The Florida Orchestra is seeking a highly organized, efficient, team-oriented person for the full-time position of Development Coordinator. This position will provide support and infrastructure for the Development team, which is responsible for contributed income to The Florida Orchestra, the premier and largest professional orchestra in the state for more than 50 years. In addition, the person will provide excellent customer service to TFO’s patrons, supporters and partners. TFO serves the entire Tampa Bay area, with offices based in St. Petersburg.
Reports to: Director of Institutional Advancement and Director of Annual Giving (joint report)
Preparation and Knowledge:
Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to cultivate positive relationships
Detail oriented and highly organized
Self-starter with high initiative, but willing to ask for direction when needed
Open to and reacts positively to change; willingly takes on new challenges
Project management and planning skills with ability to multitask
Able to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment; is willing to assist others
Experience working with donors and non-profit organizations preferred
Experience working with donor software preferred: Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura
Computer skills using Microsoft Office including CRM database proficiency
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Regularly attend TFO concerts, which includes concert duty before, during and after the performance (evening/weekend hours)
Participate in events that thank existing donors, and introduce new/potential donors to the benefits and opportunities of a relationship with the Orchestra
Successfully portray TFO brand
Assist with other support duties as needed for TFO staff
Other duties as assigned
Additional Salary Information: TFO is a 50 year old arts non-profit 501 (3) (C) organization serving the Tampa Bay Area communities. This is an exempt position, excellent and affordable health, dental and vision benefits, Flexible Spending Account, 403b retirement plan, Paid Time Off, Employer paid Long-term Disability and complimentary TFO concert tickets available depending on sales for staff. Some evening and weekend hours required without additional pay.
For a complete job description, visit our website at floridaorchestra.org/about-tfo/employment-auditions/. To apply, email cover letter with salary requirement and a resume to: Dr. Betsy Walch, Annual Fund Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About The Florida Orchestra
The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the premier and largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. Through extraordinary musical performances, the orchestra serves as a leader and beacon for the musical arts in Tampa Bay and throughout the third largest state in the country.
With much potential for the orchestra to grow right along with Tampa Bay, it is an exciting time to be a part of The Florida Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, The Florida Orchestra performs more than 130 concerts a season in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, with series of classical, popular, morning coffee concerts and weekend matinees, as well as free Pops in the Park and educational youth concerts. Over the years, the orchestra has diversified its programming, offering special rock, video game and film concerts, including the Harry Potter film series.
At the core of the orchestra’s mission is “music for all.” Last season the orchestra’s community programs reached 80,000 people, all at free or pay-what-you-can programs, including hospital conce...rts, Sunday afternoon chamber concerts at the Woodson African American Museum, Inside the Music, a community sing-along concert, family concerts, side-by-side concerts and masterclasses and workshops. Kids and teens 5-18 get into all classical Masterworks concerts free. A variety of new partnerships with museums, universities and community groups has strengthened TFO’s role in the Tampa Bay community. The orchestra also has a strong history of performing throughout Florida, most recently in Daytona Beach, Avon Park, Sebring and Gainesville in our Beyond the Bay program.
The Florida Orchestra has enjoyed significant financial success in recent years. Paid attendance continues to soar, up more than 45 percent since 2009. Last season TFO sold a record 100,000 seats, eighteen concerts sold out. The orchestra’s 50th anniversary fundraising gala concert featuring Sting sold out in a week and raised $1.5 million. The annual fund has grown by a third as well, supporting a total operating budget of $12 million. The endowment has more than tripled since June 2007.
The Florida Orchestra’s leadership is strong and stable. Its governance structure includes a 39-member Board of Directors, a 44-member Board of Consultants, and a 26-member Council of Advisors. The orchestra includes 66 contracted musicians who are engaged for 32 weeks during the current season, and is frequently expanded for larger repertoire. Michael Pastreich has been president and CEO since 2007. Michael Francis has been music director since 2015.