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Development and Communications Associate (full-time) - Cantata Singers

Description:
The Development and Communications Associate assists the Executive Director by supporting and implementing Cantata Singers’ fundraising and marketing operations.

Development Duties:
 Oversee development, production, and mailing of year-end and fiscal year-end appeals
 Process donations, prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondences
 Maintain Salesforce database
 Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
 Plan, organize and produce fundraising events including post-concert receptions, holiday parties, and auctions.

Responsibilities could include managing vendor relations, developing guest lists, recruiting, overseeing event volunteers, event management, and other duties as assigned

 Support Executive Director in preparing for meetings with Development Committee, Board of Trustees, Corporate Sponsors, and individual donors

Communications Duties:
 Maintain mailing and media lists
 Steward Cantata Singers branding and messaging in all communications and marketing materials
 Send media releases
 Develop and executive targeted electronic communications strategy
 Oversee development, production, and mailing of print communications
 Prepare press packets for distribution
 Manage and execute social media marketing with a cohesive organizational voice
 Maintain and update website using Wordpress platform

Staff performances, special events, meetings, or other programs, as needed

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications:
 Well-organized and creative; able to work under pressure, problem-solve, and meet deadlines
 Strong written and oral communication skills (final candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample)
 Detail-oriented and able to work independently on multiple projects
 Able to work well in small office environment as a flexible member of a tight-knit team
 Excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment, and a professional demeanor
 Strong customer service skills; enjoys interacting with people in a wide variety of capacities (as donors, concertgoers, Board members, vendors, etc.)
 Enthusiastic about the organization’s mission
 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms, and Wordpress required, familiarity with fundraising software such as Salesforce a plus

How To Apply:
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Executive Director Jennifer Hughes at jhughes@cantatasingers.org

Apply by:
June 01, 2014

Salary:
$32,000/year plus benefits package

About this Organization:
A singular desire to bring to Boston’s listeners music that isn’t being heard anywhere else has inspired Cantata Singers’ programming for 50 years.
In 1964, that music included the cantatas of J.S. Bach. When Cantata Singers was founded, live performances of Bach cantatas were quite a rarity. In fact, Cantata Singers’ early concerts featured first Boston performances of many of the cantatas.
Bach’s music, from the cantatas to the Passions, remains an essential part of Cantata Singers’ repertoire. However, the ensemble’s repertoire has expanded to include music from the 17th century to today. Cantata Singers has commissioned 13 works for choir and orchestra—including one that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music—and has presented more than fifty Boston premieres of music both old and new.
Many of Boston’s most talented musicians perform regularly with Cantata Singers. The chorus is made up of singers who have careers as musicians, educators, doctors, and architects. Many appear as soloists with Cantata Singers, as well as with other highly respected organizations; some conduct other choruses and orchestras. Although many of our musicians perform actively as solo singers, they choose to sing with Cantata Singers because of the reward they find in performing music of the choral canon at the highest possible level.
Cantata Singers audiences return year after year to hear fresh visions of iconic music, or an intriguing unfamiliar work that is—in fact—quite approachable. Each Cantata Singers concert is often surprising, sometimes challenging, always beautiful, and ultimately inspiring.

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