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  • Diversionary Theatre
    Department: Marketing, Community Relations, Development
    Reports to: Executive Artistic Director & Managing Director
    Works with: Managing Director, Business Associate, Marketing Consultant
    Manages: Volunteers and Staff on special events
    Status: FTE (up to 40 hours/week) regular, non-exempt
    Salary: $35,000

    The Community Development Manager serves as the main administrative support for marketing, development, special events and patron services efforts at Diversionary. This position seeks, maintains and cultivates relationships with patrons and donors by supporting their customer service requests and needs. This position also coordinates marketing and fundraising appeals, manages the development calendar, and coordinates applications and reports to foundations and government agencies. They also organize special patron and donor events with the assistance of staff and volunteers and assumes other duties as needed for Diversionary.

    Specific Responsibilities
    The Community Development Manager is an essential core member of the Diversionary team, reports directly to the Executive Artistic Director and Managing Director, and works closely with the Business Associate, Marketing Consultant, Producing Associate, Education Associate and Board leadership. Duties include:

     Oversee the Marketing and Development Calendars, in concert with Managing and Executive Artistic Directors,
     Develop and implement Marketing initiatives and strategies using social media and the mailchimp platform
     Light graphic design for supporting marketing programs and productions
     Maintaining the grants and individual giving calendar and donor database.
     Tracking all donations, pledges, multi-year gifts, legacy gifts, matching gifts etc. and ensures all acknowledgments, reminders and associated communications are distributed accurately and in a timely manner.
     Grant writing for recurring and new grant proposals to Foundation and Government agencies.
     Recruit and supervise volunteers to support mailings, initiatives & events.
     Maintains a current database within OvationTix for patrons and donors.
     Report regularly on campaign initiatives and tracking of development and marketing goals.
     Work closely with the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee on all development initiatives and reporting mechanisms.
     Supports all other development activities of Diversionary Theatre in support of the Executive Artistic Director.
     Perform Front of House (concessions & box office) duties when required.
     Check the Box Office email and phone voicemail regularly, and attend to patrons’ messages.
     Assist in email and social media campaigns.
     Organize and support Board and Committee meetings.
     Organize and support special events, such as the annual Gala, cultivation events at donor and board homes, as well as the regular Backstage Thursday and Sneak-A-Peek events.
     Support the Managing Director in patron services needs and address issues as they arise.
     Other duties as assigned.

    Qualified candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, and experience in the professional theatre. Working knowledge of Ovationtix, Excel, Word, Mailchimp, Adobe programs and Social Media platforms desirable but not required.
    How to Apply
    Diversionary Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women and people of color encouraged to apply.

    To apply by sending cover and resume to Matt M. Morrow, Executive Artistic Director at before January 31, 2019. No phone calls please.

    Technical  Production

    Stage Management

    Diversionary Theatre is seeking driven and knowledgeable Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers for our upcoming season. Duties would include working closely with Director and Cast to ensure smooth and successful rehearsals, tech, and performances of said show. Candidate must have prior experience as Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager, and an interest in working cohesively with Diversionary staff and contracted designers. Payment is a stipend D.O.E. paid in three installments: tech, opening, and closing.

    Run Crew

    Diversionary Theatre is seeking enthusiastic and attentive backstage persons to assist our Assistant Stage Manager in running the deck. Duties include joining production at tech and following instruction set forth by Stage Management for a successful run of the show. Payment is a stipend D.O.E. paid in two installments: opening and closing.


    Our part-time, volunteer internships provide aspring theatre professionals with the opportunity to get to know not only his or her department, but the growing Diversionary team, company members and various theater artists. Each semester, we hold seminars, observing opportunities, and excursions into the larger San Diego theater community. Each internship involves some general office work and errand running. We look for interns who will challenge us to constantly make the program – and the company – stronger and more effective.

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