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Employment Opportunities

The Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

 

Director Major Gifts 

The Major Gifts Officer will oversee the Alley Theatre’s major gifts program and will play a significant role in developing cultivation and stewardship strategies aimed to securing increased gifts from current donors and new gifts from prospects, including subscribers and single ticket buyers. This person will oversee a portfolio of 100 individuals who have the capacity to give a gift of $10,000 or more.
 

Job Duties

  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of portfolio of 100 individual donors and prospects with the capacity to give annual gifts of at least $10,000 and above.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Research Analyst to identify major gift prospects who and recommend cultivation and stewardship strategies to convert prospects into major donors.
  • Develop a donor solicitation strategy for major gift prospects.
  • Create reports that accurately track portfolio activity and performance.
  • Work evening and weekend patron events with the intent to build relationships with Alley Theatre donors. Events include Greenroom duty, Artistic Director’s Circle events, Center Stage dinners, Insider Patron events, opening nights and rehearsals.
  • Assist during Alley major events such as annual gala.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirments

  • Be an active participant in a team-based fundraising department and provide additional assistance to other development staff members when required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in fundraising within the non-profit sector including direct solicitation experience, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Broad knowledge of individual giving fundraising principles (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Reports To: Director of Development
Status: Salary-Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends
Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER INDIVIDUAL GIVING

The Development Officer Individual Giving position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000. This position will also be responsible for managing SCENE – a giving society created for young professionals who are passionate about the Alley and its programs. This position will be part of the Individual Giving team and will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, Gift Officers, and the Research Analyst. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000 annually.
  • Manage all aspects of SCENE giving society, including guiding the steering committee, growing the membership base, and handling all associated SCENE events.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving to cultivate monthly giving donors and grow monthly giving program.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Research Analyst to identify new prospects and major gift donors.
  • Work evening and weekend patron events with the intent to build relationships with Alley Theatre donors. Events include Greenroom duty, Center stage dinners, insider patron events, and rehearsals.
  • Be an active participant in a team-based fundraising department and provide additional assistance to other development staff members when possible. 

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  Adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising within the non-profit sector including direct solicitation experience, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.  Broad knowledge of individual giving fundraising principles (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.  High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Reports To: Director of Individual Giving

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

OVERHIRE PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) seeks qualified stage managers to fill the following overhire positions throughout the season. Ideal candidates will be team players with professional experience in technical theatre, and local to the Houston area. These positions are hourly, eligible for overtime, and hired on a per-show basis. No travel or housing compensation is available for these positions. Email resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Overhire Production Assistants" in the subject line. EOE. No phone calls, please.

Currently looking for:
  • Production Assistant September 3-October 9
  • Production Assistant January 28 – February 20
  • Production Assistant March 31- May 14
  • Young Cast Coordinator October 15 – December 29
  • Education Tour Stage Manager September 9 – November 15
  • Education Tour Stage Manager January 1 – March 6
Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Manager Foundations and Grants

Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving, the Manager of Foundations and Grants serves as a key member of the development team, improving and executing strategies regarding foundation and government funders in support of the annual fund and special project funding. The Manager is to meet or exceed foundation and government grant goals by renewing, identifying, rating, cultivating, soliciting and securing supporters. This individual must manage a portfolio that includes researching and writing formal grant applications. The Manager must be an independent, fast-paced self-starter with exceptional communication and written skills and a proven track-record for securing and increasing foundation and government support.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead relationship manager for foundation and government donors.
  • Meet aggressive foundation and government giving goals by actively cultivating new and existing relationships with key stakeholders at foundations, city officials and agencies.
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of the overall strategic direction to identify and solicit sources of private and public institutional support.
  • Broaden prospect pool through relationship management and directing research.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all foundation and government grant proposals, applications, required reporting and stewardship activities.
  • Ensure the proper acknowledgement of all foundation supporters through deliverables as agreed upon in proposals.
  • Steward existing donors including one-on-one meetings, invitations to events, participation in events and thoughtful cultivation with the goal to open new opportunities for funding and to deepen existing relationships.
  • Manage all deadlines for submission and reporting within portfolio through Tessitura database with plan steps, status updates, contact information updates, prospect research, and reports.
  • Utilize the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership and other members of the Development team and senior management in the work of institutional giving.
  • Lead the fundraising efforts to secure foundation support for special projects including but not limited to the Alley 4.0 Vision for Future Capital Campaign.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Development Communications Manager to develop proposal strategies and oversee the gathering of necessary information to execute and submit proposals in a timely manner.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Institutional Giving Associate to develop proposal collateral materials and submission of proposals.
  • Lead the strategic oversight of the annual foundation stewardship event.
  • Attend events throughout the season encouraging the development of relationships with the Alley’s institutional donors.
  • Serve as a Development representative at Alley performances as needed (i.e. Greenroom).

