Employer Information:

WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc.

Two Main Street

Evansville, IN  47708

Phone: 812-423-2973

Fax:     812-428-7548

Job Information:

Job Title: Director of Events and Theater

Work Hours & Days: 8:30 – 5:00    

     M-F, and as needed

Reference Job # 0218

 

 

WNIN seeks a full-time Director of Events and Theater to manage WNIN event and theater activities to meet fundraising goals and objectives.  The events include the WNIN Gala, WNIN Action Auction/Online Auction, Create Fest, Kid’s Fest, lobby/theater rentals and other smaller station events as necessary.  The Director of Events and Theater will also manage/program regularly scheduled public theater presentations.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  See attached job description.

 

Requires a strong knowledge of principles, ethics & practices of successful fundraising and marketing; previous fundraising experience for a non-profit agency desirable.  You must have a proven track record developing and implementing projects and strategies for growth, and experience in problem solving.  

 

Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills, writing skills, and computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and database software required. Familiarity with social media, eblast software and HTML preferred.  Individual must be flexible and able to work outside normal office hours when required to support fundraising projects.  Bachelor’s degree required.  EOE

                        

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Carlin Beckman, Vice President of Finance and Administration at cbeckman@wnin.org, reference Job #0218.  EOE

Director of Events and Theater Job Description

 

Position:           Director of Events and Theater

Department:     Development

Reports To:      Vice President of Development

Classification:   Full-Time/Exempt

 

General Statement:Manages WNIN event and theater activities to meet fundraising goals and objectives. The events include the WNIN Gala, WNIN Action Auction/Online Auction, Create Fest, Kid’s Fest, lobby/theater rentals and other smaller station events as necessary.  The Director of Events and Theater will also manage/program regularly scheduled public theater presentations.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Identifies, recruits and coaches a community-based volunteer committee as well as occasional part-time staff and interns for each major WNIN event including the Gala, Auction, Kid’s Fest and Create Fest. Recruits & supervises community volunteers to assist WNIN with the Auction, Kid’s Fest and other events as needed. Manages/programs and coordinates regularly scheduled theater presentations as well as occasional lobby/theater rentals. 

 

Prepares and manages an annual budget for each event and theater activities including income goals and expenses, ensuring profitability and yearly growth for the station from these events.

 

Develops and executes a rolling yearly action plan, calendar and timeline for all events including specific activities leading up to and after each event.

 

Hires, trains and supervises part-time auction assistants, and student event interns.

 

Identifies and secures underwriting and event sponsorships in a coordinated effort with other station personnel, including a sponsorship plan for each event, generation of proposals and underwriting agreements, and fulfillment of video and promotional objectives on behalf of event sponsors.

 

Auction:

  • Manages all aspects of the auction including production, volunteers, training, studio, boards, signage, credit roll, merchandising, visuals, phone bank, information logs, and pick up and pay.
  • Coordinates solicitation and procurement of donations including donor guidelines, PSE purchases, direct mail, telemarketing, merchandise pick-up, data entry, and warehousing.
  • Coordinates auction promotion and advertising with production staff.

 

Theater:

  • Manages all aspects of the WNIN public theater including programming, scheduling, staffing, ticketing and merchandising.  
  • Coordinates theater promotion and advertising with production staff and outside vendors as necessary.

 

 

Identifies and executes new events that fulfill WNIN’s mission and the needs of the community while driving station revenue.

 

Occasional writing of grant proposals and managing of grant deliverables and reporting. 

 

Qualifications:

Requires a strong knowledge of principles, ethics & practices of successful fundraising and marketing; previous fundraising experience for a non-profit agency desirable. You must have a proven track record developing and implementing projects and strategies for growth, and experience in problem solving. Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills, writing skills, and computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google and database software required.  Familiarity with social media, eblast software and HTML preferred.  Individual must be flexible and able to work outside normal office hours when required to support fundraising projects. Bachelor’s degree required. EOE

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