporate gifts, civic groups, foundation grant applications and reporting materials, individual donations, and digital fundraising.
• Assist in the development and maintenance of stewardship processes that include donor recognition at events, tax acknowledgement receipts, thank-you note production, donor segmentation, and managing up other stewardship activities to senior leadership. Furthermore, demonstrate a genuine care and concern for the quality and convenience of the donor experience.
• Execute solicitation and non-solicitation print and digital communications.
• Conduct research on prospective and existing donors.
• Maintain and track accurate and updated donor/donation data in database and adhere to data entry standard procedures, as well as refine relevant reports and dashboards periodically to track fundraising income, expenses, cultivation, and stewardship of donors.
• Represent the Herberger Theater Center at community events and coordinate Herberger fundraising events with some evening and weekend commitments.
• Execute details related to the Art Gallery, including coordination of exhibit installation and openings.
• Work collaboratively and provide regular updates to senior leadership and the board.
• Prepare material for committee meetings and attend committee meetings.
• Assist the Director of Development & Marketing with all aspects of executing departmental goals and objectives.
• Fulfill other duties as assigned.

• Five+ years of relevant fundraising and nonprofit experience is required, and candidates must:
• Demonstrate close personal alignment with the Herberger Theater Center’s mission and values;
• Maintain the highest ethical standards and adhere to fundraising best practices;
• Commit to high standards of professionalism, quality of work, and confidentiality;
• Possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a diverse group;
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Be able to take initiative, lead projects, and inspire others;
• Be skilled at project management with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while prioritizing amongst multiple, competing responsibilities with exceptional time-management skills;
• Thrive and remain organized in a fast-paced environment;
• Exercise excellent judgement and thoughtful decision making;
• Be a service-oriented and collaborative member of the team;
• Be able to communicate the mission and build personal relationships with prospective and current major donors;
• Demonstrate a keen attention to detail, track progress, and meet goals;
• Be proficient with Donor Perfect or another comparable database;
• Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; and
• Have knowledge and familiarity with the performing arts.

HOW TO APPLY Send cover letter and resume to Laurene Austin, laustin@herbergertheater.org
No phone calls, please.
Light Board Operator - Tech Department
The Light Board Operator has responsibility for operating the Herberger Theater Center Lighting Consoles in each theater. Works directly with Resident Companies and other User Groups to facilitate needs in regard to the lighting consoles and the associated network while upholding Herberger Theater Center SHOWTIME standards.

The Light Board Operator may be responsible for supervising electricians and coordinating lighting hang and focus as required by individual productions. Will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the lighting design as it relates to instruments, color, focus, cues, dimmers and accessories.

Education and/or experience in live theater productions and other live events. Knowledge of computerized lighting consoles, lighting instruments and accessories, basic electrical theory, stage rigging and counter-weight systems, as well as general theater safety is essential. Must have experience in the duties of a Master Electrician including supervising theatrical lighting electricians and understanding aspects of lighting design such as lighting plots, paper work, instrumentation and cueing. Very good inter-personal skills are important to the success of this position. Must be able to work under pressure and with varied schedule. Computer literacy is required.

• Operate ETC Gio @5 Lighting Console as part of lighting network during load-in and tech rehearsals.
• Operate ETC Gio @5 Lighting Console as part of lighting network during all performances.
• Maintain and configure ETC nodes as part of lighting network.
• Hang, circuit, color, focus, and strike lighting instruments and accessories for productions as needed.
• Coordinate hang, circuiting, coloring, focus, and strike and restoration of lighting instruments and accessories as needed.
• Supervise electricians during load-in, tech and strike as needed.
• Hang and strike work lights, cue-lights, and running lights and ensure their proper function.
• Ensure that lighting design remains unaltered for the duration of production runs including dimmer/burnout checks, focus checks, color checks and the subsequent replacement of appropriate element.
• Communicate problems with equipment to Herberger Theater Center Technical Staff.
• Communicate with Resident Company or User Group lighting designer, stage management, and other staff as needed.
• Act as liaison on matters pertaining to the lighting for a production between Resident Companies or User Groups and the Herberger Theater Center. May occasionally involve basic lighting design work.
• Assist in maintaining Herberger Theater Center policies as they relate to lighting.

Send cover letter and resume to Greta Haug at ghaug@herbergertheater.org.

Position is PART-TIME and compensated at $18-20 per hour.
No phone calls, please.
Part Time On-Call (Non-Exempt) - Tech Department
HTC maintains an over-hire list in Carpentry, Props, Wardrobe, Electrics, and Deck Crew. Daytime, night and weekend opportunities are available throughout the year. Must be able to lift 35lbs or more. Compensation $14-$18 and may vary call to call. Must be 18 years of age or older.

If you are interested in being added to our Tech Over-hire list, please send a resume and references, along with your area of experience and your general availability to our Tech Department at ghaug@herbergertheater.org.