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Four year college degree, master’s degree and/or CFRE a plus.
  • Minimum five years of experience in non-profit management/development/grant writing experience or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the Houston institutional funding community is necessary.
  • Previous experience working with volunteer boards and committees.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems and providing guidance to employee(s) or other staff.
  • Must be able to think critically and strategically and anticipate potential project challenges.
  • Extensive computer and database knowledge necessary (Word, Excel, Tessitura).
  • A demonstrated record of ability to multi-task and meet deadlines under pressure; completing assignments on time and on budget.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong problem solving, research, analytical, organizational and strategic planning skills.
  • Flexibility to work events that occur on the evenings and weekends.
  • Self-motivated & self-starting.
  • Ability to represent the Alley Theatre in an appropriate manner.

Reports To: Director of Institutional Giving
Status: Salary-Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends
Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Director of Institutional Giving 

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Director of Institutional Giving serves as a key member of the development team, improving and executing strategies regarding corporate, foundation and government funders in support of the $9 million annual fund and advance approaches for special project funding. The Director is to meet or exceed institutional giving goal of $2.9 million by renewing, identifying, rating, cultivating, soliciting and securing supporters. The position serves as the leading advocate in the business community, representing the Alley at key events and networking opportunities and supervises the Development Communications Manager and the Institutional Giving Associate. This individual must manage a portfolio that includes researching and writing formal grant applications and corporate sponsorship proposals. The Director of Institutional Giving must be an independent, fast-paced self-starter with exceptional communication and written skills and a proven track-record for securing and increasing corporate and foundation support.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead relationship manager for institutional donors.
  • Meet aggressive corporate, foundation, and government giving goals by actively cultivating new and existing relationships with key stakeholders at corporations, foundations, city officials and agencies.
  • Create and implement the overall strategic direction to identify and solicit sources of private and public institutional support.
  • Broaden prospect pool through relationship management and directing research.
  • Increase the proposal pipeline and size of corporate gifts through critical analysis of research findings leading to the development of strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship approaches.
  • Ensure the timely completion of all corporate, foundation and government grant proposals, applications, required reporting and stewardship activities.
  • Ensure the proper acknowledgement of all corporate and foundation supporters through deliverables as agreed upon in proposals.
  • Steward existing donors including one-on-one meetings, invitations to events, participation in events and thoughtful cultivation with the goal to open new opportunities for funding and to deepen existing relationships.
  • Manage all deadlines for submission and reporting within portfolio through Tessitura database with plan steps, status updates, contact information updates, prospect research, and reports.
  • Utilize the Board of Directors, Executive Leadership and other members of the Development team and senior management in the work of institutional giving.
  • Lead the fundraising efforts to secure corporate and foundation support for special projects including but not limited to the Alley 4.0 Vision for Future Campaign.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Development Communications Manager to develop proposal strategies and oversee the gathering of necessary information to execute and submit proposals in a timely manner.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Institutional Giving Associate to develop proposal collateral materials and submission of proposals.
  • Lead the strategic oversight of annual foundation stewardship event and corporate Energy Night cultivation event.
  • Attend events throughout the season encouraging the development of relationships with the Alley’s institutional donors.
  • Serve as a Development representative at Alley performances as needed (i.e. Greenroom).

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Director of Institutional Giving supervises the Development Communications Manager, Institutional Giving Associate and Manager Foundations and Grants.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Four year college degree, master’s degree a plus.
  • Passion about the performing arts, positive attitude, entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Minimum five years of experience in non-profit management/development/grant writing experience or a related field.
  • Knowledge of the Houston institutional funding community is necessary.
  • Previous experience working with volunteer boards and committees.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems and providing guidance to employee(s) or other staff.
  • Must be able to think critically and strategically and anticipate potential project challenges.
  • Extensive computer and database knowledge necessary (Word, Excel, Tessitura).
  • A demonstrated record of ability to multi-task and meet deadlines under pressure; completing assignments on time and on budget.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong problem solving, research, analytical, organizational and strategic planning skills.
  • Flexibility to work events that occur on the evenings and weekends.
  • Self-motivated & self-starting.
  • Ability to represent the Alley Theatre in an appropriate manner.

Reports To: Director of Development
Status: Full Time Salary-Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends
Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Development Communications Manager 

The development communications manager is the primary writer and editor for development department communications including grant proposals, direct mail appeals, case statements, stewardship communication pieces, annual report, brochure copy, program copy, and other internal and external communications pieces that are generated by the development department. 

