Development Coordinator

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Development Coordinator

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Alberta Theatre Projects is entering its 48th season producing live, professional, contemporary theatre in Calgary, Alberta. ATP has a new executive and artistic director who brings a fresh perspective and a compelling vision for the future of our organization.

Our mission is to create live theatre by telling relevant stories that reflect our community, to develop the work of Canadian artists to invite a diverse audience, and the explore intimate and immersive experiences in our home, the Martha Cohen Theatre.

At Alberta Theatre Projects, we create world-class contemporary theatre that blurs the line between the audience and the artist, by telling the most provocative and engaging stories of our time. By embracing the intimacy and unique audience configuration opportunities of the Martha Cohen Theatre, we offer an exciting new experience for our audience with each production.

The 2019/20 season includes six contemporary plays including the hilarious comedy The Wedding Party, Pulitzer-Prize winning contemporary drama Disgraced, classic family adventure The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, international sensation Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Ovation Award winner Actually, and a heart-warming love letter to the Alberta rodeo life Cowgirl Up!

About the Position

Alberta Theatre Projects is seeking a dynamic, energetic professional with a passion for the performing arts to work closely with the director of development to help steward and develop individual giving programs.

The development coordinator will assist with the planning of fundraising and donor events, processing donations and tax receipts, and other ad-hock responsibilities with a focus on individual giving and donor stewardship. Reporting directly to the director of development, the development coordinator will be responsible for the following:


  • Administrative support of development team:
    • Generating and tracking charitable tax receipts.
    • Tracking and processing donations.
    • Tessitura reporting.
    • Sponsorship contract generation.
    • Overall database management, records keeping, reporting, and filing.
    • Department communications support.
  • Stewardship and special events support:
    • Tracking and assisting with corporate and individual donor benefits.
    • Assisting with coordination, communication, and execution of corporate and individual stewardship events.
    • Assisting with coordination, communication, and execution of special fundraising events.
    • Corporate and individual prospecting research support, as directed.
  • Help foster a philanthropic environment among the Alberta Theatre Projects staff.

Job Requirements:

  • One to two years experience as part of the fund development team in a not-for-profit arts environment.
  • Interest in individual and foundation giving, corporate partnerships and philanthropy in not-for-profit arts environments.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel,) Tessitura, Campaign Monitor and/or Eventbrite is an asset.

Nice to Have:

  • A passion for performing arts.
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to go above and beyond when necessary.
  • Ability and enthusiasm for working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong initiative, self-starter with the drive to complete projects with little supervision.
  • Strategic, action-orientated and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Available for occasional evening and weekend work.

To apply please email a letter of interest and resume to Chelsey Kehler, Director of Development, at

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in quality and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please. For more information about Alberta Theatre Projects please visit our website,

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