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The nonprofit Paramount Theater is Charlottesville’s historic and intimate venue for the performing arts!

The Paramount offers unique employment opportunities with competitive pay, health benefits (medical, dental, and vision), paid leave, retirement savings contributions, and more. The Paramount Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

Current Openings:

Annual Giving and Special Events Manager

The nonprofit Paramount Theater, Charlottesville’s premier performing arts venue, located on the historic Downtown Mall, is now accepting applications for the position of Annual Giving and Special Events Manager. The successful candidate will play an integral role on the Development team by executing the annual giving program and fundraising events such as the Grand Marquee Gala. He/she/they will: be a strong communicator with proven success engaging with the philanthropic community; be detail-oriented, highly accountable, and dependable; be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines; enthusiastically raise support for a mission-oriented nonprofit dedicated to enriching our community with a diverse calendar of performing arts programming. 

Join a fun, fast-paced, goal-oriented, and exciting team at The Paramount Theater today! This full-time position includes 5-star benefits and salary based on ability, education, and experience. To learn more about The Paramount, please visit our website. Please, no phone calls or recruiters. The Paramount is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The anticipated hire date for this position is mid-to late-August 2022. Applications received by August 5, 2022, will receive priority consideration. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Key Accountabilities

  1. Cultivating, Soliciting, and Stewarding Annual Gifts (60%)
  • Acquires, cultivates, and helps to retain donors to support The Paramount Theater’s mission.
  • Executes the annual giving plan that includes monthly membership renewals, annual appeals, and direct mail/electronic campaigns.
  • Develops and maintains annual giving reporting to analyze trends and drive strategic planning of fundraising efforts.
  • Develops and implements solicitation and donor engagement strategies to convert ticket purchasers to donors.
  • In tandem with the Director of Development, communicates funding needs of The Paramount Theater to potential donors and sponsors through one-on-one solicitations, community presentations, and additional opportunities.
  • Follows procedures for donor stewardship and cultivation program with proper acknowledgment through appropriate means – correspondence, plaques, etc. in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the hosting efforts in the Founders Lounge, the leadership donor pre-show “thank you” space, and participates in the stage remark rotation.
  1. Special Events (30%)
  • Manages the Grand Marquee Gala efforts to successfully meet or exceed net revenue goals set for the event. Responsibilities include:
    • solicitation of sponsors
    • engages the Gala Committee and schedules committee meetings
    • contracts with vendors
    • provides necessary reports and lists
    • employs tactics to ensure increased patron attendance
    • oversees the generation of Gala collateral materials to include save the date, invitation, sponsorship packages, posters, website, and event signage
    • sets event timeline at beginning of fiscal year and ensures all deadlines are followed
  • Coordinates efforts for Special Events with Development team and other key staff members.
  • Assists with annual Donor Appreciation events.
  • Organizes and implements robust membership drives at least twice a year.
  1. Reporting (10%)
  • Develops, through training, a working knowledge of Tessitura software system in order to maintain and track donor activity, provide requested development reporting, and accurately enter gifts in the Development Operations Coordinator’s absence.
  • In tandem with the Development Operation Coordinator, compiles lists, prepares mail merges, and tracks responses in Tessitura.
  1. Other duties as required

Position Specific Standards:

  1. Have a high level of personal accountability and the ability to manage multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner.
  2. Can establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals, entities, and the greater community.
  3. Possess the ability to engage, motivate, and be an effective part of a fast-paced team.
  4. Possess a high comfort level with computer technology, donor database software and Microsoft Office.
  5. Understand institutional image building, marketing, and external relations.
  6. Possess a positive attitude, a willingness to take direction and a can-do approach to all aspects of the job.
  7. Have a willingness to pitch in and help every member of the team no matter what the level of task required. Assistance at events when requested.
  8. Operate a personal computer using Microsoft Office and Google programs and other related computer-based programs relevant to the position.
  9. Hands-on, action-oriented self-starter with a high energy level and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  10. Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  11. Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  12. Can organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines and to work effectively under pressure and/or stringent schedules.
  13. Maintain an effective working relationship with stakeholders, all levels of employees, Board of Directors, volunteers, patrons, and others encountered in the course of employment.
  14. Work within the guidelines set forth in The Paramount policy handbook.

The Paramount Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-Time Event Staff

The nonprofit Paramount Theater, Charlottesville’s premier performing arts venue, located on the historic Downtown Mall, is now accepting applications for the part-time position of Event Staff. Join a fun, fast-paced, goal oriented, exciting team at The Paramount Theater today!

The Position:
Our people make us pretty great! Our friendly and enthusiastic team helps create fun and lasting memories as they interact with guests to deliver the ultimate guest experience.

As Event Staff (Part-Time), you will:

  • Provide exceptional guest service to all patrons and make them feel welcome at the Theater
  • Prepare, manage, and break down concessions areas to ensure smooth and efficient service
  • Engage with guests and create an entertaining, fun, exciting and memorable experience

Position Preferences / Requirements:

  • Prior cash-handling, and customer service experience preferred but not required
  •  Strong communication skills
  • Availability on nights and weekends, as that is when most of our events occur
  • Naturally enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people
  • Welcoming, positive, engaging and friendly towards our guests, donors, volunteers, and staff
  • Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to grab, and handle products The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • The Paramount Theater requires that all team members working on the premises must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Pay Type Hourly, Schedule varies based on events calendar

The Paramount Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

Join the Paramount Team

Annual Giving and Special Events Manager
Part-Time Event Staff