The Lark is dedicated to creating a welcoming, rigorous environment for playwrights to create stories that inspire us to think differently about the world. To accomplish this work, we strive to curate a creative, dedicated, flexible, and diverse team that embraces our mission and values, and our dedication to equity, access, and inclusion.
We strive to creating a work space that allows staff members to not only accomplish their specific job responsibilities but also engage in “big think” conversations about The Lark’s strategic objectives, our role in the field, and our impact on society.
Current Open Positions
Deadline to apply is October 3, 2017.
The Lark is accepting applications for a DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT who will support the Development Manager and Executive Liaison who oversee The Lark’s growing development/fundraising program to raise over $1.8 million annually. Fundraising is central to The Lark’s mission, as we strive to provide playwrights the freedom to write what they choose, in the ways that they choose. This is an entry-level, full-time position that provides the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, and to learn more about not-for-profit management in a unique theater company whose values of equity, access, and inclusion are core to its mission.
The Lark is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equity, access and inclusion are core values at the Lark and we are dedicated to increasing the diversity within our staff as it enriches our work and our organization. We encourage candidates who identity as people of color, disabled, trans* or non-binary, and queer to apply. All applications will receive consideration for employment.
Reports to: Development Manager
- Process donations and send acknowledgment letters
- Manage development calendar; includes information about grant proposals and reports, events, and other deadlines
- Prepare for weekly fundraising department meetings, take notes and distribute afterward
- Work with the team to draft grant proposals
- Provide additional grant support; includes assembling materials for grant applications and reports, and proofreading grant narratives
- Manage fall and spring fundraising appeals
- Manage database (Patron Manager); includes keeping donor information current, creating and running fundraising reports, and exploring how to customize the database to meet The Lark’s needs
- Manage paper filing system; work with Development Apprentice to make sure filing is current
- Support fundraising events (invitations, food ordering, reservations, ticket purchasing, invoices, etc.)
DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES AND INTERESTS
- Commitment to The Lark’s core values of equity, access, and inclusion and to creating and maintaining a welcoming and equitable environment
- Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments and work independently
- Strong interest and proficiency in maintaining and creating data organization systems
- Writing skills and ability to compile and update grant language
- Team player who likes to work as part of a small staff with shared goals and accountability
- High level of discretion in dealing with sensitive information
- Strong interest in fundraising and/or non-profit management
- Interest in storytelling, new play development process
REQUESTED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- 2+ years working in an administrative environment, preferably in a theater or non-profit organization
- Experience with databases highly desired
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
- $38,000 - $40,000
- Includes health and basic dental insurance paid by The Lark.
Ideally November 1, 2017
HOW TO APPLY
Deadline to apply is October 3, 2017. Please send resume, two references and a cover letter that includes why you are interested in The Lark, why you are interested in this position and your commitment to equity in one pdf to email@example.com. We may request a writing sample. If you have one you would like to send in your original application, please do.
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