Development Coordinator

Date Posted: Dec 06, 2017
Application Deadline: Dec 22, 2017
Start Date: Jan 08, 2018

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

Organization Description

Opera Atelier
Opera Atelier is a world leader in the rediscovery and revitalization of period opera and ballet, particularly works from the Baroque era. Through their historically informed productions, Opera Atelier seeks to provide a thrilling theatrical experience for modern audiences. Opera Atelier’s productions are performed with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on period instruments, and incorporate music, dance and theatrical staging with strong production values. Opera Atelier produces twice a year at the historic Elgin Theatre in the heart of the city’s theatre district. The company is also in high demand internationally, and tours extensively in support of its mandate.

Job Description


Organization Description - Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier is North America’s premier period opera/ballet company, producing the opera, ballet and drama of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. While drawing upon the aesthetics and ideals of the period, Opera Atelier goes beyond “reconstruction” and infuses each production with an inventive theatricality that resonates with modern audiences.  Opera Atelier has garnered acclaim for its performances at home as well as in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Position: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - Job Description
Opera Atelier is seeking a Development Coordinator to work in partnership with Opera Atelier’s Director of Development on a broad range of activities including:  donor cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events, in particular the annual Versailles Gala; Opera Atelier’s membership campaigns including stewardship and direct marketing; maintenance of donor database; budgeting and reporting. Availability to work periodic concert evenings and weekends is required for member and donor events.
  • Coordinate and assist in managing donor cultivation, appreciation, and fundraising events with the objective of providing enhanced patron engagement.
  • Event coordination of the annual Versailles Gala - our major annual fundraising event which nets $150,000 each year - including planning, budgeting, leading committee meetings, and execution of event.
  • Help to coordinate membership campaign, including direct marketing (list generation, mail-merges, letters)
  • Coordinate stewardship and fulfillment for individual donors including acknowledgement letters, program recognition, tax receipts and record keeping
  • Steward donors and patrons to strengthen relations and contributions through ongoing and new initiatives, and communication
  • Maintain donor database and generate reports
  • Research and report issues/trends related to fund development in business, economics and the charitable sector
  • Research corporate and foundation prospects to support specific Opera Atelier programs
  • Provide administrative support as required
  • Adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekends


  • Relevant post-secondary degree/diploma
  • Self-starter with excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholder
  • Solid planning, organization, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; excellent attention to detail.
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office including mail merges
  • Experience with a fundraising database program
  • Ability to learn quickly, take initiative and to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Passion for the arts

How to Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter by email before 5pm on Friday, December 22, 2017. Note that applications will be revewed on an ongoing basis; interviews may be arranged before this deadline.
Applications must include:
a cover letter (no longer than two pages) addressing the necessary qualifications for this position, and
a current resume (no longer than three pages),
submitted as one or two attachment(s) to an email message that has “OA Development Coordinator” in the subject line, to:

Dan Hickey
Director of Developnment
Opera Atelier

Contact Info:

Name: Dan Hickey
Telephone: 4167033767
Telephone Ext.: 226
Website: Opera Atelier


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