Snazzing up the plaza
Our building is gorgeous. Our seats are comfortable. Our setting is unmatched. But our plaza is lousy. That’s changing. This spring we’ll be working together with Metro-North to rebuild a long-overlooked portion of the Depot grounds. Where there is now an uneven patchwork of cracked pavement outside the box office (see the photo above), there will soon be a proper plaza, with new lighting, drainage and seating. It will be a place for people to gather in style before a show, discuss the arts and watch the trains roll by. We’re really excited. Read more about the project here.
Charlie plummer's rising star
The Depot and the Plummer family go way, way back. Kathy Plummer is on our board; her son, John Christian Plummer, just directed a reading at the theater; his wife, Maia Guest, directed Company and, prior to that, appeared in our production of Spelling Bee. And that’s all within the last year. They’ve been involved with the Depot for decades. So imagine how thrilled we were to see Charlie Plummer, John and Maia’s son and himself a veteran of the Depot stage (credits include Annie, Star Wars, The Secret Garden), earn stellar reviews and “breakout performance” accolades for his turn in Lean on Pete, which recently debuted in Venice. Vanity Fair wrote about the film here and praised Plummer for communicating “oceans of feeling.” Describing Plummer as a “highly promising young actor,” the piece calls his work “one of the most striking breakout performances of the year.” Not bad, eh? Congrats.
The Philipstown Depot Theatre, a public/private partnership with the Town of Philipstown, raises private and government funds to supplement tickets sales and Recreation Department support.
The Philipstown Depot Theatre is seeking a Development Associate to work with the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors on various aspects of its fundraising program. The consultant will work 20 hours a month, reporting to the Executive Director.
Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail to: Philipstown Depot Theatre, Box 221, Garrison, NY 10516, by Nov. 10, 2017.
Development Associate Responsibilities:
*Regular updating and maintenance of the Depot’s donor database, including identification of donor prospects, and ongoing stewardship of donors.
*Plan and execute year-end appeal, both printed and electronic, and all follow up.
*Work with Development and Marketing Committee to plan and implement annual benefit.
*Work with ED to plan and implement special events for main-stage productions and special programs.
*Work with Marketing Associate to ensure that fundraising components of website are in place and current.
3+ years experience in fundraising or similar field
Exceptional organization skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
CRM database experience (Donor Perfect a plus)
Experience with planning and implementing a benefit
Experience or affinity for the performing arts a plus!