Manager, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Employment Opportunity

Manager, Corporate and Community Partnerships

Position Summary

The Manager of Corporate and Community Partnerships plays a key role in supporting the Grand Theatre. This person works closely with, and reports directly to, the Director of Audience Development. This position is integrated with all departments at the theatre most notably:  Audience Development,  Front of House, Finance & Administration, Education and Outreach.

The Manager, Corporate and Community Partnerships will lead the development and execution of the theatre’s Corporate and Community Partnerships strategy and execution including but not limited to: prospect research and identification of new partners, stewardship of current partners, promotion of opportunities, event and benefit ticketing, activity tracking.

Specific Areas of Focus

Corporate Sponsors & Partners

  • Lead the development and execution of the theatre’s Corporate Partners strategy from Group Sales opportunities to Title Sponsorships.
  • Identify new and innovative approaches to Corporate Partnerships as part of the larger strategy.
  • Build relationships and sales strategies with area schools to grow student matinee sales.

Advertising & Dining Programs

  • Lead the enhanced development and execution of the theatre’s program advertising plan, as part of the overall development objectives. This includes research, cultivation, asks and stewardship.
  • Lead the enhanced development, cultivation and stewardshipall aspects of the theatre’s Dining Program

Special Events

  • Assist with coordination and execution of special events related to donors and sponsors
  • Participate in Grand Gala event planning and execution as required
  • Attend functions and performances as required

Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team and interdepartmentally within the entire organization
  • Strong sales and marketing background
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strategic, proactive and creative in identification of opportunities with ability to execute projects and report on results
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), presentation, and public-speaking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Highly developed relationship building and networking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura or other CRM/Fundraising program an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours evenings and weekends (i.e., Grand Theatre Opening Night performances and special events) as required
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Experience:

  • University degree
  • Minimum 5 years fundraising or sales experience
  • Proven success in solicitation and stewardship of corporate partners
  • Demonstrated strong planning, writing, and communication skills
  • Knowledge, understanding, and a passion for the arts sector an asset


In our desire to reflect the world and our community in all areas of our work, the Grand Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.

Please forward a cover letter and CV by Friday, October 25, to Suzanne Lanthier, Director of Audience Development via email at slanthier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

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