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Auburn Symphony Orchestra is seeking an Individual Giving Director to lead fundraising initiatives for the orchestra. Reporting to the Executive Director, this role plays an integral part in the organizational success of one of the best professional orchestras in the region. The Individual Giving Director, like all ASO staff, always has a seat at the table to talk about the future, how we can improve over the past, and what we need to focus on. This position is a full-time, salary position of $62,000 annually with a flexible schedule and the possibility to partially work from home. The position requires some weekend and evening work, including concert and event attendance.
Cultivate, solicit, and steward ASO’s individual donors at all levels of giving to secure annual support.
Connect with the greater Auburn community through various networking opportunities to broaden awareness of ASO and grow the donor pool
In collaboration with the Executive Director, prepare solicitation and stewardship materials for campaigns throughout the season including end of calendar year, GiveBIG, and end of fiscal year.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, create fundraising communications, both digital and printed.
Gala and Fundraising Event Management
Curate and coordinate mission-driven fundraising events
Manage invite lists, RSVPs, and table assignments
Assist in coordinating online and in-person silent auctions including item information, bid sheets, auction website through Auctria software, etc
Manage fundraising events including check in, bidding recording, and check out
Auburn, WA, is one of the most quickly growing and diverse cities in the United States. Situated in between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington's largest cities, Auburn is in a busy hub of the arts and culture sector including many professional music ensembles, theatres, and museums. The arts and culture sector in Washington is nearly 11% of the state's GDP, the highest in the nation, and our region is a large contributor to that. The City of Auburn is unique in their strong support of the arts. Auburn is home to many amenities including beautiful parks, walking and biking trails, public artwork, and just steps from majestic Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound.
The Individual Giving Director will have a positive, professional attitude, impeccable customer service skills, and demonstrated fundraising experience. The individual will be able to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of orchestral music is preferred but not required.
Bachelor’s Degree or suitable experience working in a nonprofit organization
2-3 years fundraising experience, preferably in the arts
Expert knowledge of Google Drive, Microsoft Office, or similar programs
Reliable access to internet during remote working hours
Professional written and verbal communication skills
Experience with databases similar to ArtsPeople, Auctria, Patron Manager, etc.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com with “Individual Giving Director” in the subject line. References will not be contacted without prior consent. The position is open until filled; Preference will be given to applications submitted before November 12, 2023. The target start date is January 2, 2024; This date is flexible depending on the final candidate’s unique situation.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra changes lives and our South Puget Sound community through the shared experience of live orchestral music performances and by nurturing the relationship between our audiences and our artists. In 1996, Founding Conductor and Music Director Stewart Kershaw assembled a talented group of regional musicians to form a symphony orchestra. Now under the direction of Wesley Schulz, the fully-professional Auburn Symphony Orchestra has become one of the most acclaimed orchestras in the Northwest with its core of musicians from the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. Each year, the Orchestra performs symphony programs and chamber ensemble concerts for orchestral music lovers from Western Washington and beyond.
The Orchestra's home is the Auburn Performing Arts Center in downtown Auburn. Chamber concerts take place around the Auburn community including St Matthew - San Mateo Episcopal Church, Soos Creek Botanical Gardens, and the Auburn International Farmer’s Market.