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Part-time Guest Services Opportunities

Part Time
Deadline: May 26, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts is currently seeking qualified candidates for a variety of part-time positions in our guest services department.  All positions are responsible for ensuring each patron has an exceptional experience while attending our venues.   

Positions include admissions, bartenders, ushers, hospitality supervisors, and more.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in part-time work in a great environment and want to work alongside others who enjoy the excitment of the performing arts.  Most hours are evenings and weekends.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • Previous experience in customer service
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated outstanding customer service skills
  • Computer skills
  • Outstanding organization skills
  • Able to effectively multitask
  • Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to quickly make sound decisions
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Weekend, holiday and evening availability required
  • Some positions require knowledge of food service safety guidelines and basic accounting skills that include experience with handling cash

This is an excellent opportunity with an exciting and dynamic organization. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications, complete the on-line application along with your availability.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Development Manager - Major Gifts and Annual Fund

Full Time
Deadline: June 11, 2017 Contact: Bill Pinegar Phone: 515-246-2369 Location: Des Moines, Iowa Read More...

Des Moines Performing Arts is seeking a Development Manager to oversee major gifts and annual fund.  The manager of major gifts and annual fund will split their time between developing and furthering a major gifts strategy through solicitations via a variety of creative methods and overseeing the management and growth of the annual fund.

Qualified candidates will be able to manage a portfolio of 60-75 major gift donors (current and lapsed) and new prospects as well as identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from 25-40 top-level prospects annually.  He/she will collaborate with the Director of Development to qualify and cultivate major gifts prospects and monitor progress toward the annual and multi-year major gift goals.  In addition to performing data analysis, the manager will leverage a creative and comprehensive approach to multi-year planning and strategy development.  The selected candidate will have experience in direct-mail, email, and online giving strategies and be familiar with audience segmentation, timing and messaging of annual fund appeals.

The ideal applicant will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred), 5-7 years of experience in development and have demonstrated success in identifying and personally securing individual support of major gifts of six to seven figures or more.  CFRE or similar credentials are preferred.  This individual will have exceptional planning and budgetary management skills and a strong knowledge of modern data management practices in addition to technical aptitude.

Des Moines Performing Arts is a premier organization showcasing a variety of professional productions while providing an exciting and dynamic work environment. If you are interested and meet the expressed qualifications, please visit us at www.dmpa.org and click on About Us to find our Careers link to apply online.  Please submit both a resume and cover letter for consideration.

Des Moines Performing Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
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Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.
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