Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be posted on this webpage, no phone calls, please. Thank you.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.


Director of Foundation and Government Relations

Description: As a key member of the Mann’s development team, this key position will be responsible for developing, writing, submitting, tracking and reporting on proposals for funding from both foundations and government agencies. This individual will often participate in programming meetings, both internal and external, in order to fully develop proposals for submission to potential funders.

Additionally, this position will be responsible for maintaining relationships with existing foundation and government funders, and researching and forging new relationships with prospective foundation funders. The Director also works in concert with the Mann's leadership team to develop effective strategies for reaching overall foundation and government goals.

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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 member of the Development Department, this individual 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.  

Qualifications 

First and foremost, the successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communications skills. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible development experience, including at least four years of working with foundations on proposals of $100,000 and above 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.

Education Level: Bachelor's Required, Master’s Preferred

To apply for this position, please submit a résumé to Heather Goldsmith, Director of Development Operations.

It is the policy of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts to provide equal employment in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. All conditions and privileges of employment are administered to all employees without discrimination or discriminatory harassment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to  Heather Goldsmith at hgoldsmith@manncenter.org.


Festival Administrative Intern/Volunteer Opportunity

Reporting to the Festival Project Manager & Festival Artistic Director this role will provide key administrative support to Firebird: Spirit Rising, a curatorial festival scheduled for presentation by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in 2016.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • General administrative duties, online research and data entry.
  • Monitor and log master calendar activates.
  • Capture minutes for all conference calls and meetings.
  • Assist with planning travel and hotel accommodations for Festival Artistic Director and talent.
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of meeting and travel agendas.
  • Assist with the planning and handling of final details for Firebird: Spirit Rises events.
  • Serve as additional support on distribution of festival documentation.
  • Partner with the marketing and social media departments for omni-channel alignment.
  • Attendance at all Firebird: Spirit Rises events required.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent calendar management skills.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of team.
  • Reliable transportation to events
  • Event planning or music industry-related experience is very strongly encouraged, but not required.

    This position is project based within the Mann Center’s Center City Executive Office and is intended to correspond with the timeline of our 2016 Festival Programming. As such, candidates with a desire to continue with the project from late fall 2015– August 2016 are preferred. This is an unpaid position, however the Mann is happy to provide documentation to receive credit from your college or university. This position is also a volunteer opportunity for persons looking to gain experience in the fast paced event planning and music industries. This role is a part time position ranging from 15 to 20 hours per week with flexibility. All applicants should have reliable transportation and a personal computer/internet access.
To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Maggie Bond, Festival Project Manager Mbond@manncenter.org with the subject “Festival Administrative Intern/Volunteer Opportunity”

 

PART-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

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