Applying for a Position at The Grand

Thank you for your interest in applying for a job at The Grand! The Grand Opera House, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to create and maintain a diverse workplace.

The Grand Opera House is a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue performing arts presenter in Wilmington, Delaware, the heart of the Northeast touring corridor. The organization manages three venues (two of which are historic) that are shared by three resident companies, as well as being aggressively rented to community groups and independent promoters. The Grand serves an annual audience of over 200,000 with 150-200 performances and 350 events each year.

The Grand will contact you if an interview is considered appropriate. Application materials for a specific position are kept on file for one year.

Due to the volume of resumes received, The Grand is unable to acknowledge each resume.

Open Positions


PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Reports To: The Public Relations Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and Technology. The Public Relations Manager also interacts regularly with the Associate Directors of Broadway and Music & Variety, as well as the Executive Director, Managing Director of Programming, and the heads of other administrative departments.

Job Purpose
The Public Relations Manager serves as the organization’s primary communicator across multiple platforms including traditional print collateral, media relations, and social media. The Public Relations Manager establishes and maintains compelling, clear, and consistent messages for The Grand’s key externally-focused departments: Marketing, Development, and Community Engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Public Relations Manager’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing and executing thoughtful, innovative strategies to capture public attention and generate sales and support for Grand performances and programs.
  • Re-establishing and maintaining an appealing public voice and message for The Grand as a community service institution
  • Representing the public back to the institution to inform and strengthen internal programming and positioning decisions
  • Specific tasks include:
  • Initiating and coordinating press coverage and interviews between local/regional press and artist management
  • Copywriting for media, collateral materials, advertising, and presentations
  • Maintaining The Grand’s social media presence: deepening relationships with current fans/followers while cultivating prospects.
  • Developing new content areas for website, newsletter, e-blast and other information outlets.
  • Maintaining media coverage and photography resources.
  • Assist Marketing Director with other efforts as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • The Public Relations Manager should be an exceptional communicator in both written and verbal formats. S/he must be fully conversant in computerized and internet-driven communication platforms, including email, web, and social media. The Public Relations Manager must be equally comfortable writing in journalistic, informational, and sales styles.
  • A deep fluency in diverse performance genres from popular and world music to classical and traditional arts including Broadway is absolutely essential.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly creative. S/he must also be well-organized, proactive, flexible, and efficient, with strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to cultivate effective working relationships.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field is preferred. Work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. A minimum of three years of professional writing experience is required.

Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally travel (walk/drive) between venues. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.

Physical Requirements
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to be mobile, reach with arms and hands. Vision abilities required to perform this job include close vision.

Direct Reports
This position does not manage any direct reports.

Application Process
This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits. Position is currently open. To apply, submit résumé, cover letter, writing sample, and salary history to lparks@grandopera.org.


DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Reports To:     The Development Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Development. The Development Administrative Assistant also interacts regularly with the Executive Director, Managing Director of Programming, and the heads of other administrative departments.

Job Purpose
The Development Department is primarily responsible for creating, administering, and implementing the organization's long-term development plan. This entails developing and implementing a growth strategy for the future, organizing outreach efforts, and managing relationships with the organization's new and existing donors. The Development Administrative Assistant is a key member of the team by providing administrative and project management support to the Director and Development team members.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Development Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical and computer skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information for all donors and sponsors
  • Ability to work under stress and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills when working or interacting with staff members, donors, sponsors, vendors, Board members, Trustees, and the Leadership team
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively and appropriately through verbal and written means to the extent necessary to perform job duties appropriately
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • General administrative support for Director and Development team
  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, events and department activities; Supports staff with event wrap up
  • Create and update documents using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Establish, develop, maintain and update filing
  • Organize and prioritize large and varying volumes of information
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • The Development Administrative Assistant should be a skilled communicator in both written and verbal formats.
  • Attributes and skills such as creativity, self-motivation, pro-activeness, time management, positive attitude, detail-oriented, flexible, interpersonal skills and teamwork are a must.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and the ability to learn new systems are required.
  • Non-profit work experience and knowledge of the arts would be a plus
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred. Work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. A minimum of three years of professional administrative experience is required.

 

Working Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally travel (walk/drive) between venues. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. The passage of employees through the work area is average and normal.

Physical Requirements
While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to be mobile, reach with arms and hands. Vision abilities required to perform this job include close vision. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Direct Reports
This position does not manage any direct reports.

Application Process
This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits. The position is currently open. To apply, submit résumé, cover letter, writing sample, and salary history to lparks@grandopera.org.