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Woolly Mammoth, a national innovator in the development and production of new plays, is one of the best known theaters in the country. For almost four decades, Woolly has held a rare position at the leading edge of the American theater, earning a reputation for staying “uniquely plugged in to the mad temper of the times” (New York Times). We’ve garnered that reputation by holding fast to our mission to create rousing, visceral, enlightening theater experiences that galvanize diverse artists and audiences to engage with our world in unexpected and often challenging ways.

Woolly’s core values are:

We are a radically inclusive community—across race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic background, and political viewpoint—in which all are encouraged to exchange ideas freely and reach for new understanding.

We are a supportive home for creative risk-taking by our company and guest artists, staff, board, volunteers, audiences, donors, and colleagues.   

Through relentless inquiry and experimentation, we strive for world-class excellence and innovation in every aspect of our work.


Open Positions


DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks a highly organized and detail oriented Development & Management Assistant to join our team. This position will support the administrative and fundraising needs of the Development department as well as the Managing Director. This position is an exciting opportunity to support the key functions of running a nonprofit theatre organization and to support leadership and fundraising efforts. The six-person Development team raises approximately half of Woolly’s $5 million annual budget. Additionally, the Development & Management Assistant provides executive and administrative assistance to the Managing Director by scheduling and monitoring tasks and communications with external stakeholders, including Board members and donors. The Development & Management Assistant reports to the Managing Director and the Director of Development.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Development Operations:
    • Update and maintain donor information in the development database including data entry for all contributions and pledges, incorporate notes and data from other sources in a timely manner;
    • Research donors and prospects, create and maintain files and briefings;
    • Produce donor acknowledgement and pledge letters;
    • Assist in small gift acquisitions and renewals;
    • Support special events, including providing assistance and representing the department at events.
  • Development Department Support:
    • Provide administrative support for the Director of Development;
    • Support department budget management, including reconciling credit card transactions;
    • Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to answering and returning phone calls, following up with inquiries, data entry, and correspondence;
    • Assist with additional department projects and organizational activities as needed.
  • Assistant to the Managing Director:
    • Maintain Managing Director’s calendar by planning and scheduling meetings and travel with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders;
    • Track Managing Director’s expenses and maintain administrative budget, including processing credit card payments;
    • Arrange travel and tickets to performances;
    • Schedule, plan, and support Board meetings and committee meetings, including catering and taking meeting minutes;
    • Provide general administrative support to the Managing Director.

Required skills / capabilities

The successful candidate will have a college degree and/or experience in an administrative coordination or project management capacity.

Specifically, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • High level of confidentiality, sound judgment and discretion, personal integrity, work ethic, dependability, tact, diplomacy and flexibility;
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment with interruptions;
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building, and teamwork skills;
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently under minimal supervision as well as within a team;
  • Ability to interact professionally with Board members, donors, and staff with poise;
  • Strong listening, written, and oral communication skills, including phone presence;
  • Facility with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Experience with Tessitura or similar database preferred but not required;
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends as required;
  • An appreciation for theatre and a belief in the arts as an important contributor to society; a demonstrable commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Compensation

Salary starts at $38,000 (negotiable) annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability coverage; vacation, sick, and personal days.


How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references with “Development & Management Assistant” in the subject line to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Finance & Accounting Manager

The Finance & Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the company’s finances. Of particular importance is ensuring accurate accounting and reporting of the company’s financial position to staff and Board leadership to make sound financial decisions. The Finance & Accounting Manager should be comfortable in a hands-on role with regard to accounting and financial management. With just 25 full-time employees, this is the only Finance position on staff – so the successful candidate must have a strong grasp of all key financial management functions and the ability to do everything from basic accounts payable to budget management and financial analysis. This position supports the galvanizing artistic work that Woolly Mammoth engenders by ensuring accurate and clean books with proper financial procedures. The Finance & Accounting Manager reports to the Managing Director with regular support and oversight from an outsourced Controller.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Financial Management & Accounting

    • Manage and process all finance operations, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank deposits and transfers;
    • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and internal controls to ensure conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
    • Manage cash flow and track fixed assets for short-term and long-term financial planning;
    • Prepare accurate financial reports for management and the Board of Directors and assist with financial forecasting;
    • Carry out the monthly closing of the books, reconciliation, and updated projections;
    • Support the creation of the annual budget and lead budget forecasting, working effectively with other departments to monitor and manage budgets;
    • Prepare annual fiscal reports and coordinate the annual audit, ensuring accuracy across reporting;
    • Support grant management, working effectively with the Development team to create, manage, and report on program budgets;
    • Work with the Board Finance Committee on investments;
    • Provide some administrative support to the General Manager with business matters including licenses, insurance, and benefits;
    • Coordinate with the Controller to establish proper accounting policies as the organization grows.

