Marin Theatre Company (MTC) is seeking a collaborative,
enthusiastic, and creative thinker with exceptional leadership
skills and a demonstrated history of relevant experience to serve
as its Director of External Affairs. Reporting to the Chief
Executive Officer, the Director of External Affairs will lead MTC’s
development, marketing, and education and outreach departments and
will be responsible for generating the revenue required to support
the growth and advancement of the organization.
Who is MTC?
MTC was founded as the Mill Valley Center for the Performing
Arts in 1966 by 35 Mill Valley residents who were passionate about
bringing a performing arts center to their community. Eleven years
later, in 1977, the organization focused its mission on exclusively
producing and presenting plays. In 1984, the company changed its
name to Marin Theatre Company, as it is known today, and opened the
doors to its 231-seat proscenium theatre, now known as the Boyer
Theatre. Since then, MTC has continued to produce world- class
theatre for Marin County and Bay Area Communities, including world
premieres and west coast premieres. MTC strives to set a national
standard for intimate theatre experiences, featuring provocative
plays by passionate playwrights. We create quality educational
programs that inspire, educate, and encourage empathy through
educational and outreach activities, including student matinee
performances, summer camps, in-school residencies, after-school
programs, and on-site conservatory for youth and adults.
Responsibilities and Duties
Manage daily operations, create long-term vision and goals, and
intentional strategies for the company’s revenue-generating and
Direct innovative high-level fundraising efforts that enable the
organization to raise significant gifts from new and existing
donors and prospects.
Advance and execute the MTC’s overall development strategy to
meet short-term and long- term fundraising goals.
Enhance the company’s major-donor cultivation, including
individuals, foundations, corporate partnerships, and government
Play a key role in Board relations and engagement.
Play a strong leadership role integrating development
considerations and effort into all areas
of the company including artistic programs, community events,
With key staff, oversee creation and execution of marketing and
communications plans. With a goal of expanding participation as
well as elevating MTC’s brand/identity awareness, the theatre’s
integrated marketing and communications strategy will include
relations, digital and social media efforts as well as forming
new strategic partnerships.
Enhance the audience, donor, and community experience.
Further the theatre’s efforts to reach and engage new and more
Grow and analyze data-driven research to help inform fundraising
and marketing initiatives
to drive revenue growth through donations, memberships, and
Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate will possess:
Background in development at various levels, proven fundraising
history, and capacity to formulate both traditional and
Experience in developing and managing budgets.
Experience working successfully and collaboratively with a Board
of Directors, senior
management, and professional colleagues.
Demonstrated ability to hire, develop, and motivate staff.
Demonstrated ability to guide and implement effective strategies
and tactics for
marketing, social and traditional media, and public
Proven track record soliciting major gifts, building, and
cultivating relationships, and
leveraging a strong network of contacts.
Successful experience managing external relationships and
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications
skills – ability to build
consensus across internal and external constituents.
Experience in establishing clear direction, operating against
objectives, and meeting
Strong management skills. Experience in both leading teams and
collaboratively as part of a team.
Dynamic and enthusiastic leader, comfortable with both the
creative and technical
aspects of the role.
High level of resilience and a sense of humor.
Knowledge of fundraising/ticketing/CRM software systems.
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility,
the role that racial
inequity plays in our society, and a demonstrated ability to
and collaborate across differences.
• Experience working in a performing arts or cultural institution
is a plus.
Salary range is $90,000 – 100,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and 403b
retirement. MTC embraces diversity in all forms and encourages
applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender,
race, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
Marin Theatre Company is an E.O.E. and BIPOC, immigrants, veterans,
disabled, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals are
encouraged to apply. If reasonable accommodation is needed to
participate in the job application or interview process, please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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search’ in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more
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