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Development Director

SUMMARY:
The Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest puppetry center in the U.S., seeks a motivated individual with strong writing, communication, and organizational skills for the position of Development Director. Duties include: developing and implementing strategies for securing upper-level gifts from individuals and annual membership fund; supervising staff (3 full-time; 2 part-time); researching and writing proposals and grants for corporate, foundation, and government funding; and working with the Board of Directors and Board Development Committee. Applicant must have 4-6 years experience in an arts or culture related fundraising office. Full-time position; salary plus benefits.

Responsible for creating, implementing and supervising all development activities including—but not limited to—sponsorships; special events; annual fund; annual reports; memberships; major gifts; planned giving; government, corporate and foundation solicitations; as well as coordinating all board activities. Other responsibilities will include working with consultants, fundraising firms, etc.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare department strategies (short and long term) to meet Center objectives and enlist support from members of staff, the board of directors, donors, and volunteers.

  • Lead, manage, and evaluate development staff.

  • Prepare and administer department budget, projecting and achieving goals for both revenue and expenses.

  • Work closely with Executive Director to facilitate all board activities and serve as development officer for the Center’s keydevelopment partners, sponsor companies and prospective donors (and their legal and financial advisors).

  • Develop a planned giving program including gift solicitations, frequent contact with donors, prospective donors (and their legal and financial advisors).

  • Supervise research and writing of grant proposals for corporations, foundations, and government prospects.

  • Oversee the planning and execution of special events, parties, and fundraising events to maximize net financial results from such efforts.

  • Establish development policies, systems, and procedures, with emphasis on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting gifts (in-kind and cash) and for meeting expectations of donors (individual, corporate, foundation, and government).

  • Supervise the use of donor software and records, ensuring donor privacy, data accuracy, and timeliness of all reporting.

Experience:

  • Candidate should have at least 4-6 years experience in development and hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, or a related field.

  • Possess excellent communication, writing, planning, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

  • Great attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize work.


To submit an application for this position, log onto: www.ourfundraisingsearch.com and submit your resume. If you have application questions, please e-mail them to ourfundraisingsearch@gmail.com.




PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT

CALL FOR TOURING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS
Family Series & New Directions Series for Adults and Teens


The Center for Puppetry Arts strives to present the best in puppetry and therefore is always seeking engaging puppet productions from both the United States and abroad.

Companies selected to perform in our Family Series generally perform 13 shows per week (Tues-Fri: 10am & 11:30am, Sat: 11am, 1pm & 3pm, Sun: 1pm & 3pm) for 1-3 weeks. Performances last 45-50 minutes, and include a brief puppet demonstration following the show. Target audience age range is 4-10 years. 

Companies selected to perform in our New Directions Series for Adults and Teens generally perform 4-8 shows per week (schedule varies) for 1-2 weeks. Performances last 1-2 hours, and may include audience discussions following the show. Target audience age ranges are either 12+ (for teens and adults) or 18+ (adults only).

BOOKING CYCLE:
The Center’s season runs July 1-June 30.  Booking generally takes place 10-12 months before the beginning of each season.

SUBMISSIONS:

To submit your production for consideration, please send a cover letter, tech rider (including required stage dimensions, sound/light/projection needs, number of people traveling with the show & any other essential elements the Center would need to provide to present your show) and video of the complete show to be considered. We do not select shows based on excerpts or highlight reels. If you wish multiple shows to be considered, please submit a complete package for each.
 
Center for Puppetry Arts
c/o Production Department
1404 Spring Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820 USA


With your permission, we would like to add your video to our library collection after our review process has concluded. DVDs in the library are available for scholars and puppeteers to view by appointment on the premises and do not leave the library. Please specify your preference in your cover letter. If you would prefer that we return your DVD to you, please include a self-addressed mailer, and we will return it as soon after viewing as possible.


Please visit www.puppet.org for more information about the Center for Puppetry Arts.
If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email kristinhaverty@puppet.org




INTERNSHIPS



Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Available Internships
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Production:  Scene Shop
  • Production:  Puppet Building
  • Production:  Electrics
  • Production: Performance
  • Production: Directing
  • Film Series
  • Archives/Library
For Frequently Asked Questions about the Internship Program, click here.

To apply, click here for application instructions.


Fall Session: September- December (12-15 weeks)                           
Application Deadline:  July 30th (Deadline Recently Extended)

Spring/Winter Session: February- May (12-15 weeks)          
Application Deadline: November 15th
 
Summer Session: June- August/September (12-15 weeks)
Application Deadline:  March 1st



Internship Descriptions

Development/Fundraising Internship:

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.
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Marketing Internship:
Marketing interns assist the Marketing Director, Marketing Manager, and/or Community Coordinator with the day-to-day activities of the Marketing department. Duties include assisting with cross promotions, writing promotional copy and press releases, distributing Center materials managing a physical and digital press archive, and researching potential audiences/marketing tactics.
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Graphic Design Internship:
Graphic Design interns’ duties include assisting with the creation of various materials such as print and online ads; flyers, invitations, and other printed items; photo illustrations and emails; as well as possible video projects.
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Scene Shop Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the construction of scenic elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: scenic construction, woodworking, metalworking, painting, sculpting, rigging masking, loading in scenery and sewing.
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Electrics Internship:
Assist the Resident Production staff with the implementation of lighting, sound, and video elements for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: the hang, circuit, and focus of lighting plots, preparing sound systems for rehearsals and performances, the repair and maintenance of equipment and fulfilling the electric needs of other Center activities.
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Puppet Building Internship:
Assisting Resident Puppet Builders with the construction of puppets, props and costumes for upcoming CPA productions. Duties may include: sewing, patterning, foam patterning and fabrication, molding and casting, sculpting, painting and basic woodwork.
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Performance Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Performance Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company.
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Directing Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ Directing Internship program provides practical learning experience to the individual interested in pursuing a career in professional theater. Through hands-on activities, the program seeks to instill a fundamental understanding of the workings of a professional puppetry company. During the rehearsal period, the Intern will observe and participate in the development of the production as script, design, movement and character are adjusted to meet the specific demands of the puppet theater and the Director’s vision.
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Film Series Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with the execution of the 2013-2014 Film Series and the planning of the 2014-2015 Film Series. 
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Archives/Library Internship:
The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with processing the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library’s archival collection. This would include assisting the Collections Manager in all aspects of archival processing including:  organization, preservation, data entry, creating finding aids for archives collection and digitizing the CPA photography collection.
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Lisa Rhodes
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human.resources@puppet.org
Fax: 404.881.5111