  • Required skills / capabilities

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Work experience in nonprofit financial management – arts preferred and/or organizations with donor restricted funding and accrual basis accounting;
    • Thorough knowledge of nonprofit accounting and accounting principles (including accrual basis accounting), practices, standards, laws, regulations, and systems of financial management;
    • High attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate the story of numbers to staff and Board members;
    • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
    • Excellent Excel skills;
    • Previous experience using Tessitura or a similar CRM system is preferred;
    • Previous experience with Sage50 Accounting is preferred;
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting or finance is preferred;
    • An appreciation for theatre and a belief in the arts as an important contributor to society.

    Compensation

    Salary starts at $58,000 (negotiable) annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability coverage; vacation, sick, and personal days.


    How to Apply

    Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references with “Finance & Accounting Manager” in the subject line to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Director of development

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks an innovative and experienced Director of Development to join its senior leadership team and oversee the development department during an exciting period of artistic transition and growth. This position creates and implements annual and long-term fundraising strategies to advance the work of the theatre and is responsible for raising approximately half of the annual budget (currently ~$5 million). The Director of Development oversees all fundraising activities for the organization, including major gifts, direct mail and online appeals, special events, institutional giving, planned giving, and donor stewardship. The Director of Development works closely with the Managing Director, as well as with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors, to grow contributed revenue for the organization, in order to support Woolly’s ongoing creative risk taking. The Director of Development also serves as a liaison to several Board committees and helps shape the direction of the organization as a senior staff member. This position reports to the Managing Director and supervises a development department of five.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Fundraising & Donor Relations

    • Lead the planning and implementation of Woolly’s fundraising efforts, developing both annual and long-range strategies that support growth and sustainability across all funding areas.
    • Grow and optimize a robust major gifts pipeline, implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors.
    • Steward existing key donors and create new opportunities for donor engagement.
    • Supervise the development and implementation of annual appeals and other campaigns designed to support both donor renewal and new acquisition.
    • Oversee internal systems for prospect generation and management.
    • Oversee and actively participate in planning for major special events.
    • Build relationships with regional and national foundation partners, and proactively identify new projects and partners in collaboration with senior leadership team.
    • Develop strategies to increase support from corporations, government agencies, and community partners.
    • Work in close collaboration with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board to support and encourage their active participation in fundraising.
    • Serve as the staff liaison to the Board’s Nominating & Governance Committees.
    • Marshal the varied resources and diverse talents of the theatre’s board, staff and artists to aid in achieving contributed income goals.
  • Administration & Leadership

    • Ensure that systems and procedures to track cultivation and acknowledgement are effective, timely and responsive.
    • Hire, supervise, mentor, and motivate development staff, setting the tone for a high functioning department.
    • Create department budget and manage it responsibly, including implementing metrics for benchmarking and leveraging the Tessitura CRM database.
    • As a member of Senior Staff, provide organizational leadership and contribute to season and strategic planning processes.

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Significant previous experience and measurable success in nonprofit fundraising (arts preferred), including meeting goals;
  • At least 3-5 years of senior development experience is preferred;
  • Managerial experience in the leading a strong team and setting a positive work environment;
  • Ability to set strategic direction and execute such strategy effectively;
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting significant contributions with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Previous experience with a capital campaign is preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage fundraising data as a tool (familiarity with Tessitura or similar CRM is preferred);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing) with a wide range of staff, donors, vendors, and other stakeholders;
  • Positive, entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on, detail-oriented mentality;
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, organized, able to manage multiple priorities and function well in a shared workspace;
  • Highly professional and ethical standards for handling confidential or sensitive information, including knowledge of nonprofit best practices;
  • Understanding of Washington, DC and its philanthropic community is a plus;
  • Passion for theatre and alignment with Woolly’s core values are essential.

Compensation

Salary starts at $85,000 (negotiable) annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability coverage; vacation, sick, and personal days.


How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references with “Director of Development” in the subject line to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.