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JOB DESCRIPTION

 
Position:                                  Development Manager

 

Department:                           Development

 

Reports To:                            Vice President of Development and Marketing

 

Statement of the Job:  Responsible for day-to-day management of donor relations, including event planning and sponsorship management.  Responsible for maintaining current donor database, coordinating donor solicitations, fulfilling donor benefits, developing corporate proposals, coordinating sponsorship program benefits and event planning.

 

Essential Functions:

 

·          Coordinate all aspects of annual donor solicitations, including serving as liaison to the telefunding vendor.

·         Enter and update data to ensure corporate and individual donor database is current and accurate; prepare various reports, as requested.

·         Develop corporate sponsorship proposals; assist in presenting to prospects.

·         Coordinate sponsorship program benefits and liaison with sponsors.

·         Fulfill corporate and individual donor benefits.

·         Administer Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP)

·         Plan and execute donor receptions and other WVSO hosted events; including the invitations, registration, facility rental and catering coordination.

·         Assist the West Virginia Symphony League (volunteer fundraising group) with fundraising events, including but not limited to the WVSO Gala, Symphony Sunday, Dancing with the Stars and Fashion Show.

·         Serve as liaison to the Symphony Tomorrow group within the WVSO

·         Vendor relations, as needed.

·         Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelors degree required; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience with Raisers Edge preferred; two to three years fundraising experience required; proven track record in previous positions of building relationships with customers, clients or donors; excellent communication skills.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

 

Position requires attendance at evening and weekend concerts and events.

 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while

performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Lisa Lopinsky, Vice President of Development and Marketing, at llopinsky@theclaycenter.org or P.O. Box 2292, Charleston, WV  25328.

Andrew and Amy Vaughan Student Symphonic Fellowship 2014-2015

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this musical fellowship is to develop and encourage  West Virginia high school students (grades 9-12) who actively study music to explore professional careers related to a music discipline. This is an extensive, monitored, and time-intensive training program structured to take place primarily outside school hours.  

In an effort to open the program to as many student musicians as possible, we invite applications from instruments outside the standard orchestral complement including piano and saxophone.  Each fellowship will be individually designed to further develop an individual’s potential as a musician.

There are many benefits to participating in the fellowship:

  • Experience  direct interaction both onstage and backstage with musicians of the WVSO from different vantage points during rehearsals to ascertain how each different concert is prepared for performance
  • Experience interaction with nationally and internationally-renowned soloists, musicians, and performers
  • Meet and interact with Maestro Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor of the WVSO
  • Receive free tickets to WVSO concerts for both yourself and a guest
  • Serve on occasion as an ambassador for the Symphony to the press and to the community

ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to all West Virginia high school students (grades 9-12).
Instruments: In order to submit a competitive application, each candidate must be a serious instrumental music student who plays a primary instrument that is part of a modern symphony orchestra including:

Strings (harp, violin, viola, cello, bass)
Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone)
Brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba)
Percussion (pitched and unpitched percussion instruments, piano)

STANDARDS OF ACCEPTANCE: The  program has been adapted to include serious music students with talent and a strong desire for success as a future professional musician or educator. (Financial resources are available through this program for students whose economic situation or geographic location might otherwise preclude continuing serious music study.)

AUDITION/INTERVIEW FINALIST COMPETITION: A small number of finalists will be invited to advance from the application round to the two-part interview/audition finalist round on Saturday, December 6, 2014 (at the Clay Center-Walker Theater). Members of the selection committee will conduct an interview session with each candidate to further gauge commitment to music and this overall program. The finalists will be asked a broad range of questions that will explore each candidate’s goals, interests, and aptitude. Each candidate will audition on his primary instrument for the selection committee.  (Note: This date conflicts with SAT test date for December 6, 2014.  Please take note that program auditions and interviews take place in the morning.)

Music performed for the audition on instruments other than piano would ideally be one or more movements from the standard concerto repertoire with orchestra, originally composed for your instrument. You must audition with piano accompaniment. You may choose to bring your own accompanist or perform with accompanist provided by the WVSO (at no charge to you) on the day of the audition. Students auditioning on piano should prepare a major solo movement from the standard sonata repertoire for your instrument.

OBLIGATION OF FELLOWS: The  fellowship requires a high level of focus and desire to further one’s music education and academic/professional goals. There is a significant time commitment required for this fellowship. Fellows will be expected to attend rehearsals for three symphonic concerts. Fellows are expected to do a significant level of research on orchestral repertoire, historic, and modern composers.  Most resources are available in local libraries, the Internet, and through school systems. Parts and study-scores for each rehearsal session are provided by the WVSO.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
Complete  all parts of the application. If your local school does not have a copy of the application and instructions, you may download here.
If you have questions about the application, you may also contact the WVSO Education Department at (304) 561-3531 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
For hand-delivered applications: The WVSO Education office is located at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of WV, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV. Completed applications may be dropped off at the ticket desk in the main lobby until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014.
All applications must be received at the education office by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014.
(this is not a postmark deadline)

Andrew and Amy Vaughan Student Symphonic Fellowship
Attn: Betty King    West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 2292      Charleston, WV 25328