Donor Engagement and Special Events Coordinator

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Salt Lake City, Utah

Work Location: In-office


Website Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

The Donor Engagement (DVMF) and Special Events Coordinator supports the Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) VIP program and all special events such as galas, VIP packages for tours, and other projects.


DVMF Donor Engagement Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Director of DVMF Donor Relations and Special Events in managing and overseeing the DVMF VIP program, including handling package orders and ticketing; the VIP desk at Deer Valley® Resort; and all logistics pertaining to salon events and other special events for DVMF
Provide stewardship and follow-up for DVMF patrons under the direction of supervisor
Manage a small portfolio of DVMF donors and assist with research, cultivation, and stewardship opportunities
Conduct targeted research to identify new prospects and to determine capacity of current donors
Work in collaboration with Individual Giving team to execute strategy for DVMF grassroots efforts, including the Annual Giving Day, Live PC Give PC Day, and donor appreciation events
Maintain Events and Staffing Calendars for DVMF
Assist with supervision of DVMF Development interns
Special Event/Administrative Responsibilities:

·        Under direction of supervisor, help plan and implement all special events including but not limited to creating guest lists, sending invitations, receiving RSVPs, generating registration lists, mailing tickets, and participating in event-set up and tear-down.

Represent development staff and USUO at fundraising events, performances, networking opportunities, and other special events
Serve as administrative support and a liaison to the USUO Board to encourage optimum engagement through special initiatives such as Board “thank you” phone calls and event attendance. Track all activity in Tessitura database
Staff and represent USUO at concerts, programs and events, engaging with our donors serving as an ambassador for USUO
Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications and Experiences:

Practical experience working in fundraising or comparable fields
Excellent Interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented and process-focused
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and multi-tasking abilities
Critical thinking
High level of professionalism and grace under pressure
Enthusiastic and positive personality; high energy level
Knowledge of Tessitura database a plus
A strong commitment to the mission of USUO, demonstrating a genuine interest and passion for the arts, especially classical music
A willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Physical Requirements:
·         Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

·         Must be able to lift 20 pounds at times.

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera:

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier provider of the orchestral and operatic art forms in the Intermountain West. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall and is led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, it has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Since 1978, Utah Opera has provided Utah’s citizens with distinguished productions at the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre that showcase emerging and established artists, celebrate traditional works, and champion the American operatic tradition. USUO reaches 450,000 residents annually in Utah and the Intermountain region through its performances and educational programs, which serve more than 155,000 students annually. USUO produces four full operas and more than 175 symphony performances in each season throughout Utah and an annual summer festival – the Deer Valley® Music Festival – in Park City, Utah.

Please apply online. Application materials should include a resume, cover letter, and references. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


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