Associate Executive Director for External Relations
Lone Tree Arts Center
The Lone Tree Arts Center is looking for an experienced, dedicated performing arts leader to join its dynamic leadership team. Located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, the Lone Tree Arts Center has quickly built a leading reputation for artistic excellence, commitment to outstanding customer service, and popular programming. The Lone Tree Arts Center is an award-winning multidisciplinary presenting and producing theatre. Facilities include a 500-seat mainstage theatre; a 200-seat event space; and a 300-seat outdoor amphitheater (www.lonetreeartscenter.org). The Associate Executive Director for External Relations will play a lead role in ensuring the Center’s continued growth through expanded marketing and corporate and community development.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate Executive Director for External Relations will build upon current successes and lead new growth strategies to take the Lone Tree Arts Center to the next level. The Associate Executive Director will build external relationships with the community and corporate partners. The Associate Executive Director will have the responsibility for oversight of fundraising and marketing strategies and will focus on the development of community and corporate relationships, partnerships, and sponsorships. The Associate Executive Director will act in place of the Executive Director from time to time.
• Develops organizational fundraising strategy, including leading, overseeing all development and fundraising activities, and building momentum for a thriving arts vision.
• Discovers, builds, and maintains corporate and community relationships, which will lead to identifying new partnerships, sponsorships, and major gifts.
• Develops and implements specific strategic initiatives and fundraising/development strategies to meet the LTAC financial goals.
• Identifies and creates opportunities for positive community interactions that build positive presence and collaboration.
• Collaborates with the executive director and LTAC Fund Board to build strong alignment on strategic planning, major gifts, and corporate sponsorships.
• Oversees the creation and management of an annual fundraising budget.
• Develops organization marketing and publicity strategy, including leading and overseeing all marketing and media activities, and raising awareness of LTAC activities in the community.
• In collaboration with the Executive Director, serves as the external face of the LTAC with the community and corporate partners.
• Leads the creation and execution of a robust publicity and promotions campaign plan.
• Oversees the creation and management of an annual marketing budget.
• Responsible for creating, leading, and management of the LTAC marketing strategy and plan, including a robust digital presence.
• Sets the tone for an inclusive and diverse art experience for all patrons of the center.
• Creates a highly coordinated professional team effort geared toward patron satisfaction and engagement, from the box office to the front-of-the-house staff.
• Serves as an active and professional ambassador for the Center throughout the community to advance the LTAC reputation and presence to various business, community, social, and industry groups.
Support, Coverage, and Backup to Executive Director
• Serves as a strategic partner to the Executive Director
• Provides support on LTAC initiatives and projects
• Provides coverage, representation, and backup for the Executive Director
• Works in alignment with the vision of the LTAC, Board, and Leadership Team
Direct supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, Director of Grants and Corporate Development, Marketing Manager, Marketing Specialist, and Box Office Manager.
• Bachelor’s Degree in performing arts, marketing, public relations, or other related fields from a four-year college or university; Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in progressive leadership in performing arts in public or private art centers, museums, universities, or similar venues.
• Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience.
• Progressive responsibilities in development and fundraising with diverse corporate sponsorships, major gifts, grants, subscription, and single ticket package design and implementation, as well as considerable broad marketing experience in a performing arts setting.
• Demonstrated experience in building and sustaining inclusive and positive community and corporate relationships. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven history of meeting/exceeding development and/or marketing and sales goals in a performing arts setting.
• Strong negotiation skills in a variety of settings, from artist contracts to internal stakeholders.
• Experience working with integrated ticketing and customer service management software system.
• Exceptional skills and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts community.
• Strong writing skills in a variety of genres (press releases, advertising copy, etc.).
• Commitment to patron satisfaction and extraordinary customer service are essential
Compensation: $91,800 - $112,406