Job Opportunity | Sponsorship Manager – Marketing & Sales

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists, and actors alike. If you would like to be a part of this exciting organization, we are looking for candidates to fill the roles of…

Sponsorship Manager – Marketing & Sales

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing and Sales, you will lead and execute the corporate fundraising program. Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Marketing and Sales, you will work to achieve ambitious revenue goals by clearly articulating the case for support, identifying sponsorship opportunities, cultivating potential partners, crafting customized sponsorship proposals and building close links with our existing sponsors. The Sponsorship Manager will work closely with the marketing team to develop and execute sponsor relationships that are mutually beneficial. The Sponsorship Manager will work with the Festival’s Board of Governors to identify and cultivate potential partners.

As the successful candidate, you will have prior corporate fundraising experience with a demonstrated track record in raising significant revenues. You are expected to have strong interpersonal skills, exemplary writing ability and excellent sales acumen, along with the ability to work flexible hours both independently and in a team environment. The job requires a presence in Stratford, southwestern Ontario and Toronto and travel is required. The candidate can be based in Stratford or Toronto.

This is a full time position and will begin towards the end of March.

We recognize that diversity- in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages- fosters a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse workplace and encourage all qualified applicants to apply by March 11, 2013 to;

Human Resources

Stratford Festival

55 Queen Street

Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V2

E-mail: resumes@stratfordfestival.ca

Subject: Sponsorship Manager

Fax: 519-271-0626

While all responses are appreciated and will be kept in strictest confidence, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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