Job Duties:

  • Researches, writes, and edits high-level communications, publications, and/or reports with complex subject matter; assignments may include proposals, foundation grants, government grants, grant reports, briefing materials, talking points, solicitation materials, case statements, letters, direct mail solicitations, web sites, and departmental content.
  • Consults with development team and executive leadership regarding their communications needs to develop strategic approach for projects that utilize most-effective messages. Identifies efficiencies and streamlines work as appropriate.
  • May develop or manage publications or web sites to meet communication needs and manage the approval process with numerous stakeholders.
  • Edits and oversee production of a variety of print and online material.
  • Edits and oversees all copy to be posted on departmental web pages.
  • Create and maintain content calendar for Playbill.
  • Attends development events as needed including rotation as host in the Greenroom for donors.
  • All other duties as assigned.


In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

  • College degree required.
  • Minimum three year’s direct experience. Samples required.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation and advanced skills to write clear, lively, engaging, compelling and effective copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and the broader public.
  • Knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.
  • Research and fact verification skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Project management, organizational and problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills.
  • Skill to effectively work within a team environment and collaborate with others.
  • Skill to maintain absolute confidentiality.

Reports To: Director of Institutional Giving
Status: Full Time Salary-Exempt
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends
Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.


Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

SCENIC ARTIST 

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks an experienced individual for Scenic Artist. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. The ideal candidate must have advanced skills with a variety of scenic painting, sculpting, texturing and finishing techniques. Applicants must have good communication and time management skills, and the ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment. This position is full-time hourly, eligible for overtime and includes paid vacation, health and dental benefits, and a 401(k) retirement plan. Email resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Scenic Artist” in the subject line. No phone calls please. EOE. Click here for a full job description.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

Development Associate – Gifts Processing

This position’s primary responsibility is daily execution of gift processing activities, including Contribution coding, entry, acknowledgement and invoicing for the department. Maintains data Integrity and clean up for department. Manages the matching gift program. Other duties include: providing support to donor events.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Daily processes contributed income for the Development department
  • Updates and maintains constituent and gift records in Tessitura
  • Generates acknowledgement letters for department
  • Handles monthly invoicing for the department
  • Attends and assists with Development events as needed (some night and weekend work)
  • Coordinates with Finance on end of year and end of season protocols
  • Creates yearly tax receipts for sustainer donors and Board/Advisory Board members
  • Word processing, mail merging, proofreading and filing as needed
  • Runs development lists and reports from Tessitura
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Tessitura experience preferred.

Reports To: Director of Development 

Status: Full time hourly non-exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

RESEARCH ANALYST

The Research Analyst will actively contribute to the qualification and identification of major donor prospects for the Development department of the Alley Theatre. The position will conduct timely and effective research in support of the solicitation of gifts from individuals, foundations and corporate funding sources and maintain the accuracy and confidentiality of the donor and prospect database. The position is responsible for strategically identifying potential supporters of the Alley and for assigning and tracking those prospects through the moves management process. The Research Analyst assists in building the Development department’s capabilities to effectively utilize research resources to support the Alley’s goals and priorities to increase philanthropic support. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Research, screen and analyze current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors to determine philanthropic propensity, wealth capacity and affiliation to the Alley.
  • On an ongoing basis, identify new prospects by tracking and evaluating capacity for those who self-identify through their giving, subscription, ticket purchases and special requests.
  • Proactively identify new prospects through researching news, current events, biographical and financial data, SEC filings, real estate closures, annual reports, trade journals, philanthropic websites and other public domain resources in support of research efforts.
  • Use advanced research skills to collect, evaluate, analyze, qualify, organize, package and disseminate information in a way that maximizes its usefulness and enables accurate and educated decision-making in the development of fundraising strategies.
  • Stay abreast of relevant Houston philanthropic developments and communicate to staff members when appropriate
  • Initiate prospecting and data-mining projects as requested, combing Tessitura and research resources to identify prospects for a specific fundraising need or focus.
  • Build the Tessitura database with relevant constituent information and ensure that all completed research is accurately tracked and saved in the database.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Individual Giving to ensure that prospects are properly identified and moved into the prospect management pipeline.
  • Ethically facilitate the work of the development office by following fundamental principles in research gathering: relevance of information, honesty in gathering and reporting information, accuracy in recording information and confidential treatment of all constituent data.
  • Participate in weekly development staff meetings and other strategy sessions.
  • Prepare profiles for development staff, the managing director and volunteer leadership to guide cultivation strategies and support prospect visits.
  • Create concise bios for development events as requested.
  • Design and generate Tessitura prospect and donor reports as needed.
  • Manage, implement and document best research practices for the department, including the use of resources and the tracking of prospects in the database.
  • Other duties as assigned which may include non-research based activities

