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DIRECTOR OF LEGACY GIVING

Position Summary 
The Director of Legacy Giving is responsible for identifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of planned gift donations on behalf of Pacific Symphony. Endowment and Capital Campaign will be the specific focus while continuing to further the mission and goals of the Symphony. The Director of Legacy Giving will work closely with the Marcy Mulville Legacy Society’s legacy donors, Symphony Board and community volunteers to advance the Symphony’s planned and legacy giving programs. The Director of Legacy Giving will prepare planned gift proposals, agreements and related materials, and will recruit, train and develop a core of volunteers to cultivate and solicit prospective donors. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director of Legacy Giving will participate in departmental meetings, as well as regularly attend various Symphony events and concerts.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Legacy Giving is a key member of the Pacific Symphony team working with the Board and volunteers on the Symphony’s $50 million Music for Generations Campaign.
 
  • Collaborate with Symphony leadership and Board to promote a culture of planned and legacy giving within Pacific Symphony–Board, volunteers and staff.
  • Identify, research, cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts, and manage a personal visit calendar with a target of six to ten visits a week.
  • Engage new major gift and planned gift donors through effective marketing, cultivation and outreach activities.
  • Guide donors to complete major gifts and planned gifts which meet their charitable giving objectives and support Pacific Symphony's mission. Consult with donors and their advisers to complete necessary agreements.
  • Lead the management of planned giving strategies, solicitations and events, and maintain prospect lists, activity reports and other donor information.
  • Inspire the Symphony Board to reinvigorate the Board Legacy Committee and create a professional advisory council to help support the planned and legacy giving program.
  • Lead management and volunteers in identifying major planned giving opportunities, developing fundraising strategies and collaborating with others, as necessary.
  • Conduct research into planned and legacy giving prospects.
  • Prepare timely, relevant and complete major gift and planned gift proposals, and other relevant donor gift agreements; maintain accurate documentation of all gifts and pledges; and ensure that the donor database is updated with all contacts, actions, proposals and related information in a timely and complete manner.
  • Present planned and legacy gift proposals to the Vice President of Development and work with the Finance department to ensure that gifts are expedited and properly accounted for.
  • Conduct solicitations and prepare proposals and gift instruments in alignment Pacific Symphony’s gift acceptance policies and approval of the Executive VP & COO.
  • Partner with the Development department team to facilitate and ensure effective donor stewardship and recognition.
  • Prepare reports and other materials to facilitate evaluation of progress toward meeting objectives.
Traits and Characteristics:
Enthusiasm and appreciation for the mission and goals of the Pacific Symphony will be necessary for success in the Director of Legacy Giving position. Deep knowledge of accepted fundraising principles and practices, as well as an understanding of the relationship between the administrative and interpersonal elements involved in the major gift giving processes, is needed. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to develop and maintain meaningful relationships, are required. The successful candidate should possess a high degree of initiative and the ability to connect with, inspire, and motivate donors, prospects, Board, Legacy Society volunteers and colleagues about the important role that legacy giving can play in the Symphony’s ability to serve future generations. Additionally, the Director of Legacy Giving will have a commitment to excellence and possess the following competencies:
  • Empathy and Customer Focus – Identification with donor and stakeholder needs and a commitment to satisfaction throughout the legacy giving process.
  • Planning and Organizing – The utilization of logical, systematic and orderly procedures to meet Pacific Symphony’s overall goals and objectives.
  • Diplomacy and Tact – The ability to treat others fairly and to create a comfort level around what can be a difficult topic.
  • Self-Management – The ability to manage time and priorities independently while overseeing effective leadership of other team members.
  • Personal Accountability – A commitment to being accountable for actions and outcomes of all organizational development efforts.
Education and Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of Five years in a development role
  • Superior presentation and writing skills, with the ability to combine information from multiple sources into a persuasive and effective document, as well as effective talking points that respect the needs of the prospect
  • Must be a team player, able to work with her/his development colleagues to maximize the donor’s relationship and satisfaction with Pacific Symphony
  • Experience with Tessitura software will be considered an asset
  • Proficiency with standard computer software programs and electronic communication tools is needed
  • Certified Specialist in Planned Giving and membership in the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning are a plus

Director of Legacy Giving - Job Description

 

MARKETING MANAGER

Position Summary 
Pacific Symphony seeks a Marketing Manager to oversee subscription and loyalty-building programs.  This position is responsible for meeting attendance and ticket-income goals, while advancing patron relationships to grow total revenue.

Key Responsibilities
Season-Ticket Campaigns:
  • Working with director of marketing and communications, plan, develop and implement annual subscription campaigns for each of Pacific Symphony’s product lines.
  • Oversee development and execution of marketing and membership materials including brochures, posters, advertisements, web pages, social media campaigns and other vehicles.
  • Build Pacific Symphony database and drive prospect development through e-mail acquisition, sampling, referral, list trades and promotional efforts.
  • Monitor, track and report on campaign income and expenditure patterns.
  • Help prepare strategies to compensate for any anticipated revenue shortfalls.
  • Serve as the primary staff liaison to outsourced telemarketing campaign.
Patron Loyalty and Retention:
  • Execute patron loyalty programs designed to drive increased engagement and patron delight across a spectrum of metrics.
  • Manage special promotional activities and programs that drive patron retention.
  • Execute promotional activities to further the “off-stage” presence of the Symphony. Track audience participation through all concert product offerings.
General Administration and Leadership:
  • Contribute actively to the budgeting process.
  • Attend concerts or other events, representing the marketing and public relations department.
  • Participate in concert duty rotation as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Skills & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, music or other relevant field.
  • Two to five years’ related experience in a performing arts or ticket-/membership-based organization.
  • A track record for generating significant growth in season-ticket and/or membership revenue for a performing arts organization.
  • A passionate commitment to developing and retaining audiences for symphonic music.
  • Broad-based knowledge of the full range of marketing techniques and tools, including branding, advertising, direct marketing, market research and interactive technologies.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse group of personalities.
  • Imagination, resourcefulness, organization skills and ability to work under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude, flexibility and long hours.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and persuasion skills, with ability to present effectively internally and externally to peers and team members as well as patrons, donors and community business and government leaders.
Personal Characteristics:
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all forms of music and the performing arts and will also be:
  • A critical thinker who can analyze data, capitalize on information, and develop and implement strategic marketing initiatives and plans.
  • Outgoing and straightforward; one who shares information easily, listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others.
  • Well-organized and deadline-oriented, with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through; able to work both in structured and planned environment, and in situations where rapid response and instant decision-making is required.
  • Passionate about the role of live orchestral music in contemporary life.

