Development Coordinator

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
Start Date: Apr 03, 2017

Salary: $30,000-$35,000
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Organization's Field/Discipline:
Term: Full-time
Career Level:

Organization Description

Toronto Summer Music Festival

An international summer Festival that presents Chamber music concerts featuring world-renowned artists and an Academy that provides instruction at the highest level for emerging musicians at the threshold of their careers, thereby creating a unique environment for exceptional artists and music-lovers of all ages.

Job Description

Toronto Summer Music (TSM) is a classical Festival and Academy that brings world-renowned performing artists to Toronto for an unparalleled combination of concerts and events at Koerner Hall, Walter Hall at the University of Toronto, and Heliconian Hall.   The TSM Academy for emerging chamber musicians and singers has swiftly become one of North America`s pre-eminent summer training programs.  Toronto Summer Music also runs an innovative Community Academy for adult amateur musicians.

This year round full-time position, reports to the Executive Director.  The Development Coordinator will be responsible for Fundraising (50%), Marketing (25%) as well as providing general assistance for the TSM Festival (25%).  The successful candidate will be an excellent team player with a sense of humour, appreciation and enthusiasm for classical music, and a strong attention to detail.


  • conduct research on prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations
  • create prospect profiles, create and update donor profiles, assist in analyzing and rating prospects
  • assist with drafting the case for support and case statements
  • execute the annual campaign communications: individuals, corporate, foundation
  • assist with the preparation of government grant applications
  • thank donors: letters, calls, packages
  • coordinate VIP festival ticket fulfillment
  • coordinate cultivation and stewardship events
  • participate in the formulation of fundraising strategy for TSM and specific projects through meetings and discussions with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee
  • assist with preparation of the monthly Fundraising report for the Board of Directors
  • prepare progress updates on on-going projects and final reports upon completion of projects (e.g. annual campaign, special event, directed giving)


  • assist with communications: website maintenance, newsletters, blog, social networking (September - May)

Administrative and Festival

  • coordinate volunteers for Festival
  • help with Festival logistics coordination including front of house, lobby set-up and merchandise sales
  • general office administrative tasks as required 
  • other duties as required


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience with SUMAC or other donor management software
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to show tact and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of volunteers, suppliers, and artists
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends and increased hours during the Festival period (July 13– August 5)
  • A passion for the arts, classical music, and arts management experience preferred.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter together in one PDF document to:

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.

Contact Info:

Name: Natasha Bood


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