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum of two years experience in prospect research, data analytics, data mining/modeling in a non-profit; preferably in a department that utilizes and emphasizes prospect management.
  • High proficiency and advanced skills with online search methods, as well as online and published prospect research tools including LexisNexis, Guidestar, NOZA, Wealth Engine, Foundation Directory, and others.
  • Knowledge of solicitation strategy and major gifts process and the ability to work with Development officers to help build prospect strategies.
  • Able to make sense of complex information and distill it into concise, readable documents.
  • Experience in identifying and rating new prospects.
  • Understanding of the goals and guiding principles of the fundraising profession.
  • Membership in APRA strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, logical, conceptual and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize and work accurately and productively under deadline.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple project deadlines.
  • Proficiency with a donor database management software (preferably Tessitura).
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • High attention to detail and data-entry proficiency.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member.
  • Demonstrable flexibility/adaptability to changing priorities, business and interpersonal challenges.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor, good judgment and an ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Reports To: Director of Development

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The Development Officer position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000. This position will also be responsible for managing SCENE – a giving society created for young professionals who are passionate about the Alley and its programs. This position will be part of the Individual Giving team and will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving, Gift Officers, and the Research Analyst. 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of portfolio of 65-90 individual and corporate donors and prospects with the capacity to give between $1,000 and $10,000 annually.
  • Manage all aspects of SCENE giving society, including guiding the steering committee, growing the membership base, and handling all associated SCENE events.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving to cultivate monthly giving donors and grow monthly giving program.
  • Work with Director of Individual Giving and Research Analyst to identify new prospects and major gift donors.
  • Work evening and weekend patron events with the intent to build relationships with Alley Theatre donors. Events include Greenroom duty, Center stage dinners, insider patron events, and rehearsals.
  • Be an active participant in a team-based fundraising department and provide additional assistance to other development staff members when possible. 

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  Adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising within the non-profit sector including direct solicitation experience, as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to prepare and present both formal written and oral presentations.
  • Requires strong collaboration skills in order to work effectively across the organization and function consistently as a highly valued and high performing team player within the Development department and the organization.
  • A demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Broad knowledge of individual giving fundraising principles (i.e. cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility to work patron and special events that occur on the evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor's Degree required.

Reports To: Director of Individual Giving

Status: Salary-Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Part Time Box Office Ticket Representative

Honesty, enthusiasm, a positive attitude and the ability to work well with the public, supervisors and co-workers are essential.

Part- time employees must work a minimum of 20-30 hours per week.  All Ticket Representatives are required to work some evenings, mornings, weekend days and nights. Must be able to work Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
 

The Box Office Hours of Operation:

Performance Shift: 

  • Monday: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday: Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
  • Sundays:  11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Non-Performance Shift:  11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately process single ticket, subscription and group sale orders by phone, at the window using the Tessitura ticketing system. Prior customer service experience and knowledge of Tessitura are a plus.
  • Must accurately maintain a cash drawer of $100.00 or more.
  • Inform Patrons of Alley Theatre policies regarding ticket purchases, seating and special needs.
  • All Box Office staff must participate in the Subscriber Renewal campaign that includes calling the Non-Renewed Subscribers, and working the annual Theatre District Open House that takes place on a Sunday in August. (Date:TBD)

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:

  • adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures
  • works in a safe manner
  • performs duties as workload necessitates
  • maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload
  • demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • meets department productivity standards
  • participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required
  • completes other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 25lbs. or more.
  • Minimum GED, High School Diploma
  • Good typing skills are necessary

Reports To: Box office Manager  

Status: Hourly- Non exempt

Compensation: Pay Rate: $10.00 per hour

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org

No phone calls. EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STAGING STEM ASSOCIATE

Applied Theatre at the Alley (Alley Education and Community Engagement (ECE)) is a national driving force for innovative arts education. We pioneer arts integration, cultivate the next generation of theatre artists, and foster community discourse.

The Staging STEM Associate will work to ensure the Alley Theatre develops high caliber, effective and creative arts integration and educational programs within the greater Houston Area.  The Associate’s main duties include Staging STEM curriculum building, maintaining school bookings and scheduling details, supporting teachers’ classroom goals, documenting success, and troubleshooting within the field. In addition this position will support all other ECE activities (such as student matinees, teacher training, and curriculum guide development) as deemed necessary by the ECE director.

Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Staging STEM & AIN Manager, Associate will ensure effective execution of the following responsibilities for Staging STEM and related programs. Related programs may include one-off elementary programming, camps and classes, or Professional Development. Additional programs will vary according to growth of department necessity and overview of each fiscal year.

  • Promotion through emails, calls and visits
  • Booking of residencies according to capacity and income goals, including working directly with the ECE Executive Manager to track revenue and project expenses, and to execute necessary agreements and invoices.
  • Coordination of residency schedules and assignment of residencies to Teaching Artists
    • Working alongside Executive Manager to execute rider requests or specialized Letters of Agreement when applicable
  • Communication with grade level teams; scheduling and leading of team meetings
  • Creation and updating of curriculum and assessments
  • Curriculum coaching with Teaching Artists
  • Teach in classrooms as necessary
  • Assembly and hand-off of assessment and open workshop materials
  • Compilation,  review, and distribution of assessment data and program feedback
  • End-of-year reporting on program statistics

Oversee Teaching Artists, with the support of the Staging STEM & AIN Manager, including:

  • Recruitment of new TAs based on program need and department capacity
  • Engagement and supervision of appropriate Teaching Artists for opportunities as relevant
  • Design and conduct effective training for new and existing TAs in group and individual settings
  • Observing, co-teaching, and coaching TAs in the classroom
  • Creating TA tools and resources such as binders and online guides
  • Conducting annual performance reviews

Additionally, the Staging STEM Associate will:

  • Support marketing and documentation efforts by working with the ECE Sales & Marketing Associate to arrange for photos and videos, and provide/revising program text
  • Assist other department staff with the planning and implementation of department programs, services and activities (events, conferences, matinees, workshops, trainings, etc.), as applicable
  • Assist with supervision, task assignments and mentoring of department interns, as applicable
  • Work effectively as a team member to market, upsell and maximize the Alley Theatre’s presence within the community

In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee:  adheres to theatre’s policies and procedures; works in a safe manner;  performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Degree in theatre or theatre education (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum two years’ experience within a teaching setting
  • Experience in developing and communicating arts curriculum
  • Experience selling or marketing is helpful.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to problem solve, think on their feet and track multiple projects effectively
  • Excellent computer skills are required--Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop and MS publisher very helpful. 
  • Candidate must successfully pass a TX State background check. 

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick  time
  • 401(k) with matching
  • Free  and  discounted tickets to Alley Theatre performances
  • Working in the exciting performing arts scene in Houston

Reports To: AIN & Staging STEM Manager 

Status: Full time, Salary Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

Schedule: Weekdays primarily, with occasional evening and week-end hours as necessary for events and marketing endeavors

Benefits Offered: Alley Theatre offers a complete health benefits package, paid vacation and sick, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and references via email to HRdept@alleytheatre.org.

No phone calls.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STAGE CREW AND WARDROBE CREW OVERHIRE

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks qualified local theatre technicians to fill overhire Stage Crew and Wardrobe Crew positions throughout the 2018-19 Season. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Ideal candidates will be team players with professional experience in technical theatre, and local to the Houston area.  These positions are hourly, eligible for overtime, and hired on a per-show basis.  No travel or housing compensation is available for these positions. Email resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Stage Crew” or “Wardrobe Crew” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE.  Click here for a full Stage Crew job description. Click here for a full Wardrobe Crew job description.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

STITCHERS Overhire 

The nationally recognized Alley Theatre (LORT B and C) in Houston, TX seeks Overhire Stitchers. The Alley produces 14 productions in two performance spaces each year and recently completed a $46M renovation of the theatre facility. The Alley is committed to equality and diversity in its workforce and encourages all interested parties to apply. Ideal candidates will be team players with strong organizational, interpersonal, and time-management skills. REQUIREMENTS: experience with industrial and home sewing machines, hand sewing and finishing techniques, and basic knowledge of costume construction techniques. Ability to work with varied personalities and timetables a must. Position is hourly, DOE, and eligible for overtime. No travel or housing compensation is available for this position. Please email letter of interest, resume and references to productiondept@alleytheatre.org with “Stitcher” in the subject line. No phone calls please.  EOE.

Alley Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. Alley Theatre is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law. 

The Alley Theatre does not accept unsolicited resumes. Resumes are only accepted for specific job openings. Job openings may be advertised here, in the Houston Chronicle or in the national Theatre Communication Group's (TCG) publication entitled "ArtSearch." The Alley Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please click on the position you are interested in for job description and application process.