Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be posted on this webpage. No phone calls, please.


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.

 

Annual Fund Officer

Position Responsibilities:
- Reports to the Vice President of Development and in collaboration with the Development and Marketing departments, the Annual Fund Officer is responsible for planning and executing all aspects of the Mann’s annual giving and membership programs.
- Creates strategic goals and initiatives to ensure a significant base of unrestricted annual support and meet annual fund projections.
- Develops and coordinates effective solicitations through electronic mail and traditional mail, digital platforms, and other communication platforms.
- Preserves and expands the current base of support.
- Serves as a VIP concierge for annual fund donors and prospects including donor/member benefits, reservations and ticketing.
- Candidates should have a working knowledge to review and forecast budget revenue and expenses related to the individual giving program.
- Develops and coordinates annual fund cultivation and stewardship events.
- Provide the highest level of customer care, customer service and the highest possible level of customer experience.
- Attends concerts, receptions, and cultivation events as required.

Position Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience, preferably in the performing arts.
- Detail oriented with excellent organization and planning skills.
- Strong social, interpersonal and relationship building skills with a demonstrated drive and success in setting priorities and achieving goals.
- Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
- Experience working with high level decision makers, board members and other volunteers.
- Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
- Experience with CRM software such as Archtics, RaisersEdge, SalesForce, etc. strongly preferred.
- Experience with a client email client service such as MailChimp or PatronMail preferred.
- Collaborative team player who interacts successfully with colleagues to realize mutual goals.
- Background or strong interest in performing arts preferred.
- Attend most concerts during the Mann’s concert season and be prepared to work a very flexible summer schedule and be very comfortable working in a very fast paced environment.

Please forward resume, cover letter, salary requirements to Benjamin Jones, Associate Director of Development at bjones@manncenter.org. No phone calls please. Submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.

 

Audience Development & Outreach Internship (Spring)

The Mann Center for the Preforming Arts seeks to hire an Audience Development and Outreach Intern with a strong focus on grassroots marketing. The Audience Development and Outreach Intern will report to the Festival Artistic Director and Festival Project Manager while working closely with the Education, Community Engagement, Marketing and Development departments. This role will build community consciousness and event audiences for the 2017 New Frontiers: Launch, Explore, and Discover Festival. Under the guidance of the Festival Artistic Director and Festival Project Manager, this position will help communicate with local organizations, distribute festival materials, and collect data.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Collect new data and consolidate existing data for a streamlined database
- Support implementation and communication of programming to the community
- Identify information gaps and propose methods to address new opportunities
- Facilitate community support and audience development for Festival related events
- Provide support to Festival Artistic Director and Festival Project Manager to advance audience evaluation research
- Attend community engagement and outreach events as assigned
- Other related tasks as assigned to achieve established goals and objectives

Requirements:
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Publisher
- Informed about local community organizations, local events and community meetings in the Philadelphia area
- Familiarity with community-located social and grassroots marketing
- Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
- Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times
- Excellent written and verbal communication expertise
- Self-starter with a demonstrated capability to work independently and efficiently
- Strong interpersonal expertise with the capability to establish rapport and maintain positive relationships with all levels of staff, within and outside, the organization
- Demonstrated capability to work with diverse populations
- Quick learner who is intellectually curious, proactive, and persistent
- Excellent research expertise and attention to details
- Strong organizational expertise, eye for detail and accuracy, and capability to meet deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication expertise
- Capability to work a flexible schedule which will include weekends and evenings
- Reliable transportation required

Applicants must possess their own computer/laptop to bring to the office and offsite events for administrative tasks. This position is intended to correspond with the timeline of our 2017 Festival Programming. This position is project-based and located within the Mann Center's Center City Executive Offices, however all applications should be available to travel to The Mann Center Theatre and to events within the City of Philadelphia as required. As such, candidates should be available 15 to 20 hours per week with flexibility May through mid-August.

To Apply: To apply for the position, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Maggie Bond, Festival Project Manager at Mbond@manncenter.org with the subject Audience Development and Outreach Intern/Volunteer opportunity. No phone calls, please.

 

Marketing & Public Relations Internship (Spring)

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a motivated and skilled intern who is interested in Marketing and the performing arts. This position reports directly to the Marketing Department and will assist in the development of the Mann’s digital presence across multiple channels, but also includes other responsibilities. This position requires a strong understanding of marketing concepts as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. Being a member of the marketing team also includes administrative duties. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn about non-profits, performing arts, brand marketing, digital marketing, and public relations. The ideal candidate will exhibit reliability, creativity, and flexibility.

Please note: this is an unpaid internship for academic credit.

