Auditions and Submissions

Phoenix Theatre operates under the Small Professional Theatre audition guidelines set by Actors' Equity Association. Please see the Casting Call (Indianapolis) section of www.actorsequity.org for current audition notices.

Phoenix Theatre held general auditions for the 2019/2020 season in early spring. Auditions for individual productions will be invitation only.  To add your information to our files, please send your headshot and resume to  auditions@phoenixtheatre.org .

Phoenix Theatre held general auditions for the 2019/2020 season in early spring. Auditions for individual productions will be invitation only.

To add your information to our files, please send your headshot and resume to auditions@phoenixtheatre.org.

Phoenix Theatre held general auditions for the 2019/2020 season in early spring. Auditions for individual productions will be invitation only.  To add your information to our files, please send your headshot and resume to  auditions@phoenixtheatre.org .

Phoenix Theatre held general auditions for the 2019/2020 season in early spring. Auditions for individual productions will be invitation only.

To add your information to our files, please send your headshot and resume to auditions@phoenixtheatre.org.

Phoenix Theatre accepts the submission of Designer resumes and portfolios once a year before the beginning of our season in September. We are currently accepting portfolios and resumes for the 2019/2020 season. To be considered, please submit your materials to   production@phoenixtheatre.org  .

Phoenix Theatre accepts the submission of Designer resumes and portfolios once a year before the beginning of our season in September. We are currently accepting portfolios and resumes for the 2019/2020 season. To be considered, please submit your materials to production@phoenixtheatre.org.

Scripts must be submitted by a formal literary agent or with the recommendation of an Artistic Director and/or Literary Manager.    Prior to submitting, please contact us at   litman@phoenixtheatre.org   for approval to submit.

Scripts must be submitted by a formal literary agent or with the recommendation of an Artistic Director and/or Literary Manager.

Prior to submitting, please contact us at litman@phoenixtheatre.org for approval to submit.

Administrative Positions:

ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

Position Description Phoenix Theatre is a growing non-profit organization located in Indianapolis, IN. The Advancement Director is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for developing, managing, and administering Phoenix Theatre’s fund development and public relations/marketing plan. With the support of the senior leadership team and the Board of Directors, the Advancement Director will implement a multi-level advancement plan that will include donor development, planned giving, special events, direct mail efforts, communications (playbills, social media, website, and newsletters), program/production sponsorships, and public relations. The Advancement Director will be supported by the Advancement Committee and report at monthly Board of Directors’ meetings. The Advancement Director must think strategically and practically to implement comprehensive and results-oriented development and marketing plans that include both traditional and innovative strategies. The Advancement Director’s mission is to broaden and deepen developed income for the Phoenix Theatre through annual, capital, corporate, foundation, government, and individual campaigns and through special events.

Essential Functions

  • Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters

  • Minimum of 5-7+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising

  • Excellent leadership skills including at least 5 years of previous experience successfully managing annual and capital funds

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment and meet deadlines

  • Working knowledge of development and marketing best practices, current trends, fundraising tools and technology, digital campaigns, and donor research

  • Extreme discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence

  • Ability to work cooperatively with different personalities and individuals of diverse racial/economic/cultural backgrounds

  • Superior oral and written communications skills; experienced public speaker, English language, grammar, composition, business correspondence formats, and telephone etiquette

  • Deep appreciation and understanding of Phoenix Theatre’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally

  • Promote a strong case of need for philanthropy and build opportunities to create and sustain a culture that understands the relationship between philanthropy, arts, and the Theatre

  • Excellent relationship building skills

Development Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, cultivate, pursue, and retain major donor and contributor support and effectively move through a meaningful cycle of giving

  • Assist the leadership team and board to maintain strong relationships with current foundation, major and individual givers, and all donor stewardship

  • Strategize and implement efforts to secure new donors and untapped revenue resources

  • Draft annual and special appeals to build giving base

  • Oversee Legacy Circle planned giving program

  • Assist with the management of capital campaign and growth of the endowment

  • Assist Events Committee with all fundraising events and the annual gala

  • Receive, acknowledge, and track all donor contributions, pledges, in-kind donations

  • Maintain donor signage and update interior donor naming walls annually

  • Maintain robust donor profiles, updated mailing lists, donor lists and prospects

  • Oversee the donor appreciation membership program, recognition, and all donor events

  • Oversee all grant reports, research, proposals and grant prospects

  • Oversee all development and marketing budget planning, forecasts and meet or exceed financial goals

  • Attend theatre and community events and activities to foster significant pride and excitement for fundraising efforts and broaden Theatre’s outreach and visibility

Marketing Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design, implementation and management of annual and capital campaign communication strategy and deliverables

  • Oversee implementation and management of Theatre’s PR, outreach, media, and marketing campaigns

  • Oversee the design and production of weekly e-blasts, social media, and website

  • Oversee playbill or production programs

  • Recruit production and program sponsors and oversee all sponsorship deliverables

  • Oversee design of exterior building banners and signage

  • Manage all Theatre branding, collateral, and interior signage

  • Market all ticket sales and successfully meet or exceed budgeted revenue targets

  • Schedule reviewers to see and review Theatre’s productions

  • Implement monthly press releases

  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the senior leadership team and Board of Directors

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Lifting & moving: Ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. for bulk mailing, printing, and supplies

  • Vision: Required to read and produce written documents, pull reports from the computer

  • Use of automobile is occasionally required

  • Hearing: Required to hear telephone and office equipment, communicate with staff and public by telephone and in person

  • Speaking: Required to enunciate and relay information in person and via telephone

  • Agility & dexterity: Physical dexterity to write, input and retrieve data from computer, and operate office equipment daily (computer, fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine)

  • Mental: Ability to read, produce, comprehend and analyze data daily

Supports: Marketing and Annual & Capital Fundraising

Position Classification: Full Time

Compensation: Begins at $55,000, DOE

Benefits:

  • Insurance: medical, dental, vision, and life

  • PTO, vacation, and 9 paid holidays

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 21, 2019

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to General Manager, Delia Robertson: drobertson@phoenixtheatre.org. No calls or in-person visits, please.