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The Lark is dedicated to creating a welcoming, rigorous environment for playwrights to create stories that inspire us to think differently about the world.  To accomplish this work, we strive to curate a creative, dedicated, flexible, and diverse team that embraces our mission and values. 

The Lark is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equity, access, and inclusion are core values at The Lark and we are dedicated to increasing the diversity within our staff as it enriches our work and our organization. We encourage candidates who identity as people of color, Disabled, trans* or non-binary, and LGBTQ to apply.  All applications will receive consideration for employment.  

We strive to create a work space that allows staff members to not only accomplish their specific job responsibilities but also engage in “big think” conversations about The Lark’s strategic objectives, our role in the field, and our impact on society. 

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Development Assistant​

The Lark is seeking a full-time Development Assistant. All applications due by midnight March 31, 2020.

This is an entry-level position as part of The Lark’s fundraising team, which focuses on identifying and raising sustainable, flexible funding in order to free playwrights to write in a safe environment away from commercial pressures. The assistant will play an active role in carrying out the day-to-day operations of fundraising for The Lark. This position provides the opportunity to explore how the fundraising, theater, and social justice fields intersect.  It could be a great position for someone who enjoys organization, team work, and research. The job schedule should be consistent and will take place mostly during Lark’s business hours Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and include some evenings for events.

Team Members: Director of Development, Grants Manager, & Development Apprentice

Reports to: Director of Development

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Manage the donor database (SalesForce); includes entering donation and donor information and pulling income and other data reports
  • Prepare acknowledgment letters to donors
  • Manage the Development Calendar and Work Plans, adding and updating information about grant proposals and reports, individual donors, events, and other deadlines
  • Prepare agendas for weekly Development Department meetings
  • Manage the fall and spring fundraising appeals with support from the Communications Manager and Development Apprentice
  • Perform research on individual and institutional donors and maintain the research tracking system and tools
  • Collaborate with the Grants Manager to assemble materials for grant proposal
  • Help draft correspondence for individual donors, as assigned by the Director of Development
  • Take responsibility for the organization and maintenance of physical and digital files
  • Help assemble and prepare relevant files for the annual audit
  • Support fundraising events (invitations, food ordering, reservations, invoices, etc.)
  • Attend one on one meetings with the Director of Development as well as fundraising department meetings
  • Work with and support Development team in organizing and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations, and serving the mission and values of The Lark through these responsibilities.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW
  • That you share the values of equity, access and inclusion.  The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where all team members can feel welcome, heard, and whole.
  • How to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments, and work independently.  This position will require a combination of completing tasks and proactively managing their own responsibilities.  Due to seasonal fundraising goals and grant submission deadlines, reliably meeting deadlines will be important.
  • How to efficiently manage administration tasks and tools.  This job will entail working in Gmail, Google Calendars, Microsoft Word, and Excel on a regular basis.  It will also involve working in the database Patron Manager which we can provide training in. There are many details to manage.  Accurate and up-to-date data, correspondence and files will be necessary
  • How to write and copy edit.  This position will require drafting correspondence andcompiling and updating grant language.
  • How to work with a team.  This position will be working as part of a small staff with shared goals and accountability.
  •  How to communicate clearly. Clearly and efficiently responding to inquiries, having sensitivity and discretion regarding confidential information, and a comfort engaging with donors and other community members are important to the job.
SALARY & BENEFITS

$38,000 annual salary commensurate with experience.  Full-time employees are eligible for health and dental insurance. The Lark also offers paid time off for holidays, and full-time employees accrue up to an additional 18 days of paid time off per season on a prorated basis during their first and second season of employment. 

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline to apply is midnight on March 31. Please send resume, two references, and a cover letter that includes why you are interested in The Lark and this position, why you would be a good fit, and how your values influence your work in one pdf to jobs2@larktheatre.org.


Grants Manager

The Lark is seeking a full-time Grants Manager. All applications due by midnight April 7, 2020.

This position delves deeply into the intersections of fundraising, theater, and social justice, functions within the development/fundraising department, and serves as a strategic contributor in The Lark’s institutional giving plan as well as the primary writer and executor of all grants and reports. It is a great position for someone who is passionate about writing, storytelling, project management, and advocacy. The job schedule should be consistent and will take place during Lark’s business hours Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

Team Members: Director of Development, Development Assistant, & Development Apprentice

Reports to: Director of Development

WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Manage the grant submission process, including collection and synthesis of data, serving as primary writer on all proposals and requests, tracking, reporting, and corresponding with foundation and government donors
  • Work with staff, program directors, and Board to conceptualize programming in conjunction with funding opportunities
  • Identify and research institutional prospects and support strategic efforts around cultivation of said prospects
  • Maintain an annual institutional giving workplan and calendar, which will include scheduling of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports, tracking outcomes and updating the calendar on a regular basis
  • Work closely with program staff to craft frameworks, narratives and approaches to institutional grants; work closely with finance staff to craft proposal budgets and financial reports
  • Supervise freelance grant writers as necessary
  • Collaborate with and support Development team in organizing and implementing fundraising strategies
  • Be a part of The Lark team by participating in staff meetings, staff retreats, and celebrations, and serving the mission and values of The Lark through these responsibilities.
WHAT YOU SHOULD ALREADY KNOW
  • How to write an effective grant.  This position will be the primary grants writer on The Lark’s many proposals.  This person will need to craft grants that inspire arts and social justice foundations to fund our work and forward movement. 
  • That you share the values of equity, access and inclusion.  The Lark asks staff to engage in conversation and skills building in the areas of equity and inclusion, to treat everyone in The Lark community with consideration and respect, and to contribute to a healthy environment where all team members can feel welcome, heard, and whole.
  • How to prioritize tasks, handle multiple assignments, and work independently.  This position will manage the workflow for all institutional giving at The Lark and needs to be able to meet deadlines.
  • How to efficiently manage administration tasks and tools.  This job will entail working in Gmail, Google Calendars, Microsoft Word, and Excel on a regular basis.  It will also involve working in the database Patron Manager which we can provide training in. There are many details to manage.  Accurate and up-to-date data will be necessary to the grants process.
  • How to write a compelling narrative, incorporate feedback, and edit for clarity, grammar, accuracy and consistency. 
  • How to work with a team.  This position will be working as part of a small staff with shared goals and accountability. They will need to manage and incorporate edits, work, and feedback from multiple sources.
  • That you will aid us in serving The Lark’s mission. The Lark’s purpose is to invest in playwrights by providing transformative support within a global community. We ask everyone on The Lark team to contribute to this mission.  It’s a bonus if you have an interest in playwrights, new plays, equity in the arts and/or social justice!
SALARY & BENEFITS

$46,000 - $48,000 annual salary commensurate with experience.  Full-time employees are eligible for health and dental insurance. The Lark also offers paid time off for holidays, and full-time employees accrue up to an additional 18 days of paid time off per season on a prorated basis during their first and second season of employment.

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline to apply is midnight on April 7.  Please send resume, two references, and a cover letter that includes why you are interested in The Lark and this position, why you would be a good fit, and how your values influence your work in one pdf to jobs2@larktheatre.org.

Applicants selected for an interview may be asked for an additional writing sample, preferably of grant narrative material.

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