About The Bushnell
The Bushnell is more than just a building, or a place to “see a show” — it is a vibrant organization that draws upon a rich, 91-year history, while navigating an exciting course for the future. Led by a CEO with an entrepreneurial spirit and great vision, we are constantly looking for new ways to expand the scope of our work, whether it's through dynamic programming, collaborating on a plan to develop our neighborhood or building upon our 30-year-old education program, which reaches 15,000 students in Greater Hartford annually. As the largest arts organization in Connecticut, The Bushnell is an essential part of the fabric of Hartford, serving as both a cultural beacon and an economic development leader. Our staff embodies this sense of pride and commitment to the community and are encouraged to share new ideas for the betterment of the patron experience, the growth of the institution, and the community we serve.
Diversity and Inclusion
At The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, we celebrate and foster inclusion through the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of all individuals. As part of our core mission, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive cultural campus that reflects our commitment to an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and included, onstage and off. This sense of belonging empowers individuals and unites communities by creating mutual respect and appreciation. The Bushnell is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and strongly encourages BIPOC, members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and differently-abled candidates to apply. Bi-Lingual or Fluent in Spanish desired.
Open positions: Director, Annual Fund & Development Operations, Covid Compliance Officer (Part Time)
Interested Candidates should apply to email@example.com
Position Title: Director, Annual Fund & Development Operations
Reports To: VP of Development & Chief Development Officer
FLSA status: Exempt, Salaried
Working hours: Includes evening and weekend hours
Plans, directs, and manages all aspects of the Annual Fund as well as The Bushnell's signature fundraising event, Ovations. Manages a five-person operations team to support the efforts of the fundraisers and meet the needs of the Development Department.
Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate an aggressive annual fund program leveraging support from current donors, patrons, and prospects via a multi-channel, data-drive approach that is not limited to direct mail, email telefunding, and special campaigns.
Create a comprehensive strategic annual plan – based on data – to meet or exceed the annual fund goal.
Provides leadership to acquire, re-activate, retain and upgrade annual donors with a focus on expanding the base of support, growing retention rates, and increasing the pipeline for major donors.
Maintain and understand annual giving reporting to analyze trends to drive planning of fundraising efforts.
Collaborate with Customer Relationship Management/Marketing to analyze donor and patron information and to interpret statistical data to effectively inform strategies that will maximize gifts to The Bushnell.
Identify and research prospects for increased annual fund giving.
Collaborate with Customer Relationship Management/Marketing to create effective messaging and design of Development materials. And coordinate the timing of mail/email/social media/telefunding campaigns with the overall institutional calendar.
Maximize fundraising results by staying current with state-of-the-art annual fund trends.
Develop and monitor the annual fund budget, implementing cost controls, annual forecasts, and long-term projections.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of Raiser's Edge – gift processing and acknowledgment letters, list generation, pledge reminders, tax receipts, database maintenance, special event RSVPs, update of constituent records, etc.
Oversee the fulfillment of donor benefits (individual and corporate) to provide exceptional donor experiences.
Recruit and manage the gala committee and work closely with Bushnell colleagues to execute a successful event.
Work with Marketing to develop the theme for the gala.
Focus on all revenue-generating aspects of the gala – tickets, sponsorships, and auctions (live and silent)
Manage ongoing cultivation events each season.
Perform other duties as required.
Education and/or Experience:
Must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5+ years of proven experience in direct fundraising.
Position Title: Covid Compliance Officer (Part-Time)
Reports To: Assistant Manager, Public Safety
FLSA status: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Shift: Various Evenings & Weekends, some weekdays
The role of our COVID Compliance Officer is to ensure the safety and compliance of everyone working or attending performances/special events.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Specific duties and responsibilities of the COVID Compliance Officer may include, but are not limited to overseeing & monitoring the following:
Maintain current knowledge of COVID-19 process, and best practices for prevention and response
Monitor COVID-19 protocols throughout the shift to ensure social distancing, where possible, and PPE protocols are in place & followed
Enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols for specific productions, events and miscellaneous occurrences, as needed
When applicable, dispensing at-home testing kits, collecting test results and compiling data
Follow HIPPA & ADA guidelines/regulations while handling confidential information obtained from workers
Support implementation to changes in COVID-19 safety policies based on updates to union, local, or federal guidelines
Education and/or Experience:
Must have Covid Compliance Offer training or be willing to receive the training paid for by The Bushnell. Experience in performing arts or entertainment a plus
Ideal candidate has current CPR, AED, First Aid Training or willing to receive the training
Must be able to lift up to, and including, 30 pounds
Please submit resumes to:
The Bushnell Human Resources Department
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Bushnell is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable federal and state fair employment practice laws. The Bushnell does not discriminate and will not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation or physical disability any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation. Neither the Union nor the Employer will discriminate against any employee with regard to any term or condition of employment because of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, civil union status, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation, physical disability, or any other reason prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.