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Development Administrative Assistant

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:

  • Knowledge of Tessitura (Donor Software) – update records, input pledges and payments, setup campaigns, GLs, acknowledgements and plans
  • Work with the finance department to keep complete records
  • 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
  • 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
  • Keep accurate up to date files using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Organize and prioritize large and varying volumes of information
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Overall assistance of Gala planning and implementation
  • Track Gala RSVPs
  • Process Ticket Sales
  • Mail thank you/tax letters to all attendees
  • Day of event implementation


  • Play major role in planning of Golf Classic
  • Track all golfers
  • Coordinate Golfer Software (with DuPont CC)
  • Communicate with all golfers
  • Head up “Hole Sponsor Signs” sales

Small Business:

  • Create a list (on going) of Small Business Prospects
  • Work with Small Businesses on Sponsorship Opportunity
  • 150th Anniversary - $150 donations

Gilliam Fund:

  • Coordinate and attend all meetings
  • Handle communications with Committee


  • The Development Administrative Assistant should be a skilled communicator in both written and verbal formats.
  • Attributes 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
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Good analytical and computer skills
  • 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.

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

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 requirements to Teresa Crawford at tcrawford@grandopera.org

Stage Carpenter/Flyman

The Grand Opera House, Delaware’s Center for the Performing Arts is looking for a full time Stage Carpenter/Flyman for its two theaters. One 1,200 seat and the other 300 seat capacity. Go to thegrandwilmington.org for information about the theaters. Position reports to the Assistant Technical Director and Technical Director.

Work involves, but not limited to, running and maintaining winch operated fly rail and nylon rope pin rail, rigging, helping with load in/out and stage setup, maintaining the safety and cleanliness of stage, carpentry shop and related equipment, general stage and facilities maintenance, crew supervision, stage management with both professional touring companies and rental events.

Skills/knowledge desired:

  • Degree in technical theater and at least 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to read ground plans, section and other theatrical plans.
  • Proficient in safe operation and maintenance of a variety of shop equipment.
  • A working knowledge of PC computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be comfortable working on ladders and Genie lift.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of sound and lighting is helpful.
  • A sense of humor and work well with a variety of personalities.

Competitive salary and benefits negotiable. Full benefits including health/dental, life insurance, vacation days, holidays, sick days and personal days after probationary period. Employee-paid 403b available. Paid parking.

Submit resume to Bob Parker, Technical Director at bparker@grandopera.org. No phone calls.

Box Office Representative Job Description

The Box Office Sales Representatives operate as The Grand Opera House’s and The Playhouse on Rodney Square’s frontline when dealing with customer sales and services.

The Box Office Representatives report directly to the Box Office Supervisor(s).

Position Responsibilities

The Box Office Representatives are directly responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Provide patrons with “The Grand/The Playhouse” experience by providing excellent Customer Service through consistently delivering positive, courteous and professional guest service in all interactions with guests, visitors, vendors and fellow employees
  • Process and distribute tickets according to approved procedures
  • Knowledge of The Grand and The Playhouse events, those of rental organizations and artistic partners utilizing Box Office services
  • Knowledge of benefits and discounts given to patrons of The Grand, The Playhouse, artistic partners, and rental organizations utilizing the Box Office
  • Able to increase sales potential through active listening and communication with patron
  • Have general knowledge of The Grand and The Playhouse infrastructure
  • Assist management and guests in resolving problems and immediate needs during shows and events within approved policy standards
  • Maintaining the basic physical integrity of the Box Office through ensuring control and protection of company assets through verification and documentation of transactions and area cleanliness, including cash drawers, computers, ticket scanners, and office space/furniture
  • Polite and accurately directs guests verbally and physically to other amenities and facilities, restrooms and elevators
  • Provide prompt and courteous telephone service
  • Available and willing to work irregular hours deemed necessary for business levels, including night and weekend shifts
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistently good attendance record
  • Maintain a clean, safe, hazard-free work environment within area of responsibility
  • Safeguard the confidential information of all employee, department and company records
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
  • This job description does not list all of the duties of this position. Box Office Representatives may be instructed by management to perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word and other computer software preferred
  • Must have solid decision-making, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills are required

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in the Box Office of either The Grand or The Playhouse.
  • Must be able to thrive in a fast-paced multi-tasking, hands-on environment
  • Must be able to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals encountered
  • Must have a clear speaking voice and ability to speak on the telephone for extended periods

To apply please submit resume, and cover letter to Teresa Crawford, HR Manager at tcrawford@grandopera.org Please, no phone calls.

Box Office


Administrative Offices

818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801