The Development Events Manager is a skilled events administrator who will
initiate, plan, and execute The Huntington Theatre Company’s annual cycle of
development events--a combination of onsite and off-site recognition,
cultivation, and stewardship events, and play a major organizational role in an
annual gala celebration. The Events Manager reports to the Director of
Development and supervises the Development Events Coordinator.
The Development events strategy
ranges from intimate dinners with prospective donors to large scale fundraising
and donor appreciation events. The ideal candidate will understand how to leverage
events, featuring honorees, artistic leadership and board to strategically attract
and develop deeper relationships with Boston’s philanthropic community.
The Development Events Manager
ensures that donor engagement and stewardship goals are met through tailored,
well-executed events. The successful Development Events Manager will be adept
at soliciting ideas, integrating multiple viewpoints and translating vision
In consultation with the Director of
Development, develop the annual events strategy and fully manage a full
calendar of events
Effectively engage key management, staff,
board and stakeholders in event strategy planning
Collaborate with and inspire
engagement of volunteer committees comprised of board and non-board members
Collaborate with Development Team to
determine how to best utilize events as part of overarching engagement and
stewardship initiatives, and recommend events (type, location, size) to
cultivate and steward specific donor groups, and giving societies
Maintain vendor relationships for
full calendar of events and negotiate the best rate or in-kind consideration for
overarching services needed
Event Planning & Coordination
Serve as the lead for event planning, revenue
generation, management, production and sponsorship.
· Working closely with staff solicitors, lead the planning and
execution of donor engagement and stewardship events, including donor
appreciation events, intimate donor cultivation dinners, small group, and house
parties and the theatre’s major revenue generating annual gala
· Lead all event planning, project timelines and
production meetings and discussions
· Organize and lead collaboration with the
Marketing Team on event concept, graphic design/production/printing and event
· Create event sponsorship packages and lead the
solicitation and securing of sponsorships.
reconcile budgets and provide periodic progress reports to staff directors and
volunteer leadership for each event project; Keep track of event finances
including check requests, invoicing, reporting and final reconciliation.
and services with vendors; book event space, arrange food and beverage, order
all supplies/decorations, coordinate audiovisual equipment & operation,
make travel arrangements
Donor engagement Theatre Trips:
Coordinate annual London Theatre Tour
with outside operator; providing concierge level attention to key theatre
Coordinate other theatre trip
domestically as called upon
Develop a consistent event follow-up
strategy including thank-you process, acknowledgments and invoicing
Lead post-event debriefs and collect
and analyze feedback from staff, committee, co-chairs/ honorees, and guests to
make recommendations for improving future events.
Work with staff to collect and upload
qualitative and quantitative event data in database.
Provide stewardship to event
attendees and gala committee members
Strategic, creative, imaginative, and
Excellent written and verbal
communication skills and thorough follow-up
Superior project and process
management skills including planning, coordinating, and organization; managing
multiple priorities concurrently
Can advance projects independently;
knows when to include key decision-makers, and when to be proactive in moving
Competent and comfortable in both
public facing and internal roles
Ability to adapt to changing
priorities and balance competing assignments
How To Apply:
candidates, please send letter of interest, resume and salary expectations to:
of Human Resources
Theatre Company, Inc.
Huntington Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to
the company provides health, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as
paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.
About this Organization:
Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences
with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train
and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education
programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we
celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.
Founded in 1982 and led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois
and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning
productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play
development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of
the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for
employment. African Americans, Asian
Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin
Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific
Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.