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Development Manager (Full time)

The Development Manager works closely with the Director of Development to achieve fundraising goals as designated by the Board of Directors. This position is involved in all aspects of fundraising for the orchestra, with the exception of grant writing, and is responsible for maintaining the campaigns pertaining to gifts of up to $5,000 for individual and corporate donors and sponsors. This includes renewals, upgrades, and new acquisitions as designated by the Director of Development.

Special focus will be placed upon creating strategies to acquire new donors. This manager processes donations on a daily basis and generates donor acknowledgments and other mailings as needed for all fundraising programs including regional campaigns. This position is also responsible for developing, implementing and delivering appropriate donor benefits.

This position works with the Director of Development to plan and execute special fundraising and donor appreciation events, including managing venues and caterers, invitation and RSVP lists, and budgets for all events.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be able to build strong relationships with individuals across all community demographics and enjoy designing experiences and benefits that build loyalty in our patrons. S/he will have a personal commitment to a culturally rich community, demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment and manage time and priorities well. S/he will possess a spirit of collaboration, humility about what s/he doesn't know, a desire to learn, and a positive approach to problem solving. Well-developed communication skills are essential. Confidence with a variety of computer programs is needed as are accuracy and attention to detail. Previous experience in fundraising will be extremely helpful, particularly in the areas of volunteer relations and donor database management.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, 403b plan, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

Application procedure: To begin the application process, please answer the questions below. Two pages total, maximum. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a resume; please do not do so unless asked. Responses and contact information should be sent via email to, or mailed to Joan Baumgartner Brown, Director of Development, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.

1. Describe three key personality traits you possess that make you well-suited for nonprofit fundraising work.

2. If you were given your boss' position in your current job (or last job), what would you change and why?

3. One of our ongoing challenges is to motivate small businesses to become involved with The Phil as supporters. What are two strategies that you would employ to increase the success of our Business Partners campaign?

4. Tell me about the role the arts have played in your life, past and present, and why you believe arts matter to Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana.

Application deadline: September 30, 2014

Data Resources Coordinator (Part time)

The Data Resources Coordinator is the "data champion" for The Phil. S/he is passionate about and promotes the concepts of data governance and data management throughout the organization. S/he is responsible for developing and implementing solid guidelines, procedures and processes to ensure data quality improvement through data stewardship. S/he supports the business goals of The Phil by entering, extracting and reporting on data for the Development, Education, Marketing and Operations departments.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have excellent data entry skills, attention to detail, and able to work independently. S/he will be able to maintain confidentiality, identify and solve problems, analyze information accurately, and be results driven. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high energy environment is essential. Formal computer training and prior data entry experience is preferred.

Compensation: This is a part-time, hourly position. Rate of pay is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 403b plan, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

Application procedure: A letter of application and resume should be sent via email to or mailed to J.L. Nave III, President & CEO, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, 4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. No phone calls, please.

Application deadline: September 19, 2014

Position Opportunity

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Marketing and Public Relations, available in the Summer of 2014.

The Organization

Now in its 71st Season, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic is the leading arts organization in northeast Indiana. The Orchestra performs more than 350 concerts a year for audiences of all ages throughout a 15-county service area.

The 2014-15 Season includes ten Masterwork concerts: six concerts are presented at the 2,450-seat Embassy Theatre and four at the 1,600-seat Auer Performance Hall of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Five Pops programs are offered at the Embassy Theatre, including six performances of the annual Holiday program. The Orchestra also presents four chamber orchestra concerts and four pair of chamber ensemble concerts. Several concert programs are repeated in run-out performances and the summer offerings include six free concerts.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is governed by a Board of 27 and has an administrative staff of 14 full-time and 6 part-time employees. Forty-one musicians are under contract for a 33-week season. The current operating budget is $4 million; ticket revenues are approximately $1 million. Andrew Constantine is Music Director; J.L. Nave is President and CEO.

The Opportunity

The next Director of Marketing and Public Relations will join an organization where creative and exciting programming has generated renewed audience interest and increased attendance. S/he will have the opportunity to build on this positive momentum and lead efforts to reach new audiences and to raise the public profile of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic throughout the area.

The Position

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s marketing, communications, public relations, and ticketing functions. S/he develops and implements strategies to achieve and exceed the organization’s goals for revenue, attendance, visibility, and patron satisfaction, consistent with the Philharmonic’s mission, vision, and long-term objectives.

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations reports to the CEO. She is a member of the senior management team that includes the General Manager and Directors of Development, Finance, Education, and Operations. S/he provides leadership to a four full-time marketing staff that includes the sales manager, patron relations and box office manager, communications manager, and the manager for publications, advertising and graphic design.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years’ successful experience as a marketing or communications professional, preferably with an orchestra or other performing arts organization. S/he will be an enthusiastic advocate for orchestras and music they play.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to achieve revenue goals and provide excellent customer service. S/he will be a team player who is able to lead staff in an energetic, fast-paced, and highly collaborative environment. S/he will have the ability to think both strategically and tactically, and to manage multiple projects and competing priorities with grace.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication ability. S/he will be skilled in working with designers, writers, and other creative artists in order to achieve the highest standards in marketing, advertising, and promotional materials. S/he will be experienced conducting, analyzing, and utilizing market research. S/he will be knowledgeable about utilizing the tools available through electronic and social media for advertising, sales, and promotion.

The successful candidate will be able to accept a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends consistent with the Philharmonic’s schedule of concerts and events.


Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please send a letter that describes your specific interest and qualifications for the position. Include with a resume, salary history or requirements, and the names of three references. All applications will be considered confidential and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s prior agreement.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send to:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Search

Catherine French Group

2500 Q Street, NW, Suite 623

Washington, DC 20007

MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments only, please.