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Development Assistant

Symphony Space seeks a highly motivated and dynamic Development Assistant. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position works closely with all members of the staff to coordinate and implement a variety of fundraising activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in building relationships with Symphony Space members by serving as a point of contact
  • Receiving, processing, tracking, and assisting in the acknowledgment of all donations
  • Preparing reports to track development goals
  • Assisting in the production and implementation of all printed and electronic fundraising communications, including season brochure, appeal, and gala direct mailings as well as website, email marketing, and social media messaging
  • Coordinating membership renewal e-mails and letters
  • Maintaining donor database, donor mailing lists and donor files
  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of all cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events, including an annual gala
  • Maintaining department budget, manage vendor relations and payments
  • Supporting the operations of the department as a whole.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have one to two years of administrative experience, excellent customer service skills, and strong donor relations orientation. Knowledge and facility with relational fundraising databases (Symphony Space uses Spektrix) preferred but not required.

Additional essential characteristics include:

  • Commitment to Symphony Space’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Superb attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility on evening and weekend hours as needed
  • Ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and master new technologies
  • Ability to multi-task and handle a high volume of work, establish and monitor priorities, remain flexible, meet deadlines, and have fun
  • Self-directed with the ability to work as an enthusiastic, dependable team member
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

We offer a competitive salary and a benefits package that includes health, life and long term disability insurances; flexible spending plan (FSA); annuity plan; and three (3) weeks’ vacation.

Please email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Brenda Murad, Director of Development at [email protected].

Usher

Responsibilities

  • Provide courteous customer assistance by greeting, directing, and escorting patrons to their seats, and answering questions.
  • Stuffing and distributing program
  • Light clean-up after shows.

Requirements

  • Dependable
  • Neat
  • Interested in interacting with the general public.

Training is provided. Uniform to be worn on the job is long sleeve black shirt, black pants and dark shoes. Weekly schedule of 5 to 20 hours generally available, daytime and/or evening.

Starting wage: $15.00/hour.

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management, at [email protected].

House Manager

Symphony Space is seeking a part-time House Manager, committed to delivering the highest level customer service.

Position Description: The House Manager’s primary responsibility is to ensure the comfort, safety and security of our patrons. The House Manager assures that all front of house protocols are met.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Schedule, train and supervise ushers.
  • Assure that safety and security protocols are met.
  • Work closely with the box office and production management to resolve seating issues and assure prompt curtain times.
  • Inform appropriate staff of maintenance needs of the theater spaces; including working with the production support staff with regard to temperature control.
  • Track attendance at performances. Supervise operation of concessions.
  • Become knowledgeable about first aid and willing to take instruction in CPR and to be certified as a Fire Guard for the theater.
  • Assist and monitor volunteers, including, specifically concessions.
  • Provide inventory accounting of concessions after each event.
  • In all ways, act in the best interests, health and safety of the patrons and the property of Symphony Space.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Personable and committed to providing a top-notch patron experience.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, very dependable and work well under pressure.
  • Able to interface with the public and as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule of approximately of 10-15 hours per week on weekends, daytime and/or evenings
  • WEEKEND availability is a must.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn electronic operations, such as scanning of tickets.

Starting wage: $17.00/per hour

Interested persons should send a cover letter and resume to Corinne Maikarfi, Head of House Management at [email protected]. Please put House Manager in the subject line.