EMPLOYMENT



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.

Follow the specific instructions with each individual job post to apply. We do not accept online applications if there are no positions posted.

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


Facility Maintenance Technician

Would you like to be a part of Delaware’s Historic and Premier Performing Arts Venues? Are you passionate about preserving and taking care of facilities? Do you have strong skills in HVAC, plumbing, electrical and carpentry? Are you a self-starter, team player and have a positive can-do attitude? Do you have attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills?

If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!

The Grand Opera House and The Playhouse on Rodney Square are looking for a Facility Maintenance Technician to become part of our family.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. We offer a competitive compensation package which includes medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as PTO and Holidays.

Position Description: The Facility Maintenance Technician provides service for multiple venues and properties, including oversight for maintenance, emergency and safety management, space planning, and event set-up and take down. Other responsibilities include:

  • Routine inspections to determine repair, maintenance and replacement needs
  • Performing repairs and/or maintenance as appropriate
  • Managing custodial staff, general contractors, subcontractors, and other service vendors
  • Enforcing safety, “green” and other facilities policies

The position is Full-Time and requires a 24/7 on-call availability for emergencies. The schedule is flexible and is dependent on our events, which requires working evenings and weekends.

Incidental Duties: The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School Diploma
  • Education, experience or training in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and management required. BAS knowledge a plus
  • Minimum of 3 years facility maintenance experience
  • Must have computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and general experience with computer systems
  • Must have experience with building codes, permits, and life safety codes
  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal relations, computer, communication, and leadership skills

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in a variety of environments: office, interior operational settings, and outdoors, with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule.  Frequent walking, standing, climbing, lifting, stooping, or carrying of equipment and materials may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.  Incumbent may be exposed to extreme temperatures, close quarter situations, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, and vibrations.  Incumbents are frequently required to travel between venues and properties.

The Facility Maintenance Technician reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Application Process

  • Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume.
  • Please send required information to hr@grandopera.org
  • You will be contacted if an interview is considered appropriate.
  • Application materials for a specific position are kept on file for one year; Due to the volume of applications and resumes received, we are unable to acknowledge each that is received.
  • All candidates must provide a minimum of two professional supervisory references including reference’s contact information.
  • Applicants must be willing to complete a Criminal Background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Special Events Manager

Reports to:     Director of Development

Job Purpose

The Special Events Manager, an integral part of a five-person Development Team, conceptualizes, plans, and implements the administrative and logistical aspects of all of The Grand’s major philanthropic and cultivation events including, but not limited to : The Grand Gala, The Grand Golf Classic, Sarah Bernhardt Society Dinner (Major Gifts), Chairman’s Night Receptions (3), and other events as determined.

Applicant must attend and oversee all events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate new partnerships and raise awareness of collaborative opportunities by attending local networking events (Chamber meetings, expos, etc.)
  • Prepare all event budgets and ensure adherence
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department on all promotional materials
  • Source, negotiate, and manage relationships with vendors, venues, programming, event attendees, etc.
  • Write and execute event contracts and invoices
  • Record and prepare receipts of incoming event contributions and ticket sales by check, pledge, and credit card, plus in-kind gifts
  • Run all credit card transactions for events
  • Generate acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
  • Maintain donor records as they apply to event attendance
  • Ensure events are completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Maintain effective and timely communication
  • Organize and oversee event committee and volunteers
  • Solicit program book pages, ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations
  • Record all necessary transactions using consistent entry procedures into the Tessitura database
  • Maintain comprehensive records for each event and all attendees
  • Work effectively with the Development team to achieve departmental goals

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising for non-profits, event management skills, and a passion for the arts. A positive, pro-active work ethic is essential. Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience preferred.

 

  • Proven success in event coordination, vendor relations, sponsorship acquisition, and new business development, or equivalent applicable experience
  • Experience soliciting sponsors, tracking event revenue, and maintaining solicitation schedule
  • Dexterity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Capability to maximize opportunities from researching prospects, to generating meetings, to securing income in order to achieve sales goals
  • Ability to work and communicate appropriately and in a timely manner with a variety of stakeholders including board members and their assistants, staff, consultants, interns, donors, and volunteers
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and negotiation skills (RFPs/in-kind participation)
  • Experience working in cross-departmental teams to deliver projects
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Willingness to take direction and excellent listening skills
  • Innovative, articulate, efficient, and self-motivated
  • Proficiency with MS-Office suite required
  • Knowledge of Tessitura or similar CRM is a plus

 

Working Conditions

This full time position offers a flexible schedule; some evenings and weekends required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally travel 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. Close vision abilities required to perform this job. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Instructions to apply

This is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend hours required. Compensation is commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, and generous vacation time. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, three references, and salary expectations via email to: hr@grandopera.org. No calls please.





Box Office

302-652-5577
boxoffice@grandopera.org

Administrative Offices

818 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
grandopera@grandopera.org
302-658-7897