Responsibilities:
- Assist in digital data analysis
- Research performer news articles, trivia, album and live performance reviews, etc.
- Keep detailed records of marketing plan advertisements and invoices for settlements
- Assist in maintaining and updating web pages across digital marketing channels
- Create, monitor, and log calendar listings and other cross-promotional online efforts
- Adhere to brand guidelines and policies
- Assist Marketing Department at concerts with promotions, customer engagement, press, and other duties (require availability at night or on weekends)
- Manage the daily press clipping process
- Assist with publicity copywriting and proof reading
- Update backstage press board prior to each show
- Assist with media list, complimentary ticket requests, and filing of photography files
- Assist with the planning and execution of grass roots promotional efforts
- Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
- Junior or Senior in college pursuing a degree in Marketing or related BA/BS degree preferred
- Access to a personal laptop for use at the office and during events
- Good communication skills, highly organized, detail-focused, customer service oriented, and able to take direction well
- Interest in non-profit arts a plus
- Comfortable engaging with patrons in person and via phone
- Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, particularly with a strong knowledge of Excel and Word
- Ability to work with highly confidential information
- Able to work 16 to 24 hours per week with availability to attend events on nights and weekends
- Able to secure reliable transportation to and from the Mann administrative offices (located in Center City) as well as the Mann venue (located in West Fairmount Park)

To Apply: Candidates should send their resume and cover letter via email to Brandon Boyer at bboyer@manncenter.org with the subject line “Spring Marketing Intern” – No phone calls, please.

 

Special Events Internship (Spring)

This position reports directly to the Development Directors per assignment. The Development Department of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has six full-time employees and is responsible for fundraising for the Mann. Our constituents include Board members, elected government officials, individual donors, corporations and foundations.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Prospect research (on the internet)
- Assisting with the planning and execution of special events, including our 18th Annual Golf Tournament (April 24th) and our annual Party in the Park Gala (date TBD)
- Assisting with the management of volunteers
- Writing thank you and solicitation letters
- General office work includes preparing mailings, maintaining excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, scanning, and answering phones
- Making calls on behalf of development staff to donors, volunteers, board members and other VIPs
- Attendance at select Mann performances, greet and guide Mann patrons and VIP guests

Requirements:
- Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
- Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times
- Have strong writing skills
- Must be available in the evening hours to work at select Mann performances
- Ability to multi-task efficiently
- Experience using Excel and Microsoft Word
- Previous experience in a fundraising environment (preferred)

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Ben Jones, Associate Director of Development at bjones@manncenter.org with ‘Special Events Intern’ as the subject line. Please note there is a 15-hr/week minimum commitment for Development Internships.

 

Festival Administrative Internship / Volunteer Opportunity
(Spring through Summer)

Reporting to the Festival Project Manager this role will provide key administrative support to New Frontiers: Launch, Explore and Discover, a curatorial festival scheduled for presentation by the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in 2017.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- General administrative duties, online research and data entry.
- Monitor and log master calendar activities.
- Capture minutes for conference calls and meetings.
- Assist with planning travel and hotel accommodations for Festival Artistic Director.
- Assist with the creation and distribution of meeting and travel agendas.
- Assist with the planning and handling of final details for New Frontiers: Launch, Explore, Discover events.
- Serve as additional support on distribution of festival documentation.
- Partner with the marketing and social media department for omni-channel alignment.
- Attendance at all New Frontiers: Launch, Explore, Discover events required.
- Other duties as assigned

Requirements
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
- Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times
- Excellent calendar management skills.
- String writing skills.
- A self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of team.
- Event planning or music industry-related experience is strongly encouraged, but is not required.
- Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times

This position is project based and is intended to correspond with the timeline of our 2017 Festival Programming. As such, preferred candidates should be available from spring 2017–August 2017. This is an unpaid position, however the Mann is happy to provide documentation to receive credit from your college or university. This position can also be a volunteer opportunity for persons looking to gain experience in the fast paced event planning and music industries. Hours will range from 15 – 20 per week, and will include night or weekend event attendance at Festival related activities.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, and cover letter to Maggie Bond, Festival Project Manager: mbond@manncenter.org with the subject line “Festival Administrative Intern/Volunteer”

 

Membership & Development Internship (Spring)

This position reports directly to the Development Directors per assignment. The Development Department of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts has six full-time employees and is responsible for fundraising for the Mann. Our constituents include Board members, elected government officials, individual donors, corporations and foundations.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Prospect research (on the internet)
- Assisting with the planning and execution of special events, including our 18th Annual Golf Tournament (April 24th) and our annual Party in the Park Gala (date TBD)
- Assisting with the management of volunteers
- Writing thank you and solicitation letters
- General office work includes preparing mailings, maintaining excel spreadsheets, filing, copying, scanning, and answering phones
- Making calls on behalf of development staff to donors, volunteers, board members and other VIPs
- Attendance at select Mann performances, greet and guide Mann patrons and VIP guests

Requirements:
- Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
- Must have a very good phone manner and a professional demeanor at all times
- Have strong writing skills
- Must be available in the evening hours to work at select Mann performances
- Ability to multi-task efficiently
- Experience using Excel and Microsoft Word
- Previous experience in a fundraising environment (preferred)

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Ben Jones, Associate Director of Development at bjones@manncenter.org with ‘Development Intern’ as the subject line. Please note there is a 15-hr/week minimum commitment for Development Internships.

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