Development Associate, Communications

Date Posted: Sep 07, 2018

Salary: TBD
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Term: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The National Ballet of Canada

One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada was founded in 1951 by Celia Franca. A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, since 2005. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets and the development of Canadian choreographers.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Development Manager, Communications, the Associate position provides key support to the Development Department with a focus on production of materials, ensuring donor and sponsor recognition, the creation of effective reports, generating content for all media and assisting with the creation and maintenance of digital assets.
Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Managing the production schedule of Development print materials such as brochures, donor newsletters, annual reports, by circulating copy, gaining necessary approvals and liaising with the in-house designer and external vendors
  • Collecting information in order to create compelling proposals, including corporate and foundation proposals, and producing reports for corporate and gala sponsors, foundations and major gift donors
  • Ensuring that all sponsors and donors are properly acknowledged in National Ballet materials, including the collection of sponsor logos, the production of inserts and signage, and the assembly of recognition packages
  • Overseeing Development’s needs for event photography, including liaising with photographers
  • Assisting with Development digital strategy by building and maintaing webpages, creating emails, arranging videos and creating social media content for Turnout
  • Managing the department’s presence at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts during National Ballet performances


  • University degree or equivalent in English or Communications
  • Minumum 2 years professional experience, preferably in a not-for-profit and/or performing arts environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • Highly organized, with ability to manage multiple projects, often for multiple stakeholders, within tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with design programs and content management systems an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Additional Info:

Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

How to Apply:

If you think you have what it takes to work for The National Ballet of Canada, please send your resume and salary expectations to by no later than Friday September 21, 2018 with the subject heading: "Development Associate, Communications".
Consideration of applications will begin as soon as they are received. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The National Ballet of Canada is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Contact Info:

Website: National Ballet of Canada


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