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Grant Writer

Commitment: 2-5 hours / monthly
Dates: October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022

Background

ChatterBox Theatre Society has been dedicated to delivering a meaningful theatrical experience to young audiences through interaction and humour. We aim to teach children positive values and offer them support in all stages of their development. In addition, we strive to build a stronger community by encouraging public engagement and dialogue, while nurturing and promoting our local artists.

What We Do

ChatterBox Theatre provides positive and interactive theatrical experiences for children in the community. Our purpose is not only to create unique and enjoyable productions, but also teach children concepts of feelings and how they influence the world around them.

Apart from the education and entertainment of our unique plays, we also offer support for the local artistic community by creating development opportunities for young performers. We also help connect the public with emerging artists, offering space for exhibitions and periodic events.

Why Should You Volunteer For This Opportunity

ChatterBox Theatre Society is a grass roots non-profit organization about to embark on a period of significant growth. We need your passion and expertise in shaping that for the future! Our volunteers are very committed and passionate, and help ensure successful outcomes of programs. Upon successful completion of the volunteer role or project, you can use us as a reference for your future roles. Volunteer hours may be used for maintaining your professional designation and/or program studies.

Purpose Of The Position

The Grant Writer will identify new financial sources from private, foundation, and corporate donors, as well as government grants. This position will be responsible for writing grant applications to maximize funding for the organization, track the outcomes of submitted requests, and solicit funding.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated work or volunteer experience in securing funding from private, foundation, and/or corporate donors.
  • Demonstrated work or volunteer experience in composing compelling grants to foundations, the government, or a trust that were successfully supported.
  • Strong understanding of how to research, write, and manage grants for non-profit organizations and charities within Canada, especially those pertaining to youth and education in the fine arts.
  • Familiarity with government and academic funding opportunities considered an asset.
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or experience in a similar role.
  • Bringing a well-connected network of grant-giving organizations or grant-giving resources considered an asset.
  • Passionate interest in theatre and education of the fine arts in the Calgary community.
  • Legally entitled to volunteer in Canada, with the ability to meet any volunteer screening requirements (e.g. criminal check, including a vulnerable sector verification).
Additional Details & Skills Required

We encourage interested and qualified candidates to apply to this volunteer position as a grant writer. Please send a brief email explaining why this is an opportunity you are passionate about, as well as your resume and brief biography to contact@chatterboxtheatresociety.com.

To learn more about ChatterBox Theatre Society, or to donate to our cause, please visit our website at chatterboxtheatresociety.com.

Please review the full job description in the attached PDF.

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