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Jobs

Full-time and part-time staff positions, when available, are posted below on website, our social media pages, and LinkedIn. If no jobs are listed, we have no opening at this time, but please continue to check back. 

Hendersonville Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring, nurturing, enriching, empowering, educating, and challenging artists and audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

Hendersonville Theatre’s Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Hendersonville Theatre to advance its mission

We are currently looking for volunteer Board Members to serve on our board. Serving on the Hendersonville Theatre’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about theatre, the arts and leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector.

  • Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand Hendersonville Theatre’s financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
  • Board members are expected to devote 5-10 hours per month to volunteering at the theatre for non-artistic related duties.
  • Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Hendersonville Theatre to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the board and staff identify and solicit potential funders.
  • Board members are expected to responsibly represent Hendersonville Theatre to their respective communities and to advocate for Hendersonville Theatre’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
  • Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to two consecutive terms.

We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area:

  • Legal
  • Organization Management and
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Financial

If interested, please send a letter of interest and resume to info@HVLtheatre.org.

Hendersonville Theatre is seeking a seasoned fundraiser to join our team. In this role, you will use your expert communication skills and keen sense of initiative to spot fundraising opportunities, develop relationships with potential donors, manage fundraising campaigns, and liaison with local and state government officials. By coordinating events, writing proposals, and recruiting and leading volunteers, you will hone your speaking, writing, and leadership abilities while moving Hendersonville Theatre closer to its financial goals.

Primary Purpose:
The Development Director will participate in the strategic planning, budgeting, development for grants, and fundraising. This position is responsible for all phases of grants development, evaluation, and compliance, including research, pre-award grant writing, the coordination of grant applications, post award support for grant-funded projects, managing the grant reporting process, and successfully closing out grant projects with final budget and report outcomes to stakeholders.
The Development Director will actively research and pursue prospective public and private funding sources, while developing relationships with potential funders. This position will coordinate with fund personnel, and other stakeholders as necessary.
The ideal candidate will be motivated, professional, and organized, with a knack for research. We are looking for someone who believes in Hendersonville Theatre’s mission and will demonstrate exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Executive Director and Financial Committees to develop and implement a comprehensive annual strategy across all development activities
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive cultivation and stewardship plan for new and major gifts by conducting prospect research to identify, qualify and manage donors
  • Oversee the Annual Fund for Artistic Excellence in implementing broad-based initiatives for mid-level donors with focus on growing a major giving portfolio, and provide guidance on donor strategies at all giving levels
  • Liaise with local and state government officials to promote the organization’s mission, vision, and programs to garner support
  • Track progress toward fundraising goals and report using metrics and analytics
  • Cultivate a network of dedicated donors and volunteers
  • Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals
  • Organize fundraising events while overseeing teams of volunteers
  • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders
  • Use CRM to track activities and pull reports, and support accurate data input processes
  • In concert with the Executive Director and Financial Committees, collaborate with Hendersonville Theatre’s Marketing, Sales, and Education Departments
  • The Development Director will research, write, format, and submit compelling, high-quality grant proposals to funding agencies (federal, state, and private foundations) while applying knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach goals.
  • This role is responsible for proactively researching and analyzing grant opportunities and making recommendations on their feasibility
  • Position will collaborate with leaders and team members to develop relationships with key stakeholders and develop supporting documents and maintain donor databases and records

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs internal reviews of institutional needs, collects and gathers program data, and assesses the feasibility of obtaining external funding for project and program proposals
  • Investigates local, state, federal, private, foundation, and corporate sources of funds. This includes reviewing materials, listservs, meetings, telephone contacts, and correspondence
  • Develops and maintains an internal grant application process
    Develops and maintains a grant management system for funded grants that includes report due dates, budget adherence, and any other grant requirements
  • Develops and maintains a library of information on funding sources, grant writing, and community and state data relevant to the foundation’s programs and services
  • Collaborates with fund personnel to gather input for all projects and comply with requests for data and other information
  • Coordinates, develops, and processes grant applications from conceptual to submission stage while working closely with staff throughout all phases
  • Manages multiple projects and priorities including searching for funding sources, writing proposals, managing existing grants, reporting to stakeholders, and working on special projects
  • Cultivates a network of dedicated donors and volunteers, and form strong relationships with external stakeholders
  • Plan fundraising initiatives to help the organization meet financial goals

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and understanding of development activities, including the identification, solicitation, and acquisition of individual, major, corporate funders and/or sponsorships
  • Demonstrated ability to implement project plans and timelines through completion, and monitor and track budget
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, maintain confidentiality
  • Exceptional skills in research, reasoning, and written and oral communications
  • Ability to lead and motivate colleagues and volunteers
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • An energetic, flexible, creative professional with a “hands-on” team work ethic
  • Experience working with CRM such as Arts-People
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or G Suite

Job Type: full-time, independent contractor
Pay: commensurate with experience
To apply: please email resume and cover letter to info@HVLtheatre.org

Hendersonville Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer who celebrates diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Hendersonville Theatre is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities

Auditions

Hendersonville Theater offers various casting opportunities for both professional non-Equity and amateur actors. Current casting notices will be posted below as they are made available. HT does not accept any submissions or casting correspondence via phone or direct mail and cannot review submissions outside of posted auditions. If you would like to be notified about future auditions, please join our mailing list by using our Contact Us page. 

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Internships

Hendersonville Theatre offers a variety of internship opportunities for both high school and college students. Internships are designed to supplement classroom learning with practical learning experience and professional mentorship. HT welcomes applications from all students enrolled in all programs, including graduate, undergraduate and high school students. All internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. Course credit is available for internships if offered through the intern’s sponsoring institution. Semester-long internships are offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Individual start dates will vary.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply, please read the instructions and email your materials to victorialamberth@HVLtheatre.org. Disregard of the requirements below will affect the success of your application. Your application email should include the following:

  1. Your name, your area of interest, and semester for which you are applying.
  2. Attach a current resume and cover letter as PDF files. Please include your name in the filenames of all attachments.