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Historic Homestake Opera House Society Development Director in Lead, South Dakota

The Historic Homestake Opera House is now accepting applications for a dynamic leader to fill the role of Development Director in a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Executive Director. Who We Are: The Historic Homestake Opera House is a destination theatre, with an historic identity and a sense of charm that is unique to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The atmosphere and programming provide a welcoming environment for all people by producing creative experiences that enrich, engage, and entertain. Located in downtown Lead, it is just 10 minutes from historic Deadwood in the Northern Black Hills. Built in 1914 in grand style, the opera house served as a community center for 70 years until fire crippled the theater. Partially renovated since then, the 500-seat theater now offers plays, concerts, educational, and special events. With an annual operating budget of over $400,000 attendance 8,000, and a staff of five (5) (including part-time and seasonal employees), the Homestake Opera House is positioned to grow its programming and take major steps towards completing the restoration/renovation of the theatre. Development Director - Key Traits, Skills and QualificationsRequired Qualifications (These are minimum qualifications required for the role) Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, public relations, education, arts administration, theatre, business or equivalent. Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends as driven by event or meetings planning and execution. Demonstrated experience in directing work activities of a team Proven organizational ability to adhere to schedules and budgets Willingness to be held accountable for the goals, schedules and rigors of a complete development program including annual and long-range strategies that supports growth and sustainability across all funding areas. Proven high-quality verbal and non-verbal communication skills including public speaking, writing, grant-writing, telephone, email, texting, and social media skills Maintain respectable work appearances through appropriate work attire and personal hygiene Ability to lift up to thirty (30) pounds. Physical mobility, including necessary climbing, crawling, stooping, kneeling and ability to perform outside work with exposure to fluctuating weather .Preferred Qualifications Experience 1-3 years of relevant experience in working for a non-profit organization in grant writing, fundraising, development and event planning.Passion for Mission Ability to translate mission into concrete action items Communication Comfortable serving as the public face of the organization and appropriate messaging Ability to communicate the organizations' activities with donors, business partners and friends. Flexibility Willing to be flexible in scheduling evenings or week-end meetings with potential donors and at a wide variety of locations Willing to help out in a variety of ways to help cover for major events or cover when other employees are away from the facility. Operational Proficiency Use of technology to build efficient operating systems and enhance communication Commitment to creating a mission-driven culture resulting in on time high-output Problem-Solving Can-do personality Creative about building bridges between and among competing interests Quick to consult others with expertise, evaluate input and come to clear decisions Executive Demeanor Commitment to the mission and the organization Resilient Enjoys meeting challenges People person, gregarious and fun-loving; easily enlists others in the mission Generates trust and loyalty in others, credible leader Holds self personally accountable; has integrity Energetic; persistent about achieving goals Continuous Learner; keeps up with industry trends, competitors and emerging opportunities Development Director Job Description:Summary: The Development Director (DD) reports to the Executive Director (ED) of the Homestake Opera House (HOH) governed by the board

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