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  • Development Associate

    Position: Development Associate
    Status: Part-time (15-20 hours/week, flexible hybrid scheduling available)
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Reports to: Executive Director

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to info@lebanonoperahouse.org by noon on Tuesday, November 24.

    LOH seeks a creative, personable, detail-oriented individual with strong information management skills to support the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director and Development Committee. Duties include assisting with prospect research, donor and funder cultivation, event coordination, promoting sponsorship opportunities, proposal writing/editing, and reporting.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Assist with grant writing, editing, and reporting
    • Communicate with funders and assist with donor recognition
    • Research fund and donor prospects
    • Coordinate annual appeals and generate reports
    • Maintain and manage sponsor database
    • Support donor cultivation and fundraising events
    • Assist with the development and marketing of membership and sponsorship packages
    • Develop materials for sponsors and track sponsor fulfillment requirements
    • Assist with program documentation and evaluation
    • Assist with general office duties
    • Represent LOH at events as needed


    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Nonprofit fundraising/donor engagement experience and knowledge of grant processes is a plus
    • Computer and database management skills, knowledge of Salesforce/Patron Manager is an asset
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; outstanding organizational skills/follow-through
    • Flexibility to attend occasional evening and weekend events with advance notice
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
    • Commitment to LOH’s focus on arts, education, and community

     

    About Lebanon Opera House

    Lebanon Opera House is prominently situated on the Colburn Park green in historic downtown Lebanon, NH. Since 1924, LOH has served as one of the cultural cornerstones of the Upper Valley region as a vaudeville theater, movie house, community gathering place, and town hall.

    Now, as a thriving year-round presenter of high-quality performances in music, dance, and theater our doors are open to a dizzying kaleidoscope of 32,000 patrons (including 8,100 young people) who experience the transformative power of the arts each season. The scope of our work is even more impressive when you consider that LOH is an independent nonprofit organization which receives no direct funding from the City of Lebanon.

    Although deeply rooted in the Lebanon community, LOH’s mission is to serve as a unifying catalyst for community engagement in the performing arts—for people of all ages—throughout the Upper Valley.

    What sets LOH apart from other regional arts presenters is its inclusive, community-forward approach. We are the Upper Valley’s stage—a home for organizations who lack a performance space of their own. A magical space where the impossible becomes possible. A forum where ideas are generated and diverse perspectives are shared. LOH is a classroom, laboratory, and safe haven for creative expression.

    LOH’s 800-seat hall—the largest proscenium theater in the Upper Valley—is a favorite stop for many national touring artists and is coveted by local arts organizations.

    Each season, nearly a dozen community arts groups (including Opera North, Revels North, City Center Ballet, North Country Community Theatre) and students in the Lebanon School District set up residence on the LOH stage. Our house becomes their home and all artists—regardless of age or experience level—have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage with expert technicians and quality equipment.

    Lebanon Opera House is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, etc. with respect to employment opportunities.