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Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team!

You will find amazing talent at the Bijou Theatre Center – on our stage and throughout our dedicated staff.  If you are friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, highly motivated, and seek employment in an environment where you can impact the experience and help create everlasting memories for thousands of guests, the Bijou Theatre might be the place for you!

Full-Time Employment

The Bijou Theatre is currently hiring:

 

Development & Communications Director

Type: Full-Time Salary

Days/Hours: Must be able to work evenings, weekends, or holiday hours as needed

Position Description:

The Development & Communications Director, in collaboration with the Executive Director, is responsible for securing and maintaining public and private funding through grants, corporate contributions, and individual gifts. The Director also oversees the Bijou Theatre’s marketing and communications including, annual reports, websites, media relations, and social media in relation to the organization’s mission and brand.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Development – shape, manage and drive the organization’s fundraising strategy and programs, including:

  • Support the organization’s immediate and long-term fundraising strategy to sustain and grow donations and contributions.
  • Steward and extend existing Friends of the Bijou membership program, the Bijou’s primary individual donor program.
  • Develop new and recurring donor programs and campaigns including #GivingTuesday, capital project funds, and planned giving.
  • Manage the grant application and reporting processes for grants and contracts.
  • Research new public and private funding opportunities for Bijou Theatre programs and facility.
  • Secure corporate contributions and strategic partnerships to raise $40,000+ annually in unrestricted revenue.
  • Direct, develop, and execute annual Jubilee fundraiser, including securing event sponsors.
  • Work closely with the Business Manager and Executive Director on budget creation and reconciliation of monthly financials

Communications – Develop and oversee the implementation of a communication strategy to raise awareness of the Bijou’s mission, impact, and story to effectively cultivate support for the organization, including:

  • Produce the annual report, including developing concept and timeline, writing copy, and work with photographer and/or graphic designer to highlight organization’s achievements and impact.
  • Develop marketing materials for a variety of audiences (digital newsletters, brochures, one-sheets, event invitations, etc.)
  • Work with current marketing partner to weave organization’s mission and brand messaging into show marketing efforts
  • Conduct and compile the results of post-program patron surveys.
  • Measure the effectiveness of communication efforts, establishing benchmarks and using analytics to inform decisions.

 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience and success raising revenue from foundations, corporations, public entities, and individual donors. This could include a corporate sales background.
  • Substantial experience in communications and marketing
  • Demonstrated excellence in organization skills and strong attention to detail
  • Experience managing grants (applications, reporting, stewardship), with a proven track record of securing grants from corporate and foundation funders.
  • Experience with websites, annual reports, and email newsletter production and message development.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to write with clarity, accuracy, and brevity.
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, including the ability to work with and serve people from different backgrounds.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with WordPress, CRMs, and Adobe Suite (photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) preferred.
  • Commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.

 

While this is intended to be an accurate description of the job, this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the position and may require that other or different tasks be performed as necessary and assigned.

 

Compensation: This a full-time position with excellent benefits including 401K with company match, health, dental insurance, and potential for annual step and merit raises.

 

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume in PDF to jobs@knoxbijou.org with the subject line “DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR.” No phone calls or visits. Not all applicants will be contacted.

 

Deadline: Open until filled. The position is available immediately.

 

Part-Time Employment

The Bijou Theatre is not currently hiring part time staff.

Interested in working security for events at the Bijou Theatre? Our security contractor, Axis Security, is currently hiring. Please note, by applying for an unarmed security guard position you will be applying for employment with our contractor, not directly for the Bijou Theatre.

The Bijou Theatre Center is committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment both onstage and off. We are actively seeking talented applicants from all ethnicities, races, genders, sexes, and backgrounds. The Bijou Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all populations underrepresented in the theater field to apply.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Bijou Theatre affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the theatre.