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Artist Call – Grand Performances is Hiring a Development Assistant

Grand Performances has an immediate full-time job opening for a Development Assistant.

Grand Performances, L.A.’s premier free outdoor summer performing arts presenter, is known for providing Angelenos with an eclectic mix of high quality performing arts by world-renowned artists across genres. With programming reflective of the many cultural interests of people across the region, Grand Performances hosts America’s most diverse audience at
its beautiful outdoor venue located on Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. Grand Performances is a 501(c)(3) and summer 2013 marks its 27th season of serving the community.

The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development and is a vital part of this two person development team. The primary role of this position is to assist in the design and implementation of comprehensive fund-raising activities in support of Grand Performances.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator (verbal and written), detail-oriented and a highly motivated team player. We seek someone who has strong data management skills, a desire for a career in development, and passion for live performance.

Year-round responsibilities include maintaining donor and prospect database records, processing donations and timely written acknowledgements, administrative support for annual fundraising campaigns, donor stewardship and communications, grant writing and
reporting, preparation and maintenance of Grand Performances Board meeting minutes and materials, assisting with coordination of special events and annual fundraiser, and additional development duties as assigned and self-identified projects as approved.

During the summer season of free performances, the Development Assistant will be present at events to manage donor reserved seating area, provide onsite customer service to donors/VIPs, coordinate donor receptions, and provide assistance to the general public.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
Professional verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently to organize, plan, and carry out activities to meet specific timelines and goals.
Computer literacy, Internet research skills, and experience with MS Office and Windows required. In Design experience a plus.
Knowledge of Patron Manager/Sales Force database a plus.
Available on evenings and weekends for season and special events.

Position is full-time non-exempt and begins as soon as possible.
Salary range $13 – $16 per hour.
Medical, dental, and retirement benefits. Paid Parking.

To apply please send a PDF with cover letter and resume to

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