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Director of Foundation and Government Relations
As a key member of the development team, this position will be responsible for developing proposals for funding from both foundations and government agencies, and researching and forging new relationships with prospective foundation funders. This position maintains relationships with existing funders and develops new relationships with prospective funders. This position also works in concert with the development department to develop effective strategies for reaching overall annual and campaign goals as a team.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Developing and writing foundation and government agency (NEA, PCA and PCF) grant proposals for existing funders to maintain a solid base of funding each year. This will include gathering input from Mann staff including the President & CEO, Executive Vice President, Vice Presidents of Operations and Development, the Director of Education and Community Engagement, and consultants working on various projects for the Mann.
- Researching, developing and writing grant proposals to submit to new foundation funders.
- Developing and writing reports for foundation and government agency grants. This will include gathering data from Mann staff as part of the report, including actual financial results against budget, etc.
- Work closely with Mann financial personnel to obtain annual and project budgets, obtain copies of audits and 990s for submission with grants, and complete PA Cultural Data Project reports annually to be used with grant applications.
As a senior staff member, provide leadership on the Development team, and work closely with other members of the team on day to day activities and development events both during the season on site at the Mann and off season during cultivation events.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least two years of working with foundations on proposals of $100,000 and above required. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required. Experience and knowledge of Philadelphia’s foundation and government community is critically important. Candidates for this position must be extremely organized, enjoy a fast-paced environment, be detail-oriented and have superb interpersonal skills. Must be goal oriented with a focus on strategies to achieve budget. Candidate must be a self-starter yet a team player. Experience with Word, Excel and Raiser's Edge is essential. An interest and relevant experience in the performing arts is helpful.
Please email resumes to:
Michael Delbene, Vice President of Development
No phone calls please.
SUMMER 2013 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP: (1 Position)
This position reports directly to the Mann’s Executive Producer and will work on Mann / Princeton Entertainment productions and tours. Must have reliable transportation as this position will be splitting time between the Mann’s downtown office in Philadelphia and the Princeton Entertainment office in Washington Crossing, PA.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Administrative tasks
- Answering phones
- Attendance to all performances, as necessary.
The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills. Familiarity with production/stage requirements helpful. Experience with operations and artistic servicing desirable. Passion for music ideal (pop and/or orchestra) This intern will be knowledgeable about current trends in the music/performing arts industry and competency in all Microsoft office programs.
CUSTOMER SERVICE INTERNSHIP (1 Position)
This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage, resolve, offer solutions, and evaluate customer experience issues in the office and at the theater during performances. Manage our external survey process, called Survey Monkey, for each performance and create MS excel spreadsheet and MS power point presentations of results and overview summaries for presentation to the Customer Experience and Amenities Committee of the Board. Observe, analyze and help resolve customer experience real-time at concert events during the summer.
Minimum GPA of 3.5 required. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to talk with patrons directly to identify issues and advocate solutions real time, or other equivalent "first line" customer contact experience. Good analytical skills, proficient in the use of MS software including Excel, Word, Publisher and Power Point. MS Access experience a plus.
DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIPS: (3 Positions)
This unpaid position reports directly to the Development Directors per assignment. The Development Department of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has seven full-time employees and is responsible for fundraising for the Center. Our constituents include board members, elected government officials, individual donors, corporations and foundations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
The duties of the development interns include prospect research (on the internet), assisting with the planning and execution of special events, assisting with the management of volunteers, writing thank you and solicitation letters, in addition to preparing articles for the Mann’s electronic newsletter. General office work includes preparing mailings, maintaining excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, scanning, and answering phones. The Development interns will be asked to make calls on behalf of development staff to donors, volunteers, board members and other VIPs. The interns are expected to attend select Mann performances and greet and guide Mann patrons and VIP guests.
The Development interns must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills. The candidates must have a very good phone manner, have strong writing skills and must be available in the evening hours to work at select Mann performances. Experience using Excel and Microsoft Word is necessary.
COLLEGE CREDIT INTERNSHIPS
Any approved intern actively engaged in the Mann Intern Program to fulfill college credit will be part of an unpaid program. Applicants must state they are using the internship as college credit when applying to the select internships. The Mann will evaluate and determine if the internship will fulfill school requirements on a case by cases basis.
For interns not actively engaged in a college credit program, the Mann offers a limited number of internships that receive an honorarium of $1,500. Interns who are accepted in this program will receive that honorarium at the successful conclusion of their internship.