Senior Development Manager, Individual Giving

Location: San Francisco Bay Area; hybrid schedule with time in our San Francisco office and our theaters

About Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Smuin Contemporary Ballet pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet within a distinctly American style, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression. Smuin offers audiences an experience of ballet that is entertaining, evocative, and original.

About the Position

Senior Development Manager, Individual Giving will support the development department with stewardship of mid-level donors.

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. Three weeks paid vacation, plus 9 days of sick time and 9-10 holidays per year. Employer-sponsored health benefits. This position will have a hybrid schedule (3 days on-site) in the San Francisco Bay Area, with our offices located at 1830 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94103. This position will require occasional evenings and weekends during our performance seasons. Compensation: $60,000 – $70,000

Responsibilities

-Manage a portfolio of approximately 200 current and prospective donors, each giving between $500-2,500 annually

-Work closely with our Development Operations Specialist to ensure accurate records of all interactions with donors

-Solicit annual gifts and upgrading gifts where appropriate

-Create and implement personalized strategies to maintain relationships with current and new donors

-Attend performances and cultivation events in various Bay Area locations

-Assist the Development Committee with their stewardship efforts

Desired Qualifications

-A love for creating genuine connections with patrons in a fundraising environment

-Interest in the performing arts, particularly dance

-3-5 years of experience in a development position, preferably working with individual donors

-Practical experience and knowledge of effective fundraising techniques

-Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

-Knowledge of database systems, Keela, Classy, and Greater Giving preferred but not required

-Exquisite attention to detail

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to Alicia Tos, Director of Development, at atos@smuinballet.org. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a great fit is found. Thank you for your consideration!

SMUIN CONTEMPORARY BALLET is accepting applications for the positions of Technical Director and Stage Manager

Position: Technical Director is a member of a 4-person collaborative production team and reports directly to the Production Director.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Loading/unloading trucks locally and on tour
  • Running load ins and load outs and managing union and non-union crews
  • Providing scenery and prop support for studio rehearsals
  • Maintenance of dance floors in the theatre and all existing scenery and props
  • Maintaining and providing to Production Director detailed notes on floors, scenery and props specific to each ballet, venue, and production
  • Maintaining and providing to Production Director detailed notes of inventory of all floor, scenery and props in warehouse
  • Driving 24’ trucks as needed
  • Assisting the Production Director in activities related to mounting new ballets
  • Providing scenery and prop support for new works
  • Assisting any and all outside Scenic Designers in pre-production work

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or three-five years’ experience in professional technical theater environments as a crew manager in an organization of similar scope
  • Familiarity with safe rigging, scenic and prop construction
  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Personal vehicle for errands in the Bay Area directly related to SMUIN
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Good sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills

2022/2023 Season: Guaranteed 29-week seasonal contract

Salary: Competitive + basic health benefits

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: August 22, 2022

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter, references and resume to KT Graham at kgraham@smuinballet.org.  No phone calls please.

Position: Stage Manager position reports directly to Artistic Director, Ballet Master and Production Director.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Learning the season rep and stage managing all rehearsals and performances
  • Maintaining hard copies and scanned copies of all calling books
  • Assisting Production Director with securing music rights
  • Maintaining dancers supplies of water, cups, tissues, first aid supplies in theaters
  • Providing daily support in studio to Artistic Director, Ballet Master, and choreographers
  • Providing event support onsite and off including gala, in-studio, outdoor (includes setting up and striking chairs)
  • Maintaining studio floors(including regular hot mop, alcohol mop, and buffing as needed), measuring and maintaining taped marks for relevant venue stages
  • Maintaining sound equipment in studio and loading audio files onto rehearsal iPads
  • Running sound in studio leading up to the show
  • Providing video documentation support for designated rehearsals including upload/download, cataloging and distributing as needed
  • Maintaining video library and rehearsal/performance footage both on hard drives and cloud storage and maintaining passwords/security
  • Scheduling piano tuning 2-3x per season

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or three-five years’ experience in professional stage management in union and non-union settings with an organization of similar scope
  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to read sheet music
  • Personal vehicle for errands in the Bay Area directly related to SMUIN
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills

2022 – 2023 season: Guaranteed 37 week seasonal contract

Salary: Competitive + basic health benefits

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: July 25, 2022

If you are interested in applying, please email a cover letter, references and resume to KT Graham at kgraham@smuinballet.org.  No phone calls please.

SMUIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE M/F/D/V

Auditions for the 2022/23 Season

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is hiring! We are currently auditioning for male-identifying dancers for our 2022/2023 season! Smuin offers a 37-week contract beginning July 25, 2022, and presents approximately 65 performance opportunities per season!

Candidates must be 5’10” or taller and eligible to work in the United States.

Please send your CV, photo, and video link to audition@smuinballet.org. Include Name/Audition 22-23 in your subject line. Video should include up to 3 minutes of center work and classical, contemporary and partnering performance samples; video not to exceed 10 minutes.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet is a San Francisco Bay Area organization in its 28th year. Founded by Michael Smuin in 1994 and led by Celia Fushille since 2007, the company performs not only the works of its founder, but also the works of established choreographers. Recent repertoire includes works by: Val Caniparoli, Jiří Kylián, James Kudelka, Trey McIntyre, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Helen Pickett, Amy Seiwert, and Stanton Welch. Smuin also encourages the works of emerging choreographers. Smuin pushes the boundaries of contemporary ballet, combining classical ballet training, technique, and artistry with uncommon physicality and expression.

Check back for opportunities with Smuin Contemporary Ballet.