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PATP - Development Apprentice

Department/Team: PATP
FLSA Classification: Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt
Benefits: Paid Personal Days, Free ORCA Card
Pay Range: $18.69/hour
Application Deadline: Monday, March 6th, 2023
You can apply from your phone by texting "PATPDEVO" to (206) 966-4931
Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming, and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.
We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table and reflected in our community.

Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.

Theater at the heart of public life

Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices
Seattle Rep has designed the Development Apprenticeship to provide an immersion into the full array of development activities. The Apprentice will function as a vital member of the Development team and gain a working knowledge of major giving, annual giving, board engagement, corporate and foundation giving, and special events. Ongoing opportunities include cultivation/stewardship/solicitation of donors, prospect research, database management, donor correspondence and grant writing, and special events support. This Apprentice will have a high-level of interaction with trustees, donors, and staff leadership. The supervisor for this Apprentice is Darragh Kennan, Major Gifts Officer.
At the end of this apprenticeship, the Development Apprentice will understand the development cycle and how it applies to donors at all levels and of all types:
  • Identification
  • Use Tessitura and prospect research databases to identify and research individual and institutional funders.
  • Qualification
  • Identify donor priorities (interest, affinity, and capacity) and how they align with organizational priorities and programming.
  • Use Tessitura as a tool to analyze and track donor history and patron behavior.
  • Cultivation
  • Understand all the aspects of cultivation included but not limited to: networking, communication strategies (non-solicitation), and events.
  • Solicitation
  • Learn the different strategies behind written and in-person solicitations depending on the target audience.
  • Stewardship
  • Learn different methods for donor acknowledgement, benefits and recognition included but not limited to: generating donor receipts, writing thank you letters, event invitations, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
  • Computer proficiency and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, and forward thinking
  • Creative and innovative
  • Flexible team player
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Deadline-meeting and multi-tasking capabilities
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice practices, and a desire to contribute to a more equitable and inclusive work environment
  • Review the minimum requirements for the opportunity.
  • Complete all areas of the online application.
  • Attach a resume and letter of interest (cover letter).
Applications will be reviewed once the position has closed.
Seattle Rep has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.