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Job (Calgary): Development Associate – Vertigo Theatre

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Job (Calgary): Development Associate – Vertigo Theatre


Vertigo Theatre seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is a key contributor to Vertigo Theatre’s Fund Development Plan with the primary responsibility for annual direct response campaigns and gaming activities as well as assisting with prospect research, cultivation and stewardship for sponsorships and major gifts.

The successful candidate values high personal integrity, maintains a positive outlook, is people-oriented and action-oriented and consistently displays energy and enthusiasm. He/she has superior project management, data base management, communication (oral and written), administration, customer service and volunteer coordination skills.

Vertigo Theatre is a highly successful charitable society with an operating budget of $2.5M; of which 30% is derived from fundraising. Its mission is to be a leader in developing, producing and presenting plays based in the mystery genre, and plays for young audiences, while providing a performance home for other organizations. Its vision is to create exceptional entertainment experiences.

Vertigo Theatre is positioning itself for its next stage of artistic evolvement, making it a very exciting time for the organization. It currently occupies a unique place in Calgary’s cultural landscape as:

  • One of the only professional companies in the world producing a series of plays based in the mystery genre (Vertigo Mystery Theatre)
  • The only theatre in Calgary presenting a series of plays of national importance for children and teens during the regular theatre season (Y Stage)
  • Providing a performance home for other arts and arts education organizations (Vertigo Theatre Centre).

This is a full-time position to commence August 2012. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by June 8th to Pamela Matijon, Director of Development at pamela.matijon@vertigotheatre.com. More information on Vertigo Theatre and the position can be found on www.vertigotheatre.com.

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