Marketing Manager - Job Description

 

SANTA ANA STRINGS INSTRUCTOR

Position Summary 
Santa Ana Strings is an El Sistema-inspired after-school violin instruction program. As a key member of the Santa Ana Strings team, the Instructor will provide weekly classroom instruction to violin students in grades 2-6, as well as lead the full ensemble during large group rehearsals, clinics and performances. Instructor will work closely with Symphony and partner staff to develop and implement curriculum and means of assessment and will apply a wide variety of music related instructional techniques applicable to groups of students of varying musical capabilities.

Time commitment is significant, with sessions taking place from September-December and January-June. Sessions are normally scheduled Monday through Thursday. The anticipated daily schedule is 2:15pm-3:45pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and 1:15pm-3:45pm (Wednesday) with the Instructor teaching between two and four of these sessions each week. Performances are scheduled over the course of the school year, typically two to four performances in total. Required meetings are scheduled at mutually convenient times.
 
Job duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide classroom instruction for up to 50 students in grades 2-6 in an after-school environment
  • Develop and implement class activities and games that reinforce the curriculum, including rhythmic and musical literacy and additional music education topics
  • Provide demonstrations on the violin to facilitate class lesson plans
  • Provide written and verbal feedback on student progress
  • Collaborate with Manager and Teaching Artists to help assess students’ individual abilities and make recommendations on appropriate class levels
  • Collaborate with Manager and Teaching Artists to help Identify students who may need additional support
  • Participate in curriculum development and planning meetings as requested
  • Daily communication with Teaching Artists to facilitate class(es) and align support of lesson plan structure
  • Lead the students in large-group rehearsals and/or performances
 
Experience and Skills:
  • Must have a background in playing string instruments, with an emphasis on violin
  • Strong background in education and teaching, with experience working with elementary-age students in a group classroom setting
  • Experience teaching beginning violin students
  • Significant ability to align instruction and daily lesson plans with established curriculum
  • Experience working in an El Sistema-inspired music program a plus
  • Ability to develop and maintain a class environment conducive to effective learning and maintain supervision of students at all times
  • Comfortable speaking with and establishing the necessary rapport with both students and adults
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to adapt teaching style to program’s needs
  • Well-organized and deadline-oriented, with exceptional attention to detail and follow-through; capable of working in both structured and planned environment or in situations where rapid response and instant decision-making is required
  • Proven ability to manage and work with a diverse group of personalities
  • Collaborative spirit and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to complete a background check

Santa Ana Strings Instructor - Job Description

 

SUBSCRIPTION REPRESENTATIVE

Do you enjoy talking on the phone? Do you enjoy classical music and the Symphony? Are you articulate, friendly and enthusiastic? Do you have sales experience?

If so, we would love to meet you. We are seeking telephone representatives to make outbound sales calls on behalf of Pacific Symphony. Callers must be highly motivated and comfortable engaging people of varying backgrounds. A positive, upbeat attitude and the ambition to meet and exceed your goals is a must. Knowledge of and passion for music and the performing arts is desirable.

Qualified leads will be provided; no cold calling. We provide training, a welcoming office environment and a competitive compensation structure. There is a 20-hour-per-week minimum. More hours may be available. Shifts are 5-9 p.m.

To apply, please call (714) 876-2301.

 

INTERNSHIPS

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

We are now accepting applications for the fall 2016 Public Relations Internship program. Please submit a resume, cover letter, a 3-page writing sample and the completed online application to: Lisa Harden at LHarden@pacificSymphony.org.

Sign up here to apply for the fall 2016 Public Relations Internship.

Public Relations Intern Job Description

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Pacific Symphony offers internships for students interested in a career in a non-profit arts organization. Interns will be exposed to the many facets of the administrative office responsible for the operation of the organization and should come away with an understanding of how the non-profit arts world operates. Internships are often available in the following areas:

  • Concert Production/Operations
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Special Events

Interns must demonstrate strong computer skills, strong written and oral skills, organization skills, and the ability to perform multiple tasks with attention to detail. They must maintain a professional attitude and be able to interface successfully with a variety of personalities.

Internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours a week (scheduling is flexible) during regular office hours. Pacific Symphony is located in Orange County, California and does not provide housing, transportation, or relocation costs. Assignments will be based on the interest and qualifications of the intern and the needs of each individual department.

For information on internship openings or interest in applying please contact (714) 755-5788.

  

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteer positions at Pacific Symphony are available in the following areas (click to view):

To apply to become a Symphony volunteer, SIGN UP HERE.

If you would like information on volunteering for Pacific Symphony, please contact:

Lisa Harden
Director of Volunteer Services
(714) 876-2364
Lharden@pacificsymphony.org

Lisa will be happy to tell you about our volunteer opportunities.